How I can be pro-gay, but reject this ruling
It seems today that the answer for both sides of any debate, particularly moral debates like gay marriage and abortion, is to use government force to get one’s way. I reject that notion. If we the people want gays to be accepted, using government force is not the answer. The answer is to educate the people. Forcing acceptance on people will only perpetuate the anti-gay attitude, but teaching tolerance won’t - it will fix it.
Beyond the principle of tolerance, there is the principle of contracts and non-aggression that can both be applied to this issue. Personal contracts between two individuals that does not harm another should never be rejected in a free society. To that end, if two individuals want to call themselves married, so be it. It is with that in mind that it baffles me as to why the government has itself involved in individuals’ contracts. To cut any sort of benefit to going into said contract would be a step in the right direction, simply because it is not the federal government’s business. That action followed by the teaching of tolerance and the importance of individual contracts will change society to accept gays. Otherwise, we’ll continue in this perpetual argument of disagreeing legislation and rulings.