The Supreme Court of the United States is reviewing implications; implications of Gay Marriages. Unabated dissension is what is expected when the issue of legally married gays is passed in law.
— The Supreme Court will issue its decision this month in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that could affirm that same-sex couples around the country have the constitutional right to marry. Same-sex marriage is already legal in 37 states and the District of Columbia. But in the remaining states, gay couples are prohibited from marrying, and couples who were legally married in other states are barred from having their unions recognized in these non-marriage equality states.
If the Supreme Court affirms that same-sex couples can get married …then same-sex couples will probably start getting married. But many opponents on the far right predict much more serious consequences,
ranging from acts of civil disobedience to the collapse of
Below are some highlights. Updates keep us informed on developments, whether these predictions come true .
(All Hell Is Going To Break Loose, says Tom Delay.)
“If this Supreme Court rules against marriage, all hell is going to break loose. In fact, I’m a signatory of a document that basically says you can rule any way you want to, but we’re going to stand for marriage even if it takes civil disobedience.” — Former House
Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas)
Justice Roy Moore of the Supreme Court of Alabama maintains:
“I think there’s an attempt to destroy the institution of marriage and I think it will cause, literally cause, the destruction of our country or lead to the destruction of our country over the long run.”
–( Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.)
Ben Carson a democratic candidate for president contends:”I believe God loves homosexuals as much as he loves everyone but if we can redefine marriage as between two men or two women or any other way based on social pressures as opposed to between a man and a woman, we will continue to redefine it in any way that we wish, which is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.” –(- GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson).
In Jamaica the implications could be more serious; especially since “The country can be no stronger than its families. I really believe if what the Supreme Court is about to do is carried through with, and it looks like it will be, then we’re going to see a general collapse in the next decade or two.” — Focus on the Family founder James Dobson
“And this isn’t new, and it’s been tried over and over. And it’s usually tried at the end of a great civilization.” — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). Such are the concerns in the United States, and many other countries
in the world, though Jamaica is a reluctant exception.
If the gay rights agenda is imposed, we could have priests and pastors preaching not acceptance but principled rejection … The culture war in the west today may be seen as squabbles in a day-care center compared to what is coming. A new era of civil disobedience may
be at hand.” — –
“The family is the bedrock of our society. Unless we protect it with the institution of marriage, our country will fall.” – GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum
S o it appears that the family itself is the barrier to prevent gay markets. (589 words)
Ref: Huffington Post
Quotations from Senators.
© Ramesh Sujanani