"The U.S. Census Bureau has changed its interpretation of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to allow it to tabulate same-sex couples who self-identify their union as a marriage, even though DOMA prohibits any federal agency from recognizing same-sex unions as marriages," reports CNSNews.
And I might self-identify my bank account as holding $100 billion, but that does not make it so. And getting the Census Bureau to agree with me does not make it so, either.
This reported Census Bureau change is yet more evidence that secular radicals who repudiate the American mainstream as a nation under God who endows us with unalienable rights (see the Declaration of Independence) are imposing their private values and subjective policies upon the American people.
Human beings who respect the verifiable, knowable, and public Creator, who respect the wonderful diversity of male and female created in His image, and who respect the ontologically given and liberating structure of marriage as between a man and woman, will of course reject this secularist assault upon balance, liberty, and sanity for persons in both their private and public lives.
Secularists may market themselves as having a better idea, but their bank account, like their philosophy, is empty.
Rather than placing one's faith in pie-in-the-sky secularism, Americans do far better to "read the directions" from the Creator. Holistic reality-oriented trust grounded in fact, evidence, and reason has always been the Creator's way. Maybe that helps explain the wonder and fulfillment of real marriage, not to mention the wonder and fulfillment of real freedom.
Speaking of freedom, one wonders: Do they have copies of the Declaration over at the U.S. Census Bureau? Self-identified Americans living free under God might like to know.