1. kurtedjohn on June 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    The ninth amendment states, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” Surely the right of two consenting adults to marry is a fundamental right, even if not mentioned in the Constitution.

    The fourteenth amendment states, “.. No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Surely, state governments should not discriminate between heterosexual and homosexual couples.

    This ruling does not require anything of individuals or churches, only state governments.

    • quinersdiner on June 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      “Surely, state governments should not discriminate between heterosexual and homosexual couples.” They don’t. Gays have always been allowed to marry as long as it was someone of the opposite gender. By the same token, heterosexuals have never been allowed to marry someone of the same gender. The function of marriage was to accommodate and protect children who are only possible through the union of one man, one woman; not to accommodate certain lifestyles. If individual states wanted to change the meaning and definition of marriage, that was their prerogative. The federal government had no business intervening. Thanks for writing, Kurt.

  2. oarubio on July 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Actually, no human has the authority to change what is not of human origin.

    • quinersdiner on July 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Try telling that to a liberal.