******** I worked for days on this post, including losing it completely because I didn’t think to save the draft. I know this is a sensitive subject. Those who know me personally know my stance on this issue. That is not what this post is about.****************
Last week, the highest court in the land finally resolved one of the most divisive issues in the United States in the last few years. Much to the delight of millions of Americans and to the dismay of millions of Americans, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages are to be legally acknowledged in all fifty states.
While some states had considered themselves progressive and made this bold step in recent years, a majority of states were either hesitant or staunchly opposed. However, the opportunity for individual states’ citizenry, through representation, to determine for themselves on this matter is gone. It is a fete complete.
And who better in the federal government to make this decision than the US Supreme Court? These Justices are not elected officials. They have no accountability to constituents. They have no fear of losing their positions. Their only accountability is to their own interpretation of the US Constitution, and their personal consciences. The “conservative” justices refrained from voting on the matter. Perhaps they recognized the inevitability. We cannot judge their motivation for doing, or not doing, what they did or did not do. So, this was declared a victory for “liberals”.
Now there is no need for argument, or debate, or protests, or violence, or dissension of any kind. The issue has been settled irreversibly. The battle cannot be fought in the voting booths, news networks, opinions polls, or street protests. For those who object to this decision due to faith, only one battleground remains: on your knees before your God. If you object for other reasons, perhaps over a period of fifty to a hundred years, social change may swing the nation the other direction.Good luck with that.
The point is: It is no longer a point of politics. It is no longer even a point of valid contention in this nation. It is beyond the power of any president or politician to change. The United States Supreme Court has redefined marriage, an institution as old as humanity. Now we don’t have to argue. The Federal government has settled it for us. Isn’t that great?