When a society decides that self-identified sexual “orientation” trumps millennia of social norms, religious standards, common law, and case law, it ultimately will have to acknowledge that equal protection and due process is the right of every person, regardless of sexual preference.
Today’s decision by a federal judge in California is not just a feel-good victory for “harmless” middle-aged lesbian couples but also for every bizarre and perverse sexual disorientation that haunts the dark alleyways of the world. Give each individual the right to redefine nature according to sexual desire, and no argument can be made against polygamy, bestiality, fetishes or even pedophilia.
Elevate the creature’s impulses over the Creator’s intent, exchange the truth of God for a lie, and you will get a society in which no demand for sexual license can be refused.
Landmark: Judge overturns Calif. ‘gay marriage’ ban
SAN FRANCISCO (BP)–A federal judge Wednesday handed down a landmark decision that could impact religious freedom and lead to the reversal of traditional marriage laws in every state, striking down California’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that banned “gay marriage” and ruling it violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection and due process clauses.
It is the first ruling of its kind and is certain to be appealed to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, typically viewed as one of the nation’s most liberal courts. From there, the Supreme Court would be the next stop.
If the nation’s highest court upholds the decision it likely would result in the reversal of constitutional amendments and statutes in 45 states defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Only five states and the District of Columbia currently recognize “marriage” between homosexuals.
Already, some are warning the decision, if upheld, could become the Roe v. Wade of “gay marriage.”
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