Have you read the declaration lately? It says rights come "their creator", nature, and "nature's God". It doesn't say they come from the Christian "God". They were saying all are born with equal rights simply because they are part of nature, and you don't get to decide who gets rights and who doesn't.<quoted text> What do you mean for me? I did not write the Declaration of Independence.
<quoted text> An appeal to mother nature for human rights is moronic since in Nature only the fit and the strong dominate and kill off the weak. There is no equality in Nature.
<quoted text> There is no fundamental right to SSM at the Federal level according to the Supreme Court. They ruled the way they did to stay out of it all and lets either the States or the legislature decide the process. 35 States ban SSM. 27 by Constitutional Amendment and State Law. 3 by Constitutional Amendment only. 5 by States Law only.
The court did not say there is no fundamental right to same sex marriage. That wasn't the question before them. They question they had to decide was; does the gender restriction on the fundamental right of marriage provide any compelling governmental interest, or does it violate the 5th amendment requirement of equal protection for all persons.
They found it provides no compelling interest, and violates the 5th amendment.
Simply because states have passed laws does not mean those laws are legal if they violate the constitution. Just like DOMA, and many other laws throughout our history have violated the constitutional requirement of equal protection for all persons. So far the courts have said the federal government cannot violate the constitution. They have not yet ruled on the state bans, as that question has not yet properly come before them.