It’s Not You; It’s Me

As California’s same-sex-marriage trial ends, the case against marriage equality is all about straight people.

by Paul Waldman | The American Prospect

In 2003, the Supreme Court, in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, declared that statutes outlawing sodomy were unconstitutional, because the moral judgment of a majority was not sufficient reason to deprive a minority of its fundamental rights. In a typically spirited dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia declared that the majority had “taken sides in the culture war” — though of course, he, in opposition, was not taking sides but merely objectively assessing the Constitution.

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