Same-sex marriage only affects the parties involved, right?

12 May

We were told that it’s nobody else’s business (though civil marriage by definition is society’s business).  We were told that you can believe whatever you want about marriage, it won’t impact you.  We were told that redefining marriage wont’ change they way anyone has to live, worship, be schooled, parent, etc.  I sometimes wonder if anyone really every believed any of that anyways.  Alas, it’s the same old song and dance.  Elite cultural hegemony, even when it is in its infancy, even when it comes dressed in libertarian garb (you know, live and let live), even when it paves its way to the top with cries of tolerance and love and acceptance, can’t resist the temptation to impose its creed upon others.

“…only a few years ago, when the legalization of same-sex marriage didn’t appear so inevitable, gay-marriage advocates eagerly assured a skeptical public that scenarios like those above would never happen. Typical was since-retired California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald M. George, who wrote in the 2008 decision legalizing gay marriage in that state: “Affording same-sex couples the opportunity to obtain the designation of marriage will not impinge upon the religious freedom of any religious organization, official, or any other person.” [Now that’s funny right there!]

The victors have dropped their conciliatory stance.”

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