G1223, on Feb 13 2004, 12:37 PM, said:
It all comes back to the constitutional interpretation.
At risk of offending, your will is not necessarily interchangeable with the will of the people.
If the people of San Francisco (as QT pointed out) voted in favour of gay civil unions, your "will of the people" argument is irrelevant, since the matter is proven.
I don't know what you want-- some sort of national referendum, maybe? --but I doubt sincerely that the "will of the people" will be served at any rate. If anything, I think the will of the people is better served by not infringing upon gay couples' rights and allowing them their unions.
Secular gay civil unions do no harm to anyone except to their sensibilities. I mean, they have secular births, secular lives, and secular deaths. Whatever religion they choose is between them and their god or gods-- and enshrined under the First Amendment. This isn't a religious issue, plain and simple. And I think the "will of the people" better served by upholding the rights of all regardless of the moral quandary instead of suppressing the rights of some to appease a moral quandary.