An article I commented on through facebook here
I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not going to get into the legal ramifications of the law...I do however have a few other opinions.
a. The real problem is that judges effectively said that marriage is an entitlement. No one is entitled to marriage, orientation is irrelevant to the discussion to this point. You simply cannot walk up to anyone and "be married." Want to test the case out? Go up to any random stranger and ask "do you want to marry me?" You may actually get a "yes." But more than likely you'll get evil eyes thrown your way, or something along the lines of "are you crazy?" (To which you should answer yes and proceed to the nearest mental institution), or "no way, this must be a joke." Hopefully people would be more respectful than me in denying the request. My point is that marriage is an act of the will, a choice, it is not a right.
While the government certainly has a function in society, and can give some dictates. The things that they dictate are not rights. Sorry, you're not entitled to a job, a drivers license, or even a home (ownership of property is another thing though).
The government shouldn't be marrying anyone to begin with. That also is a problem. Marriage should be left to religious institutions. No, the government should not define a civil union as an alternative. Marriage should be left to the religious institutions alone. Since religious institutions are private, if the law is executed in this manner, it is assumed that you meet the conditions for marriage for that particular institution. It would not be discrimination, as I mentioned, if you don't meet the requirements, you can't get married, as simple as that. The way it should work, the person from the religious institution that witnesses the marriage should fill out the certificate of marriage, you send it to the state, that's it. This way the question of legality vs. illegality can't be questioned.
For people with Same Sex Attraction problems, there are PLENTY of denominations that would happily "marry" you if that's what you so wish....Find one that will allow you to do that. Don't go asking Catholics or those that are strict Bible teachers to marry you, it's not going to happen. Think before you act, I know it's a hard thing.
Prop 8 was supposed to be a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between a "man and a woman." Now, I know that some of you went to liberal indoctrination centers (aka college and any public school in the west coast and other liberal states) and have probably heard that marriage has had different definitions through the centuries, and in allowing gay "marriage" we are just progressing in our definition. What they forgot to tell you in class: There is a difference between purpose and definition. In some cultures women were merely baby factories, in others, having relations with men was promoted. (Want an example of that, just look to Islam). The definition of marriage has never changed, it has always been between a man and a woman. The purpose of marriage has had had varying definitions through the centuries.
I do not believe that people are born homosexual anymore than people are born stupid. I believe both are psychological not genetic. (And everyone used to agree until 1973)....and if you want more proof that homosexuality is psychological...just look at Islam....in particular Afghanistan...but that is another post for another day...
So I guess it's on to the supreme court. Let's pray that common sense prevails. Of course I hope that's not asking for too much.