When I saw that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was going to officiate a same-sex wedding in Washington, DC, I couldn’t wait to see how the wingnuts threw a fit about it. The National Organization for Marriage is not only having a tantrum over it, they’re using it to raise money.
A recent story in the Washington Post illustrates the importance of the work that you and I are doing together. Perhaps you read about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiating at a same-sex ‘wedding’ last weekend. It was not so much her actions that are so problematic, as her motivation.
She said, “I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship.”
Justice Ginsburg is obviously clueless when it comes to understanding the true nature of marriage. And that is terribly scary since she’s one of the nine most important people in America when it comes to preserving the future of this great institution. Like so many who wish to redefine marriage, Ginsburg utterly fails to appreciate this deep, nature-inspired institution that connects men and women to each other and to any children born of their union.
No she doesn’t. She just recognizes that allowing gay people to get married does absolutely nothing to diminish marriage between men and women. This is always the missing link in the arguments offered by the anti-gay bigots. They just leap right over it with this absurd syllogism:
1. Marriage is good and important.
3. Therefore we should not allow gays to get married.
That second part of the argument is kind of important and they have nothing at all to put there.
Painfully, Justice Ginsburg and the majority of her colleagues in the DOMA case have put the desires of adults ahead of the rights and needs of the most vulnerable and innocent among us, our children. If it were not for the interests of children, then government would have no need for an institution like marriage.
Funny how that never applies to the hundreds of thousands of children being raised by gay parents.