BLACK ROBES ‘DELEGITIMIZE’ SUPREME COURT
Marriage-case decision ‘a pure invention of a handful of justices’
June 26, 2013
Supreme Court justices today “delegitimized” the highest bench in the nation by their rulings on two controversial marriage cases, according to a key critic who is explaining now that the issue is not settled, nor is the fight over.
The high court today said the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional because it treats homosexual duos differently from married heterosexuals. And the judges refused to address the fight over Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment through which voters in California defined marriage as being between one man and one woman, because of their technical interpretation of “standing.”
“Today, the United States Supreme Court has lost its legitimacy as an arbiter of the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Today is the death of the court’s legacy, because the decision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act case defies logic and is a pure invention of a handful of justices.”