Off Topic Forum / Re: Marco Rubio... have they really thought this religious exemption thing through?« Last post by bocker3 on Yesterday at 08:16:53 PM »
I was reading the comments to a column on the NYT, when a side discussion started concerning SC nominees. Many comments reflected the fears, that even if the SC approves marriage equality, all it takes is one more conservative judge, who votes their religion to take it all away. This SC has already demonstrated its ability to ignore it own precedents and rule however they might feel.
How did we ever allow this to happen?
Well -- this is true of any SCOTUS ruling -- and can work for us or against us. The SC has "changed" rulings before and not just this court. If they didn't, sodomy would still be illegal. I will spend no time worrying about any undoing (assuming the ruling is for marriage equality). I find the likelihood of undoing a favorable ruling to be highly unlikely.
Who is the "we" that allowed "this" to happen?? The SCOTUS is run as it's always been run. I would bet religious viewed rulings are less prevalent today than in the past. The press loves to stir up fears, now THAT is an institution where the "how did we ever allow this happen" applies! Rather than report news, the "press" makes and shapes news -- every day (and not just FOX either).