Allowing same-sex couples the ability to marry in no way harms society. It doesn't prevent heteros from continuing to marry & have kids & divorce & remarry & have more kids & divorce & abandon their families; just like they currently do.<quoted text>
"it places certain rights beyond the reach of the vagaries of any temporary majority."
That is true, but only to provide protection against the "vagaries". There still must exist in society, a baseline, a soul, or character of that society, and protections which guarantee it's continued existence.
For example, it is reasonable for society to enact laws which punish certain acts, set minimum drinking ages, age of consent, etc. in the establishment of that baseline. The nine members of SCOTUS, among others, help establish that baseline, and simply cannot ignore the needs of society in favor of the rights of the individual.
Dec 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE
The world will not end on Dec. 21, 2012, but for gay families it might get considerably more complicated... or blessedly more equal, or perhaps even both at once... once the Supreme Court issues its rulings on two monumentally important cases, with rulings expected sometime in mid-2013. The two cases involve the constitutionality of the anti-gay ... (more)
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