Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the State of California validated the rights of gays in that state to marry. Today we wait for 48 other states to realize that you can not use religious verve to decided that tax paying citizens of this country can’t have the common rights granted to a specific group of people.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” ~ Declaration of Independence, 1776

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” ~ Declaration of Independence, 1776

What I have never really understood is the decision to deny people the same rights as others due to Religious convictions and not based on what is actually best for the rights of the people or the sanctity of Freedom? Freedom for some but not for all?

Zealots of the opposing side I offer this…Gays being able to marry would be great for the economy. Those flamboyant gay men that are the butt of every homophobe’s joke will have big expensive weddings that will infuse large amounts of money into local economies. Not to mention that married folks in this country pay a higher rate of tax than singles. More money for the country.

Gay marriage is not a threat to Marriage in general people. The high divorce rate in this country was not brought on by the evil gay agenda. It was brought on by people marrying for all of the wrong reasons. So to all of those so called “Defense of Marriage” people I offer this…if you really want to protect/defend the sanctity of marriage…instead of Constitutional amendments to outlaw gay marriage how about something that will actually protect the sanctity of marriage…A CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT TO OUTLAW DIVORCE!!!! After all isn’t that really the true threat to marriage?

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