Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Create Your Own Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Joe.My.God. today tips his readers about Slate's offer to create our own ruling, based on sentences, phrases, and concepts taken from rulings by Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court, Judge John E. Jones III of Pennsylvania, Judge Michael McShane of Oregon, Judge Candy Dale of Idaho, Judge Orlando Garcia of Texas, Judge Timothy Black of Ohio, and Judge Richard Young of Indiana.

I thought I should share this amazingly cool tool with my own readership. This is where you go to do it: Slate/Outward; "Create your own (same-sex) marriage ruling"

My generated (same-sex) marriage opinion is:
"The plaintiffs are entitled to extraordinary remedies because of their extraordinary injuries. The state’s marriage laws withhold from them a profound and personal choice, one that most can take for granted.

The ban on same-sex marriage demeans gay couples, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects. And it humiliates the children raised by same-sex couples. Under this law, same-sex couples have their lives burdened, by reason of government decree, in visible and public ways. By its great reach, the law touches many aspects of married and family life, from the mundane to the profound.

Even today I am reminded of the legacy that we have bequeathed today’s generation when my son looks dismissively at the sweater I bought him for Christmas, and, with a roll of his eyes, says “Dad … that is so gay.” The state’s marriage laws deny same-sex couples the economic, practical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of marriage, relegating each couple to a stigmatized, second-class status."

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