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Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay Marriage is Legal. Now What?

I don't want to rehash the arguments I have made about gay marriage in the past. (I am opposed.) Suffice to say that I don't agree with the Supreme Court decision that was announced today. I think this was an action that should have been taken by the legislative branch, but the Supreme Court says it is an equal protection issue.

I sincerely hope that this will not result in a spate of lawsuits against churches, pastors, bakeries and wedding photographers whose beliefs would preclude them from contributing their services to something they do not agree with.

Having said that, I think that we must now turn to more pressing issues. We are facing an existential threat from Islamic terrorism, and we need to unite around that issue. Gay marriage? It's a done deal.

It's time to move on.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I sincerely hope that this will not result in a spate of lawsuits against churches, pastors, bakeries and wedding photographers whose beliefs would preclude them from contributing their services to something they do not agree with."

Why would you worry about this when it comes to churches and pastors? They're allowed to discriminate already. Just as your local Mormon church if they'll marry non-Mormons.

The Supreme Court didn't overturn the First Amendment, ya know.

Gary Fouse said...

Who else don't you like, Anonymous? You don't like Jews, Christians, Catholics or Mormons. No wonder you stay anonymous.

Dope.

Anonymous said...

You're confusing me with someone else. I'm not saying that as a critique of Mormons. It's just that all religions can determine who and how they want to marry. Why would the ruling change that?

Gary Fouse said...

It's easy to confuse people who don't sign their names.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

Good call Gary. The deficiencies in Anthony Kennedy's understanding of the law, and his reasoning, will have unanticipated consequences that will bring this back to the court in twenty or fifty years, where much of the sloppy speculation he indulged in will be overturned, but by then "gay marriage" will be a done deal, civilly speaking. Its not the end of the world.