The recent Supreme Court decision more or less recognizing marriage between homosexuals as valid should not be important for conservatives. But:
- Of course, I resent the Supreme Court’s intrusion in what is clearly, constitutionally, a state matter. IT bothers me when it the Court overturns the result of a democratic process even when the process is wrong i its results.
- The fact that homosexual activists did not merely ask for an equal civil contract bothers me. This is a cultural coup. It creates a precedent for the idea that an activist minority can use the power of the state to force a change in language. (Shades of George Orwell.)
- Only eighteen months ago, President Obama was one of these bigots who oppose homosexual marriage. I wonder how his change of conscience came about. It would be good to get an answer to this question. We will not. And remember that it was Pres. Clinton who signed the ill-named Defense of Marriage Act.
That’s on the one hand. On the other hand:
When in doubt, it’s better to be more inclusive rather than less inclusive. There is doubt when the inclusion does not create readily identifiable victims. Who is this Supreme Court decision going to harm, again? Certainly not heterosexual marriage. (See my previous writing on this.) Not me. Who?
The decision makes happy many people I like. This subjective consideration matters. It should matter.
If only this struggle had served as a trigger to get government out of the marriage business altogether.
We have bigger fish to fry.Yesterday, the President explained how he intended to dismantle the fossil fuel-based civilization that has brought up multitudes out of millenarian misery.