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NOM president: Marriage ruling is 'Dred Scott decision of our time'

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 At 1.02.41 PmBrian Brown's organization literally vowed to "drive a wedge between blacks and gays." Remember that as you read Brian, now one of the most desperate clothes-less emperors in all of American politics, directly compare a ruling that extended freedoms to a minority population with a ruling that once upheld slavery:

This not the first time that the Court has relied on its own conception of liberty to justify a decision. One of the best examples of this phenomenon was the Dred Scott v. Sandford case in which a majority of the Supreme Court ruled that restrictions on slavery were unconstitutional because of the implied right of slaveholders. African Americans were thus not people entitled to the rights of citizens, but instead property subject to the will of their masters.

In terms of its legal reasoning, the marriage case,
Obergefell v. Hodges, is the Dred Scott decision of our time. It is illegitimate and completing lacking in constitutional authority. It is the product of unaccountable judges legislating from the bench, usurping the role of elected officials and voters and imposing a social policy on the nation because they think they know best.

And like
Dred Scott, America need not accept it as the final word, the "law of the land" or even a decision worthy of respect. After the Dred Scott decision was rendered, President Lincoln said in his first inaugural address that "if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made … the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."

The decision last week is by no means the final word concerning the definition of marriage. NOM is committed to overturning this ruling and containing its effects.
SCOTUS ruling is not the final word on marriage [Wash. Examiner]

NOM can commit to whatever the hell it wants. But if the Republican party keeps committing to this ugly (and coarsening) chapter in American history, then it can kiss its national electoral hopes goodbye.

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