Obscured by a rainbow

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.”

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf

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

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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2 Responses to Obscured by a rainbow

  1. Mike Bromley says:

    ….and so the battle will begin. When did you open this blog? All the best!

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    • budbromley says:

      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.

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