"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
Fantastic news, but I would like to read the actual decision. I was concerned about how the ruling would handle who gets to decide the question on defining marriage, and I suspect the dissent centers around State's rights for what the Constitution does not grant in power to the Federal Level.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
Once the court announced it would hear this, the decision was a foregone conclusion.
"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." William Faulkner
equal protection clause. good decision. no state should be allowed to deny a fundamental right based on sexual orientation.
I think the left supports the decision because they're under the impression that all Conservatives oppose Gay marriage.
I don't really care one way or the other.
We have much more important issues to deal with.
The mental breakdowns occurring are just so... It's everything I thought it would be.
As Deuce put it earlier... delicious!
More to come.
So...the three branches of govt were set up to deal with real life situations. The U.S. S.Ct. being the ultimate and final determiner of the interpretation of the Constitution.
And so said our founding fathers.
So does this mean that polygamy is now legal too?The fundamental liberties protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause extend to certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy, including intimate choices defining personal identity and beliefs. See, e.g., Eisenstadt v. Baird, 405 U. S. 438, 453; Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U. S. 479, 484–486. Courts must exercise reasoned judgment in identifying interests of the person so fundamental that the State must accord themits respect. History and tradition guide and discipline the inquirybut do not set its outer boundaries. When new insight reveals discord between the Constitution’s central protections and a received legal stricture, a claim to liberty must be addressed.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher