I don’t know the details of the case that went before the SCOTUS on gay marriage, but I do know that a real disparity arose when states began to legislate against recognizing gay marriages from other states, but not straight marriages. I don’t know the legal term for the recognizing marriages across states lines, but there was a separation in treatment once gay marriage began to be legal in some states. Maybe the Klown Lawyer can shed some light on this issue for us.
I personally support gay marriage and always have. I have never had a problem with gayness conceptually or spiritually. I’ve known a lot of gay people since I was really young, and it always seemed unjust that I could marry my partner but they couldn’t. So I’m glad for the ruling, even if Roberts was right and it was not based on any constitutional consideration. He’s one to talk after those two Obamacare rulings. It looks like more “For me, not for thee” bullshit from the elites when you compare his statements on this ruling to his comments on those two rulings.
I sometimes feel like we Obama dissenters who came from the left get a little knee-jerk in our criticism of some changes. I think it’s a reaction to how much our opponents act like assholes. I don’t support Obama and I cannot stand Vile Progs. I think half the crap flying around on FB today is a little in your face from the point of view of those who’ve supported the left on this issue, and it does bother me.
I know full well there are people who have legitimate issues with legal gay marriage, predominately based on the arguments that the institution of marriage is very old and has remained structurally unchanged in definition from the beginning, and / or because it is at odds with their spiritual beliefs. I don’t feel the need to get in their faces because I’m happy today, and I don’t think it’s fair to try to shout them into silence. I think they are entitled to their views and I respect them for adhering to whatever it is they believe. But I am really happy today because I think, however it came to be and whomever may benefit politically from it, it is a just result and many others, some of who I am very close with, will benefit from it personally. I’m excited for them.
My 2 cents.
I am happy that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states. I would be a lot happier if the voters of those 50 states had voted overwhelmingly in favor of gay marriage. A win at the ballot box is better than a win at the courthouse.
I have been a supporter of same-sex marriage for a long time now.
To the gay and lesbian people of America I would like to say “Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.” Well, you got your wish. Congratulations and best wishes. But as a guy with two failed marriages I can attest to the fact that marriage isn’t the fairy tale some people think it is.
To Barack Obama I would like to say STFU! This wasn’t your victory. You had virtually nothing to do with the case. Frankly, you have been mostly AWOL on LGBT issues since you entered politics. I haven’t forgotten that on the day of the 2008 Chicago Gay Pride parade you were in town but didn’t go, claiming you couldn’t make it because you had to get a haircut. Then there was the shunning of SF mayor Gavin Newsom in public.
Seriously, Mr. Preezy, sit down and shut up. You ratchet.
To the supporters of gay marriage who can’t seem to resist gloating, a hearty “fuck you” is in order. You won. Show some class.
To opponents of gay marriage, you need to make your peace with the fact that gay marriage is here and will be here for a while. Get over it and move on.
I had some other stuff I was gonna say but I’m tired and can’t remember what it was. I’m going back to bed.