“This Court is persuaded that Louisiana has a legitimate interest…whether obsolete in the opinion of some, or not, in the opinion of others…in linking children to an intact family formed by their two biological parents…”
The state does not promote this viewpoint in any law; nor does any other state. All 50 states allow infertile couples, elderly couples, and couples that don’t want children, to get married. The state does nothing special to direct knocked-up women (sorry… accidental procreative couples) toward marriage; and preventing gay couples from being able to marry obviously does nothing to influence those knocked-up couples. In fact, the state is actually punishing gay couples for being more responsible than those couples, since gay couples can’t accidentally procreate. The state is also harming the children being raised by same-sex couples by denying them the security and benefits that secular civil marriage provides. The ruling is offensive and laughable. If the judge is capable of the smallest amount of empathy (which is doubtful), he should feel nothing but shame and remorse for his blatantly bigoted ruling.