From the daily archives: Monday, June 29, 2015

I’m heartily enjoying the emerging argument that now that the United States has equal marriage rights, gub’ment should “get out of marriage altogether.”

It puts me in mind of a child who doesn’t want a favorite toy any more because his sibling got the same one.

“Oh great, now The Gays can get married. Fine, we did’t even want marriage any more anyway.”

They’d rather take their ball and go home.

Lawmakers in Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma have now all played variations on this tune.

Republican Presidential Candidate Rand Paul put out this argument on Sunday, in […]

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President Obama, following the historic Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage in Ohio and every other state, said, “sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”

Republicans running for President have criticized this “thunderbolt” as the work of five unelected judges imposing a policy on America.  The main legal criticism has been to suggest that the Court should simply apply the Constitution as originally written.

The key to responding to your conservative friends, and understanding the Obergefell decision, is to recognize that the President is wrong […]

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