It is a sad day for me. For those blessed few who know nothing of this, and for those who will either send up a firestorm of hatred over this, I ask but one thing before I begin:
Please, in the name of whatever sense of goodness or honor anyone has left, if you must be hateful, please stop and think very carefully about what you will say, and ensure that you come prepared for proper debate. I have only goodwill as I write this, but sadly, I know all too well that there is no hope of civility here. Still, I cannot be blamed for trying to request due thought and debate, rather than hate. Nevertheless, I shall begin.
Homosexual marriage has been unilaterally instituted in all 50 states, regardless of any laws they currently have to the contrary, and that it has been ruled a fundamental human right. Basically, the Supreme Court has just given the finger to the Constitution itself by going over the heads of Congress completely to support an agenda. Congress is the only branch with the power to change the Constitution, and the rights of the states are being completely trampled on, as not only has there been no consensus achieved amongst them to adopt this as federal law, but it's a hotly debated subject.
Basically, in a room full of people who are divided almost in two over one issue, one of the three leaders of the gathering stands up and tells everyone that no matter what anyone says or does, we rule in favor of the loudest side, and anyone who contests that had better shut up or pay a fine.
The states have the right to define their own laws, and federal law originally was supposed to be, in essence, something that all the states had in their own law books already, and decided to adopt nationally. This is neither an agreed upon issue, nor is it a consensus. The government have basically just said that the states don't have the right to make their own laws and have them respected by the government. Instead, the hammer is dropping, and anyone who dares to refuse the now absolute power of the homosexual agenda (not homosexuals, but the agenda that is not their own) will be ground down under the boot of fines, hatred, and despair. The list of bakeries, flower shops, and other such institutions that have been ground down into nothingness by the homosexual agenda because they simply said, 'no, I won't participate in something I feel goes against my beliefs, but I can show you someone who believes differently and will certainly help you', was already long before this. Now, however, there will be nothing to stop them from outright sending them to human rights court for reserving the right to refuse service to someone they would rather not serve.
It's a disgrace for its lack of forward thought, and complete breach of the Constitution, and it absolutely encourages abuse and hate crimes against people who refuse to conform. This is no longer the America I learned about in school; I no longer feel safe for disagreeing with someone. I no longer feel comfort in the fact that everyone has a fair shake, because the portion of the nation that has for so long held one belief just got flipped off because the Supreme Court, the original defenders of the Constitution, are now all but using it as toilet paper to suit their ends. Agree with homosexual marriage or not, the fact remains that this action was unconstitutional, poorly thought out, and overshadows the rights of the states to make their own decisions independently of the government as a whole.