On Marriage Equality

“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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The Declaration of Independence

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The Bill of Rights, First Amendment of The Constitution

A few things:

1) The pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right.  Sometimes, people decide to get married in the pursuit of happiness.

2) Government derives their power from the consent of the governed.  Every statistic I’ve read in the past year says that more than 50% of Americans believe in Marriage Equality.

3) Some religions acknowledge marriage equality.  Denying marriage equality would prohibit the free exercise of those religions, no?

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