How is a law passed? In the beginning days of the United States, representatives from each state got together to discuss the foundation and principles of the country. Each man was strong and opinionated. Each man had desire to serve his own state. Each man had a differing view from the others. Yet, they were able to compromise and the Constitution of the Unites States of America was born. With this Constitution, the power of the country was distributed between 3 different groups. There was power given to the President. There was certain power given to Congress. There was power given to the court system. This democracy was built and inspired to make sure that not one group would have the say over everything. There were checks and balances put into place. Long story short, laws needed to go through all 3 parties in order to get passed. This has been the case since the birth of the Constitution, until June 26, 2015.
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court overruled and bypassed the law-making standards and legalized gay marriage in the whole country. They passed the law even though most states and voters voted that marriage was defined as a union between a man and a woman. Gay marriage would not only affect the children of gay couples, but also families in general. A few judges changed the law, even though the majority voted against it.
The problem with the passing of this law is not gay couples. The problem is the few judges in the court system overruling what had already passed by the voters of the country. True democracy was demolished in that decision. With this type of logic, any branch of the government can just pass laws without debate, discussion, and compromise. What was the point of The Great Compromise that came from our founding fathers? What is the point of a Constitution if the leaders in our country do not follow it? We truly are at war, but not with foreign parties. We are at war within ourselves. There is no order and no respect for concrete laws.