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Charisma: Does Gay Wedding at Supreme Court = Judgment?

I reported earlier that retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided over a same-sex wedding in the Supreme Court building recently. Charisma magazine is asking its readers, as a result, “Is judgment far off?” And they get some of their facts wrong in the process:

Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg confirmed that O’Connor, appointed to the court by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1981, oversaw the wedding of Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart Serkin. She left office in 2006.

It was not the first gay wedding ceremony at the court building. Over the weekend, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the wedding there of New York couple Ralph Lee Pellecchio and James Carter Wernz, according to a wedding announcement in The New York Times.

Wrong. Justice Ginsburg presided over a gay wedding, but it was not held in the Supreme Court building. The comments on the article have been inundated with people on the side of equality. I like this one in particular:

They are right, judgement isn’t far off. Within the next few years, those opposed to marriage equality will be judged by history. And they will be judged, much like George Wallace, to have been on the wrong side.

Yep. And in 50 years, Christians will be claiming it was their idea all along.

Comments

  1. says

    I think it’s disgusting that these Supreme Court Justices insert themselves in to politics like this, tarnishing the good name of the Supreme Court and poisoning the public dialogue with their perverted opinions.

    On controversial matters like these, in public they should stay neutral. By publically agreeing with me.

  2. bahrfeldt says

    “And in 50 years, Christians will be claiming it was their idea all along”. Maybe. But assuredly, in 50 years, something is going to be bothering the theocrats and their puppets, and they will screaming that be their god will now abandon us or judgement day will come on Thursday or the atheist muslim commie international bankers are all possessed by demons, etc. And, of course, send your check immediately!

  3. Michael Heath says

    Modusoperandi writes:

    I think it’s disgusting that these Supreme Court Justices insert themselves in to politics like this, tarnishing the good name of the Supreme Court and poisoning the public dialogue with their perverted opinions.

    On controversial matters like these, in public they should stay neutral. By publically agreeing with me.

    Stephen Colbert, it’s OK, you and your writers can take a vacation. We have a great sub that may even increase your show’s ratings and influence.

  4. says

    @ OP

    And in 50 years, Christians will be claiming it was their idea all along.

    Actually we know what they are going to do. The evangelicals in South Africa are tacky carbon copies of the evangelicals in USA. But, they have to contend with a far more humane constitution, which has upheld gay marriage throughout the land. The result is not that the earth tips off its axis, but rather that these bigots move on to other perverse fixations. The hate and vitriol never diminishes, it is just that their targets change.

  5. Taz says

    We live in a world where children die of malnutrition in some places while morbidly obese pets are a problem in others, but gay sex is what’s really gonna piss god off.

  6. Sastra says

    Yep. And in 50 years, Christians will be claiming it was their idea all along.

    That’s when they’ll be creating a huge fuss over an atheist getting elected as president. And 50 years after that, they’ll be bragging that Christians have always been atheists.

    It’s all in how you interpret the Bible.

  7. felidae says

    Having been alive in the 50′s and 60′s it’s fun to watch how the righties slobber praise over MLK and other civil rights leaders when back then they were called tools of the Communist conspiracy and minions of the devil for trying to upset the divine ordained separation of the races. Just go back to the 50′s and look at the rhetoric around interracial marriage, substitute “gay” for “interracial” and see how similar the arguments are to the ones put forth today

  8. says

    felidae “Just go back to the 50′s and look at the rhetoric around interracial marriage, substitute ‘gay’ for ‘interracial’ and see how similar the arguments are to the ones put forth today”
    Exactly. They were right then and they’re right now. Now, as then, Real Americans™ stand on the Trinity of bedrock values: holding their Bible close, their dander up, and punching down.

  9. Gvlgeologist, FCD says

    Yep. And in 50 years, Christians will be claiming it was their idea all along.

    To add to the discussion: it’s interesting to see in various FB discussions about (among other things) the racism of current Republicans, how they are insisting that since they were the party of Lincoln, that they are the party that helps African Americans and that the Dems are the racist party. They also talk about how Xtians were always abolitionists and in favor of the Civil Rights movement.

  10. dingojack says

    Sastra (#7) – no gay marriage equality here (despite huge public support). But we’ve already been there, done that in respect to atheist, Lefty, unmarried, women (wouldn’t the Fundies heads explode!).
    :) Dingo

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

    @Sastra

    And 50 years after that, they’ll be bragging that Christians have always been atheists.

    Oh, how I hope I live to see that day.

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