Thursday, June 27, 2013


Why I like the Supreme Court DOMA Decision

“The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity.”

State Law/Federal Law

While many conservatives will be displeased with the DOMA decision,  I think this is something we should embrace.  Perhaps in defining and justifying their ruling, they overstepped their true intent in acknowledging the preeminence of state over federal law.  Kennedy summed it up best when he wrote:

"The avowed purpose and practical effect of the law here in question are to impose a disadvantage, a separate status, and so a stigma upon all who enter into same-sex marriages made lawful by the unquestioned authority of the States"

Unquestioned Authority of the States

Whether you agree or disagree with gay marriage...  this is the ball you ought to pick up and run with.


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