Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court


No, they’re not hearing another case. Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided over a same-sex wedding in the Supreme Court building, a short walk from the courtroom where justices handed down a pair of 5-4 rulings that dramatically advanced the cause of equality.

Yet at the courthouse where gay Americans have won greater conjugal rights, vows were made today.

And Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided.

The same-sex wedding conducted at the Supreme Court united Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart Serkin.

The retired O’Connor knows Trammell from her days at The College of William & Mary, where she was chancellor and he is rector.

Scalia must be fuming right now.

Comments

  1. Michael Heath says

    drr1 writes:

    Cue the outrage from the bigots in 3…2…1…

    Which I’ll perceive as a delicious feature and not a bug. Especially so since Ms. O’Connor is both a Reagan appointee and a female.

  2. Alverant says

    But but but christians are being oppressed if the government isn’t enforcing their views on everyone else.

  3. says

    Scalia must be fuming right now.

    Somehow, I think that’s one of the reasons the venue and officiant were chosen. Since Justice Scalia tends to ignore what the other justices say and write, I can’t imagine that he’s tremendously popular. I suspect a “lack of collegiality.”

  4. John Pieret says

    Cue the outrage from the bigots in 3…2…1…

    … Zero! … Charisma magazine is touting this as a sign of judgment day and the Freepers are commenting on it in their usual charming way, complete with references to the “Whore of Babylon.”

  5. alanb says

    Something that I did not know until recently is that one of Scalia’s sons, Father Paul, is very involved in the Catholic version of the ex-gay movement – an organization called Courage. He founded the Arlington chapter and is (or was) chair of the board of the National organization.

  6. Thumper; Immorally Inferior Sergeant Major in the Grand Gynarchy Mangina Corps (GGMC) says

    Yay! Can’t wait for the bigoworks (like fireworks, only conservative), they should be entertaining.

  7. Chiroptera says

    ArtK, #5:

    Heh. Not only that, but his dissents are (or used to be — I should look up something recent — they’ve often a hoot!) pretty insulting to the majority when he disagrees. He stops barely short of calling them idiots who don’t know nothin’ about law!

  8. magistramarla says

    What is even more delicious is the fact that one of the grooms is a rector at the College of William & Mary.
    I assume that he might be an Episcopal priest. This will surely make the fundi heads explode.

  9. says

    Courage is a group of blue-balled catholics who sit around moaning about how much it sucks not to be able to suck.
    A rector at a college is different from a rector at an Episcopal parish.

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