As I’ve written in the past, single-sex marriage is not my marquee issue, personally.
Oh, I know what I believe; that marriage is about having kids, and kids grow up best with functional parents of both genders. It’s a belief that should inform a lot of family-law issues (which is why I support gay adoption; two functional same-sex “parents” are not preferable to different-gender parents, but they are much better than a single parent, if that’s the choice.
But I think that as a rule government should stay out of most personal choices; that people should be able to sign a civil contract that ties them into a legal construct that gives them all the legal rights that a “Married” couple has – and that people like me should be able to opt out of the government contract and follow the purely religious contract that we believe in. And if you belong to a religious demomination that can come up with a theological justification for it, then that’s your first amendment right – just as it’ll be mine to debunk it.
I’m not going to argue about it, either.
But the fact is that while Tom Emmer is not focused on gay marriage – this election is, quite rightly, about jobs to him – he also stands in sharp contrast to Dayton and Horner in that he does not want the issue decided by a DFL-dominated legislature or an “elite” court that jams the issue down the state’s throat.
Which is the subject of this ad:
Let the legislature do its damn job. For that matter, let the courts do their job, and interpret laws, not create them from whole cloth.
Emmer is right on this issue. I think most Minnesotans agree.
Dayton wants our self-appointed “elites” to decide this issue. Horner too, although he’s irrelevant.
Pass the word.