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Thursday, August 23, 2007
A Test Case for Abolishing Family
Terence Jeffrey writes here on how "the conviction of two drug dealers was converted into an opportunity to change the legal status of the traditional family."
The article concludes:
[Judge Katz] argued, probation rules must treat two unmarried men who claim an "intimate association" just as if they were a married couple or a brother and a sister. "The Probation Office has violated defendants' Fifth Amendment right to equal protection by refusing to grant defendants permission to associate with each other, while maintaining a policy of granting such permission to similarly situated individuals in other kinds of family relationships (i.e., siblings, parent and child, and spouses)," he said.
Many Americans have been worried that a federal judge will declare same-sex marriage a right. In fact, Judge Katz's decision goes beyond that. It suggests that government must treat all claimed "intimate associations" equally.
If that becomes the law of the land, three drug dealers living together in the same apartment, or even a commune full of 1960s hippies, will become the legal equivalent of mom and dad.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Mitt Going Strong
For the second month in a row, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza has Romney as the favorite to win the GOP nomination.