From John Ray's shorter notes
28 June, 2013
The SCOTUS verdict recognizing homosexual "marriage" shows clearly how a self-selected liberal elite can run roughshod over the will of the people. Effectively striking down a referendum result in California was particularly objectionable. It is clearly the whims of a very unrepresentative Supreme Court that are sovereign in the USA, not the people or the States.
As a libertarian conservative, I think that marriage is no business of the State. It should be a matter of private contract or a religious arrangement. As it is however, the issue has become one of homosexual acceptance and the SCOTUS verdict has enforced that acceptance. Again as a libertarian conservative, I think such acceptance or non-acceptance should be a private matter, not one officially endorsed.
If homosexuals can find a church (Hint: Episcopalians) that will let them wear pretty clothes and perform a ceremony it calls marriage, let them go for it -- but leave the rest of us out of it. As it is, we now have an official declaration that a union between two sodomites is equivalent to something which is basic to the survival of the human race -- a union between a man and woman. And that surely disrespects and cheapens the standing of traditional marriage. Karl Marx would be pleased.
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