None of that seems to have happened or seems likely to happen. The Sprigg is on the lookout for arguments that he can offer in substitution. He is replacing absurdities with insanity.
Here is Sprigg's eureka today:
“Same-Sex Marriages Up One Year After Supreme Court Verdict” was the headline Gallup used, reporting that “approximately 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place since the Obergefell v. Hodges decision.”Who cares and what difference does that make?
The real news in the Gallup survey—missed by virtually every news outlet that reported on it—is not how many same-sex couples have now obtained civil marriages, but how few.
“Gallup currently estimates 3.9% of U.S. adults are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender,” the report says. How many of those are married? “Currently, 9.6% of LGBT adults report being married to a same-sex spouse.”And all that without getting Sprigg's approval. It is going to require decades for gay culture to adapt to the notion of finding the right person to whom one gets engaged and then married. I would be willing to bet that gay couples raising children are disproportionately married. Most importantly though is the concept that Equal Protection is not predicated on the number of people who are equally protected. Sprigg's opus goes on and on with percentages to prove, … something. It is all irrelevant.
Wait a minute—after all the hullabaloo over same-sex marriage, all the insistence that marriage was essential to affirm the dignity of lesbian and gay Americans—less than one in ten have even bothered to take advantage of this critical new “right?”
Tonight's wine selection seems especially appropriate: