Yesterday, New Mexico became the 17th US state to legalize same-sex marriage when the state supreme court ruled it was unconstitutional to deny a marriage licence to gay and lesbian couples. Today, Utah became the 18th US state to legalize marriage equality when a federal judge ruled the state ban violated gay and lesbian couples' 14th amendment right to due process and equal protection.
The barriers continue to fall. I wonder how many state bans on same-sex marriage, either by constitutional amendment or state law, are going to survive legal challenges based on the 14th amendment.
It must be making a lot of Bible-thumpers frothingly angry. Not that I want people to be angry, I just don't care if this issue makes them upset. Apparently, they have to get over it because that is how it is going. To be fair, though, I do secretly like it that the Constitution is being interpreted and upheld in this way. This is the U.S.A. I know and love.
The walls of american theocracy are starting to crumble. Our Constitution, a most precious document, continues to force those who have coddled discrimination to realize that their slogan "America, love it or leave it." is no longer relevant. Eventually American theists will be forced to re-examine their belief system and catch up with the rest of us living in the 21st century. Change is a good thing even if it does involve a little kicking and screaming along the way.
good! The way I see it, religious types can decide what happens in their church, but if gay people want to get married outside their church, they shouldn't even dare to voice opinion publicly, let alone politically. religious fundamentalism has no place in the legal system.
(you can tell I have recently had a heated debate with a Christian, sorry, lol)