Way back on May 24, I wrote up a piece arguing against Kentucky's arguments against marriage equality. It was like, an argument-inception, man.
Last week, US District Judge John Heyburn issued an opinion on the case Here's a tidbit, from Mother Jones:
"These are not the arguments of serious people.
"Though it seems almost unnecessary to explain, here are the reasons why.
"Even assuming the state has a legitimate interest in promoting procreation, the Court fails to see, and Defendant never explains, how the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage has any effect whatsoever on procreation among heterosexual spouses. Excluding same-sex couples from marriage does not change the number of heterosexual couples who choose to get married, the number who choose to have children, or the number of children they have.
"The state’s attempts to connect the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to its interest in economic stability and in 'ensuring humanity’s continued existence' are at best illogical and even bewildering…The Court can think of no other conceivable legitimate reason for Kentucky’s laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage."Anybody else hearing Judge Heyburn trying his damnedest not to laugh at "ensuring humanity's continued existence"? I certainly was.
Many thanks to this judge for saying what has been on all of our minds.
Arguments against marriage quality, period, are just plain silly.