Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his opinion for the majority, “Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned. The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so central to their lives and faiths, and to their own deep aspirations to continue the family structure they have long revered. The same is true of those who oppose same-sex marriage for other reasons.”
It is worthwhile to point out that the First Amendment specifically protects the “free exercise” of religion.
First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
It is also worthwhile to point out that under the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court makes no law.
Media, politicians and special interests will paint rainbows to obscure the “bright-line” decision of the Supreme Court and to bend public opinion to their own purposes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright-line_rule
….and so the battle will begin. When did you open this blog? All the best!
Opened this blog only a couple of years ago. I am slowly migrating away from Facebook, which I have used as a political blog since it began. The lighthouse is the Annisquam Light which is a few blocks away from where we lived in Annisquam in Massachusetts on the Bay of Maine.