Justice & Enlightenment

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry throughout the United States.  Decades late in coming, this decision demonstrates that, in time, social justice will prevail and that, over time, humans have the capacity for enlightenment.

Of course, opposition to this ruling comes primarily from religious conservatives who live their lives (and judge others) based on the teachings of ancient Scripture.  Ignoring scientific evidence that homosexuality is a genetic trait, no less a choice than one's height or eye color, they insist that it is a sinful lifestyle, not worthy of rights enjoyed by the heterosexual community.  Declaring that marriage is a sacred bond, sanctioned by God between a man and a woman, many of these zealots have surely been unfaithful in their own marriage, have been married and divorced multiple times or, in some cases, have expressed their anti-gay views to hide their own homosexuality.

Thanks to today's ruling (which, sadly, passed by a slim 5-4 margin), Americans have taken another step away from entrenched mysticism and toward the social justice that comes with intellectual honesty and scientific enlightenment.  Congratulations to the many gay couples who can now affirm their love and commitment through marriage and will enjoy the legal, financial and social benefits that heterosexual partners have long received.