Monday, November 29, 2004
Mawwiage -- Dat Dweam Wifinn A Dweam
One of the big to-dos about the presidential election was whether or not the candidates should support a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage -- in fact, to specifically define marriage as being between one man and one woman (so as to circumvent any questions regarding polygamy). Problem was, the only people who turned out to be really hard-ass against same-sex marriage were the religious sorts who couldn't give a clear reason besides it being against God and natural law, or being creeped out by it.
Well, guess what? That old chestnut about the law protecting against "the tyranny of the majority" got a boost today. It was admittedly dodging the issue rather than confronting it, but the Supreme Court of the US declined without comment to hear a challenge to the Massachusetts law permitting same-sex marriage.
For a reasonably fair and thorough overview of the whole issue (if you can get around all the South Beach Diet ads), check out ReligiousTolerance.org.