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?
Dear Donna from Boston and all other bible thumpers claiming the bible has not changed. Might I add the pope changed the writing of the King James version of the bible, again the most highly toughted bible, so that the wording kept up with the changing times. The bible has been written, interpreted, rewritten and reinterpreted to meet and suite whatever the popes needs are. Truth be told, I grew up religious and was told the bible needed no changes to be understand. So let's stop rewriting and return it to the dead sea scrolls or the original stories told my man to his son and his son and his son until it was written down. Lord knows the little game where you tells someone something on one end of a line and find out what it is at other doesn't come into play here. The problem with this country is it's filled with whiny spoiled brats who take for granted the rights and freedoms they have been granted and want to limit the rights and freedoms of others. Well let's limit their rights and listen to them complain again.
There are a lot of non-voters and part-time voters out there who will become consistent voters as a result of this, both within Massachusetts and without (I'm one). There are more independents in Massachusetts than Democrats, and it is unfortunate that the liberalism has chosen to make its stand on this issue, because it truly does have other issues that are more important. I for one will do what I can to make sure my current state rep does not make it back into office, as he supports this idiocy. My state senator, in contrast, is against this decision, and he will receive my support. AND MONEY.
Kudos to the SJC. For those of you in opposition: You defend your position with your own morals, your religious stance and the bible. As valid as these defenses may be to you, they clearly carry no weight in court. We have a clear separation of church and state. So do us all a favor and give up your futile attempts to oppress people who have done nothing to you and who are NOT out to get your children (a la Anita Bryant). Think of this, rather, in a positive way. Think of the economical impact this will have on Massachusetts. People will flock to the Bay State to get married, start families and work. Property values will increase, there will be more people paying income, property and sales taxes. In a time of such financial crisis, it's an intelligent move. Hopefully the radical right will step outside the box and realize there's a whole lot more to this world than one religion and one god.
CAN YOU SAY THE WORD VETO. PLEASE, WITH ROMNEY IN OFFICE, HE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO SMASH THIS AND HE WILL. I WILL BE HAPPY THAT DAY WHEN THAT HAPPENS...GO TO CANADA. NO WAY THIS WILL BE TOLERATED HERE BY THE STATE HOUSE.
Dogs, gee, I've never heard of anybody wanting to marry their dog.....
I just want to thank the gay community for giving this state another reason to raise taxes. This is a travesty. once again liberal Mass has caved into another special interest group who only care about saving money on their summer house on the cape or on their health insurance. Thats the real issue here. all I can say is thank god romney is governor. He will right the wrong!!
TONY , BOSTON
Marriage is a bond between two people. There is absolutely no reason why two people of the same gender should not make a loving commitment to each other. We are all created equal and deserve equal rights! Congratulations to Massachusetts and thank you to the justices for their insight and humanity in this decision.
I am so happy about this ruling...Cheryl the head of HRC and now Gay Marriage...maybe I will stay in MA even though I have Mittens for a governor...
Massachussets..Leads the United States in doing the right thing. We in the Bible belt applaud you. Gay American citizens nationwide are shedding tears of happiness.
Richard, Nashville, Tennessee
I agree with the decision. People need to separate their moral / religious dilemma and look at who they hurt when they oppose this. The family groups mention that it will hurt the sanctity of marriage and ultimately children. Look around - happend along time ago and had nothing to do with gay people. These are people who love each other, are committed to each other and just want to have the same rights as straight people. Perfect case - long time gay couples - one died in 9/11 (actually probably more) - the partner was not able to collect any inheritance or benefits since it's not legal on the federal basis. How is that right? How is having a child born to your deceased lover raised as your own and then taken away a good thing? Some of thes "family" people who are no better than anyone else should look at the hate that they project and put that energy into making this country better for all of us.