Will the British pass gay marriage? I sure hope so. The pressure could only increase from there for the US to change their ways.
I have lots to say on this one. First of all, I’m so happy the Supreme Court is going to hear the cases. I think at this time, it will actually go somewhere. I hope they will see that it is unconstitutional to block gay marriage and hopefully they will overturn the state laws that prohibit it.
There are so many arguments I can make for gay marriage. It would take me a long time to actually have this discussion in a short blog post, so I’ll be brief. The first thing I’ll address is the argument of it being immoral. Whatever your beliefs, not everyone feels this way. We have a freedom of religion, and while your sect of your religion may disagree, there are religions who do not condem gay marriage. Some Christian churches support it. I know not all of them do, but if it passed there would not be laws saying that a church had to allow a marriage in their church. Your freedom of religion would allow you to have that discretion. Luckily, we have separation of church and state. I am a Christian. I enjoy this separation because I do not believe in many other religions.
Because marriage is recognized by the state, it is a legal right that should be granted to all people. This is under the Equal Protection Clause., which is part of the 14th amendment. It says:
- “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Can anyone tell me how this doesn’t apply to gay marriage?
Recently, I heard a demographer speak and he brought up an interesting concept of how Latinos will greatly affect the upcoming elections and will affect them even more in the coming years. Then today I was walking in the store and saw Time Magazine with the cover story saying the same thing. Since I started the blog today, this seemed like something to discuss because it was on my mind recently. As both the demographer and Time discussed, the Republican party has it’s work cut out to win the Latino voters over. But what is interesting is the fact that this population has grown tremendously and is continually going. If Republicans want a chance at the White House they are going to have to appeal to this large group of people, especially as they continue to register to vote. One thing I believe the Republican Party has to do is move to the left. As time goes on people do become more “liberal,” well sort of… But they are going to have to have immigration policies to appeal to this group as well as policies to appeal to the growing number of young people who do not completely follow all of the views of this party. This is what they have had to do over the years in many instances and I believe they will continue to have to do, especially with things such as same-sex marriage… but that’s another day.
This is my new blog. Obviously, I’m a political junkie. Here I just want to discuss different topics and would love comments for discussion. Nothing I say is meant to be insidious, so please take no offense. I am registered to a political party but you’ll find that my views do not fit one certain party. I believe that it is hard to fit into one political party and I appreciate people who challenge that idea and those who dare to agree with me.