That's just another of your lies, Brian. Ignoring history doesn't make it go away.<quoted text>Before the 21st century, all custom and law defined marriage as male/female.
And thereby also wrote discrimination into their constitutions, which is decidedly anti-american. That will, however, be corrected in due time.The 30 states that wrote laws institutionalizing the custom of one man and one woman marriage did that in response to court challenges from same sex marriage supporters.
Whether some citizens are given civil rights is not for the majority to decide, Brian. SCOTUS has ruled otherwise in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette:Let the people decide, not unelected and unaccountable courts.
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."
It came initially by court decision because the restriction on gender violated the fundamental rights of gays and was deemed unconstitutional. Of the 14 states and District of Columbia now giving legal recognition to same sex marriage, over half have been the result of legislative action by the people's elected representatives in removing the unconstitutional restriction on exercising the fundamental right to marry.Same sex marriage came to the USA by court decision, not by vote. That's why same sex marriage is antidemocratic.
Far more Americans of every political stripe support same sex marriage because it removes discrimination based on bigotry and animus towards gays.Many gay conservatives actively oppose courts imposing their morality without the consent of the governed.