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Good news for same-sex marriage supporters: The Supreme Court no longer gives a hoot.
Five states, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana, were hoping to keep their ban on gay marriage, but on Monday, Oct. 6, SCOTUS was all:
Just hours after the rejection, couples all over those states were applying for marriage licenses. Virginia gave their first license out to a gay couple at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Six more states are possibly affected by this: West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. They may have to legalize gay marriage since they fall under the same umbrella. (The umbrella being, “please please please let us keep gay marriage illegal”).
If this happens, the number of states with legal gay marriage will go from 19 to 30. As you’ll notice, most of those are southern states.
Bryan Fischer, director of issues analysis for the American Family Association, said the SCOTUS indecision was “unconscionable, unconstitutional and un-American.”
Its not “unconscionable” — SCOTUS has a lot going on. SCOTUS is busy. SCOTUS made a decision to not make a decision.
It is certainly not “un-American,” because freedom. Freedom to marry. Freedom to share assets with someone you love and trust.
It’s not “unconstitutional’ — because again, freedom.
But really, the First Amendment is below.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Gay marriage is strictly a religious issue. Therefore, the First Amendment blows this whole thing to pieces.
What do you think? Should gay marriage become federally legalized? Gay or nay?