Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Anchoress Speaks

I'm sure you've heard about the Federal Judge overruling the voted will on the citizens of California about the marriage proposition 8 law. A well spoken Catholic blogger responds very, very well.

The Anchoress
“Gender no longer…essential (to) marriage”

Elizabeth Scalia

In an utterly unsurprising ruling, and one that is inarguable if one is peering through the narrowed prism of stringently secular law, and reducing marriage to a sort of contractual partnering, Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled restrictions against same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional...

I was intrigued with this part:
Race and gender restrictions shaped marriage during eras of race and gender inequality, but such restrictions were never part of the historical core of the institution of marriage. Today, gender is not relevant to the state in determining spouses obligations to each other and to their dependents. Relative gender composition aside, same-sex couples are situated identically to opposite-sex couples in terms of their ability to perform the rights and obligations of marriage under California law. Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals....

As I say, an expected ruling, given the narrowing of perspective. It is counter-intuitive to 5,000 years of human cultural understanding, but we’ve seen a lot of that, these past 40-or-so years.

My first thought.....

Go read her entire post. My only comment after her's is... Amen.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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2 Comments:

Blogger Locutisprime said...

These people will not rest until they have completely destroyed all American institutions. May God help us and may he have his final word when this reaches the Supreme Court.

10:07 AM  
Blogger XtnYoda said...

I can't quite figure out who has time on their side?

3:24 PM  

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