More On Homosexual Marriage

FRIDAY 7-11-08…I don’t know how many common ordinary citizens of California, like me, bothered to read our Supreme Court’s majority ruling on homosexual marriage. In case you haven’t, here is Judge Ronald George’s simple conclusion: “An individual’s sexual orientation, like a person’s race or gender, does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”

Reading the entire majority opinion, one concludes that the final decision was made because contemporary “community values” have changed (according to the four judges). Because they have changed, the court (by a one-vote majority) declared it to be legal for men to marry men, and women to marry women. The only requirement is that partners must be willing.

I wonder if the four judges in the majority realize the door they have just opened? The “wives” in that polygamist bunch in Texas were all willing to marry the same man. Ah…but you say “polygamy is against the law?” Yep….and so was homosexual marriage until four California judges said otherwise.

The minority report said it best: “Who can say that, in 10,15 or 20 years, the high court might conclude, on the basis of a perceived evolution in “community values”, that the laws prohibiting polygamous and/or incestuous marriages were no longer constitutionally justified” and therein, legalize polygamy and other socially taboo relationships.

What about the eight-year-old boy who agrees to marry the forty-year-old man in the neighborhood “because he gives me candy and we’re “in love.”

The majority opinion says “sexual orientation does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”

Are the ‘partners” willing? Bark once for ‘yes’ –bark twice for ‘no’.

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