The Importance of Saying Nothing
Today the United States Supreme Court released a list of cases it will review during this current term. Vividly absent from this list were any cases regarding same-sex marriage validity. While this does not prevent the Supreme Court from taking up such as case in the future, what it does do is further cement the validity that there is no valid reason to prevent two consenting adults from having the same marriage benefits long since enjoyed by Good Christian Couples. But what is exactly is a Good Christian Couple (term my own), and why should it enter into the realm of legal recognition or protection of a relationship?
This country has long had a habit of either deliberately or inadvertently (depending on whom you choose to believe) protecting the Good Christian Couple’s marriage rights while ignoring those of others.
You’re a slave? Sorry, you’re not a Good Christian, you can’t marry.
You want to marry somebody with a different skin color than your own? That’s not what Good Christians do, you can’t get married either.
You want to marry somebody who just moved here and barely speaks your language? Nope, we won’t recognize the possibility that love can rise above such challenges, because that’s not what Good Christians do.
Oh, you want to marry somebody with the same body parts as your own? Good Christians don’t do that either.
Despite a growing clamor over the past decade that the United States is a “Christian Nation”, the Treaty of Tripoli very clearly states otherwise, which was established both by the fact that the No Religious Test Clause is found within the Constitution of the United States and that the First Amendment of the Constitution expressly forbids there being an official religion of the land. Simply put, laws are separate from religion (all of them) to equally serve and protect everybody. As I mentioned earlier this week, Florida is now the 36th state to allow same-sex marriage statewide, even while the case is under appeal to the 11th Federal Court Circuit. The speed and unity of the progress has been astounding, with only 5 rulings upholding bans on same-sex marriage while 57 rulings have struck down those bans. At nearly as 12:1 ratio, the evidence indicates that the U.S. Judicial System is finally recognizing what every LGBTQ and Polyamorous individual has long known; that love knows no limits and will not be narrowly defined.
In the middle of the rest of the chaos of the world, love is still finding a way to win. That’s enough to keep me going.
Stay SINful, friends.