The Supreme Court and Family Court

On Friday, June 26th, SCOTUS made its long-awaited decision on gay marriage.
Justice Kennedy, writing for the 5-4 majority, summed up their opinion: “There are no rights more fundamental than due process and equal treatment under the law.”
The media and the administration were agog in jubilation (the latter going so far as to bask the White House in rainbow colors). While I believe that history will judge this as a correct decision and the U.S. is joining 20 other nations in coming to this conclusion (Mexico most recently), I believe that “marriage equality” will have far less impact on society than a SCOTUS decision on “parenting equality” would have.
I believe this to be the case based on The Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s first truly scientific sampling of 35,000 American adults last year and their finding that only 1.6% of the population consider themselves to be gay, or a little over 3 million people. I have heard informal surveys among gays and it seems only a small fraction of them desire to be married, or perhaps less than a million nationwide. Thus, although there could be a positive impact, particularly on children of gay couples, it will be a relatively small one.
On the other hand, I would ask the African American Constitutional scholar who occupies the White House to reflect on the fact that 72% of black children grow up in homes with only one parent. What portion of those black dads have talked to other dads and know that there is little chance that they’ll receive either due process or equal treatment under the law and “abandon ship” rather than face two decades of being, at best, a mere “visitor” in their children’s lives?
To paraphrase the great Woody Allen in “Bananas”: Family Court is a travesty of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.
Check Woody in the short court scene and note the gay reference from 45 years ago:

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