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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 PM

6. The funny thing

is that they think the supreme court changes society, when it at best responds to change which has already happened, usually 10 to 50 years after the fact, if not longer. If gay people were not getting married already, there would have been no premise for the case.

The premise for this case was that a spouse in a same sex couple had died, and the surviving spouse was getting nicked for inheritance taxes, something that a mixed gender spouse would have been exempted from.

If same sex marriages did not already exist then no member of such a couple could have been denied equal protection. In short, the ruling does not create same sex couples, it simply outlaws discrimination against them.

Of course I have always found the notion that a government, which cannot pass a budget for itself, could actually act to "defend" marriage absurd beyond all recognition.

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