Reactions to the Washington Supreme Court's decision to uphold gay-marriage ban
The Seattle Times asked readers to submit thier responses to the Washington Supreme Court's decision to uphold gay-marriage ban. Some of the responses where a bit shocking. Here they are with my responses.
from the seattletimes
"As a college student who's not married but does want to be married and have a family sometime, I'm grateful the court isn't redefining marriage."
— Cassie Crawford, 20
My Response: I really don't see how allowing a gay couple to get married would affect her ability to get married. According to her myspace she lives in Bellevue, would like to meet Abigail (King David's wife), Queen Ester, and the Apostle John, and has no gay friends on her friends list. I bet her life is pretty gay free, and never interacts with the gay community. So I dont understand how by allowing some same sex couple to get married is going to affect her future husband, marriage, and kids. Someone please enlighten me.
"The essential reality of marriage as a creative union for the protection and education of children is a long-held understanding not only by the [Catholic] Church but by virtually all civilized societies throughout history. In addition, the court has shown wisdom and insight in recognizing the separation of powers that grants authority to the Legislature for enacting legislation designed to promote the well-being of children and all persons."
— Alexander Brunett
Now this is just stupid. I love what Dan Savage posted today "Yates (Mother who killer her kids) was legally married to her opposite-sex partner, the father of her children, so her kids were reared by their biological parents and enjoyed the protections that legal marriage provides—until one of their biological parents decided to drown ‘em all in a bathtub."
Here are other recent stories of crazy Mothers & Fathers killing their kids
Mother accused of killing her teen
Stratford Mother Charged With Neglect
Mother beheads girl
Father pleads guilty to killing sons
Child could be forced to see abusive father
Father charged in baby's death
"Twenty years from now, we will look back on today's decision and see that it was wrong morally, wrong ethically, wrong for our community."
— Robert Jacobs
"This isn't just a sad day for gay people but for all people in Washington state."
— the Rev. Monica Corsaro
"We are disappointed but not discouraged — this is a civil-rights movement, and time is on our side."
— Jennifer Pizer
It's only a matter of time
"We are pleased that this latest attempt by the homosexual agenda to radically redefine our culture has been stopped dead in its tracks. ... Today's decision upholding traditional marriage is a devastating setback to same-sex- marriage proponents. Today is a great day for marriage and the family."
— Mathew D. Staver
Looks like our(The Gays) plan to destroy families, marriages has been foiled again.
"My real emotion is bewilderment. Knowing my relationship with my partner — which is my miracle — can cause so much prejudice, I can't figure it out."
— Jo Palm, 70
I hear you. I had no idea that my relationship with Matt would ruin so many lives
"This is the right thing for our children, families and our communities. It is good public policy for the state to encourage marriage between a man and a woman."
— Sen. Val Stevens
"This ruling denies that we're capable of love and that we're capable of commitment."
— Brenda Bauer
"The Washington State Supreme Court had a chance to tear down another wall of inequity and prejudice that has long stained our society. Unfortunately, five of the justices chose not to grant gay and lesbian people access to a basic right that the rest of us enjoy — the ability to marry and share our lives in the eyes of the state with someone we love."
— Greg Nickels