Judicial system *might* lead to justice

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office today released a statement announcing that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. This may pave the way for DOMA to eventually be struck down as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court (since any decisions mirroring the Justice Department’s new stance will inevitably be appealed).

In my mind, marriage equality is not about the liberalization of tradition, but a matter of civil rights. Married individuals have been granted legal rights based solely on the fact that they are married. When you create rights determined solely by one’s desire to enter into a legally-binding relationship with another person, you absolutely cannot deny those rights to another person – who wishes to do the same thing – simply because you disapprove of the person with whom they choose to enter into that legally-binding relationship. This does not mean that churches can be forced to marry homosexual couples – they can’t. But in the eyes of the law, people must be allowed to marry the person whom they choose; it must be fair.

With the federal government backing down its defense of DOMA, our judicial system may now have a chance of actually serving justice.

And don’t bitch about a “slippery slope” to polygamy or bestiality, because that’s just stupid.

  1. To think we may finally live up to the Declaration of Independence’s promise that “all men are created equal.” I mean, we’re only 235 years late to the party. 😉

    • Well, our republican system was designed to be slow-moving … better late than never, I guess!

  2. I just read this quote and i thought it could fit your blog “After you realize how perfect all things are, you’ll tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

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