Obama is Wrong. Marriage is not a Right. Nor is it a Privilege

President Obama believes that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. “Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states,” he said in an interview published Monday in TheNew Yorker. While Obama said he believes states are legally required under the Constitution to allow same-sex marriages, his administration has not yet made that case before the Supreme Court. Also in the interview, Obama spoke favorably about the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to interfere with lower court rulings on gay marriage. “In some ways, the decision that was just handed down to not do anything about what states are doing on same-sex marriage may end up being as consequential—from my perspective, a positive sense—as anything that’s been done,” he said. “Given the direction of society, for the court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting.”

Marriage is not a right. Any marriage.

Marriage is a contract between two persons.

That contract should be in no way controlled, legislated or affected by governments. It should be between two persons.

All marriages should be legitimate or no marriages should be legitimate.

Legal constructions should be recognized as civil unions. Civil Unions should be recognized universally and should be a contract between two persons. Either all civil unions should be recognized or no civil unions should be recognized.

Insurance companies should be mandated legislatively to recognize all civil unions.

None of these contracts should be refused by the government based upon religion as this is unconstitutional. Religion has no place in any Free Government, in general, or the United States Government specifically



On Marriage

One need not be married to have a full and loving relationship.  Marriage is superficial.  It is for those who seek State approval of their relationship.  A strong, mature relationship seeks inner strength and needs not the approval or acknowledgement of Church or State.

This is not to say that the relationships themselves are superficial.  I am merely saying that the act is superficial.  Marriage is the servile act of seeking approval.  It’s an official stamp on a relationship by Church or State.

I do not need this.  I do not need GoD’s sanction to love someone.  Nor do I need the official sanction of the Federal or State Government.    Neither do I want it.