- Any society that doesn't know where babies come from and doesn't make the creation and nurturing of babies separate, distinct and privileged from not doing so is not a serious one. I'm sure it's jolly good fun and all, but anal sex does not produce babies.
- Any constitutional republic that allows a single individual to override the lawfully enacted will of the people is not serious about being a republic. This is lawlessness, plain and simple. It's a judge banging his spoon on his high chair until he gets his treats.
A FaceBook friend playfully chided on her wall that we all needed to get over our homophobia now that a federal judge struck down Prop. 8 .Our Archbishop of Texas is for same sex marriage, but against the means by which it was done.
Because supporters of gay marriage wanted so badly for this to be about homophobia, they got exactly what they wanted and as a result this whole ordeal became about intimidation, smearing and undemocratic end-arounds...
Previous to this, we had felt that were we ever invited to a same-sex wedding, we would be honored to attend because it was not about us nor how we felt about same-sex marriage but about the happy couple. However, because of the undemocratic and thuggish nature of how this whole thing played out, the results are completely illegitimate in our mind and we now feel we could not attend such an event in good conscious.
Again, Congrats. Hope it was all worth it.
So, for now, the ban has been lifted for California, I think. Right results, I think... but wrong mechanism and route to get there, because if a judge can throw this stuff out, another judge can just uphold it... or strike that decision down... and it's now judges vs. judges, out of the reach of the people and the legislatorsIs this another case of slacker fascism?