This news article angers me


#1

I keep telling my husband that our marriage might soon be null and void since we lack the ability to procreate ‘naturally’. What a super silly focus for this whole debate. Marriage equality aside, obviously none of the people supporting this measure have suffered from infertility:

In gay marriage case, justices focus and trade laughs on fertility question | The Ticket - Yahoo! News


#2

I see what you mean :confused: What got me is that this lawyer (who I’m assuming is well-educated), stated that finding a couple where both parties are infertile is rare. But it really isn’t as “rare” as they think. I would think that this being a landmark case, they would make sure to know their facts or not make such statements if they were unsure about them.


#3

Idiots! Callous and ill informed.

What did they do after this session - go out and kick a puppy?


#4

I was also very angered by the exchange at the Supreme Court. To me the most offensive part of the conversation is not in this article:

From Transcript:

Justice Antonin Scalia: “I suppose we could have a questionnaire at the marriage desk when people come in to get the marriage - you know 'Are you fertile or are you not fertile.”

(Laughter.)

Scalia Jokes About Strom Thurmond, Infertility – Daily Intelligencer

If the people laughing at this statement only new how many tears were shed by the couple for whom the answer to that question is yes? I am very surprised at the coverage of this issue. It appears that nobody is standing up for infertile couple and claiming this to be offensive.