It’s been a year since I raised my blood pressure by screaming into the internets. What if I’ve forgotten how? OK, here goes…
SUCK IT SCALIA!
No, I remembered…that felt really good.
Let me try it again…
SUCK IT ALABAMA!
Today the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the 14th Amendment to the Constitution by ruling that states cannot outlaw same-sex marriage and that any state has to honor same-sex marriages performed in other states.
I find it interesting that the June 12, 1967, SCOTUS decision on Loving vs Virginia that found states could not outlaw inter-racial marriages was decided by a 9-0 vote. That vote was a landslide compared to today’s 5-4 decision. Besides Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Justice Samuel Alito also voted in the Minority on this case.
Scalia pouted and cried about how the Supreme Court ignored the will of the people. Scalia wrote his own dissent to the ruling…” “The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”
Scalia wrote that the ruling was a “threat to American democracy” because it “robs the People of… the freedom to govern themselves.” How come the SCOTUS refused to let white people vote for civil rights for black people, but you think it is OK for straight people to vote for civil rights for gay people?
SUCK IT SCALIA!
Politicians in Alabama (obviously still pissed that they got their asses handed to them by Oregon, as well as the SCOTUS ruling) whined like babies.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley said, “I have always believed in the Biblical definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. That definition has been deeply rooted in our society for thousands of years. Regardless of today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, I still believe in a one man and one woman definition of marriage.”
Too bad, so sad…you know owning slaves has been deeply rooted in our society for thousands of years, Bob. Does that make it right?
Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt is worried about religious freedom, “One of my chief concerns with this decision is the impact it could have on religious freedoms in our country. Will this decision be used by the Federal Government to force churches, religious organizations and religious educational institutions to violate their core convictions?”
Look, dude, I am not Catholic, I am not gay, and the Federal Government doesn’t require the Catholic Church to perform my wedding ceremony. What this does do is to require governmental bodies that regulate the civil act of marriage to include gay people in the mix.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is also concerned that religious freedoms will go out the window, “…while the states are now required to recognize same-sex marriage, I expect the focus will now turn to the exercise of one’s religious liberty. I will continue to defend the religious liberties of Alabamians and ensure that people and businesses honoring their religious beliefs are protected.”
Hey, Luther, can a business refuse to provide its service or services to an inter-racial couple if the owner of the business is against such unions on religious grounds? Can such an owner put up a sign that says “No inter-racial couples”? Luther, get your head out of your Republican ass.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said, “With the decision of the United States Supreme Court today to remove state barriers for the implementation of same-sex marriage in America, Alabama’s 2006 Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, which was approved by a landslide 81% of the vote of our people, was ignored and buried. Our country is a republic and our state’s rights should be upheld, but Alabama was told today by five judges in Washington, DC that our voices are mute and the 697,591 Alabamians that voted and made our state’s decision to deny marriage licenses to members of the same sex is null and void.”
First, Terry, screw you. In 1967 nine judges in Washington, D. C. told us that black people can marry white people. How many Alabamians would have voted to make inter-racial marriage illegal back in 1967? You are the Republican Party Chairman from a cracker-ass state that is historically racist and apparently homophobic. Alabamians can’t be trusted to decide on who gets equal protection under the law.
Last Word: Today terrorists killed more than 50 people in attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. Last week a terrorist killed 9 people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina…there isn’t any difference. Killing innocent people for their religious beliefs or the color of their skin are both the acts of base cowards.