I’m ashamed of the four justices of the Supreme Court who voted against giving the LGBT community equal rights to marriage.
I still see a huge problem in America if nearly 50% of the Supreme Court is divided on Gay marriage rights. This is not a controversial issue. This is not a moral issue. This is not a religious issue – though, as much as this government abides by their separation of church and state, the religious impact nearly derailed humanity. This is entirely an issue of equality. The biggest question the Supreme Court had to answer was, do you believe in equality? And four of them said, “No!”
I am satisfied with the outcome of the voting, but I am in shock at how close it was. It was a 5-4 decision in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. And 5-4 tells me that four justices in the Supreme Court should be demoted to local-county judges. What I wanted to see was 9-0, all in favor of humanity – all in favor of giving gay people their God-given right to equality.
Nearly half of the United States is still backwards and uneducated. These are people who believe their heterosexual relationship is more worthy than a homosexual’s. And this insulting ideology starts at the top.
Here’s a little background information of the four justices who voted against equal marriage rights for gays and lesbians:
He attended Notre Dame Elementary School. He’s a Roman Catholic. So there goes our theory of separating church and State. We have a judge whose church is affecting our state of equality.
He’s an African American whose ancestors were slaves. He and his family saw racism first-hand for 200 straight years. You would think that someone whose family suffered through slavery and the Civil Rights Era would appreciate the LGBT plight. If in the 1960s he and his family fought so hard for equality, why would he stop now?… Why did he vote against the rights of gay people? There is absolutely no difference between the fight for racial equality and sexual-orientation equality.
A Princeton graduate who later attended Yale Law school. Technically this man has a fascinating education. But his diplomas are a facade for his lack of intelligence. Anyone who has completed law school must take the pledge of professionalism, and obviously Mr. Alito overlooked the line that reads, “I commit myself to service without prejudice, integrity without compromise, and the diligent performance of my duties with the utmost good faith.”
He took a hypocritical oath.
I mean…. just look at this guy’s face. To me – and I hope I’m not crossing any lines here – he looks kind of gay. By that, I mean that he looks cuddly, nice, and innocent. The type of guy that a “Bear” would marry. So I don’t understand why Scalia would root against his own team, you know what I mean?…
Send John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Antonin Scalia their letters of resignation immediately.
Summing this up realistically and without humor, I can only assume that the vision of these four judges was blinded by religion. It’s their “good” book that tells them gay marriage is bad. The government clearly does not have a complete separation of church and state; otherwise, why would these four men vote against equality? If you look at this as a logical human, there is no question what’s the right decision.
It’s perfectly fine to believe in a religion, but we need to separate God from religion because there is a huge difference between the two. When a man-made book dictates your life, you are no longer a product of freedom – you actually become a slave to scripture, without the ability to foster an open mind. Religion can be a great guide, but it’s not the end of all means. Needless to say, we are taught in high school, “Don’t believe everything you read.”
I do believe in God. There is a power – an energy – a ‘something-more’ that’s beyond my dimension. But that power does not tell me that a gay person’s significant relationship is less worthy than a heterosexual’s. In fact, the power in my brain tells me that they’re equal. Love is love.
For now, the right decision was made. Gays have equal marriage rights in America, and this was a great win for our country. There remains many backwards people out there who are opposed to this outcome, so we have work to do in showing those naysayers the light.
Still one question has yet to be answered by the Supreme Court: If two bisexuals get married, do they get both the gay-marriage and heterosexual-marriage benefits? Do they get double the benefits?… If so, I’m converting to bisexualism!