Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tony Perkins Threatens the Supreme Court With Secession?

English: American politician Tony Perkins.
Hate group leader and would-be constitutional scholar, Tony Perkins, has threatened the United States Supreme Court. In an email this afternoon, Perkins seems to be hinting at insurrection should the Court not decide the marriage cases the way that Perkins wants them to.

Of course this is obviously empty rhetoric given how unlikely it is that the Court will do anything to affect other than California and federal recognition (to the exclusion of full faith and credit). I find it odd that Perkins would see this kind of fist shaking as productive. On the other hand this might be just the kind of message that is resonant with his base of dullards.
Should the Supreme Court decide to overturn the marriage laws of 41 states, the ruling would become even more divisive than the Court's infamous Roe v. Wade decision. Marriage, unlike abortion laws in the 1970s, has been incorporated into the state constitutions of 30 states. Voters in these states will not accept an activist court redefining our most fundamental social institution.
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