President Obama, Gay Rights, Discrimination And A Simple Solution

One of the things I hope to do here on these pages, is to boil seemingly complicated issues down to their simplest form.

In his second inaugural address, President Obama did the same, when it comes to marriage equality for the LGBT community:

“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well”

Exactly.

Let me say this another way – a democratic government of a free people can not, must not, discriminate against a group of law abiding citizens in any way, shape or form.  

Period.

It is as simple as that.

DOMA is a national disgrace, and will be found mostly unconstitutional.

States that have allowed a simple 50 + 1 majority vote to limit the rights of a minority are dangerously similar to those countries past and present that the same politicians and citizens rightly look down upon as inferior to a free country such as the United States.

And there is no possible constitutional, moral or ethical argument for such discrimination. None.

It is hypocrisy in its simplest form, but on a grand scale.

If a government is going to be in the business of recognizing marriages, it must recognize them all.  

Every single one.

It is as simple as that.