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Another Reason Not To Take the Ninth Circuit Seriously

This time, on same-sex marriage, from Baseball Crank (Dan McLaughlin):

Tradition, history, culture, social recognition: these things were good enough, not only for Justice Douglas in 1965, but for the Ninth Circuit panel majority itself in its own discussion of the reasons why the term “marriage” matters and has value – yet they suddenly become a thing that could have been given no rational weight when determining whether the state may continue to use the same word to mean the same thing it has meant throughout history. This cannot possibly be defended as law or logic.

He also points out that there are actual compelling interests in encouraging children, and encouraging opposite-sex couples to marry.  That this needs pointing out at all is troubling enough.

Posted in Culture, Law.