Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Annotation #7

Title: In the Debate Over Gay Marriage, Many Occupy a Middle Ground.

This article is from St. Paul and deals with a family of six... but it is a very unordinary family. This family has 2 mothers, 2 fathers, and two children. The lesbian couple are the primary focus of the article. They explain their situation and how they have been registered as partners and had a "civil union" celebration, but how Minnesota does not recognize their joining. They bring up the fact that even if other people don't allow them to marry, they are still going to be together and there is nothing the government can do about it. Besides the view points of this couple, it asks a mother of four(maybe) children what she thinks about the marriage. She says her faith is against it and therefore she is too. The only arguments against the lesbian and gay couples in this article are based on what God thinks. One preacher claims that he is no better than the same-sex couples, but that God didn't intend for them to get married, so they shouldn't. The other woman also says that she feels sorry for the gay people because she doesn't understand why God would allow them to be "sinful" if he did not like that. Another man, for gay rights, exclaimed that the constitution and government should stay out of a families business. He was from Holland, where it is legal.

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