The public has become used to the political debate concerning the sanctity of marriage. Interracial marriage did not become legal throughout the United States until the Supreme Court ruled that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional in 1967.
As of 2011, same-sex marriages in the U.S. could be performed in Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the Coquille nation. Maryland and New York recognize these unions and California does, conditionally.
Although much of society no longer even blinks an eye at interracial marriage as we see it everywhere from www.direct.tv to news and tv shows, many people continue to struggle with same-sex marriage. Because equal opportunity and social justice are integral to the Green Party’s key values, it does not stand against it.
Is a marriage between Locutus of Borg and the Borg Collective on the Horizon?
Since “all people are created equal” society needs to treat them as such. How about when a corporation becomes a person? This concept almost sounds like something the Borg collective, a cybernetic race/life form from the television series Star Trek, would plan with Locutus of Borg as the groom. In reality, this notion a collective marrying an individual will be tested when the marriage of a person and a corporation take place.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations have the same constitutional rights as people in their decision made on January 21, 2010, in the case of Citizens United versus the Federal Election Committee. To commemorate this decision, Sarah “echo” Steiner has begun the search for her perfect corporate mate. She plans to use this marriage to challenge the Supreme Court’s decision.
In a press release issued by Citizens United, some possible corporate grooms have already been identified, including a green corporation. Citizens United also announced that the bridesmaids will be Green Party members from Palm Beach County and Progressive Democrats of America’s Florida branch.