Let the people decide!
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 25, 2006
The New Jersey Supreme Court sees "no substantial relationship to a legitimate governmental purpose" in restricting marriage benefits to male-female couples.
We've been down this road before: in Hawaii, in Vermont, especially in Massachusetts. But the New Jersey court, while tossing aside the immemorial wisdom of Western civilization, affects a curious new touch of humility:
The name to be given to the statutory scheme that provides full rights and benefits to same-sex couples whether marriage or some other term, is a matter left to the democratic process.
Do you get the picture? We, the judges, by a 4-3 majority, will decide what marriage means-- no matter what the voters think, or their parents and grandparents unto countless generations. But we'll let the people, and their elected representatives, decide what to call the institution we have now re-invented. So don't say we're not being democratic!
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