Some sensible points, and on a subject that matters. Marriage Equality is a simple right, and one we should provide to gays and lesbians immediately. For too long our politicians have pussy footed around gay issues without giving them the one thing that matters, marriage equality. Nikki Kaye’s Gay Mardi Gras is a cop out from a politician pandering for the pink vote and should be dropped in favour of a real campaign for marriage equality.
Mehlman, Singer and many other Republicans say that marriage equality, which in fact gets the government out of the business of controlling and casting judgment on people’s private lives, is consistent with conservative principles.
Singer said that it “very well fits within my framework of freedom,” adding that it promotes “family stability” and is a tribute to an institution in need of one.
“Obviously, the institution of marriage in America has utterly collapsed,” he said. That gay and lesbian couples nonetheless want to wed “is kind of a lovely thing and a cool thing and a wonderful thing,” he added.