Friday, June 26, 2015

Gay Marriage wins at Supreme Court

OK, so I was just being paranoid.

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition because a great victory has been won this 26th Day of June in the year 2015 of the Common Era.

In a narrow 5-4 decision the Supreme Court of the United States has declared that the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equality protection under the law means that states cannot ban same sex couples from getting married.

I was hoping that Chief Justice Roberts would see the light and join the majority but, alas, it was not to be.

Each of the four dissenters wrote individual dissents primarily arguing that this was simply not an issue for the courts to decide.

You will excuse me but one of the primary responsibilities of the court is to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. That's WHY we have a 14th Amendment. I don't understand how anyone cannot see that.

Looking back over the years, in December of 2009, after a string of defeats, I said:

"The days of the long march have begun. The forces of light may be slightly battered and bloody, but they are unbowed and the fight is far from over. The retreat is simply to gather strength and prepare for the battles yet to come. 

Victory is certain. The only questions are how long will it take and what will be the cost."

As the tide began to turn I said in March of 2011:

"In the gay marriage fight victory is assured. The only questions are how long will it take, and what will be the cost. I look forward to seeing Gallagher and the rest of NOM boiled in their own bullshit. We’re not quite there yet, but the days of the long march appear to be over and the time for a new offensive appears to have come."

Then in February of 2012:

"There is a Gay Right firestorm brewing. The Long March is over and the counter offensive is in full swing. In Washington, Maine, Maryland and New Jersey the battle has been joined."

This isn't the end of course. The war will continue and only time will tell how long and hard a struggle remains. But hopefully all that remains is a mopping up operation. It's time to move on to other things like income equality and balancing the federal budget.

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