Silliest Argument For “Gender Diversity” Ever

The state of Utah, trying one legal argument after another in its “emergency” effort to halt gay marriages, has outdone itself.  The state of Utah claims with what one can only hope is not a straight face that gay marriages must be stopped so as to promote gender diversity!  Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.  “The State does not contend that the individual parents in same-sex couples are somehow ‘inferior’ as parents to the individual parents who are involved in married, mother-father parenting.  The point, rather, is that the combination of male and female parents is likely to draw from the strengths of both genders in ways that cannot occur with any combination of two men or two women, and that this gendered, mother-father parenting model provides important benefits to children.  That this would be so is hardly surprising.  Society has long recognized that diversity in education brings a host of benefits to students.  If that is true in education, why not in parenting?  At a minimum, the State and its people could rationally conclude that gender diversity–i.e., complementarity–in parenting is likely to be beneficial to children.”

At a minimum, I must admit that diversity of “states,” i.e. sovereignty-jurisdiction diversity, such as between [state name redacted] and [state name redacted], is beneficial to such an extent that the seeds of karma have ceased to grow in [state name most definitely Utah].

P.S. Meanwhile, a federal judge has ruled Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional (but stayed the ruling pending Supreme Court review).


You May As Well Deny That Hypocrisy Is The Tribute Vice Pays To Virtue, Cardinal Dolan

Denying the axiom of La Rochefoucauld that hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue would seem to be an uphill battle for any politician, including a church politician such as the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan. Yet Dolan jumped right into “of course I can’t handle the truth” territory in an interview on Meet the Press this weekend when he said that the Catholic Church has been “outmarketed” on the gay marriage issue, and “caricatured” as anti-gay.

Oh please, who do you think you’re foolin’?

Justice Ginsburg To Officiate At Gay Wedding Of John Roberts

Would I make that up? No way, it is a true story–just it is not the John Roberts who happens to sit on the Supreme Court.