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Conservatives, too, should welcome gay marriage decision
Jun 26th, 2015 by Warren Swil

‘Family values’

agenda advanced by

Supreme Court ruling

Attorney Ted Olsen articulated the conservative case for supporting gay marriage.

Millions of Americans are rejoicing today over the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage.
Some, however are not.
Unyielding, right-wing ideologues may be the only ones not celebrating.
But if the conservatives have a shred of intellectual honesty, even they would be delighted.
The top court has just advanced the “family values” agenda in a big way. And, as the president said, the US has become a “more perfect union.”
Similarly to when the Court overturned bans on interracial marriage in 1967, equality for same sex couples makes America a more just and tolerant society. Everyone benefits.


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READY, SET, REJOICE: Gay marriage coming soon to all of America

WHY SUPREME COURT WILL BLESS SAME-SEX UNIONS THIS TIME
A decision is imminent in the most closely watched Supreme Court case in recent memory – its consideration of same sex marriage. Few doubt the result.
New legal precedents and rapid social change make it almost certain that a 5-4 majority of the justices will find a constitutional reason to recognize gay marriage. It may even be a 6-3 vote.
It will be a welcome if delayed development.


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THE REAL DEAL: Vermont senator livens up 2016 presidential race

BERNIE SANDERS GAINS TRACTION WITH PLAIN SPEAKING, AUTHENTICITY
Bernie Sanders is a breath of fresh air in the presidential sweepstakes.
What sets the Senator from Vermont apart from all the other contenders in the 2016 race is his authenticity.
He believes what he says and says what he believes.
One might not agree with Sanders on all or even most of his positions, but having a candidate for the top office in the country who is unafraid to stake out populist positions on a host of issues is a refreshing change.


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