Posted: 06/26/13 13:16, Edited: 06/26/13 15:19
by Dave Mindeman
Michele Bachmann is not happy.
"Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted. For thousands of years of recorded human history, no society has defended the legal standard of marriage as anything other than between man and woman. Only since 2000 have we seen a redefinition of this foundational unit of society in various nations. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to join the trend, despite the clear will of the people's representatives through DOMA. What the Court has done will undermine the best interest of children and the best interests of the United States."
Bachmann has been unable to separate her religious views from her day to day life views.
There is nothing preventing her from believing her marriage and the marriage of other heterosexual couples is God instituted...and that gay marriages are not. The problem is that she expects EVERYONE ELSE to believe it the same way.
DOMA was struck down today. That does not change anything about her marriage to Marcus. No difference. Same as yesterday.
What the churches believe about marriage also stays the same. They can sanctify any marriage they want. They can also not recognize a gay marriage. Same today as it was yesterday.
The only difference, and I mean the only one, is that gay people can now have the same legal rights and opportunities that were denied to them yesterday. But the "important" thing is there are no changes to Michele's personal life. None whatsoever.
I agree that the Supreme Court is not God. They proved that yesterday with a ridiculous ruling on the Voting Rights Act. But the legal standard of marriage is not a religious definition either. At least not when it comes to the laws of the United States.
We don't and cannot use religious viewpoints as any kind of standard when it comes to the law. Religious viewpoints and morality certainly have an effect - and even can be used as a standard at times - but they are not an absolute criteria for legality.
That is why DOMA was so wrong. There was never a good reason for denying gay couples the legal rights of marriage. It took us years to do the right thing in that regard - to simply get this right.
Really, Michele, if gay marriage bothers you so much, try just ignoring it - pretend those marriages don't exist. Out of sight - out of mind. You have a very vivid imagination, use it. And now that you are living in this "no gay marriage world", just stay there. Your world doesn't have to be affected by the ruling today.
The rest of the world will simply move on.
(oh, and by the way - Who Cares?)