Schuette to high court: Let voters decide on gay marriage

So it’s okay for us to abide by laws set hundreds of years ago by men who really didn’t necessarily know what they were doing at the time, but it’s not okay for judges we don’t elect to overrule something blatantly unfair? All good Americans cling to the words of the Declaration of Independence when it suits them and ignore those very words when it doesn’t suit them. But there is this sentence within the most beloved document: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” What is happiness if not being allowed to enter into the commitment of marriage – whether with an individual of the same sex or opposite?

Times have changed Mr Schuette. Especially in the 10 years since Michigan made its decision. You only want a vote because you are blindly confident that everyone will feel the same now as they did 10 years ago, which is a very naive assumption.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today took his fight to preserve traditional marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court, telling the nation’s highest court that voters – not judges – should decide whether gay marriage is a good idea or not.

“This case comes down to two words: who decides,” Schuette wrote in his filing, in which he urged the U.S. Supreme Court to respect the will of Michigan’s voters, who decided in 2004 that marriage should only be defined as a union between one man and one woman.

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