Friends and followers, you’ll have to forgive me for going a bit “off message” in my post today. The Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of marriage equality has my heart pounding and mind racing with happiness and joy.
However, being a social scientist and critical thinker by training, it is nearly impossible for me to not address the primary dissent presented by Justice Antonin Scalia, an opposition which is being echoed around the country.
Scalia’s dissent was largely full of vitriol for the very institution for which he serves and odd justifications for his opposition to the ruling, but one passage did give me pause:
“Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. Until the courts put a stop to it, public debate over same-sex marriage displayed American democracy at its best”
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