I am utterly baffled by what gets people happy these days. Why should liberals be excited that the same 5-4 margin of victory as Citizens United just went the other way in favor forcing businesses, churches, religious-based hospitals and people who have voted overwhelmingly the other way to accept gay marriage? Oh, for Citizens United it’s wrong. But for this it’s right. Striking down part of the Voting Rights Act is wrong. But this is right.
It’s always right when it’s something you want and it’s always wrong when it’s something you don’t. Some consistency would be nice.
Let’s just get something out of the way – I do not believe that being gay should be a protected status. It is a lifestyle choice. Just like being straight. Just like using drugs. Just like wearing a pink mohawk and a leather jacket. People get judged for lifestyle choices. By their families, friends and employers. Whether or not you feel you are born that way and how you choose to live your life is a personal choice. Embrace the personal responsibility for how you have chosen to live your life. That’s not a judgment against it.
Presumably, you are a person. Presumably, one rich in spirit and capable of many thoughts and feelings above those of primates. I myself am an amalgam of a wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory set of personal beliefs and actions. However, I would never seek to only define and identify myself but what I prefer to stick in my asshole, mouth or what genital I prefer to lick.
To define yourself solely based on your sexual behavior is a perversion whether you are homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual.
I don’t fully know what to think about the Supreme Court rulings today. My personal belief is that government has no right regulating marriage – period. The only way conservatives can preserve marriage is to have the federal government end giving tax credits, incentives, etc. to one group of people and not to another. Otherwise, Big Government with it’s all crushingly clumsy boots are going to step all over your steeple.
Everyone can still get married in their church. If your church recognizes same-sex marriage well good for you. But everyone should enter a civil union if they want the state or federal government to recognize legal implications from your religious ceremony and eventually there will be standardized nomenclature for asset distribution and in the event of death or marital dissolution. It can automatically renew based on a negotiated timeline with an auto-renew clause unless notified in writing 90 days in advance.
I know. I’m a romantic. But tax credits and government incentives are what have given the government the wink and nod to jam the tips of their gangbanging 5-4 Supreme Court strap-ons into the tender orifices of the historical institution of marriage and the only way to preserve it is to quit taking their welfare.
Exit question: So, the historically anti-samesex marriage Obama can call up gay activists congratulating them on a judicial victory like they just won the Super Bowl with a sense of urgency he doesn’t reserve for his Ambassador in Benghazi crying for help as he’s being raped in the streets and murdered?
Priorities, people. Priorities.