OBERGEFELL ET AL. v. HODGES, DIRECTOR, OHIO
I know that politics and religion have no place among friends but it is much to exciting of a time for me to pass by without comment on the events of this morning.
Today is a new and exciting time to be alive during a Supreme Court decision like this one. I am thankful to the 5 justices for doing their part in society and the judicial system and to follow the preceding court decisions. Kudos to Justice Kennedy for speaking so eloquently about his decision and putting into words what every American should be thinking if they wish to continue in the World moving forward. This is the natural progression of our society and any who think otherwise will invariably be left behind.
I find the dissenting arguments to be archaic and old fashioned. I agree that deep rooted history defines a portion of marriage on the ability to procreate, however if you do not take into account the changing technology in regards to procreation then you are applying a severe injustice to the coming generations.
Congratulations to the justices that chose to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. It is you 5 that will lead our country into an era of new beginnings and exciting times.
(you can click on the quote below to a direct link to the Supreme Court decision)
“The right to marry is fundamental as a matter of history and tradition, but rights come not from ancient sources alone. They rise, too, from a better informed understanding of how constitutional imperatives define a liberty that remains urgent in our own era. Many who deem same-sex marriage to be wrong reach that conclusion based on decent and honorable religious or philosophical premises, and neither they nor their beliefs are disparaged here. But when that sincere, personal opposition becomes enacted law and public policy, the necessary consequence is to put the imprimatur of the State itself on an exclusion that soon demeans or stigmatizes those whose own liberty is then denied. Under the Constitution, same-sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right.”
If you wish to comment, please feel free but be reminded that I can edit any and all. I don’t mind your opinion, in fact I encourage it (I read the dissention in the decision because I feel that I always need to understand both sides before I make a decision on a matter) Just remember that we are adults and that hateful words will be removed.