Friday, August 18, 2006

If the Gays Would Just Stop Being Gay, They Could Get Married

Here's a new analogy about gay marriage we hadn't heard before:
When the law permits automobiles to drive on highways but forbids bicycles from doing the same, that is not discrimination against people. A cyclist who gets off his bicycle and gets into a car can drive on the highway just like anyone else.
That comes from the Baltimore Sun's op-ed columnist Thomas Sowell. Are we wrong in equating Sowell's oversimplification with this parallel analogy: "A gay person who stops having relationships with men and gets on the bandwagon with the straights can get married just like anyone else." The column is worth reading — as a case study in flawed reasoning.

- David

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