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Nine Justices or Fifty States? Who Should Decide Gay Marriage?

Cambermeister Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:34 AM
Are you suggesting civil unions for everyone?
Stuart95 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:24 AM
If you want to be recognized as a couple, pair, twosome, whatever, for legal reasons, then get a certificate from the county clerk. Then, under the eyes of the law, any pair of people with that certificate may share the same pair-related rights, privileges, whatever, that every other certificated pair enjoys. To do otherwise it to tell Pair B that they cannot have the same legal rights as Pair A.

If you want to get married, get a certificate from the church or other marrying institution of your choice. That certificate has social, not legal, value.

I would like to think that Supreme Court justices are smarter than I am.

At one level, they surely are. Their years of devotion to the practice and analysis of law involves countless pages of book-learning I will never undertake. Their brains must fairly bulge with minutiae I cannot grasp.

But there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. There are high school dropouts who have deep wells of astuteness about how to think, act and live in an enlightened way. And there are Ph.D.’s I would not let into my house.

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