Monday, May 19, 2014

And Oregon. Prophetic words from the decision

...and a district judge has found that Oregon's marriage ban, which was undefended, is unconstitutional.  It's a beautiful opinion.  

My decision will not be the final word on this subject, but on this issue of marriage I am stuck more by our similarities than our differences. I believe that if we can look for a moment past gender and sexuality, we can see in thee plaintiffs nothing more or less than our own families. Families who we would expect our Constitution to protect, if not exalt in equal measure. With discernment, we see not shadows lurking in closets or the stereotypes of what was once believed; rather we see families committed to the common purpose of love, devotion, and service to the greater community.

Where will all this lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other…..and rise. 

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