“Vermont became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage, following Massachusetts, Connecticut and Iowa,” reported the Wall Street Journal yesterday. “The state legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill allowing gays and lesbians to marry.”
I know many of you don’t want to hear this, but you’re not going to put this genie back in the bottle. More and more courts will come to the same conclusion as the Iowa Supreme Court did last week; that same-sex marriage bans violate the constitutional rights of gay couples.
Legalized gay marriages will continue to spread state by state. Younger voters don’t care about this issue anywhere near as much as older voters. That which doesn’t affect them doesn’t concern them. They don’t care if two gay guys across the street get “married” as long as it doesn’t affect their marriage. And it doesn’t.
This is a generational change which opponents can only slow down, not reverse. While many folks will continue very vocal opposition on this issue, it’s only a matter of time before gay marriages are as accepted and common-place as mixed-race marriages.
For those of you who will continue to oppose allowing gays into the institution of marriage, remember this was all brought on by first allowing the government into the institution of marriage. Once government began bestowing public benefits to married couples, particularly through the tax code, this development became inevitable on equal protection grounds.
Keep this precedent in mind as we continue allowing the Obama government to take over American businesses. Nothing good can possibly come from this.