A thought on the marriage amendment issue

All these people who want to add a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, to add the first restrictive amendment to the US Constitution. Fine. Okay. You want to play that way? Give up your guns. I will gladly give up my (potential) right to marriage–I’ll settle for a civil union or nothing at all, even–if you give up your Second Amendment right to bear arms. It only seems fair. If we have to give up one of our rights, you ought to give up one of yours. That’s what democracy is all about: sharing. And, remember, sharing means caring. (Of course, democracy isn’t as much about sharing as socialism is, but that’s beside the point.)

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