In The Desert Of Seth

By G. B. Marian

Great decisions by the court; now a caution

This is exactly right and everybody who cares about LGBTQ rights must remember it. The fight isn’t necessarily over and the next presidential election is going to make all the difference. We cannot afford any voter apathy when the election comes round.

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SCOTUSbuilding_1st_Street_SEIt’s been a good week for liberals.  The Supreme Court once again, in dismissing a ludicrous lawsuit, decided not to tank Obamacare, and in a historic decision, recognized the right of same sex couples to marry.  By any measure, the court has moved the country forward in a progressive way this week.

Now a caution.  If, like me,  you are a liberal, you must remain aware of a crucial fact.  What the Supreme Court giveth, the Supreme Court can taketh away.

Yes, the court rarely takes away rights, but it you think it never happens, then google “Dred Scott” or “Plessy v. Ferguson”.

Many social conservatives are outraged.  They are enraged.  And it would be naive to think they will nurse their anger without future actions, that they will simply meekly retire and allow the broad sweep of history to move forward.

Remember, Supreme Court justices are nominated by the…

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