Comments on: French Catholics march against planned legalisation of same-sex marriage http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/11/19/french-catholics-march-against-planned-legalisation-of-same-sex-marriage/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RetREMF http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/11/19/french-catholics-march-against-planned-legalisation-of-same-sex-marriage/comment-page-1/#comment-73154 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 17:32:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=26874#comment-73154 @Californiahjean You wrote, “…if we want a smaller, less obtrusive government, shouldn’t individuals and not politicians decide who they can marry?”

Your impied answer would then apply equally to siblings, first cousins, adolescents, trios, or any other citizen who is “endowed by his or her creator with the right to pursue happiness” and wants to do just that.

So I know you would not deny them THEIR rights, or would you ????

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By: Californiajean http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/11/19/french-catholics-march-against-planned-legalisation-of-same-sex-marriage/comment-page-1/#comment-71946 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:11:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=26874#comment-71946 France the mother of freedom will have marriage equality.

As former Vice President Dick Cheney noted in explaining why he supports civil marriage for all American couples, “freedom means freedom for everyone.” He’s right.

What freedom is more basic and personal than the right to marry the person you love?

If we are serious in our belief that every citizen is endowed by his or her creator with the right to pursue happiness, then how can this not include the freedom to marry? What could be more central to a person’s happiness? And alternatively, if we want a smaller, less obtrusive government, shouldn’t individuals and not politicians decide who they can marry?

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