11 We claim the aprivilege of marrying before the Almighty God according to the bdictates of our own cconscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them dmarry how, where, or what they may.That is how a friend of mine put it.
On the other hand, we have Jane Galt's perspective.
I'd always wondered where President Gordon B. Hinckley's statement about how we would need to allow domestic partnerships played into the debate.
Quoting from the Wiki about President Hinckley:
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) demonstrated near his funeral, accusing him of having an "ambiguous voice" about the gay lifestyle rather than taking a firm stand against it. WBC members protested his weakness against homosexuals at his funeral, and further criticized the church's stance on homosexuality. One woman explained it was because he "preached that God loves all his children, including the gay ones."They also seem especially upset that the:
president of the LDS church, President Thomas S. Monson, has stated church members can disagree politically with the church's opposition to same-sex marriage, but if the disagreement turns into an apostasy situation, that would be inappropriate. Prominent church member Harry Reid has supported same-sex marriage and has maintained good standing in the church.Homosexuality_and_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints
(This is my nod to what seems like mandatory blogging on the California Court decision, or maybe it should have been a commentary on the FLDS situation where the FLDS have fewer teenage girls having sex or having children than the Texas population at large. Almost an argument that there is no place in Texas safe to move the children to, other than the YFZ ranch if your goal is to prevent teens from engaging in sex or having children).
I know, I should have opinions of my own, and definite conclusions, rather than leaving it to the rest of the bloggernacle to make pronouncements. Maybe after I've had more time to sleep on it.