I doubt that even one of the drafters of the Fourteenth Amendment thought that the document they were drafting meant that homosexual marriage should be considered logically, morally and legally equivalent to heterosexual marriage.
Yet, an activist Judge in the Utah Federal Court named Robert J. Shelby just used the Fourteenth Amendment to overturn Utah's Amendment Three that define marriage as an act between a man and women.
A week before, an activist judge declared polygamy legal. These combined rulings have created an ugly structure where we will soon see a society dominated by corrupt clans.
This is what happened with the Mormon experiment with polygamy in the 1800s. The polygamous clan structure is what makes Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan so incredibly backwards.
BTW, one really interesting culture-war point. While the current marriage-equality movement is a left wing issue, polygamy is traditionally a right-wing issue.
The FLDS and radical Islamic groups that support polygamy tend to be on the far right.
Personally, I used to be supportive of monogamous gay-marriage. I have absolutely no problems with monogamous gay couples calling their relation a marriage and I fully support extending employee benefits to gay couples.
I believe gay couples should be allowed to adopt and raise kids. However, I also believe that people giving up children should have say-so on who adopts their children. For example, if a fourteen-year-old girl is giving up a baby for adoption because she wants the baby to have a mom and dad, then we should respect the girl's wishes.
My support for gay-marriage ended when I came across a progressive activist who told me that he didn't give a damn about gay-marriage. His goal was to attack the Christian Church.
The most basic principle of Christianity is the sanctity of human life. The Christian tradition recognizes the sanctity of human life through sacraments.
In the Christian tradition, marriage is not simply a celebration of sex, nor is it about retirement benefits, tax credits, or social security payments. The Christian sacrament of marriage is about procreation. It is a sacrament about the creation of life.
Hetero-sexual marriage is likely, though not guaranteed, to produce children. Our planet is a bit overpopulated so I am thankful that many couples do not have children.
Gay-marriage never does not naturally lead to children. If one member of a FF marriage is pregnant, you can bet a nickel that something happened outside the marriage.
If the law saw gay marriage as something different from marriage, I would still be supportive of the issue.
I turned against gay-marriage when my progressive friend explained that the goal of the marriage-equality movement is to attack the Christian sacrament of marriage.
Marriage equality means that Christian Churches will be forced to extend the sacrament of marriage to gay couples. The same laws apply to polygamy, Christian Churches will be forced to extend the sacrament of marriage to polygamous groups or anything else that activist judges deem to be equal to marriage.
Many of my friends actually believe that Christianity needs to be attacked.
I beg you, please look at the issue being attacked at the history of the people doing the attacking.
The issue being attacked is the Christian belief in the sanctity of human life. Last century the radical ideologues who did this style of attacking committed genocide. Hundreds of millions were killed by this radicalized ideology.
This marriage equality issue being forced upon us by activist judges is setting up America to devolve into a clan society with the powerful clans rejecting traditional ideals about the sanctity of human life.