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Supremely frustrating: FRC gives glimpse of forthcoming denunciations

by Jeremy Hooper

Regarding reports that California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno is on President Obama's shortlist of potentials to robe up for the federal Supremes, the Family Research Council's Tom McClusky says:

Justice Moreno spun out of air a “right” to same-sex marriage in California’s constitution, a decision rightfully ridiculed by some legal scholars, yet heavily cited in the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision to grant same sex marriage in that state. If President Obama were to name Justice Moreno the main issue everyone would focus on would be if there is a right to same sex marriage, and I can’t imagine President Obama, who has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on this issue, wants a fight on it quite yet. ODDS: 50-1
Always Bet On Oprah [FRC's Cloakroom Blog]

And of course by the "everyone" who would focus on Moreno's "rightfully ridiculed" ruling, McClusky is referring to himself and all of his Carlos-Morenobuddies who see any opinion that increases the ability of LGBT people to stake out their portion of humanity as being "controversial." Without their side's unprincipled push backs, these kinds of fair-minded, church-separated readings of the constitution would not only be seen as benign and non-controversial -- they would be considered the key job requirement for a potential justice! But with the far-right's constant exaltation of personal faith views and biases above the principles of freedom, we get to live in a cock-a-bizarro world where one rational ruling that increases equality will undoubtedly be used to undermine an honorable justices' career, one group of humans will surely be presented as a wedge issue rather than a body of decent tax-paying citizens, and a major subset of one political party will unrelentingly draw political blood from certain people's love.

To you, Mr. McClusky, the odds of a Moreno appointment may be 50-1. But to us, the truly odd thing is that you and your pals are so willing to prejudge a learned individual simply because he didn't give in to the prejudices that your side has so desperately fostered!

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Please let gay marriage pass in CA!!!! Me and my friend are planning on going to Manhunt's "Single's Week" in Puerto Vallarta so we can maybe meet our future husband! If The CA court does not grant us marriage we are doomed to be unwed forever! :-(

Posted by: beachstud69 | May 16, 2009 6:46:10 PM

Carlos Moreno is a great pick for the Court.

Posted by: Mad Professah | May 18, 2009 2:40:07 AM

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