June 26, 2013

Question of the Day

Re: The recent Supreme Court decisions on the Voting Rights Act and Defense of Marriage Act:

How is it that we can't expect certain people/areas/regions to evolve when it comes to race, but we expect same to evolve when it comes to sexual orientation?

Posted by Hube at June 26, 2013 03:54 PM | TrackBack

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Good question, Hube. I've been wondering about the same thing. Somehow a 5-4 ruling in favor of labeling DOMA unconstitutional is good (if you're a liberal, that is) but abolishing an outdated section of a nearly 50-year old law is bad and "racist." Never mind that society's views of African-Americans have changed substantially since then, and they have more voter turnout than they did in the 1960s.I don't get it, either.

Posted by: Carl at June 26, 2013 04:04 PM

Carl beat me to my point -- yesterday we were hearing that a 5-4 ruling that did not give Congress and the President deference was a travesty, but today we hear a 5-4 decision that did not give Congress and the President deference is a grand vindication of the Constitution.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 26, 2013 04:39 PM

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