That's going to end up back in the courts and any justice voting for it to be upheld is an anti-constitutional nut case.
Incidentally, this is exactly like the mantra in Animal Farm -- "All animals are equal, except some animals are more equal than others." I'm not saying that individuals who voted for Prop 8 are would-be despots, but, then, maybe I am.
RagMan: Obama between 300-330
Nimh: Obama - 311; McCain - 227
Dyslexia: Obama - 311; McCain - 227
Ehbeth: Obama - 317; McCain - 221
Cyclop: Obama - 320; McCain - 218
JoeFromChicago: Obama - 326; McCain - 212
Fbaezer: Obama - 338; McCain - 200
Jespah: Obama - 342; McCain - 196
Diest TKO: Obama - 348; McCain - 190
Debra Law: Obama - 350; McCain - 188
Sozobe: Obama - 353; McCain - 185
Parados: Obama - 356; McCain - 182
Occom Bill: Obama - 364; McCain - 174
RealJohnBoy: Obama - 367; McCain - 171
Engineer: Obama - 390; McCain - 148
Kuvase: Obama - 393; McCain - 145
CalamityJane: Obama - 398; McCain - 140
ebrown p: Obama - 406, McCain - 132
OK, messing with that I first came up with the same one -- 353-185 -- then 364 -174, which is the same as O'Bill's pick.
It won't stand in the new USSC which Obama is going to mold (watch the three judges about to retire doing it swiftly). The Texas decision and the unconstitutionality of any state laws or amendments banning gay marriage haven't a chance in this new environment. It's only a matter of time and the religious despots with God complexes are going to get a huge plate of smelly, bad tasting crow served up to them within the next four years.
If anyone is going to retire, it'll be the more moderate voices...
They will be replaced with even more liberal judges.
Cycloptichorn wrote:If anyone is going to retire, it'll be the more moderate voices...
Lightwizard wrote:They will be replaced with even more liberal judges.
Cycloptichorn can speak for himself, but as I understand his point, that would only make the dissents on the court more liberal. It wouldn't change the majority opinions in those famous 5-4 decisions, which would continue to be conservative.
Nothing short of expanding the court's membership will bring about the liberal decisions Lightwizard wants. And I doubt Obama would do that.