I don't view the issue of SSM as a valid institution. SSM and standard marriage are vastly different. They do not equate. The very raising of the issue, which has never been validated (until now) is part of the conspiracy. The conspiracy of undermining and downsizing America. Assaulting her, on every front. Our morale, our patriotism, our religious foundations, our trust in our government (which the Founders warned us against). We have a Philipino-born muslim acting as the head of our country and your lack of concern over that is the reward that the powers-that-be seek. "DIVISION" Is the goal. "LACK OF UNITY" is the payoff. As per "treating all married Americans equally under the law", we all were already treated equally "Under the law". Which means that you weren't able to be refused any rights that were listed in the Constitution. However, the ability of gays to marry isn't listed in the Amendments, the Bill Of Rights, or the Constitution. Now, some might counter that a lot of issues weren't covered in the Big C, as we all know. Wiretapping, satellites, aircraft, assault rifles, etc.. But, gays WERE around at the time and no note or provision was made for them. And you, more than most, ought to know that. I believe that you DO know that, but as is the case, give the kid a cookie and he/she won't cry if you put them in their room for the night. The way that your side cheers for one small issue and refuses to accept the larger picture is all the more destructive to the cohesion that was always our solid protection. Our ability to stand together. This has been taken away from us. Here's an excerpt from a document that is available to all to read..<quoted text>
No, actually it's about treating all married Americans equally under the law. My family is not "BS". My spouse is not less worthy than yours, and my children are of high value, as all children are.
My marriage and family are not part of some great dark conspiracy - they are part of what is good in America.
I will never understand how someone like yourself can look at other hardworking and tax-paying families and dismiss them as "BS". Makes no sense.
"...and can't run their nations properly. For their sake and ours, we need to abolish their governments and replace them with a single government. This will take a long time and involve much bloodshed, but it's for a good cause. Here's what we'll need to do:
1 Place our agents and helpers everywhere
2 Take control of the media and use it in propaganda for our plans
3 Start fights between different races, classes and religions
4 Use bribery, threats and blackmail to get our way
5 Use Freemasonic Lodges to attract potential public officials
6 Appeal to successful people's egos
7 Appoint puppet leaders who can be controlled by blackmail
8 Replace royal rule with socialist rule, then communism, then despotism
9 Abolish all rights and freedoms, except the right of force by us
10 Sacrifice people (including Jews sometimes) when necessary
11 Eliminate religion; replace it with science and materialism
12 Control the education system to spread deception and destroy intellect
13 Rewrite history to our benefit
14 Create entertaining distractions
15 Corrupt minds with filth and perversion
16 Encourage people to spy on one another
17 Keep the masses in poverty and perpetual labor
18 Take possession of all wealth, property and (especially) gold
19 Use gold to manipulate the markets, cause depressions etc.
20 Introduce a progressive tax on wealth
21 Replace sound investment with speculation
22 Make long-term interest-bearing loans to governments
23 Give bad advice to governments and everyone else "
Many of these have already been clearly accomplished. Items 1-4: Done. Items 5-6: OK Items 7-8: Ongoing. Item 9-11: In progress. Items 12: Done. Item 13: In progress. Item 14: I offer Topix as an example. Item 15: See item 12. Item 16: In progress. Items 17-22: LOL Need examples? Item 23: So..there's that...