What, did you think gays were demanding just that? No...they want 'marriage.' All of it. Just like straight couples. But of course they offered the reasons from their hearts and the court acknowledged it.
I liked your long post to Grimm btw...very well said. I was totally shocked, lol.
So, just the one that seems to agree with your perspective then. It only said there was some dysfunction and lack of clarity on that.
Um...but there's no dysfunction in huge numbers of straight families?
Look...I hold no hatred or animosity towards homosexuals. Never have. When there is ugliness its from them directed at me or people that believe as I believe (wait...lets clarify...CONSERVATIVE people that believe as I believe. they invariably give liberals that believe as I believe a pass). At the end of the day, I fully expected this decision. But there is still NO REASON to be wrapped up in bitterness and hatred. None.
All they did was acknowledge the more human side of it when some gays made their petition for marriage and stated such reasons."Excluding same-sex couples from marriage thus conflicts with a central premise of the right to marry." (p.15 of the majority decision)
"Indeed, while the States are in general free to vary the benefits they confer on all married couples, they have throughout our history made marriage the basis for an expanding list of governmental rights, benefits, and responsibilities. These aspects of marital status include: taxation; inheritance and property rights; rules of intestate succession; spousal privilege in the law of evidence; hospital access; medical decision making authority; adoption rights; the rights and benefits of survivors; birth and death certificates; professional ethics rules; campaign finance restrictions; workers’ compensation benefits; health insurance; and child custody, support, and visitation rules."
"There is no difference between same- and opposite-sex couples with respect to this principle." (both on p.16-17)
"It follows that the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character"
"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right." (both on p.28.)
You are trying to wiggle out of admitting that they made the *right* decision based on the Constitution. But their stated reasons support just that.
It's also laughable to claim that only the left 'distorts information to further their agenda.' For proof, see "Iraq."
And, just btw, God gives all people the choice to follow His Word. We can choose to follow the teachings of Jesus or not. God granted that choice to us. Exactly how arrogant do you have to be to then try and demand that other people obey His Word thru law? He doesnt force us but you'd force others? Wut?