Gay Marriage. Let’s Legalize it Already.

An intriguing look at a gay marriage case that will probably make it’s way to the Supreme Court.  In short, the legal argument made by the plaintiffs is that the federal government should defer to the states’ in the case of gay marriage — that the Defense of Marriage Act infringes on the laws made in Massachusetts and Connecticut which view same-sex marriages as legal unions.

Conservatives claim to care so much about states’ rights (although the decision by Obama’s DOJ to not go after states that have legalized medical marijuana, contra to what the Bush DOJ did, certainly puts the whole issue into context); I don’t really see how, if you believe that the states have the right to make and impose laws within their domain, you could support the federal government’s infringement. But if the case does make it to the Supreme Court, I’m sure it’s well with Scalia’s ability to come up with a surprising rejoinder.

Update: Andrew Sullivan, who was married in Massachusetts to his partner a few years ago, weighs in on this subject.  As expected, he does a wonderful job of culling out exactly how inhumane laws against gay marriage are.

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One response to “Gay Marriage. Let’s Legalize it Already.

  1. Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.

    A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn’t confrontational.

    Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.

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