Intial Thoughts on Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act which restricted federal benefits to opposite gender couples.  It also refused to allow the democratically voted Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in California to stand.  Here are my initial thoughts.

The tragedy here is multi-fold.  There are many reasons for concern here, not the least of which is the inevitable trampling on the religious freedom and civil rights of those of us who cannot, in good conscience, participate in acts that show approval of homosexuality as morally acceptable.  Continue reading