Monday, March 12, 2012

Quote of the Day

St. Thomas philosophy Prof. Stephen J. Heaney, in his March 8 counterpoint about the marriage amendment, attributed virtually every failure of society to the collapse of marriage – presumably heterosexual marriage.

He pointed out that heterosexual intercourse usually results in pregnancy, and that children who grow up in broken homes are generally worse off than those who grow up in married households.

Therefore, homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to marry.

Does anyone else see the non sequitur here? True, allowing same-sex couples to marry will probably not fix any troubled heterosexual marriages, but I have yet to read any coherent evidence that it damages them.

My partner and I are into our 25th year together. It's more reasonable to suggest that our hard-won success as a couple could serve as a positive role model for the yet-to-be-married heterosexuals around us.

– Jeff Moses and John Westerfield-Moses
Letter to the Editor
Star Tribune, March 9, 2012

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