Slippery slope arguments are inherently weak.Having said that, people have forgotten how silly the whole idea of SSM is.
The idea that SSM is somehow a civil rights issue is a distortion of the concept of civil rights. And silly. What's next? Are they going to claim a civil right to have sex with dogs? What is there to keep them from doing that in today's America?
Do you have any clue what a victim is? It's something that SSM does not have. False comparisons are false.The idea that SSM is about freedom is a corruption of the concept of freedom. And silly. What's next? The "freedom" to marry prepubescent children? The "freedom" to be married to 9 wives at the same time? What is there to keep them from doing those things in today's America?
Your opinions on gays is irrelevant.The United States is becoming increasingly degenerate. People confuse freedom with libertinism and confuse civil rights with a right to fulfill all perverted and twisted desires. Increasingly people have criticized and undermined all the worthy traditions and values that were formerly celebrated and upheld. People should read the Marquis de Sade to see where that's likely to go.
I agree, from the talk floating around it looks like the court will do it's best to NOT decide the issue definitively. However, just a procedural note: I don't believe federal courts other than the SCOTUS itself should be able to decide upon the constitutionality of STATE constitutions. Once the state's highest courts have verified on state constitutions the only court available for appeal on federal constitutionality should be the SCOTUS.
You want to present this as gays being stripped of the right to marry. I'm just pointing out that their right to marry only existed for a brief time because of a highly contested and controversial court decision. None of it really matters, though. Gay marriage will be the law of the land in less than 10 years. Not real difficult to gauge which way the wind is blowing on this one...
2016: NONE OF THE ABOVE
It seems rather straight forward to me. The state issues the marriage license, so they get to set the rules on what it takes to get one issued.
Would anyone want to allow a girl scout troop out into the woods with a male