Saturday, October 21, 2006

Marriage Amendment

There has been a LOT of back and forth about what affect the Marriage Amendment will have on Wisconsin. I'm sure we've all seen the commercial of the nice green field with the tractor in the background, making the statement nothing will change in the state if the amendment doesn't pass. Unfortunately, I don't believe that's true. The way the constitution is worded now, it doesn't specify marriage as between a man and a woman. We know the courts in this country have become a tool of the left and their agenda, overriding the "will of the people". Just take a look at Massachusetts. Now, New Jersey is now awaiting the decision of their Supreme Court. N.J. 'gay marriage' ruling could be only days away
The seven-member court could make New Jersey the second state in the nation to redefine marriage to include homosexuals. Such a ruling likely would have significant implications just days away from the Nov. 7 election -- particularly in the eight states considering constitutional marriage amendments. Or, the court could follow the lead of courts in New York and Washington state and uphold marriage laws, handing homosexual activists another legal defeat. (...) Homosexual activists remain optimistic that the court will rule in their favor. In recent days several homosexual news websites ran stories about the pending decision, with one of them proclaiming, "New Jersey ruling could be blockbuster." (...) Oral arguments in the case, Lewis v. Harris, were heard in February. The homosexual activist group Lambda Legal filed the suit in June 2002 on behalf of seven same-sex couples. They lost on both the trial court and appeals court levels before appealing to the New Jersey Supreme Court. If the high court legalizes "gay marriage," Deo said his organization will "push for a state constitutional amendment to define marriage." New Jersey law does not permit amendments to originate through citizen petitions, so any amendment must come from the Democratic-controlled legislature. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine already has said that while he believes marriage is between a man and a woman, he will abide by the court's ruling.
What's worked for thousands of years, in every culture on this planet, should NOT be changed. I honestly have no animosity toward gays. I won't use the tired line of "I have friends who are gay". That's a given. We've all know gays at some point in our lives. The majority of whom are just as hard working, just as decent, just as caring, as some cases, more so. I just cannot, and will not, support the concept of "gay marriage". If that offends, so be it. It's what is in my heart. It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. Legal issues can be dealt with by having a will, a living will, and many other legal documents. There are many computer programs these days dealing with all sorts of legal documents, I have a few on this computer, (most I have no clue what they do). File papers with the court, make sure you have someone designated as your beneficiary, personal representative, executor, etc. Inform your families of your decisions. There are no guarantees in this life, just make sure you do everything in your power to protect your loved ones.