I call bullshit!
Group marriage, Rock On. Again what would be the problem with that. How are you being injured? It would be the business of the group not yours and not the states.
Why would these things mean that marriage as an institution will end? You can continue to live and act as you will. In fact, you can continue to fear and hate people who are gay or live in a group marriage or whatever you hate and fear. Because you are free to do it in America as they should also be free to live as they wish.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said DOMA was unconstitutional because it violated the right to liberty and to equal protection for gay couples.
- From the LA Times.
It must have some bearing since it is the constitutional clause they used to justify the ruling.
But, back to incest and pedophiles. These are crimes in which we can find a truly injured party. That is why murderers and rapists don't get the same rights as the rest of us and are forced to live in prisons. But, Homosexuality (between consenting adults) has no injured party. Your personal feelings that it is wrong don't count as an injury (sorry). If that were the case no one could do anything.
I say let people be married in whatever form they want polygamy, line marriage, gay marriage whatever they want to do that works for them. So, long as it does no harm to others it should be legal and recognized. The problem with America and freedom is that most people seem to want to limit freedom to only those action that they agree with.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed
I think the relevant portion of the constitution that you are looking for is this:
14th Amendment, section 1:
"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
It is called the equal protection clause. "The Declaration of Independence" is not a law and has zero barring on any decision of the Supreme Court.
Consider for a moment that were possible. Probably not today, at some point if driver software could be written to run this digital model. If by some long shot it were possible would it be ethically right?
You clearly don't read enough science fiction. Of course it would be ethical. Then we could all retire to a computerized wonderland of drugs and sex with no side effects. Trillions of lives could be encoded with out the crazy need for real food, clothing and shelter. If it could be done it would be Nirvana/Heaven/Wonderland/Paradise come true!!! Rock on supercomputers. I wanna be your first upload.
We have to put hard limits on the massive interference with citizens private affairs and lives in place now. The we have already started down the slippery slope. Those in power only need to trot out the TERRORIST boogeyman and the SAFETY boogeyman to get the public to allow seemingly any intrusion into their lives. If we don't start fighting back now we will find that we cannot stop them when they start wiring up out homes in the name of stopping domestic violence or whatever boogeyman they use.