Gays Biologically Incapable Of Marriage SF Court Told
If the parts don’t fit…
Are they f*cking kidding? This is what passes as a legal defense of het marriage by the Right? The old “procreation/the parts need to fit” argument? Good god. It’s a wonder the judge didn’t laugh this out of court. (365gay.com):
A San Francisco judge Thursday was told that gays and lesbians have no right to marry because the purpose of the institution is to promote procreation.
In the second day of a lawsuit brought by same-sex couples and the City of San Francisco seeking to have the state’s ban on same-sex marriage overturned, a conservative Christian group argued that the law does not discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Alliance Defense Fund lawyer Glen Lavy said it was in the state’s interest to promote families that include both a mother and a father as the ideal environment for raising children.
“If your honor finds the marriage laws must be available for same-sex couples, you will be likely creating a constitutional right to incestuous and group marriage.” Lavy told Judge Richard Kramer.
Rena Lindevaldsen the lawyer for the Campaign for California Families, another conservative group told the court that same-sex couples “can’t perform the basic functions of marriage, therefore it’s not discrimination.”
…But Sherri Sokeland Kaiser, an attorney for the city of San Francisco, reminded Kramer that the state already sanctions marriages of heterosexuals who will likely never bear children, such as women over 50 and convicted criminals sentenced to life in prison. “It is our sex and our sex alone that is keeping us from marrying the person of our choice,” Kaiser told Kramer.