The Supreme Court has just ruled that so-called “gay marriage” is an actual marriage. The decision, by the now-standard 5-4 split, may be found here. The core of the decision is this:
The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage
between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage
between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully
licensed and performed out-of-State.
The basis for this meddling is the ever-troublesome Fourteenth Amendment. Enacted in large measure to punish the South for its rebellion, and in part to ensure that newly freed slaves were not disenfranchised, it’s been the basis for, among other things, birthright citizenship and legalized abortion.
The former results in people entering our nation illegally, having a child while they are here illegally, and then claiming they should be considered to be legal immigrants simply because they now have a close relative who is (technically) a citizen.
The latter has resulted in the killing of many millions of otherwise viable children in utero.
Let’s just say that this Amendment was a bad one from the start, and ought to have been repealed many years ago (say after the last surviving Confederate soldier died, since the driving purpose of the Amendment was to punish those pesky Rebels).
I’ve no idea how many gay people will now go out and get “married.” Estimates of what percentage of the population is gay vary, and to judge from the barrage of pro-gay sludge on television most people might think that, in the words of the Nirvana song, “everyone is gay,” but reality is that it’s not that many. The WaPo reported last year:
The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.
All things considered, those who might actually get “married” will be a small number relative to our married population. So, I say, they want to get “married,” fine. Just don’t force me to believe that any Bible-believing Christian would perform the ceremony in good conscience.
But here’s something to think about: if marriage between two males or two females is acceptable, why not a “marriage” among three or more adults? Hey Mormons and Muslims: bring on your polygamy. There are no rules here!
The Fourteenth Amendment, after all, requires that no state shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction “the equal protection of the laws.” At least it doesn’t require us to honor a marriage between a guy and his pet goat. Yet.