The Flawed Logic of USA’s Supreme Court Judgement on Gay MarriagePosted: June 27, 2015
In the wake of the US supreme court’s problematic judgement on gay marriage, some pundits have been proudly citing one particular section of the judgment, EG as repeated here –
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. … It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. …”
But this cuts to the core of why some feel that gay unions should not be referred to as ‘marriage’. Specifically, because half the time, gay relationships don’t embody “the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family”, because half the time they are not monogamous.