DISCERNING THE TRUTH: LIES OF THE LEFT

Autor: Kristin Smith Fuente: Family Research Council

In the final days before several states vote to protect marriage, homosexual activists are getting quite creative with their rhetoric, telling lies created to scare people away from protecting the most fundamental institution of our society: marriage.
LIE:ABOLISHES PROPERTY RIGHTS
TRUTH: There is absolutely nothing to say about the right of anyone to bequeath whatever he/she wants to another individual. A judge asked to enforce any of these contracts or legal instruments need not give the first moment's consideration as to what kind of personal relationship the parties have. If a will exists, the question of whether or not the parties are married won't be asked. If there is no will, then the state legislature has already dictated in state law how the estate will be distributed.
LIE:ELIMINATES HEALTH CARE
TRUTH: People will NOT be forced to lose their healthcare coverage and go on welfare. Any legal contracts in force at the time of passage will remain legal until the contract expires, as with any other legal contract in the state, regardless of the parties. Legally binding contracts cannot be nullified by the passage of any law.
LIE:SLASHES MATERNITY LEAVE
TRUTH: Maternity leave is not subject to a woman's marital status. Therefore, she is still eligible for maternity leave when the child is born.
LIE:ENDS IMMEDIATE PROTECTION FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
TRUTH: No one supports domestic violence. The protection of marriage does not undermine any existing right to immediate protection from abuse, regardless of marital status.
LIE:HURTS JOB CREATION and RETENTION
TRUTH: There is nothing in any marriage amendment that would keep an employer from offering an attractive employment package to prospective employees.
LIE:COSTS TAXPAYERS MORE
TRUTH: Marriage, as the exclusive union between one man and one woman, is the most stable relationship for society. This stability does not in itself create more taxes.
LIE:DISCRIMINATES, DESTROYING CIVIL RIGHTS
TRUTH: It is shameful and wrong to compare present-day homosexuals to past generations of African-Americans, who were prevented from voting, lived under segregation, and treated as second-class citizens. The difference between civil rights and same-sex "marriage" is the difference between equal treatment and special rights.
LIE:WILL ACTUALLY HARM MARRIAGE, NOT HELP IT
TRUTH: Marriage between men and women has always existed in human history, the primary purpose of which is to serve the family and the larger community. The protection of this relationship is essential to its role in society and can only strengthen the relationship. Same-sex "marriage," however, exists only to serve individual desires, not family and community needs. Therefore it is same-sex "marriage" alone that is harmful to traditional marriage.
Protecting marriage does not take away any currently existing rights from anyone. We do not make law for the exceptions; we make law for what is best for all of us.
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