Saturday, June 27, 2015

Same-Sex Marraige

The Supreme Court's decision to affirm the right of same-sex couples to marry in all states is a landmark decision for equality. This is a good thing - I can't help but think that the arguments agaisnt it are almost exactly like the arguments for laws banning interracial marriage, which the Supreme Court struct down as unconstitutional in 1967. 
When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free
- President Obama
Yet, in the near term, the ones who will benefit the most are those in the divorce industry as more marriages mean more divorces. Ironically, heterosexual marriages are trending down because of the lack of justice in family court. Same-sex marriages will likely increase the number of marriages due to pent-up demand. Unfortunately, divorces will increase as well. 

My hope is that same-sex divorces will bring to a head the unjust and often criminal practices that are all to prevalent within the divorce system. The irony for those who are so agaisnt same-sex marriage is that it may actually save heterosexual marriage.

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