Tagged: SCOTUS

Love is all you need

Religious bigotry is no longer the law of the land.

Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.

Aside from the obvious benefits to all individuals as an affirmation of equality, the ruling directly forces religious bigots to confront the 14th amendment.

Reason > theocracy.

The SCOTUS affirmed that “States rights” is not a license to discriminate.

In other news, frogs are raining from the sky in the Bible Belt.

Eyes of the world

Louisiana under Mr Jindal is a failed state. This qualifies him to be a Republican candidate for president.

He faces stiff competition for the right-wing Christian vote from Messrs Huckabee and Santorum.

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The SCOTUS delivered a terrific blow to the Republican Tea Party.

In a democracy, the power to make the law rests with those chosen by the people. Our role is more confined—“to say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 177 (1803). That is easier in some cases than in others. But in every case we must respect the role of the Legislature, and take care not to undo what it has done. A fair reading of legislation demands a fair understanding of the legislative plan.

Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.