Saturday, September 6, 2014

Walker won't learn from the court's decision on Gay Marriage. No curiosity.

Isn't anyone else fed up with the Republicans outright use of their beloved conservative activist Supreme Court? That's where every law these overreaching right wingers go to shred the constitution with the blessings of the judicial branch they own apologetically. 

In the WKOW clip below, Scott Walker openly admits he's anxious to give the same sex marriage decision up to their stacked Supreme Court, because apparently the constitution allows for the tyranny of the majority to do whatever it wants. Voting peoples rights away is another "will-of-the-people" thing winner-take-all parties want.

He also isn't interested in learning about why he might be wrong about gay marriage, even when he's given a list by the court that struck down the state law:
"Until the U.S. Supreme Court either chooses not to take it up or were to rule that the law here and elsewhere is unconstitutional, we are still obligated to support the constitution as it was amended by the voters."

Here's the list gov:
In the opinion, Judge Richard Posner, a President Ronald Reagan appointee wrote that the state's rationale for the ban “is so full of holes that it cannot be taken seriously.”

Posner wrote that “when there is no justification for government’s treating a traditionally discriminated-against group significantly worse than the dominant group in the society, doing so denies equal protection of the laws.”

Posner also focused in part on the children of same-sex couples in the opinion, writing that they “would be better off both emotionally and economically if their adoptive parents were married.”

Wisconsin voters added the same-sex marriage ban to the state's constitution in 2006. That popular vote was one of the reasons lawyers for the state said the ban should be upheld. That argument did not sway Judge Posner, who wrote: “Minorities trampled on by the democratic process have recourse to the courts; the recourse is called constitutional law.”
See Posner's decision here. And like Walker, his AG attack dog coincidentally also likes the odds of winning in the activist court. It's so obvious:
J.B. Van Hollen had always believed that this case would ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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