Shouldn't something like this be decided by the voters and their elected representatives-- and not some unaccountable black-robed elite?
Lay aside my own personal religious feelings-- and the inexplicable knot in my stomach. Lay aside my objections to the hubris of moderns rejecting what millennia of human evolution and relationships have taught us.
Let's talk about the civics of this case... We have a bunch of unaccountable elites in this nation ramming through legislation from the bench--- and whatever the overwhelming majority of the voters want be dammed. How is it that our jurists waited over two centuries before "discovering" that gay marriage is a constitutional right?
Why can't I marry my brother? Shoot-- if you buy the arguments that people are making-- what difference does it make if we won't be producing children? We love each other and have a lifelong commitment to each other. And who are YOU to tell us that it is wrong by imposing your morality on us? Why does the institution of marriage really exist?
Ladies and Gentleman, this is just one more stop down the slippery slope. If you refrain from making moral judgements, then anything can and will go. Why not legalize bestiality? Why not legalize consensual incest? Please give me a compelling argument against these measures shorn of moral judgements.
Frankly, the Massachusetts legislature should imeach the whole bally lot of these high handed usurpers. However, since the People's Republic of Massachusetts is under the iron hand of the Perjury Party--which dares not offend its core special interest groups-- forget it.
End of rant.