Tuesday, April 28, 2015

This is it

Today's the day. The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the marriage equality cases. There doesn't seem to be any way to dodge a direct ruling on the issue. There's a conflict among the circuits on whether the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment requires equal treatment of same sex couples in the issuance of marriage licenses and the recognition of those marriages.  The Supreme Court will decide if gay people are equal under the law. I'd feel better if Obama had had one more appointment to this Court before this issue came up, replacing one or more of the catholic republican appointees, of course.

The great irony is that one almost certain vote against marriage equality will come from Clarence Thomas, a black man married to a white woman, whose marriage wouldn't have been possible if his "states rights" position had carried the day when Loving v. Virginia was decided.

The republican party has completely sided with the religious reich on the wrong side of history. You'd think that when the Westboro Baptist Cult supports your position, it's time to re-think that position, but no, the republican presidential hopefuls are falling all over themselves to prove that they are more anti-gay than the other guy. Fuck them all and anyone who votes for them. This shit is personal. They decide today if my marriage to Clay is valid. The Court typically meets and votes after oral argument. On the "big issues" there is likely to be little or no discussion, everyone's position is already pretty much set in stone. So chances are that this has already been decided.

1 comment:

Risa & Jeff said...

Straight but not narrow. We are with you 110%. To those who oppose based on outdated ideas, welcome to the 21st century.