Responses to Supreme Court's DOMA Ruling Prove We're a Nation Divided

Rainbow FlagSocial media is blowing up with responses to the Supreme Court decision that lets same sex couples receive the same benefits as straight couples.

Some see it as a historic and long overdue decision that prevents discrimination on the basis of sexuality.

Others are calling it a sign of the end of time.

The reaction to stories like this one shows just how fractured we are as a nation. With such deeply divided viewpoints, it's understandable why our politicians can't seem to get anything done.

Take a look at some of the across-the-board comments from CafeMom readers:

"God is very sad today," wrote Tina.

"It's fantastic and finally following the freedoms of our Constitution, not the opinions of a minority," countered Kimberly.

"The moral decline of our Nation accelerates!" wrote Barb.

"Fantastic! A great day for logic and reason over fear and bigotry!" wrote kaerae.

Meanwhile, many conservative groups didn't mince words in their opinions of the ruling. "The DOMA ruling has now made the normalization of polygamy, pedophilia, incest, and bestiality inevitable," tweeted Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. "Matter of time."

President Obama was of a different opinion: "This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law," he said, "for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better."

Basically, depending on who you are and what you believe, today's Supreme Court decision is either a day maker -- or a day breaker.

In this case, it's probably too much to ask to hope that these two radically different sides to meet somewhere in the middle. The best we can all do, no matter which side we're on, is be respectful and polite, even when we passionately disagree.

How are your social media friends reacting to the news?

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nonmember avatar Missjones

Really? The moralality of our country is destroyed by letting gay people get married? To say that's melodramatic is an understatement. If you don't like gay marriage then don't have one. It's as simple as that. It's time that our country moves past the bigotry and onto issues that are actually important.

miche... micheledo

Missjones, it isn't as simple as that. Unless your attitude toward everything you believe is wrong (stealing? Murder?) is if you don't like it, don't do it.

While I don't think the two sides will ever agree, comments like the above completely misunderstand the gap between the two viewpoints.

morgi... morgiefae

I wish everyone was that logical, but i agree 110% Missjones

nonmember avatar krelia

Wonder how long until polygamist can get equal treatmentas well as incestuous couples. They deserve rrights too

LostS... LostSoul88

marriage started BEFORE a god was created! I am so sick and tired of people bringing religion into marriage. Marriage was again there BEFORE their god and their religion. They have no right to take it over and force people to follow their beliefs. 

People saying that gay marriage will destroy this country is like blaming McDonalds that they are fat. 

Henley16 Henley16

micheledo: That's obviously not the same at all. When you murder someone, you are taking the life of someone who obviously not consent to that. When you steal something, you are taking a belonging from someone who did not say you could take it. Thus, there are unwilling victims. Who is the unwilling victim when two people love each other and decide to commit to a life together? 

Megan Lee

Will never understand why people think marriage is such a big deal when the divorce rate is so high.

Desirae8 Desirae8

As long as its two consenting adults, who cares?!?!?!  micheledo, murder? Really? Marriage has nothing to do with that. Flimsy argument.

bella... bellacazzate

Micheledo is an idiot/troll/trolling idiot with an agenda. Don't even bother giving her the time of day, ladies. She's been prowling all over the shop today about abortion and gay marriage. 

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