Myths that Led to Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, Parts 1 and 2

Part 1: Myths Relating to the Courts, Government, Law, and the US Constitution

  1. Myth #1: Marriage is a government construct over which government and government alone has oversight.
  2. Myth #2: The federal government, especially through its court system, has absolute authority over marriage.
  3. Myth #3: The government bestows rights; therefore, the government can take them away.
  4. Myth #4: The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of disputes in the United States.

Part 2: Myths Relating to Male-Female Differences, Procreation, Parenting, and the Absence of a Mother or Father in Every Home Run by a Same-Sex Couple

  1. Myth #5: Gender is absolutely meaningless in marriage.
  2. Myth #6: The fact that procreation occurs naturally only through heterosexual intercourse has nothing to do with marriage and the family.
  3. Myth #7: Gender is absolutely meaningless in parenting.
  4. Myth #8: Marriage is really all about adults—not children.


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