Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Historic - or Not?

I have a fear that all the hoopla over the Supreme Court's potential decision may come to naught. This heavily divided court will remain heavily divided and do what they have done before- split the difference- and get everybody angry. What I fear will happen is they will find that:
  • the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and
  • Proposition 8 IS constitutional
which will leave us absolutely nowhere!

The states that allow same-sex marriage will be left out in the cold and give the anti-same-sex marriage groups impetus to try to overturn that in those states. The ones that have "bans" on same-sex marriage will be allowed to continue their denial of rights.

One thing out of today's presentation that was good... when Justice Sonia Sotomayor commented that if marriage is all about procreation, then no marriage licenses should be issued for people over 50. It is those kinds of arguments and important counter-arguments that may, in the end, win the day.

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