I don’t know about you folks but I for one have grown more than a little weary of the entire same-sex-marriage issue. For me this argument was settled a very long time ago (1865) with the ratification of the 14th Amendment and The Equal Protection Clause,
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
No where in the 14th is there an “except for those people” clause. People who attempt to find cover under the argument of “well I don’t think the government should be involved in marriage” fail to grasp the basic principal defined in the 14th Amendment, in the eyes of the law all are equal. As long as the government is in the business of sanctioning marriage of any kind it is a violation of the 14th to feel that one group can be excluded from that right. For those who try to appease “the gays” with civil unions, let me remind you that in 1954 the Supreme Court of the United States (Brown v. Board of Education) stated that “separate but equal” is not consistent with principals set fourth in The Constitution.
End of debate!