posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 06:07 AM
"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its
marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. "By seeking to displace this
protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth
So, the federal gov't cannot decide whether or not gay people can marry as it is up to the state to decide. As it should be per the constitution. In
the same breath they rule that the state cannot decide whom can marry whom in another decision?
"California voters added the ban to the state's constitution in 2008 through a ballot initiative that reversed the state Supreme Court's recognition
of same-sex marriage earlier that year. Two same-sex couples challenged it in federal court, and by the time their suit reached the justices, two
lower courts had declared it unconstitutional."
Wait what? Am i the only one who sees the irony here? While everyone was celebrating the "victory" nobody put two and two together? this further
perpetuates the argument that "the people are too stupid to govern themselves so we need to do it for them."
Am i misinterpreting this? Or is it as i see it now? Scratching my head.
edit on 27-6-2013 by Privateinquotations because: (no reason