A California federal judge struck down Proposition 8, the state's law that prohibits same-sex marriage, last week. What are your thoughts on this ruling?
Judge Walker needs to address our concern that his own sexual orientation clouded his judgment. Nonetheless, the will of the people is clear; marriage must not be redefined. Marriage is by definition a heterosexual prerogative, not simply any imaginative variation. If two men want to pretend one is the feminine counterpart, then let them pretend they have an actual marriage, and do so in the closet and away from thinking society.
Walker deemed the people of California incapable of honoring the Constitution. Seven million of us who passed Prop 8 take offense. The Constitution doesn't say that men may marry men or women may marry women. It doesn't say farmers can marry cows, or that a pedophile's pursuit of happiness allows them to marry children. While these examples seem absurd, what makes them so, the fact that we haven't a current concern for such ridiculousness? Do we give dog licenses to cats? Neither do we give marriage licenses to what cannot be married unless marriage is merely about pairing up. We might then suggest heterosexual college roommates get married so as to also gain IRS benefits and cheaper insurance.