On Friday, the US Supreme Court revealed their decision that all 50 states must allow same sex marriage. The news was greeted by many, including myself, as a long overdue recognition of basic rights for millions of Americans. But the decision was also met by some as an expansion of an inherently unjust system. I also think this group has a point. Let’s call the first group the Liberal Celebration group and the second the Radical Critique group. (I won’t engage with conservative religious opposition here; I do think they’re worth engaging, but doing so requires a different strategy).
|The first legally married same sex couple in my home city|
The Liberal Celebration group (hereafter, “liberals”) consists of many Americans who vote for Democrats, but also many “independents” (whatever that means), libertarians, and some conservatives (I lump everyone together merely on account of their overlapping opinion on this particular issue). The liberals are right that the expansion of rights for same sex couples is worth celebrating.