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The Court and Catastrophe

GRusling Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:19 AM
There is no "RIGHT" to marry, for anyone, gay or straight. Everyone needs to get that through their thick skull and "GOVERNMENT" (at all levels) needs to get its stinking fingers out of the pie! If we can get that fixed, the problem will simply disappear...
Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:11 PM
Well, by what logic or law do you assert that there is no such right? Arguably, the right to freely assemble; and the rights to freedom of speech and religion should offer enough cover for a couple to assemble, and call that assembly a marriage, and call upon the Almighty to sanctify the union.

As for Government's role, as long as the Government has different rules for people of different marital status (taxes, benefits, inheritance, etc.) there will need to be some way of determining which category applies. The mechanism for this will govern whether a couple is "legally" married.

The true question is, who does the marriage? Is it the State, by license; or the couple, through the act of the clergyman (etc.)?
Sometime in June, the U. S. Supreme Court will define marriage for us: a prospect that helps to define the moral mess we're in as a people. May gays marry gays, or do we, should we, will we stick with the ancient prescription -- one man, one woman? Judges are the ones to tell us? The larger question, maybe, is how in the world did we get to this point?

We got sucked into it, I want to suggest. We climbed, culturally speaking, aboard a train that steadily gathered speed. Every turn of the wheel advanced the radical notion that when...