Vital Signs

President Bush Can End “Gay Marriage” If He Wants To

In June 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court ignited our most recent culture war when it discovered a constitutional right to sodomize (Lawrence and Garner v. Texas).  The Massachusetts Supreme Court then threw kerosene on the fire by finding that its constitution mandated “gay marriage” (Goodridge v. Department of Public Health).  Americans from San Francisco to New York saw glowing same-sex couples exchanging vows in open violation of state laws, and Americans didn’t like it.  The fire, on Election Day, consumed the Democrats and the homosexuals.  The homosexuals immediately understood they had gone too far: “There is hurt, there is bewilderment, there is trauma,” said Matt Foreman, the executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.  “Let’s not pretend that it doesn’t feel like we are all walking targets, more than ever, because it does feel that way.”  Oliver Stone worried that his movie starring a bisexual Alexander the Great might get caught up in the flames.  “I’d be naive not to be concerned.  I didn’t know there would be a parallel situation going on.”  Neither did John Kerry.

Has the imperial judiciary also gone too far?  Has the long exercise of untrammeled power made the Supreme Court careless?  Has the country lost her patience with the use of the...

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