Friday, November 30, 2012
The Country Club Really Went Downhill When They Let In The Queers
Nevada District Court Judge Robert Jones has publicly released a decision (dated three days ago) in which he rejected a challenge to Nevada’s exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage....Claiming that “the homosexual-rights lobby” has “great political power,” and specifically citing what he called the national media’s support for President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, Jones ruled against the parties’ Equal Protection claims. In a press release, Lambda Legal was withering:
This entire decision rests on the ridiculous premise that a ‘meaningful percentage of heterosexual persons’ will decide not to get married if same-sex couples can. Not only is this not true, but it is settled law that the government is not allowed to cater to private biases — which is all that imagining that ‘some couples won’t join this club if those people are admitted’ amounts to.
That's some mighty fine Originalist reasoning right there.
PS--Now we'll see how SCOTUS handles this.
PPS--Judge Jones is a piece of work.
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Could they possibly be persuaded to change their stance to "any club that will let me in isn't exclusive enough?"
It would solve a lot of problems.
Posted by: Snarki, child of Loki | Nov 30, 2012 1:25:57 PM