Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Conservative Legal Logic At Its Finest

And this is about as fine as it gets.  Right wingers finally found a judge (in Louisiana- are you surprised?) to rule against marriage equality, utilizing the following supreme logic:

"This Court is persuaded that Louisiana has a legitimate interest…whether obsolete in the opinion of some, or not, in the opinion of others…in linking children to an intact family formed by their two biological parents, as specifically underscored by Justice Kennedy in Windsor."

Apparently, during his consideration of this lawsuit, it never occurred to judge Martin Feldman that this exact wording could be used in the case of parents who divorced and then married other partners, to take away their children, since the children would no longer be part of  "an intact family formed by their two biological parents."  It also could be used, for the same reasoning, to take children away from a parent if the other parent died.

But for right wingers, making a total mockery of our judicial system and involving it in endless, useless mean spirited litigation, is a small price to pay for the right to continue to exercise their hatred.

One only need look at the dozens of "opinions" written over the years by Antonin Scalia, which knowingly misstate the history of our laws, and rely on reasoning so flimsy that even non-lawyers can see how absurd they are, to understand that these people care nothing about the great responsibility they have been given, and everything about forcing a hideous antidemocratic government on the American people.

3 comments:

Green Eagle said...

Another comment from Anonymous deleted. Listen, buddy, if you want to spread your propaganda about things utterly unrelated to my posts, get your own blog.

Zog I said...

Green Eagle misses real goal with divorce comment -- "two biological parents together" gives GOP divorce ban rationale.

Green Eagle said...

And by the way, it occurred to me a couple of days ago that, under this judicial reasioning, adoption would be just as unacceptable as gay marriage. This guy is so indicative of the trash that Republicans have put on the Federal bench in the last several decades.