Throughout the document containing Judge Walker's legal opinion, the notion that gender doesn't matter at all, is as totally irrelevant to marriage as it is to other areas of life, and that treating the genders differently is identical to racial discrimination occurs. I've said before that the end game for same-sex "marriage" activists is not merely to redefine marriage in a way that destroys it, but also to usher in the post-heteronormative, genderless society so many of them want to see.
But there are consequences to radical ideas like these, and it might be a good idea to ponder what this one really means. If Judge Walker and his ilk get the genderless society that they wish for, what will that mean, in practical terms?
If gender doesn't matter, what would change?
If gender doesn't matter...then we clearly can't have men's rooms and women's rooms, men's locker rooms and women's locker rooms, etc. Separating these facilities by gender would be, in a Walkerian world, exactly the same as having separate restrooms for African-Americans; genderism is just like racism. So, get used to having men changing next to you at your local gym, ladies--if gender doesn't matter.
If gender doesn't matter...then you might as well forget gender-specific sports teams, too. Racists used to make African-Americans play on separate teams or in separate leagues, and today genderists are keeping women off of NFL teams and refusing to let men compete on the Women's Olympic Beach Volleyball team. Get used to co-ed sports teams...if gender doesn't matter.
If gender doesn't matter...then why are only male U.S. citizens required to register for the draft when they turn 18? There are plenty of women serving in the Armed Forces, and as Judge Walker has clearly explained to us all, children don't actually need their mothers. Be prepared to hand over your newborn and diaper bag for a pair of combat boots, young American moms--if gender doesn't matter.
If gender doesn't matter...then women belong in combat, too, speaking of combat boots. It's only discrimination that keeps women from the front lines of wars and conflicts. It's not because men are psychologically inclined to protect women, or that women are more vulnerable to rape and other consequences of being captured. There are more women than men anyway--so more women ought to die serving in the Armed Forces in wars than men do...if gender doesn't matter.
If gender doesn't matter...then society, culture, tradition, human nature and common sense have somehow inexplicably failed to overlook the "fact" that men and women are totally interchangeable, that there is nothing unique or special about men, nothing unique or special about women. Get rid of "Mother's Day" and "Father's Day" in our Walkerian world--again, Walker has declared that children don't need their own mothers or fathers, not at all! Get rid of men's and women's departments in clothing stores, of barbers and beauty parlors, of any business that makes its income promoting the old "gender matters" stereotypes which sees some kind of difference between the male and the female. Because we can't live in the post-gay "marriage" heteronormative-eradicated post-gender society the same-sex rights activists dream of--if gender actually does, in some way the progressives just can't see, matter.