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Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled
Gay marriage foe's argument seems to leave Supreme Court justices puzzled

Many people think they know what marriage is about: love, fidelity and the forming of stable families to raise children. But to hear the legal opponents of same-sex marriage, that represents flawed thinking. As the Supreme Court justices listened this week, at times with noticeable puzzlement, the attorney defending Michigan's ban on gay marriages said that although people may say "that marriage is all about love and commitment," in truth "the state doesn't have any interest in that." "What the state cares about is biological reality," John J. Bursch, a special state attorney, told the court. The underlying rationale for state marriage laws...

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