Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Supreme Court Affirms Gay Marriage

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America isn't "CHANGING" HAS CHANGED. Today, all polls show that over 70% of Americans support gay rights. That number obviously includes a LOT of Conservatives.

Religious Conservatives are now a minority among Conservatives, with that group ebbing, while Libertarians are growing.

Libertarians tend to support things like gay rights.

Probably at least SOME of this is in response to the religious extremism of the Muslim world.

You know who doesn't support gay rights and opposes homosexuality?

The adherents of Shariah Law.

Even as the West's religious institutions continue to evolve their stand on this - the Pope of the RC Church (one of the most Conservative religious institutions in the West) has softened its stance, albeit slightly, on homosexuality.

This LEGAL fight appears to be effectively over. YES, those opposed to homosexuality CAN still oppose it, BUT they're going to live within a Corporate structure (America has long been a Corporatist nation) that has long been on-board with such views. (…/354051-35-companies-just-told-a…/…)
Those who'd boycott such companies will have a VERY long list. NOT only that, but it's as if they just woke up. ALL of those companies have long supported gay rights. Just take a look at ANY Corporate Human Resources guide.

In his response to the ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts cautioned, “Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it...Indeed, however heartened proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth acknowledging what they have lost, and lost forever: the opportunity to win the true acceptance that comes from persuading their fellow citizens of the justice of their cause. And they lose this just when the winds of change were freshening at their backs.”

In response there have been idiotic and poorly crafted calls for Justice Scalia (the preeminent Constitutional scholar on the court) to resign ( and commentator/comedians lamely mocking Justice Roberts ( calls for

Moreover, there is the very real possibility that defeat may yet be pulled from the jaws of victory, should government bureaucrats, for instance, seek to threaten the tax-exempt status of churches that refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Recent polls show that just as over 70% of Americans now support gay rights, over 80% (some polls have 81%, some as high as 84%) support religious institutions preaching traditional religious doctrines (that homosexuality is sinful, etc.). A less overwhelming, but still sizable majority support the tax-exempt status of Churches.

Any attack on religious liberty carries with it the seeds of real and very severe civil unrest. Hopefully, government will not undermine the gains that have been made by gays. Any attack on religious organizations, could do irreparable harm to those gains and threaten the gains made to this point.

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