Monday, October 06, 2014

Cowards in Robes

The Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of five states of lower court decisions which struck down their prohibition on Gay Marriage.

The immediate effect of this will be the probable legalization of Gay Marriage in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. I say probable because I'm sure Gay Marriage opponents in those state are already trying to figure out a way to prevent that from happening.

While that may sound like good news, the cowardly action by the court means that the pitched battles in the individual states will continue with all the waste of resources and raising tempers that entails.

The time is long past for a decision by the Supreme Court on this issue. The fact that the four votes needed to hear a case couldn't be found sort of indicates how divided the court must be on this issue and how uncertain the outcome might be.

The court is clearly waiting until the consensus of public opinion becomes so overwhelming that their final legalization becomes something of a ho-hum.

Like I said, cowards in robes.

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