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Beyond the Supreme Court: A Guide to Settling Gay Marriage

Dante9 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 8:05 PM
Well ckeeping telling yourself that lie, Andy, because no matter what you think, 10 states have made it "acceptable" and a majority of the populous now polls to the same sentiment. You cannot wish away what you don't like, dude. And calling what you think is a sin (a minority opinion and irrelevant in front of the Supreme Ct), punishable by "death" makes you look like a sad sack who can't handle anything about gay rights or lifestyle. So my advice is to stop reading or thinking about the matter and get a life. Otherwise you will just raise your blood pressure and make people like me think less of you, and there are more and more of us reading TH every day. (One must know the enemy for strategy, plus a good laugh in this regard.)

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to tackle two gay marriage issues, those of us looking for some sweeping overall conclusions on the issue should temper our expectations.

The cases to be examined by the high court involve some specifics-- the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the range of benefits the federal government should grant in states choosing to recognize gay unions.

Both will necessarily involve some examination of what role the federal government should play in matters of gay marriage, but neither is likely to settle the biggest questions:

What is the proper...