Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The always creepy John Eastman is upset with Ohio ruling allowing dying man to marry his partner

John Eastman
You would think that National Organization for Marriage would have enough common sense not to obsess over a dying man's final wish to marry.

Nevertheless, NOM's chairman, John Eastman, cannot resist the need to express his disapproval of a federal judge. The talking points are disingenuous:
The Supreme Court said that the states are supposed to be the primary place where marriage policy is set and this judge has just replaced Ohio's policy with his own ... This ruling flies in the face of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling and will be ultimately overturned.
Of course, the Supreme Court said no such thing. The DOMA ruling concludes that the federal government must recognize the marriages that are recognized by the state. Nowhere does that ruling abdicate the responsibility of the federal courts to ensure that citizens are not deprived of equal protection under law.
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