Stop being daft and accept the ruling of the justices. They clearly said that in those states that allowed same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian partners were being treated as "second-class citizens".<quoted text>
And that pronouncement was based on a deep seated historical, cultural, legal, social, and/or religious understanding of marriage as a union of......? What exactly? What is the understanding and/or expectation of the pronouncement "....you are now legally married" uttered to tow men, or women?
In other words they acknowledged the union is different, not the same, as a union of husband and wife. Hmmmmmmm.......
Are you the male wife, the "mife", or is it called something else?:)
Referring to them ass "second-class citizens" was the ONLY difference they made between a union of a man and wife and a union of man/man, woman/woman.
In marriages where both genders are present, both are referred to as "spouses", just as in a marriage composed of a man and woman. However, you can call both men "husbands" or both women "wives", if that pleases you.
You obviously detest this ruling. You obviously have no respect for same-gender partners who are married.
That puts you firmly on the wrong side of this issue and on the wrong side of the way history will see this decision.
You probably didn't wake up this morning with the understanding that future generations will see you and your kind the same way we see past segregationists and racial bigots.
Look at what's happening to Paula Deen. 40 years ago she could have said the "N-word" as much as she wanted without suffering any kind of fallout. Today, she admitted to once using the word and her business world is falling apart around her.
That's how quickly things can change.
As I've said to Kimare, "Either get on board, or get out of the way."