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On Gay Marriage and “Sending a Message”

Brianne Bilyeu has a post on her blog today talking about why she is voting “no” on November 6th and in it, she mentions someone who is voting “yes” for the following reason:

I have an acquaintance who doesn’t believe the government should be involved in marriage at all. He says he’s going to vote yes because he thinks this will send a message that government shouldn’t have any say over marriage at all.

He’s wrong.  If the amendment passes, his message will not be sent.  Nobody who is campaigning in support of the amendment believe that government shouldn’t have any say over marriage.  They believe the opposite.  They believe it so strongly that they want to insert specific instructions on what legally constitutes marriage into the constitution.  

When he votes “yes,” they will come to the fairly logical conclusion that he believes the same thing.

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