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

olddoc4444 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:22 AM
This is not about equality. Gays who want to engage in monogamous, comitted relationships already can do so. Most juridictions allow domestic partnerships. If there are holes in that system such as in the case of grave illness, child custody, etc, they should be fixed. But I feel, when nearly all other groups seem to be abandoning marriage, that this is more about trashing traditional society, which many groups seem to find so offensive. It is unfortunate that marriage, which is a primarily a religious and social institution, has been given legal status. Perhaps we should just de-secularize marriage altogether. Make everyone register as domestic partners, and leave marriage to the churches and the hearts of those involved. Would that make
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:28 AM
Yes a brilliant idea lets delegitimize marriage for all people just to prevent a few same sex couples from having the ability to get married

That's brilliant!

/eye roll
olddoc4444 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:25 AM
It may, however, be a good time to become a divorce lawyer.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:25 AM
It may, however, be a good time to become a divorce lawyer.
olddoc4444 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 9:22 AM
the gay community happy? I doubt it.

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.

In one stunning moment Tuesday from the Supreme Court...