Sunday, July 09, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Marriage!

U. S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage - 1885

"[C]ertainly no legislation can be supposed more wholesome and necessary in the founding of a free, self-governing commonwealth . . . than that which seeks to establish it on the basis of the idea of the family, as consisting in and springing from the union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony; [the family is] the sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization; the best guarantee of that reverent morality which is the source of all beneficent progress in social and political improvement.”
-U. S. Supreme Court, Murphy v. Ramsey, 1885.

From the Stone Age? Certainly not "progressive" enough for Empress Margaret!