Let me say, without equivocation, that the three pasha's who comprise The Young Turks are the lamest, laziest, most ignorant and stupid news commentators on the Internet - and that's saying something. If you want to torture yourself for 8:50 minutes watch these boorish yabbo's "resolve" the issue of "Gay Marriage" for the nation - cheer-leading RBG's musings about A CASE THAT IS CURRENTLY BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT and that she will, therefore, be asked to rule on (unless she's forced to recuse herself for said musings) and getting the objections and legal justification of Judge Roy Moore ass-backwards (They're not alone in this) and comparing the Judge to a segregationist preventing black children entering the Arkansas schoolhouse doors. Others who are very familiar with segregation did not feel the same way about Judge Moore or his ruling.
So the Supreme Court is currently hearing and reviewing a "watershed case" regarding Same-Sex Marriage on which they are expected to hand down a ruling in June - everyone thinks this will "decide" the issue, like all those other decisive decisions the court has handed down over the past 50 years. But while they're deciding, lower Federal Courts are making picayune rulings on homosexual marriage across the fruited plain and these rulings might, or might not, have legal standing come June 2015. Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes and thinks SCOTUS will look to their neighbors and children and hand down the "right" decision because we've had about 35 years of progressively fetishizing ring stinging and rug munching so "perceptions have changed." On the other hand, though perceptions have changed, the US Constitution has not, nor have the laws of nature, nor has rules regarding logic and reason so there is every chance that Same-Sex Marriage will NOT be found to be legal on constitutional grounds. If scenario 2 (no constitutional right to gay marriage) is, in fact, the ruling in June then 1. I'm definitely directing my web browser to The Young Turks to watch their heads explode and 2. I'll expect a blanket apology to Judge Moore from every gay married couple in Alabama who will have to rip up their marriage license.
Marriage, as an institution, has taken a beating in the US (and around the world I suppose) over the past 50 years but it is a resilient institution. It is of supreme importance to some and of little or no value to others - unbreakable in many respects but extremely fragile in places you'd least expect. It joins the two sex/life forces together into a union that fulfills natures design and adds to (or detracts from) the individual happiness and security of those joined together. People of the same sex should be able to enter into such a union, but instead of calling it marriage which suggests the joining together of the male and female life force - the Yin and the Yang - we should call it Same Sex Merge and give it the unique status of union it deserves and, philosophically speaking, requires.