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Maggie Gallagher, the chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, a group that opposes same-sex marriage, said court challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act showed that gay rights advocates “continue to push a primarily court-based strategy of, in our view, inventing rights that neither the founders nor the majority of Americans can recognize in our Constitution.”

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I don’t see a specification of rights by gender anywhere in the whole constitution. Where does the government gain the right to bar persons of any gender from entering into a contract with a person of the same – or any other – gender?

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