For decades there has been a battle raging over the simple act of getting married…….we have heard from the Leftist…..then the religious d/bags that equate same sex marriage with everything from incest to bestiality….and then there were those like myself that felt that it was a personal and private decision made by two people and because it was thusly it was none of my business or anyone else for that matter……..
Like I said we have heard from everybody and now we have heard from the the last player………. SCOTUS………
Perhaps the most anticipated Supreme Court case has been decided, and it’s a yes for same-sex marriage throughout the land. In a ruling authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court voted 5-4 today that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, the AP reports.
Kennedy wrote that gays and lesbians “may not be deprived of liberty” or of that “fundamental right” to marry, per CNN. Gay couples could already marry in 36 states and DC, but now the other 14 states will no longer be able to ban same-sex couples from doing so. The decision reveals the court’s resounding “yes” to one of the most important constitutional questions posed in recent times, as worded by the Wall Street Journal in January: “Does the 14th Amendment, which guarantees ‘equal protection’ and ‘due process’ of law, forbid states from treating gay couples differently than heterosexual ones?”
The opinion seems to purposely not state a “standard of scrutiny,” SCOTUSblog notes. Instead, it asserts “it is now clear that the challenged laws burden the liberty of same-sex couples, and it must be further acknowledged that they abridge central precepts of equality. … This denial to same-sex couples of the right to marry works a grave and continuing harm.” President Obama sent out a tweet right after the ruling was announced, writing, “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else
Of course the battles are not over…….the state’s rights jerks will be looking for ways to circumvent the ruling as they have with abortion….
For now it is a win for equality…..and after all is that not what the Founders intended?
You may begin the rejoicing!
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Thanx for the re-blog…..I appreciate the visit…..chuq
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I am rejoicing …. but waiting on the attacks that are sure to come!!
Thanx for the re-blog…..celebrate now and prepare for the attacks later…..chuq
I know … they are surely coming!!
look at abortion and voting….all federal laws and still they can do them in…..that is where this federal system sucks…..chuq
Definitely sucks! You got that right!!
I am not so sure about rejoicing just yet. Rowe vs Wade settled one legal question but states have been shutting down their related health clinics like gang busters. Maybe now they will start shutting down offending churches as well. I am not so sure that would be too good of a thing even though there are some that probably should be muzzled — the ones that are more political than religious — you know the ones I am talking about — the ones that tell me all the times that if I don’t vote such and such a way I am not a Christian and am going to Hell for the way I vote. Yes, there are that kind out there, folks.
Oh there is going to be more top come…….the state’s rights BS and all……
Undoubtedly! Bigotry is persistent if nothing else.