You're right Governor Christie. An issue of this magnitude and importance should be left up to the People it will affect to decide upon.
In an issue of this magnitude and importance, which requires a constitutional amendment, should be left to the people of New Jersey to decide," Christie said in a statement. "I continue to encourage the Legislature to trust the people of New Jersey and seek their input by allowing our citizens to vote on a question that represents a profoundly significant societal change. This is the only path to amend our State Constitution and the best way to resolve the issue of same-sex marriage in our state."
"But how will gay marraige affect everyone?!" Screams the rehearsed talking-point on the left. Well, allowing gay marraige in each successive state is a legal shoehorn to not deny those same "priveleges" in other states a la the Constitution. This case is being walked forward as we speak.
And gaining a special class recognition for just gay behaviors [as opposed to the entire gamut of human behaviors now regulated under State codes, penal and civil] will set an unworkable precedent and may even undermine the very foundation of American law.
The Constitution provides protection for genders to not be discriminated against. And where the word "sex" is used, it is a noun, not a verb. "Sex or gender" in the Constitutional sense means being born with a set of either male or female reproductive organs, not what one does with those organs habitually..
So unless gays plan on trying for a religious protection, and intend on applying for federal recognition thereunder, they'll be setting a new description for those currently protected by the Constitution: a minority behavioral group.
The trouble with that is, then other minority behavioral groups of every type and description, particularly if those behaviors are compulsive, will be discriminated against if penal or civil codes seek to limit the free expression of those behaviors. Currently the Will of the People of each state determines who may marry or enter a specific gendered locker room or bathroom. Soon that will be overturned.
Which minority behavioral group will retool the penal code? Will the majority have a right to protest? And if people who practice homosexaulity dictate to the majority, we cannot prevent other minor behavior groups from doing the same. Who decides what behaviors are objectionable to mainstream or accept without penalty once minorities can dictate to the majority in this "behavior = special class" "new world order"?
Indeed. Christie is correct in saying that the issue is one of magnitude and importance.
Last edited by Silhouette; Feb 19 2012 at 11:17 AM.
DOMA Opinion, Pages 16-17: "The definition of marriage is the foundation of the State’s broader authority to regulate the subject of domestic relations ... the Constitution delegated no authority to the Government of the United States on the subject of marriage and divorce.”... In so Saying, the Highest Court said all the 49 states get to choose yes or no on gay marriage....all 49 of them... Loving v Virginia was about race, not polygamy or homosexuality, etc.