To the best of my knowledge, the subject of marriage does not come up in the United States Constitution. Our law says that the Federal Government only has a say in matters specifically set aside for the Federal Government. Everything else is reserved to the states. Therefore, the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to say who can and who cannot get married. The Supreme Court should have refused to hear the case. The issue of marriage has no standing in the Supreme Court because the U.S. Constitution does not mention marriage.
Marriage is a religious event. It was never meant to be a civil matter. Somewhere along the line, it was determined that the counties should register marriages to keep a record of marriages. Nowhere was it ever meant for a jurisdiction to decide who could and who could not get married.
Our government, at all levels, should get out of the marriage business completely. Leave marriage to the churches. If a couple can find a church that will sanction their marriage, let them do so.
The Bible speaks out many times on homosexuality and calls it an abomination. However, God loves the sinner and hates the sin. Just like Jesus said to the woman at the well in John 8:11, “Neither do I condemn thee: go and sin no more.”
I do not condone homosexuality, but it is not my place to condone it. Anyone seeking a marriage is seeking a religious blessing on a union between two (or in some cases more) people.
Instead of marriage sanctioned by the government, we should have civil unions. We should have it where anyone old enough to enter into a legally binding contract should be able to draw up a document stating all the provisions of the union. Provisions such as:
- Who will work and who will stay home?
- What is each one bringing to the union?
- Will the parties to the union seek to have children?
- Will both parties hold mutual power of attorney or who does what?
- Who is in charge of the finances?
- What will the parties involved do if the union is dissolved? Who gets what?
These things and more should be agreed to before becoming united.
Let the churches handle the marriages. By intervening on the subject of same sex marriages, for or against, the government, in effect, has made a law about religion. Let each church decide.
As far as marriage is concerned, it should be between the parties involved, their church, and their God, no one else.