Kicking And Screaming
The tantrum over gay marriage continues, this time in Louisiana:
A routine order issued by the Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday transformed into a flame war among four of the court’s members, one of whom claimed that he is not obligated to follow the United States Supreme Court’s decisions.
Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, while conceding her obligation to follow the Supreme Court’s decision, wrote separately to complain about the “horrific impact these five lawyers have made on the democratic rights of the American people to define marriage and the rights stemming by operation of law there from.”
That prompted Justice John Weimer to retort that it is not a judge’s job to “point out what, in my view, the law should be.”
Actually, Judge Weimer, if a law is deemed unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has a duty to nullify that law. What it does is point out what the law cannot be. I can’t believe a piker like me needs to point this out. I suspect he knows the truth, though. He just wants to go on record bitching, most likely to get elected again.
The most unusual opinion of the lot came from Justice Jefferson D. Hughes, III, who dissented from the court’s conclusion that it actually must comply with binding constitutional precedents handed down by the United States Supreme Court. “Judges instruct jurors every week not to surrender their honest convictions merely to reach agreement,” Hughes began. “I cannot do so now.”
You are not a jurist. You are a judge. I think you have different rules.
Hughes’s opinion is only two paragraphs. It cites no authorities and provides no legal arguments in support of his position. It does, however, include an apparent suggestion that gay parents are pedophiles. “This case involves an adoption,” he writes, adding that “[t]he most troubling prospect of same sex marriage is the adoption by same sex partners of a young child of the same sex.”
Do we have to go through this still? Being gay and being a pedophile are two completely different things. Sure, you can be a gay pedophile, but that’s the exception, not the rule.
I’m about done with people in high places dictating what is perversion and what is not. You fuckers have to deal with the fact that some people have different sexual proclivities from you, and there is nothing wrong with that. Quit your crying. You’re embarrassing.