The Supreme Court issued their ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in a 5-4 decision.
According to just 5 Justices on the bench, in their opinion, say that it is unconstitutional for states to deny same-sex couples to marry.
The limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples may long have seemed natural and just, but its inconsistency with the central meaning of the fundamental right to marry is now manifest.
So, let me get this straight. According to this, marriage is now a right? I’ve never known or understood that marriage was a right; I always thought it was a privilege to get married. But in the statement above, 5 unelected Justices have the majority voice and rule over the people.
I have no issue with marriage equality. The issue presented before the court was about whether or not states that perform same-sex marriages should be recognized by those who do not perform them. Yes, that is a problem and should be dealt with. But, this is an over-reach of judicial power to say that all states must now allow same-sex marriage.
The entire issue at hand is that states are now forced to do something against the will of the people. Now states are forced to allow same-sex marriages, instead of making them recognize a same-sex marriage.
In the end, will this ruling be the end of the debate? No. Why? There is an inherent history written in the annals of human creation that are intimately woven with God that define marriage between one man and one woman. Why bring religion into the picture? Simple. When the Supreme Court rules in favor of the spirit of the law instead of the letter of the law, the credibility of their argument becomes void.
The line between the letter and the spirit cannot become blurred. When they do, as with this case, the argument will continue into the aisles of a church. Because a state is now required to grant same-sex marriages, it doesn’t mean that churches have to fall in line.
The Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction over the church.