It’s all quite simple really…..

It doesn’t matter how you feel about it, whether you think it’s ok, whether the thought of it repulses you, whether your god tells you it’s ok or not, whether you think your kids will be negatively or positively affected by it. As United States Citizens, we don’t have a choice on whether to accept or tolerate it or not. This is not about your choice or your vote, it’s simply about the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states the following;

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

That’s right, all citizens have the right to equal protection, it doesn’t say all straight citizens and it doesn’t say all gay citizens, it simply says all persons born or naturalized in the United States, in other words all citizens. Now some people might argue that marriage is a church ritual that should not change to accommodate what they view as a sin, well the minute that marriage was given all the federal and state benefits that it now holds, was the minute it stopped being an exclusive right of the church.
Once rights are given to even just 1 person, those rights must be given to the other citizens as well, equal protection of the laws. If the government wants to restrict the rights of a certain group of citizens, or even 1 single citizen for that matter, then the only fair thing to do is to restrict the rights of all citizens that are currently enjoying the benefit of said law. In other words, take away all the federal and state benefits and protections currently afforded under the law regarding marriage and make it only a church ritual, only then can they call it their own.

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  1. 1EqualityUSA
    August 4, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Separation of church and state
    Separation of church and state prohibits religious favoritism and cannot promote one religion over another.

    In regard to passing judgement in cases where separation of church and state is concerned, tests are set up.

    1) the Lemon test, named after Alton J. Lemon from a Supreme Court case (1971)

    2) O’Connor’s Endorsement test

    3) Kennedy’s Coercion test

    If any of these three tests are violated, the law is deemed unconstitutional. The same sex marriage ban would be endorsing one religious view over many others, thus creating exclusionary v. Inclusive types of religious doctrine. Such a ban would coerce individuals to support or conform to a specific religion. This government entanglement is unconstitutional.

  2. August 14, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    It is about time that religious groups and far-right conservatives put their stupid traditionalist views behind them.

    Would the United States senate turn away outstanding senators if they were gay? I very doubt it so something as trivial as sexuality tells you nothing about the personality and body of work of the individual.

  1. March 13, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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