The Supreme Court predictably made the least possible decision that they could which continues to move America forward. While it is great that gay rights have moved forward today, the court could have ruled in such a way that would have given equal rights to gays across the country and they didn’t. The fight continues state by state.
The Religious Right were set back today, but they will continue their efforts on the state level to attempt to ban marriage equality. They will also work to amend the Constitution to ban marriage equality. We must also work on an amendment of our own. We need to start pressuring our elected officials to push for a marriage equality amendment. That includes the President!
The Republicans keep pushing laws in the House that couldn’t possibly pass and would get vetoed even if they did pass. They are doing this for multiple reasons. One, so that they can tell their Tea Party constituents that they voted for these ridiculous laws even though they didn’t pass and also so that they get keep the issue in the news and try to change the debate in their favor. Democrats need to start pushing for progressive values with equal determination.
Even though a marriage equality amendment may not pass the first time around, I bet after the 37th time, it probably would. The Republicans weren’t that lucky with their attempts to repeal Obamacare.
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