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A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit heard arguments of the conservative Attorney’s General of Wisconsin and Indiana Tuesday as the latter sought to forbid same sex marriages from occurring in Madison or Indianapolis.

This is clearly not 2008 anymore.

Judge Richard Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan,
was dismissive when Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General Timothy
Samuelson repeatedly pointed to ‘tradition’ as the underlying
justification for barring gay marriage.

“It was tradition to not allow blacks and whites to marry – a
tradition that got swept away,” Posner said. Prohibition of same sex
marriage, he said, is “a tradition of hate … and savage

Posner frequently cut off Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fischer,
just moments into his presentation and chided him to answer his

At one point, Posner ran through a list of psychological strains of
unmarried same-sex couples, including having to struggle to grasp why
their schoolmates’ parents were married and theirs weren’t.

“What horrible stuff,” Posner said. What benefits to society in
barring gay marriage, he asked, “outweighs that kind of damage to

The answer has to do with “procreation,” Fisher answered.

Yes…that’s all they have left now…sex just isn’t sex if a baby isn’t made.

That’s some powerful logic.

And Posner is THE conservative on that panel.

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