Monday, June 05, 2006

Identifying a New Axis of Evil

Iraq be damned, we’ve got enemies at home.
Since 2004, state courts in Washington and California and Maryland and New York have ruled against marriage laws. Last year, a federal judge in Nebraska overturned a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, an amendment that was approved by 70 percent of the population. And at this moment, nine states face lawsuits challenging the marriage laws they have on the books.
And we must fight them, or be prepared to live in a world in which “every state would have to recognize marriage as redefined by judges in, say, Massachusetts or local officials in San Francisco, no matter what their own state laws or their state constitutions say.”

I had planned (and still do plan) to write a few serious posts about this issue, but Bush’s recent speech--laced with conservative-crowd pleasing references to “activist” judges--deserves only mockery.