I cannot let this wonderful historic day go unremarked upon here on PCwP. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of marriage equality for all Americans straight or gay! Good on the SCOTUS majority! Well done! Here is a link to their official decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.
As forthe SCOTUS minority, congratulations, you will go down in history as those on the wrong side of the fight for freedom, equality, and humanity.
President Obama’s recent decision to stop defending the so called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has got a lot of “conservatives” squealing like pigs.
For example Rick Pearcey (who seems to be in a perpetual panic about TEH GAY) has got himself worked up into a frothy frenzy over at his “Pro-Existence” blog.
After some foreplay in the form of a lengthy quote from a rancid anti-gay opinion column published in, self proclaimed second coming of Jesus Christ Sun Myung Moon’sWashington Times “newspaper“, Pearcey finally ejaculates:
Pearcey: If Obama is successful in his campaign to discriminate against the Creator of the Declaration, and against the Creator’s norms for human sexuality and married life, he may well go down in history as the president who delivered the final gleeful blow in the murdering of America.
So if Obama doesn’t perpetuate discriminatory practices against homosexuals —practices apparently favored by Mr. Pearcy’s deity (who I assume is not the Rev. Moon)— he will be “murdering” America?
Really? Gleefully “murdering” America? Really?
Now I’m not particularly a fan of President Obama and can find plenty to disagree with in his policies, but that is some severely hallucinatory bigotry right there.
The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Friday that the state must allow same-sex couples to get married. See full ruling here. Long excerpt from the ruling below the fold:
We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective. The legislature has excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification. There is no material fact, genuinely in dispute, that can affect this determination.
We have a constitutional duty to ensure equal protection of the law. Faithfulness to that duty requires us to hold Iowa’s marriage statute, Iowa Code section 595.2, violates the Iowa Constitution. To decide otherwise would be an abdication of our constitutional duty. If gay and lesbian people must submit to different treatment without an exceedingly persuasive justification, they are deprived of the benefits of the principle of equal protection upon which the rule of law is founded. Iowa Code section 595.2 denies gay and lesbian people the equal protection of the law promised by the Iowa Constitution.
And queue the shrill cries of “unelected judges” followed shortly by vague, unsubstantiated claims that Iowa families are somehow in danger because of this ruling in 3, 2, 1…