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It’s all about the money


I thought it was interesting that the US Supreme Court voided a key part of the federal Defense Of Marriage Act, which Congress passed and then-President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996. Yesterday, the Court ruled that gay couples married in states where it is legal must receive the same federal health, tax, Social Security and other benefits that heterosexual couples receive. This is not the same as saying that gay marriages are legal everywhere, but the way liberals are rejoicing, you would think it is. It’s all about the money, in this case.

The Court also declined to hear a case from California seeking to overturn a California state court’s decree that Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage in California in 2008) is unconstitutional. That means the fight there will simply continue at the state level.

Neither decision changes the fact that each state can still ban gay marriage, either by legislative decree or by popular vote.

I’m not sure what the rules are in the state where I’m based. And I don’t really care. If I’m asked, I will support banning it. I think it’s wrong that two percent of the population is seeking to gain special status and favors from government at the expense of everyone else, including seeking to alter the very fabric of the culture to allow themselves to exist more comfortably. This runs counter to the entire history of this particular race. Minorities must adapt to the majority, and such an extreme minority should have no special leverage against the majority, other than the normal protections which are afforded every citizen regardless of sexual orientation or race or religion. If a gay person is attacked, it is a simple assault, not a “hate crime.” It should not matter what motivates people to commit crimes, or what special “class” the victim belongs to. Crime is crime. It should be punished as such. The concepts of “hate crimes” and “hate speech” are ridiculous.

I get along fine with gay people. I have had gay neighbors, gay co-workers, gay friends, and gay roommates. If they don’t make their sexuality an issue, then I ignore it. If they make their sexuality an issue, then I politely avoid them. And government can’t do anything about that. The power lies with the individual in this case, not with government.

It’s just disappointing that government tries to keep changing people’s minds, and the culture along with them. People make up the government, not the other way around. It’s up to the individual to change their mind about something. But that’s not how government sees it. And that’s why, with Supreme Court rulings like yesterday’s, “thought crimes” aren’t far in the future for you.

One Comment
  1. 2013-06-29T19:00:10+00:00 19:00

    Hate crimes are such because they inspire others to action. And just like women’s suffrage, sometimes it takes a vocal minority to make a sweeping change for the better in society. I think the people demanded this, instead of government forcing it on anybody. I’m not sure I see how they are seeking special status or favors? They just want miserable marriages like everyone else. ;-)


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