The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits.
The other was a technical legal ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. That outcome probably will allow state officials to order the resumption of same-sex weddings in the nation’s most populous state in about a month.
Look, I know that some of you have strong feelings about gay marriage based on your religious beliefs. You’re entitled to them. I would never say otherwise.
However, as advocates for a limited federal government, you cannot deny that this is a win! Politicians should have NO BUSINESS in people’s personal lives! They should have no business defining a relationship between two people as legitimate or not. And the federal government should have no business telling individuals with whom they can LEGALLY spend the rest of their lives.
It is an intrusion into our most private relationships, and considering how many of these corruptocrats actually lie, cheat and destroy their families, they have no place telling the rest of us how to live!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: leave marriage to churches. If there’s a church that has a policy of marrying two people of the same gender, more power to them. If not, more power to them as well. But it should not be up to the voters, the politicians or the bureaucrats to make that decision for us. Once you allow the government – on any level – to dictate what relationship performed in what church is “legitimate,” you allow it into your religion, where it has no business being!
Congrats, gay guys and gals! You can now be as legally miserable as the rest of us!