No, what the SCOTUS said was that if the States are going to license marriage, they must also license a union between two men or two women. A license indicates privilege, not a right. They may as well have said "until some future court changes their mind, the States must give the privilege of marriage to two men or two women as well as one man and one woman".
The problem? As John Roberts pointed out, "two" is arbitrary. If the States must license "two", then they must also license more than two. This is exactly why a few States are deciding, rightfully so, to get out of the marriage licensing business. Marriage licenses came about in order to keep people from getting married, so why the gay community wants to be recognized by the State is completely beyond me. Stop seeking govt recognition of your union.
The other problem? The federal govt has absolutely no role to play in marriage. It's a State issue. If a State chooses to license marriage, it has the power, via the 10th amendment, to decide who it's going to give those licenses to. We should be speaking out against marriage licensing altogether though.
Make no mistake, just because the SCOTUS made this ruling, that does not make them right. The SCOTUS has been very wrong in the past.
Let's get rid of govt in the institution of marriage. Govts only proper role is the recognition of a contract between individuals.
Marriage is a civil contract creating a legal familial bond between two people who are otherwise unrelated. Entering into that contract is a right, not a privilage .. Unlike a drivers license, there is no skill testing questions to answer and there is no road test ..
Yet Takei and Nimoy got along just great ..
Sorry WOW, but America as a whole rejects gay marriage. But it took only 5 people to decide what they think it should be.
"America said so as a whole." Are you living in the same America as the rest of us?
It may be 'The Law', but greater that 90% of Americans believe that Homosexual Marriage is a crime against nature and against God's Law.
If this law were put to a vote, gay marriage would be illegal in this country. And THAT'S the truth!
July 2, 2015 at 4:43pm
There are no “ex” homosexuals. I had to stop reading right there.
July 2, 2015 at 4:40pm
No, Rondpert…I actually do far more gloating thanks to the blaze. Like the time I told all here that Romney didn’t have a snowball’s chance and I was 100% right. Now I’ll tell you that all 14+ of your “contenders” will lose…and I will gloat again…and that will eat you up…again. Glad to be of service.
July 2, 2015 at 4:37pm
Hey Nukkinfuts – Glenn Beck is counting on that…if stupid were fixable, he’d lose all of his beckies who fund his lifestyle.
July 2, 2015 at 4:31pm
Why would it remind him of Obama? Americans love Obama — Thomas, not so much.
July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm
Yes, all of those abused women with battered wife syndrome have TONS of dignity…that’s why they can’t leave their abusers. Your ignorance makes me want to puke. Your piehole needs a sewerplate over it.
Interesting that when a conservative criticizes a black man in higher office it is said that it can only be because we are racists. So I can only assume, using leftist logic, that that is the case here...
Agreed on both counts! Seems to fit for both Mr. Takei and our resident curmudgeon Mr. Wowsey! I am sure Spock would find your thought process "very logical".
July 2, 2015 at 4:27pm
I don’t think many people would be okay with that. Those who want Dukes back on should fight for it.
[-1] July 2, 2015 at 4:26pm
Okay, Matt — when someone degrades you or mistreats you, they are attacking your dignity. I would say that the famous arse pincher of the 80s should quiet down about treating people with respect and being humane. Get schooled about good ole Clarence before you attempt to defend him. If Thomas didn’t think dignity could be “taken”…he shouldn’t have tried so hard to take it from others.
So what you're saying is that once someone is a victim of something then they no longer have value as a human being. They no longer have dignity and apparently can never regain it. I guess Justice Thomas and myself simply think more highly of human beings than you and George Takei do. It's sad that you feel that way. I hope you and Takei can come to have a different view of humanity than you do now.
July 2, 2015 at 4:22pm
SO-SO SHOW. It was a game-changer. How old are you?!
TV show, "game Changer"? Like so many of your other comments....wow...just....wow!
But that type of allocation is what make Hollywood pretty faces think they have something to say off screen that we all want to hear. Well that and all the big bucks they make. Bib bucks must mean super intellect, right? NOT!
 July 2, 2015 at 4:21pm
Constant abuse erodes a human being’s dignity. Stop talking foolishness.
Hey Nukkinfuts - Glenn Beck is counting on that...if stupid were fixable, he'd lose all of his beckies who fund his lifestyle.
This I will give to George:
He ostensibly has never wanted children he could call his own, so he and his partner have never tried to purchase another human being (enslave) to act as their child . . .
[-1] July 2, 2015 at 4:15pm
Everyone except beckies knows that. Thank you.
[-1] July 2, 2015 at 4:10pm
No, I “get it”…I just don’t blindly follow what someone says. I don’t agree with him…with what he is concluding. It’s called thinking and coming to your own conclusions based on knowledge and thought. It doesn’t happen here…beckies are parrots – I “get that”
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 3:25pm
Beck built this website counting on what you just said!! I love it. Keep feeding beck’s kitty. Your idiocy keeps him in the money.
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 3:20pm
In the real world, he is an accomplished actor. Playing make-believe is what actors get paid for. Yes, he’s done it his entire adult life. Welders weld, painters paint, actors act, teachers teach…what is your point?
Yes, actors get paid for make believe. There is no requirement for them to be smart, or intelligent, wise or knowledgeable. If they can deliver their lines in a believable manner, we appreciate their skill in this.
That a person can deliver lines he is given in an effective manner does not mean he should have a platform for his opinion, any more than any other person has. My point is he has been given a platform to speak without any right to have that platform.
It is amazing one has to explain this. The ability to reason and think are skills that are rapidly being erased in our world today.
Well stated indeed, Sir. Since they make lots of bucks they think that must mean they have something to say the rest of us want to hear. Mostly just muddled talking points they have memorized with heartfelt delivery and little conclusion.
Naval Air I see! Tough job!
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 3:05pm
What about somebody grabbing your arse? Whose dignity is compromised there — in your opinion?
Are you talking about Bill Clinton or just who? Not sure.
Nobody can take your dignity. Do you not get that?
No, I "get it"...I just don't blindly follow what someone says. I don't agree with him...with what he is concluding. It's called thinking and coming to your own conclusions based on knowledge and thought. It doesn't happen here...beckies are parrots - I "get that"
Blindly follow?? LMAO. Words have definitions, not feelings. Perhaps you need to look up the word dignity.
 July 2, 2015 at 2:59pm
Actually, our constitution allows for EXACTLY what you suggest should be suppressed!! Freedom of speech. Spock would say that you are highly illogical!
July 2, 2015 at 2:55pm
Fdraiden – I guess you are one of the few who didn’t grow up with Star Trek or didn’t watch it in reruns. You should check it out…the show was was very enjoyable.