Gay marriage ban is not sex discrimination, Australian judge rules

  • metta

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    Feb 22, 2013 8:27 AM GMT
    Gay marriage ban is not sex discrimination, Australian judge rules


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-marriage-ban-not-sex-discrimination-australian-judge-rules220213
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    Feb 22, 2013 9:39 AM GMT
    A right denied by government is freedom not given to its people.

    Though the Judge gave a stupid and unacceptable answer...

    If I were there I would have asked the Judge several questions like...
    1.could you please define the word 'freedom'
    2. What is the meaning of 'judge'?
    3.If you think Gay marriage ban is not sex discrimination then what does it come under?
    4. and what comes under sex discrimination? and what does not?

    I wonder what crazy answers he would give then!
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    Feb 22, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    Sounds like the same definitional objection proposed by Maggie Gallagher and the NOM group.
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    Feb 22, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    Well, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.
  • Lukehiker

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    Feb 23, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidWell, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.


    Its been argued by the USMC JAG representative that discriminated based on ones choice of partner can be construed as sex discrimination.
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    Feb 23, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    Lukehiker said
    sweetyork saidWell, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.


    Its been argued by the USMC JAG representative that discriminated based on ones choice of partner can be construed as sex discrimination.


    Yup - if Bob can marry Sally and Sally can marry John, but Bob cannot marry John, the government is discriminating against Bob's partner on the basis of sex.
    The funny thing is, conservatives who are so hot about hating affirmative action are essentially asking the government to enforce a gender quota in contracts.
  • Lukehiker

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    Feb 23, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    torrentprime said
    Lukehiker said
    sweetyork saidWell, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.


    Its been argued by the USMC JAG representative that discriminated based on ones choice of partner can be construed as sex discrimination.


    Yup - if Bob can marry Sally and Sally can marry John, but Bob cannot marry John, the government is discriminating against Bob's partner on the basis of sex.
    The funny thing is, conservatives who are so hot about hating affirmative action are essentially asking the government to enforce a gender quota in contracts.


    And my family is still clueless as to why I find the GOP laughable....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 23, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidWell, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.
    Its discrimination supported by primitive minded bigotry.
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    Feb 23, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidWell, I'm not sure if gay marriage ban is technically 'sex discrimination'; both men & women are equally affected by this ban. It's just discrimination.


    It is about the sex (gender), actually. In every case one of each gay couple will be the same rather than opposite sex, so it works like this:

    Joe and Henry want to marry but one one of them is the wrong sex.
    Jill and Hillary want to marry but one of them is the wrong sex.