I've never really supported it, as I don't find the Pro side very convincing and still have some faith in the CVM. However I've found I don't care about it that much since it only affects a small group of people. I just wish it had been up to the states to decide as if it were a real democratic setting, instead of an overriding judicial court deciding it for everyone.
I just looked at banning gay marriage, a violation of basic rights. The procreation argument doesn't really fly with me, because you see 50 year olds get married all the time, and they are all past their reproductive stage. Yet, nobody denies them to get married.
@ConservativeDDO Unless you are a homosexual, this decision by the Supreme Court effects your life in no possible way. If you think that gays should not get married, here is what you do. Don't marry someone of the same sex.
@xhammy - No it hasn't. When I got married I could file TAX returns jointly. I could add a deduction for my wife. I got protection from the law to make legal decisions for my wife. In sort, I got a big package that same-sex couples that married before (and yes, many churches have been marrying same sex couples for a long time) did not have.
Just to the people who've said no... Courts can decide law through judicial precedent. Most any court in a common law system can, actually. However, the higher it is, the more sway it has. Since it's from the supreme court, not much will sway this. Anyway, this particular decision was from the case cited below. The US Supreme court decided that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the fourteenth amendment.
I tried to point people towards the law Episteme. Fact is, since this decision conflicts with some peoples 'morals' they will scream activist court. That's until the very conservative court it is says all individuals have the right to grenade launchers or flame tougheners - then it will be 'upholding the constitution'.
Yes courts CAN create precedents however it is frowned upon and rarely done. Additionally, creating precedent is much different than creating a law. Laws are left to the house and senate to decide in both State and Federal cases.