second class

by rantywoman

Two good posts on the Prop 8 debate:

http://firstpersonsingular.org/2013/03/27/desert-food/

and

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-single/201303/scotus-unwittingly-makes-the-case-singles-rights

In 2010, I read carefully the ruling that overturned Prop 8 in California, and wrote, “Does the Prop 8 Ruling Make the Case for Ending Marital Privilege?” The specific points I made were:

The Ruling Extends Marital Privilege to Same-Sex Couples, But It Allows Discrimination Against Single People to Continue

The Ruling Condemns Legislation Based on Stereotypes and Private Moral Views, But Perpetuates Stereotypes and Private Moral Views in which Married People are Regarded as Superior to Single People

Really? Science Shows that Married People Are Healthier and Happier, and their Kids Are Better Off? There’s Truthiness in those Claims

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