Iowa's courts decided that a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
I only have a few words to say about this.
If you read this web site with any regularity, you know that I staunchly defend the rights of the individual. Neither the government nor my neighbors have any right to tell me - or anyone else - how to live.
So for that reason, of course a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. It's nobody's business.
From the article:
Craig Overton's jaw dropped when he heard the news. He's opposed to same-sex marriage, he said. Overton, of Pleasant Hill, had been carrying signs before the result was known. He was stunned to hear the news his arm holding the signs dropped until the signs were resting on the sidewalk.And on that front, he's right. The schools have no business teaching morality or lifestyle acceptance.
"I don't want this taught in schools," Overton said.
He goes on to say:
"Animals don't do that. I don't like it. I have small children, and I just don't think this is right."Mr. Overton has every right to his opinion and to speak it out. But he has no right to legislate his morals about victimless behavior through the government.
I have yet to hear how allowing gays to marry (or whatever name you want to give it) has any negative or dilutive effect on hetero marriage.
If conservatives/Republicans are to be a people who supposedly believe in individual rights, then why is it they can do so arbitrarily? This is no different than the Dems/libs wanting to legislate salary caps. The government has no right to tell others how to live. Period.
You either believe in limited government, or you don't. You either champion individual freedom, or you don't - whether you agree with the behavior or not. What occurs between two consenting adults is nobody's business.