posted on Jul, 5 2015 @ 11:03 PM
Marriage is one of those things that noone agrees on, yet everyone has an opinion. Every country has their own definition of it, in the US every state
has their own definition, each religion has their own view of it, different social classes set their own rules, etc. The only area where some
consistency across the board is needed/possible is where the basic rights granted to individuals by society changes as a result of entering into a
legally binding marriage contract. In other words, if a couple enters into a contractual agreement to act as legally bound partners, then certain
special rights must be clearly defined as regards to the control over joint assets, the parent/child relationship, obligation to debts, power of
attorney in medical emergency situations, in-law relationships, etc. As far as these matters are concerned, I’m not sure what gender has to do with
it. The only place where things seem to get sticky is the area of morality/religion. Each relgion sets it’s own moral code.
Personally, I’m straight, and have been married before. A couple times. But frankly, I’m quite happy now to be single again and out from under
that legal nightmare. Some would say I’m just not respectful enough of that time honored institution, since I don’t give a hoot about the gender
issue. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest who wants to take that fateful leap. You can marry your dog for all I care. I do, though, think the
gender issue is quite seperate from the legal rights issue, and the court rightfully addressed the legal issue. The gender issue has no place in the
As far as Thomas goes, I think he’s a bad joke. I’ve never cared for his stance on issues, and never understood why he was assigned to the Supreme
Court in the first place. My impression of him is that he has an elitist mindset, and has no conception or concern about the plight of most Americans.
He bases his reality on textbook impressions and cocktail parties. He doesn’t remember, and couldn’t care less, about his roots and the struggles
of his people. He made it to the top somehow, and he ain't lookin' back. His remarks on dignity, liberty and slavery perfectly illustrate the elitist
bubble he lives in.
You don’t need to lecture me now on how his views are based on the natural law philosophy of the Founders, and about his view of the inalienable
rights “given man by his Creator”. This isn’t the 18th century any longer; Judge Thomas could do us all a favor by joining the 21st century.
Like I said before, I don’t have an issue with the same-sex marriage thing. I do, however, have an issue with Judge Clarence Thomas, and wish he
would retire. That goes for Justice Antonin Scalia, as well.
PS: Oh yeah, it wasn’t all that long ago when interracial marriage was illegal in the USA. I wonder if Thomas would’ve been playing a different
tune back then, considering he’s married to a white woman now. Just a thought...