A federal has recently overturned prop 8, which banned gay marriage in California.
The judge said that the arguments used against gay marriage are strictly-religious, and that the inequality is unconstitutional. But it's too early for those against gay marriage to panic; they'll be appealing, so they just have persuade the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in... San Fransisco? Wow, they might as well just make them try to persuade Richard Simmons.
But those seeking to re-ban gay marriage shouldn't have any difficulty because their arguments are rock solid. Let's take a look at them right now. Homo-sex is a threat to national security, okay, well, we don't want that. Here's a tea party protester, Down with sodomy, up with tea bagging. Homosexuals are Gay, hard to argue with that. The only gay marriage is ;
But frankly, they shouldn't have to appeal. California banned gay marriage with a majority vote. As conservative pundits have already pointed out time and time again, judges should never be allowed to legislate from the bench by overturning popular laws just by throwing around words like "inequality" or "unconstitutional."
As one good conservative said, "...using courts to overturn a democratically-decided measure is disappointing and will forever taint the court." EXACTLY. Never in American history has a judge overturned popularly-created laws. Oh... except that. I suppose Brown v Board of education did overturn the will of the majority to put black people in inferior schools, but still, where does the court get off disrespecting the right of the majority to violate the rights of the minority?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich knows what I'm talking about. He said that the judge's ruling was "outrageous," and insulting to those who treasure the sanctity of marriage. And Newt Gingrich is an expert on marriage. After all, he's on his third one!
And the sanctity of marriage is really the core of the issue here. It's a slippery slope, and if we start allowing homosexuals to get married, what's going to happen next? Are they going to make it legal to just mail-order some bride on the Internet? Because THAT would destroy the sanctity of marriage.
What? That already is legal? Well, are they cute?