Justice Kennedy has invented a new standard of ‘heightened scrutiny’ for laws which are new or unusual—that is to say most new laws: “DOMA’s unusual deviation from the usual tradition of recognizing and accepting state definitions of marriage here operates to deprive same-sex couples of the benefits and responsibilities that come with the federal recognition of their marriages.” Kennedy unfairly and illegitimately makes “custom” and ‘tradition” a sufficient reason to overturn the democratic branch of government—a standard which has never been applied when Congress passes new laws that affirm new leftist values. Kennedy’s decision is not law, it is Justice Kennedy’s moral values written into our Constitution, and interfering with our rights as Americans to pass laws that accord with our values on marriage.” Kennedy’s decision is the Roe v. Wade of this generation, not this generation’s Brown v. the Board of Educations,” said Gallagher, “Like Roe, stepped in to disenfranchise millions of voters’ concerns to tilt unfairly the scale of justice controversial moral issue trending in a liberal direction. But like Roe the deep questions involved in marriage will not simply go away: At the heart of the gay marriage argument is an untruth: unions of two men or women are not the same as unions of husband and wife; The law cannot make it so, it can only require us to paint pretty pictures to cover up deep truths embedded in human nature.
Dear Maggie, I would very much like to see your thoughts about the possibility of a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I would certainly volunteer my time to get it passed.
Hey, look at that, my 4 sentence long comment from yesterday is still awaiting moderation! What a colossal joke. Mrs. Srivastav obviously cannot abide any statement that does not flatter her huge over-sized and sensitive ego, what a coward. And yet I notice there aren't even any supportive comments anyway! What's the matter not getting the only type of feedback you feel you can handle? Enjoy your little bubble universe all on your own, you deserve it.
Thumbs up! I couldn't have said it better! Thank you for using your voice! I have not been given the ability to project my opinions so beautifully, so keep it up!
Boo-hoo Maggie, you lost again. Guess what, marriage IS the same for same-sex and opposite-sex couples, in now 13 States and D.C. You do know what a law is don't you? You can scream from any rooftop "It's not the same!" But any lawyer in these 13 States and D.C. (and counting!) will respond "Yes, Maggie, yes it is." The only thing that makes me happier than your disappointment are days like today, when Equality wins. Society is saying bigots such as yourself will NOT rule the Earth. Your audience continues to shrink. Now get out and raise money, Brian S. Brown still needs to get paid!
So, how does it feel to keep losing, over and over again? Perhaps you might consider that all these losses indicate that you are no longer in touch with the values of the country? Of course, that would require thoughtfulness on your part, something that you are clearly capable of. The question is, whether you are willing.
Just a point here: For years you and your supporters have been using the argument that "traditional marriage" should never be changed because it has been a tradition for "thousands of years" Yet, here you are making the statement "Kennedy unfairly and illegitimately makes “custom” and ‘tradition” a sufficient reason to overturn the democratic branch of government." Yet you wanted to use custom and tradition as a sufficient reason to keep laws in place protecting marriage as between men and women. Why the change Ms. Gallagher?
Maggie, BRAVO to your discourse regarding the US Supreme Court's decision! I would prefer to see "marriage" (as we now know it) be removed from ALL government control and become solely within the purview of the various religions and Churches. Best wishes, Don.