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TJ Wrote: I think the US is just growing up. The move of so many towards acceptance is based on the views of so many. Especially the younger demographics.
I wonder if the states allowing Gay Marriage will present a line similar to the civil war where the south holds out and we have a separation based on ideology. Time will tell.
That's how things always seem to be. The South is always behind on every major issue throughout our history and always have the same exact excuse: state's rights. There is not one thing the South has ever taken the lead on and they have always eventually been forced to adapt by legislation, a Supreme Court ruling, or a Constitutional Amendment.
: they fought a Civil War over that one
: they fought tooth and nail until the Congress, the Supreme Court, and our National Guard forced them to integrate their schools, water fountains, and restaurants.
they were well behind on this one, as well. The Supreme Court had to step in with Loving v. Virginia
to force them to to accept that.
It took the Supreme Court until 2003 to rule on this one, but they eventually deemed them unconstitutional in Lawrence v. Texas.
Many southern states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, but they are now unconstitutional and can not be enforced.
The list goes on and on. The South tends to struggle on the issue of civil and human rights and clouds these arguments in the whole 'states rights' mantra. They have always been on the wrong side of history and are on the wrong side of history yet again. They will fight tooth and nail, but gay marriage will eventually be legal nationwide. It will most likely take another Supreme Court ruling to force them into it though.