We should be learning from history, not repeating it.
I dont want marriage in the Const and I dont even care if it's a state/fed recognized institution. I do care about discrimination tho, big time. And not allowing gays to marry is a) discrimination and b) counter productive to society.
Because gays and their families arent going away, no matter what you call them. And the children in these families ALL benefit from the legal protections and other benefits accorded to marriage in America.
The last time VRA was reupped it was by a vote of 97-0.
Now it can't get a vote due to GOP Sen.McFilibuster, the odds-on choice for the next Majority Leader.
You must not have noticed the SCOTUS decision to eliminate all but one section of the VRA until there is a new act,
which will never happen again--just as Civil Rights could not happen today.
The SCOTUS just threw out Wisconsin Gov. Walker's 21st Century high-tech Jim Crow law and will throw out the Texas law shortly.
You live a sheltered life politically in Washington where voter suppression isn't an issue--yet .
Chemists Have Solutions .
I was married for over 40 years and marriage has been on the books for centuries. Don't you find it a bit disturbing that all this SSM lawsuit bs just surfaced in the 70's? Why is that? What makes this an issue now and one that by all estimates involves less than 5% of the American population? I contend it has nothing to do with pursuit of happiness but rather malcontents who are looking for and seeing attention. I have no use for these people nor for their cause especially if it isn't passed by the state electorate
What doesn't make sense to me is the passion you have and the excuse you make about this being about pursuit of happiness. This is nothing but personal arrogance and a malcontent looking for attention. find it someplace else. The people of your state should decide the issue and that should be the case in every state.