Yesterday the SCOTUS struck down Section 3 of the DOMA which set the definition of the work marriage, leaving intact Section 2, which basically lets the states decide what is going to be considered okay inside their borders. In other words, the Federal government will recognize the tax status of same-sex couples in areas which they are allowed to be legally married. Interestingly enough, if those couples move to a state where same-sex marriage is not recognized then it remains unclear if they will be recognized by the federal government since Section 2 is still in effect and the state does not have to recognize their status. How is this an indictment of liberals? Let me explain.
In 1996, when this law was championed, it was a foray into big government and the party in power campaigned like a champ on this issue. President Clinton thought it was wonderful saying, “I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation is consistent with that position.” The liberal policies of the progressive party were intruding into every day lives because that is how big government rolls. I ask, what is the government doing regulating marriages in the first place? Marriage is between a man, woman, and God on his terms. It is not a religious civil liberty and certainly not a right granted to the people by government…that train of thought hearkens back to the days when dwellers of the land would approach their lords and request permission to marry another person. Really, we are indentured servants when it comes to marriage, but retain the other God given freedoms?
If same-sex individuals want to enter in contractual agreements with each other, wherein they share benefits that is all well and good. Now the government could set a limit, that only two individuals of legal age could enter into benefit sharing contracts…thus avoiding group marriages and other unpleasant things, then they would be well within their rights as that is something that concerns taxation and rates and all that other stuff that we passed with the 16th Amendment, yay taxes right. Then we could side-step the whole in your face on your personal religious beliefs. There would be no gay lobby attacking people of faith attempting to alter the biblical word on the matter. In letting these marriage laws stand federally, with the big government approach of intrude into every facet of your life, the lawsuits filed over marriage roughly demand that others modify their beliefs and accept the lifestyles. Where America, the land of tolerance, would be better off my way, and people would tolerate other people’s choices with legal contracts of benefit sharing, even if they weren’t inclined to have a hetero or homosexual relationship. But big government like divisive decisions, they keep the people focused off things that really matter.
The ruling, combined with the Prop 8 lack of ruling, rather it was decided on a narrow issue of legal standing, is a reset of the laws to a smaller government. The SCOTUS did not consider the constitutionality of the issue, it is the states to work over once again and a failure, for now, of big government. The democrats and liberals of the day loved this little law when they brought it together and championed it and got it signed into law. Now, Clinton says it was a mistake almost twenty years later. The gay rights lobby will say he was enlightened to their struggle. What everyone really knows is that these democrats and liberals flip-flopped due to political pressure, and should the nation have swayed the other direction would still be in the camp firmly against the issue. Where the money flows they will follow. After all this is the same party that filibustered the Civil Rights Act in the 60’s and now are the greatest friends of minorities…even though they’re not.