Wednesday, March 27, 2013
As many of you know, the US Supreme Court has been involved this week with cases dealing with same-sex marriage. I came acroass the following comment left on the New York Times website that I feel I simply must repost. The message is extremely articulate and succinct. It is, once again, attributed to a commenter on the website of the New York Times: "The Supreme Court does not exist to serve as a parental unit. Its justices are not there to decide if and when we "are ready" to accept equal treatment for all of our citizens. It is a court of law, and whether it is reviewing DOMA or Roe v. Wade, the merits of a case should decide the outcome, not some vague notion of whether we can handle it. It's all well and good to develop consensus through state initiatives and local voting booths, but some issues are a broad matter of human rights and fairness, and we the people have shown many times that we are fully capable of putting our own prejudices before the rights of others. This is why the Supreme Court plays such a key role in making the tough calls that protect democracy, the constitution, and human rights in this country. Let's hope the justices stop acting like father/mother knows best and start doing their jobs. Justice waits for no one."
Posted by Koba at 6:56 PM