“7M Californians had their rights stripped away today by activist 9th Circuit judges. As president I will work to protect marriage.” ~ Tweet from Rick Santorum, Republican Presidential candidate after winning Colorado primary election.
WTF!? Just how were the rights of 7 million Californians stripped away? How does gay marriage infringe on anyone’s rights? Since when is marriage a right? The 9th Circuit Court actually restored the rights of millions of Californians.
Just what does Mr. Santorum intend to save marriage from? The President, the Congress, nor any other government official or body can make marriage sacred. Only the couple in a particular marriage can make it sacred. The only dangers to marriage are the people who are in one.
I don’t believe the institution of marriage is in any real danger. It’s changing and evolving. And conservatives, particularly religious conservatives have problems with change and evolution.
Why is gay marriage even an issue? What place does it have in a Presidential campaign? They focus on irrelevant issues like this because they have no answers for the real issues that should concern them like the economy, the environment, immigration, terrorism, drugs…
I really don’t care if two guys want to get married or two women. If it works for them, go for it. It takes nothing away from me or my marriage. If they want to practice polygamy, I’m fine with that too.