Share your reaction to the gay marriage decision
Massachusetts's highest court ruled 4-3 that same-sex couples are legally entitled to wed under the state constitution, but stopped short of allowing marriage licenses to be issued to the seven couples who challenged the law. The court ordered the Legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days. What are your thoughts on the issue?
Fine, but don't call it "Gay Marriage". The word marriage is something uhique to a man and a women and should remain that way.
It does not matter what any form of goverment says what a marriage is. Only GODs law will really matter, which is a marriage is only to be between a man and a women. Any thing else is against gods will.
I believe in God's word watch is the Bible. This ruling is wrong and everyone who agrees with them is going against God's word. God do not like homosexuals getting marry or two men or women having sex with each other. God loves everyone who will do his will. Judgement day is coming!
Davie, Romulus, Mi.
I think it's great! I didn't get a chance to read what Mitt had to say. He ought to be ashamed of himself is his opinion is less than supportive.
"...because it is the right thing to do." Enough said.
Catherine , Medford
To restrict the definition of marriage in terms of heterosexuality is unfortunate. It is a covenant of love and commitment shared by two people who can imagine themselves with no one else. Why should men and women who find that unique love with a person of the same gender be discriminated against? I am overjoyed that the SJC has acted in such an appropriate way, and I am continually dismayed by the hurtful words and actions of Christian organizations, particularly my Roman Catholic Church, whose opposition to marriage, though well-intentioned, I believe to be seriously misguided. Jesus taught us to love and be loved, and God created us in His image and likeness. If we believe these things to be true, is it too much to ask the world to be open to the possibility that God is embracing of all His children and the ways in which they manifest the Love bestowed upon them? I would like to think so. . .
AJ, Detroit, MI
There is no rational argument to deny same sex couples the same rights and benefits that heterosexual couples enjoy. I am pleased that the courts saw fit to validate the rights of all citizens regardless of their orientation.
This is not what God defines as marriage. JJ, Quincy Hey JJ, first of all, we live in a democracy, not a theocracy. If your version of God doesn’t define marriage that way, then your place of worship shouldn’t allow marriage ceremonies. Assuming you follow a religion based on the Bible, I ask you, how does God define marriage? Arranged marriages where fathers literally “give” their daughters away? Where does it say “one man, one woman”? Not in Genesis – Esau, Lamech, and Jacob, among others, had several wives. Oh, and check out Deuteronomy 22 and its take on divorce. If your wife’s parents can’t prove she’s a virgin, you can stone her to death. Let’s get that into the state Constitution too.
As a straight woman and a lawyer, I think this decision was decided absolutely correctly. There is the only morally and legally defensible decision the Court could make, and I commend the Court for doing the right thing. For people who say this devalues marriage, I say that you should read the Court's decision. The Court upholds the value of marriage, and in finding that it has value, it recognizes that you cannot deprive people of it based solely on their sex. I also say that nothing about same-sex couples marrying devalues my fifteen-year marriage to my male husband. To the contrary. Having my same-sex friends choose to marry is simply affirmation of what marriage means and how important it is to me.
This is GREAT!