Court to take up marriage equality today and oh about Rihanna
Well, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the anti-same sex marriage referendum of California. A referendum that was heavily funded by the Catholic and Mormon churches.
I guess Catholics had some money left over after paying child abuse cases. This could be the year that we as a society look back on as the one that gay couples received the fundamental right to marry throughout the U.S. Or, probably not.
Tomorrow, a Court hearing on DOMA, the federal bill that bars federal recognization of state same sex marriage laws. That latter bill is a violation of federalism, something conservatives often say they support, though they make exceptions for gays when it comes to marriage.
Then again, many conservatives, and not just libertarian types, are coming out in support of marriage equality. Federalism by the way, meaning state control of an issue, in lieu of federal control or oversite.
Now, for the record, same sex marriages do not mean that churches have to perform a same sex marriage, anymore than a Catholic Church has to marry Methodists. The government is not an arm of any religion or church. Would we state that atheists can't marry because they don't believe they are married under the eyes of this god? Of course not. Gay people are raising kids, like everyone else.
They love their children and families, like everyone else. If marriage helps children, as it does, it does not help the children of gay couples? To those who oppose marriage equality, what would you say to the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of children being raised by gay couples? That they don't deserve to see their parents married?
That you find the sex lives of their parents too icky to ensure these children of the benefits of marriage, along with the knowledge that their parents so love each other, that they became married? If someone can look into the eyes of a small child and do that, then I hope they aren't too leaded down by their heardened heart.
If you want to support the rights of gay men and women to marry, please consider joining the Human Rights Campaign or the HRC.
Lastly, megastar Rihanna had some of her buses stopped at the Canadian border a few days ago. Multiple dogs were used to find the person who smoked pot. It wasn't Rihanna, she wasn't even on any of those buses. But it is amazing though, entertainers who use marijuana! Who next, snowboarders? Rihanna by the way, was on one of the buses that were stopped this Monday night at the Canadian border.
First of all, when I heard about this story I thought her buses were stopped away from the Mexican border because the Border Patrol has a 100 mile zone away from the actual border where they can search for drugs, though a little less stringent then at the actual border. In other words the 4th Amendment still applies away from the border, just to a lesser extent.