The battle rages on between those who wish to protect traditional man-woman marriage against any attempt to re-define it as something else.
Among the arguments being used in the court case that overturned the free will of California’s citizens and may well signal the final victory for one side or the other, is the argument that it is discriminatory to deny the recognition of same-sex “marriage” while recognizing marriages between heterosexual couples.
The judge who first decided that the Proposition 8 referendum was unconstitutional – an admittedly homosexual male who, by every reasonable standard, should have disqualified himself from hearing the case – used the equal protection clauses of both the California and the U.S. Constitution to justify his decision.
More recently, as the case is about to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court later this month, the Obama administration has come forward with an amicus brief to the court supporting same-sex marriage on the same 14th Amendment ground.
First of all, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was the amendment passed following the civil war that ensured equal protection of the law to an entire class of citizens who had no choice about the color of their skin when they were born and were not the slightest bit free to alter their appearance or heritage. Additionally, those individuals were undergoing tremendously severe physical and mental cruelty simply because of those physical attributes that made them different and readily identifiable as “different.” They could not conceal who they were or what they were.
About Tom Stark
Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com