A federal judge in California on Wednesday knocked down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that voter-approved Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution — handing supporters of gay rights a major victory in a case that almost all sides say is sure to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
I’m glad the judge struck down Prop 8, but this is just the beginning of a long battle to the Supreme Court. I personally don’t understand what the big deal is about gay marriage. It’s not like gays go out and force heterosexuals to marry them or demand heterosexual couples not to have children. I tend to look at it this way: we all want to be treated equally under the law regardless of whether we agree with one another. Prop 8 clearly did not provide equal treatment under the law.
Anyway, there are more important things to worry about in this country like immigration, the bad economy, and war than what two consenting adults do together.