Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court decision to universally legalize gay marriage was really more complex than many people allow. With some states legalizing gay marriage and others not, all sorts of legal and social difficulties were lining up for the future, in court rooms and in conflicts between state law and federal law. In order that the country may proceed as a union united under common laws, either one case or the other had ultimately to attain. The Federal government has been the supreme and the final authority ever since the Civil War. The rule would have to be collective, not fragmented - pertinent in one place but not in another. The decision, therefore, really had to pose one law for all. The most logical, least troublesome decision was legalization throughout the states.  It was neither a moral nor an immoral decision. It was merely a realistic decision. Everybody prefers his own spin on the thing, but the preference of the court was for practicality, pure and simple. So it's not the beginning of an age of universal tolerance and love. That will never happen in this world. Nor is it the end of the world, as some loudly proclaim. It just is what it is.

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