Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posner v.....Thinkers

We are told that a blackrobe named Posner ridiculed the State of Wisconsin's constitutional definition of marriage.

In contrast,

...the writings of Plato and Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas, Maimonides and Al-Farabi, Luther and Calvin, Locke and Kant, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., one finds that the sexual union of male and female goes to the heart of their reflections on marriage...

Ah, the wisdom assumed with donning the black robe!

Or not.

1 comment:

Grim said...

Good piece, but he needs to learn the distinction between "sex" and "gender." He keeps saying "gender," but that's not the issue. The issue is that a man and a woman are sexually different, and compatible, in the way that marriage is structured to support and that is necessary for the continuation of any civilization.

Gender just means something about social roles played by people. Marriage can be gender blind -- you can have a woman who is a tomboy marrying a guy who is kind of a limp-wrist, for example. But you can't have two guys marrying, even if they have gender roles that make one very butch and one very not.