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Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot

Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 12:27 PM
marriages are SOCIETY's business. it's a societal construct. since society delegates power to it's government,it rightfully becomes government's concern and area of authority. marriage is a societal institution,ever since the first tribe joined a man and woman. Said ceremony generally being done by the tribal chief; their "government". Religions merely ADOPTED the practice,regularlized it and kept better records,because they recognized the benefits to everyone.

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.

Something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, familiarity is breeding tolerance.

The cases before the Supreme Court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act...