Did all the Justices say that? Did they mandate SSM nationwide? If they were that concerned about G & L's being treated as "second class citizens", why not make SSM the law of the land?<quoted text>
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".
But we both know that's not the only difference.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.
True, but more often than not, "spouses" is simply another way of referencing husband and wife.In marriages where both genders are present, both are referred to as "spouses", just as in a marriage composed of a man and woman.
Or "Party A", and "Party B".However, you can call both men "husbands" or both women "wives", if that pleases you.
I disagree with the ruling, not "detest", significant difference.You obviously detest this ruling.
You deduce this by my disagreement to redefining marriage?You obviously have no respect for same-gender partners who are married.
History can, and does, turn out in ways participants in a movement never expected. Any number of things could happen. Marriage Redefinition opponents could change the course of the current movement. Polygamists could be a wild card. The state may decide to delegalize marriage. Society may even look back and say this was a bad move. So I guess that all depends on what one considers "the wrong side of history".That puts you firmly on the wrong side of this issue and on the wrong side of the way history will see this decision.
Future generations might also say, "what were we thinking?", "didn't we learn anything from 'no fault' divorce"?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.
Don't assume future generations will view SSM in a positive light.
If she were black, and rapped the "N word", no one would think twice. Can we apply the "n word" reasoning to other ethnic slurs? "Wop", "Dago", and "Guinea", should be referred to as the "w word", "d word", and "g word" respectively, by that logic.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.
We unravel our foundational social institutions at our own peril.That's how quickly things can change.
As I've said to Kimare, "Either get on board, or get out of the way."
Ya know for someone who seems to see "heterosexist" everywhere, u seem to want to heterosexuality homosexuality. Perhaps you're hoping for the reverse.