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?
How very typical of the socialistic, moral abyss the rest of the country has come to expect from Taxachussets. Keep on leading the way down the path to the destruction of the traditional American family!
Todd, Anywhere Except Anyplace in Taxachusetts
Way to go Massachusetts... I am so proud to be its citizen. I've noticed all the negative responses all involved the Bible and religion. I have to say, that these people should be ashamed of themselves. Though I respect their beliefs, I don't think they have the right to impose them on anyone else. Using the bible to discriminate against any member of society just makes me think of a unfair, close-minded, and backward religion. Additionally, forcing your views on other people makes you no different than the Islamic fundamentalists that are terrorizing the world.
ChunkyMonkey, Malden, MA
I've been checking the SJC's website every morning for five months waiting for this decision. I'm a young gay man who, like many others, had to deal with the persistant degradation of homosexuality my whole life. The events of the past few months have given me hope for the future of our country. For those of you who see this as an awful day, you are no different than the 70% of Americans who were against inter-racial marriage in the 60s, the majority of American's who were against women's suffrage at the turn of the century, and the majority of Americans who were pro-slavery before the Civil War. You can use the Bible all you want, but the Bible isn't law (thank GOD) because, if it was, we would be living in Hell on Earth.
Tim, New York, NY
I love how much of the written contempt for this ruling comes from [in]breeders from other parts of the country, many of which are probably still ticked-off that blacks, Jews, Hispanics, Asians, the disabled, and any other commonly SCAPEGOATED minority groups now at least have equal rights and protections under the law. These same people are probably still ticked off about the outcome of the Civil War. Governor Romney should know better than to speak out against gay marriage. If his civil rights were dependent on the majority of American's attitudes toward Mormons, he probably wouldn't have any civil rights, let alone the right to marry. His Mormon pioneer forefathers wouldn't have been pushed all the way to Utah (the tablets would've been buried in Manhattan).
If the purpose of marriage is procreation as some people claim it is... Then shouldn't we also prevent infertile couples from being married... and for that matter men who have vasectomies or women past the age of menopause... because they also can not fulfill the purpose of marriage. I think this is a big step forward. It will strengthen the bonds of these families that already exist.
Jennifer, Beverly, MA
Hey Ted, do you think your dog would marry you. I'm sure he/she is smarter than that. Get a grip. Gays and lesbians should have as much rights as the rest of us.
According to the theory of evolution, whether or not gays are allowed to marry doesn't matter. If gay couples cannot bear children, then the "Gay Gene" should eventually fade out in the next thousand or so years. Then the whole argument is moot, right? But wait. What if they were wrong and there really is no "Gay Gene"? What if all the Bible Thumpers are wrong and God actually threw some gay cells out there just for the fun of it? What if it all doesn't matter one bit? Pass me another Bud and hand me the remote, I think Sex and the City is on .....
marriage is a hetero thing. if gays want to tie the knot, at least call it something else. don't defile something holy.
Karen from Everett....Yes you are living in the wrong state...And since you don't believe in the civil liberties of all..you might be living in the wrong country. As a straight man, this has no effect on me, but I'm happy for those that can now do something that is a right for all...get married.
ps - I'm thinking that the census is wrong - your thoughts??? Who do you think is going to put their name out there with all of this hate. Don't look but more than likely one of your neighbors is gay.