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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