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Olson Claims ‘Gay Marriage’ Not Like Polygamy

From CNS News:

Ted Olson: Prohibiting Polygamy Not Like Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage

By Penny Starr | March 26, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – One of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court appointees was the one to ask a pointed question of Ted Olson, the attorney arguing in favor of overturning Proposition 8, the California law that reserves marriage for the union between one man and one woman.

“Mr. Olson, the bottom line that you’re being asked — and — and it is one that I’m interested in the answer: If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?” Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked.

“Meaning, what state restrictions with respect to the number of people, with respect to – that could get married — the incest laws, the mother and child, assuming that they are the age — I can — I can accept that the state has probably an overbearing interest on — on protecting a child until they’re of age to marry, but what’s left?” she asked.

“Well, you’ve said — you’ve said in the cases decided by this court that the polygamy issue, multiple marriages raises questions about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody, it is an entirely different thing,” Olson said. “And if you — if a state prohibits polygamy, it’s prohibiting conduct.

“If it prohibits gay and lesbian citizens from getting married, it is prohibiting their exercise of a right based upon their status,” Olson said.

BS. All of this is conduct.

Moreover, would not raising children in a single sex household have to be considered conduct? And, according to other reports, Mr. Olson admitted that he did not know if that could have a deleterious effect on the children.

Olson said banning gay marriage was “picking out a group of individuals to deny them the freedom (the court) said is fundamental.” …

Banning polygamy would also be "picking out a group."

But, man alive, did you ever think you would see the day when the ‘Wise Latina’ made more sense than Ted Olson? Who has stolen Mr. Olson’s brain?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Olson Claims ‘Gay Marriage’ Not Like Polygamy”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Ted Olson?? The Ted Olson?? Barbara Olson’s husband? Arguing for overturning Prop 8?

    I’m speechless

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