16 January 2015

Brace Yourselves; Here It Comes

Just read the news, reported by Creative Minority Report: the Supreme Court will destroy what remains of protection for real marriages hear and decide whether states may decline to pretend that sodomites can marry others of the same sex.

Of course, it is just like the pro-sodomy lobby to avoid popular votes on legislation or constitutional amendments, and instead just ram this through the judicial back door.

6 comments:

sam said...

Come on, you know better than that. The U.S. Supreme Court passes on the constitutionality of state and federal statutes-- statutes you approve of and statutes you disapprove of. That is our system of government-- or have you forgotten?

thetimman said...

Sam,

Come on, you also should know that judges are to interpret, and not make, laws. On these issues there is the U S Constitution, and laws enacted under states' inherent police powers. This is a no brainer, that there is nothing in the constitution to override the states. If as everyone expects the Supreme Court invents something called gay marriage, it is as execrable a piece of lawmaking in violation of the natural and positive law as was the sudden discovery of a right to murder little babies in the womb.
Or have you forgotten?

sam said...

So if the state of Missouri, through its elected legislature, passes a law that says blacks and whites must attend different schools, you think the U.S. Supreme Court is "making" law if it takes the case and overturns the will of the majority of the Missouri legislature?

Anonymous said...

Just how does permitting gays to exchange vows under civil law destroy the "protections for real marriage." "Real marriages" certainly will continue to exist.

Alice

Pete said...

I frustratedly note that same-sex unions do not come close to passing the "similarly situated" test. I have no idea how judges glossed over that. I know really, of course...

Anonymous said...

"Ram through the back door" - gross!