Supreme Court Justice Officiates at Same-Sex Marriage
I thought this was pretty cool.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a same-sex marriage ceremony Saturday when she officiates at the Washington wedding of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser.
“I think it will be one more statement that people who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship,” Ginsburg said.
Could you imagine an Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito or Clarence Thomas ever making that kind of statement? Not in this lifetime. In fact, here is what Scalia recently said on the court’s two latest rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.
“…it’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.”
Only a homophobic, close-minded, mean-spirited asshole (aka Antonin Scalia in all his glory) would refer to the LGBT community as a “new” minority. I think we can safely say that gays and lesbians have been with us since those first days when our ancestors climbed down from trees – another issue, btw, which Scalia takes issue with. Here’s a snippet of his dissent from Edwards vs. Aguillard, a ruling which prevented Louisiana schools from teaching phony “creation science” in the classroom.
The body of scientific evidence supporting creation science is as strong as that supporting evolution. In fact, it may be stronger…. The evidence for evolution is far less compelling than we have been led to believe. Evolution is not a scientific “fact,” since it cannot actually be observed in a laboratory. Rather, evolution is merely a scientific theory or “guess.”… It is a very bad guess at that. The scientific problems with evolution are so serious that it could accurately be termed a “myth.”…
Anyone with the slightest knowledge of science should be able to recognize Scalia’s dissent as little more than a pile of lies and ignorance. It is stupid. Evolution could be termed a myth? Really? A Supreme Court justice actually wrote those words? Amazing…and pathetic. Hey, Scalia is 77 so we can expect Hillary to replace him with a competent judge at some point in her first term. If not then, her second term for sure.