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Ambrosia wrote: I believe that Obama's decision was not rooted in religious beliefs, although those are where the conflicts lie. Furthermore, the fact that church and state are constitutionally seperate seems reason enough for Obama to make this stand, despite of the unreligious nature of this decision. As a President, his job is more in line with equal rights, which homosexuals, heterosexuals, and other sexual genders should be entitled to. The right to marry is included with these constitutional rights, so Obama should be primarily under it's authority; not the "authority" of religious beliefs. God loves all of us, and would want Obama, as a leader to have the same attitude. The actual choice to marry is that of the person, so I feel this transfers the issue out of Obama's hand. The consequences of homosexual marriages will be the consequences of the homosexual.
Their Founding Fathers gave them "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Now, two centuries later, they're still giving everyone liberty so they can pursue happiness. Gay marriage is just the next request coming down the pike. Next week -- who knows -- it'll be polygamy, etc.