Sunday, February 01, 2015

A Crazy Question…

Did you reading about the question that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked the attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing?
GOP Senator Asks Loretta Lynch: Why Is Gay Marriage OK, But Polygamy Isn't?
The Huffington Post
By Igor Bobic
Posted: 01/28/2015

During Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope argument often made against the marriage equality movement by inquiring what the legal difference is between marriage of same-sex couples and that of three or more people.

'What is the legal difference between a state -- a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?" he inquired at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. "Could you try to articulate how one could be banned under the Constitution and the other not?"

Lynch, who is the current U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, didn't take the bait. She cited her inexperience in dealing with cases of precedent on the matter, and promised to "look forward to continuing the discussions with you."
If the senator doesn’t know that there is nothing in common with marriage equality and polygamy he shouldn’t be a senator.

It is all about marriage equality; what is allowed for opposite-sex couples should be allowed same-sex couples, it called the Fourteenth Amendment. You know the one that says “…nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” That is what marriage equality is all about, treating everyone equally under the law. There are no states that allow polygamy or as the conservative claim allow bestiality marriages therefore the Fourteenth Amendment will not apply.

All it does by asking a question like Senator Graham’s is to create fear and is a red hearing that is meant to stir up the Republican base.

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