A federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Thursday that the federal statute defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman unlawfully discriminates against same-sex married couples by denying them equal federal benefits.
The point I have been making for years has now been affirmed by the Federal Appeals Court.
Gay marriage, same-sex marriage, in Maine should pass. But we need to understand the extend and full scope of bigotry – it will always seek to deny others the rights the bigot claims for themselves.
The majority opinion stated that the federal law was “not related to an important government interest,” concluding that “homosexuals are not in a position to adequately protect themselves from the discriminatory wishes of the majoritarian public.”
Now, how will the states react? Will they act against the public good, or will they follow their obligation to promote it? Clearly, Republican states will demonstrate the degree to which they are bigots, and also the degree to which they are anti-Christ, and anti-Torah … that is, the degree to which they will violate the Golden Rule which Jesus set as the Second Commandment of only two which people must obey … and Hillel decreed was the summation of Torah, with the text being mere explanation.