Friday, May 16, 2014

This Should Make You Uncomfortable...

... whether you support gay marriage or not. From an article at the Atlantic entitled "Judges Are Ready for Gay Marriage—Are the People?":
This means the legal battle over same-sex marriage is about to take on a new feel. It's moving south, to the places in America where people feel the strongest moral opposition to homosexuality. As Arkansas has shown, the citizens of these states don't need to approve of gay marriage for it to become legal. Judges all over the country are ruling that bans against these unions are unconstitutional; from this standpoint, the moral sentiments of Arkansans and Texans and Oklahomans are irrelevant.
(Underline added). Rendering the moral sentiments of a majority of a state's population "irrelevant" merely underscores the fact that the issue of gay marriage is a non-justiciable political question.

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