Random thoughts

Rob Tisinai

June 26th, 2015

I’m not sure I can add anything to Jim’s excellent posts, so instead I’ll go personal and share my initial Facebook reactions.

We won. WE WON!!!

Probably not smart for the dissenting Justices to rely on Blackstone’s ideas about marriage. And it’s funny how their dissent DOESN’T quote the part where he wrote, “By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage”

Roberts (p24) seems to think instead of fighting for marriage we should examine its benefits one-by-one and decide which ones gay people get. So his solution is to have us beg 1,138 times for those 1,138 benefits. Um…okay. Not.

Will and me on our wedding day. Yes, he's wearing a kilt.

Will and me on our wedding day. Yes, he’s wearing a kilt.

If you got married, update your profile pic with a wedding photo. Just a thought.

This is not the time for schadenfreude. No, we should offer our opponents the same dignity and respect they’ve shown gay people for…for…for…oh, fuck it. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! (Actually, that’s quite a bit MORE dignity and respect than they shown us over my lifetime.)

What a glorious, lucrative day for professional opponents of marriage equality. They’re probably writing fundraising letters while shopping for yachts.

I wish those saying “God created marriage and man cannot redefine it” would realize the Constitution forbids laws intended to enshrine any particular religion’s interpretation of their particular God.

That was random. But what the hell. Plenty of time for analysis once the joy levels return to normal.


June 26th, 2015


…Yeah, I like that best.

Jim Burroway

June 26th, 2015

You know, that doesn’t sound the least bit random if you’ve been drinking.

You’ve been drinking, haven’t you?


Ben in oakland

June 26th, 2015

I have to say. Rob, that i was over at religion news service, and that was what I was saying.




June 27th, 2015

I love this post! It’s not random at all, it’s all held together by a well-earned joy. Not for nothing, a man in a kilt is VERY sexy!


June 27th, 2015

You really have to wonder in the minds of the dissenters on the Supreme Court, would they invalidate Loving v Virginia? Should we have separate bathrooms and lunch counters and schools for “coloreds”? And what about women’s rights? About suffrage? Should women be nothing more than the property of a man, mere chattel, with no recourse before the law? And what about slavery and 3/5 of a person rules? How far back would they take “tradition.” since they claim to be originalists and in their viewpoint the US Constitution is a dead document to be preserved in a hermetically sealed time capsule (except for Citizens United and Hobby Lobby, of course!) And why can’t “9 unelected lawyers” decide Constitutional issues better than Joe Padunk from Trailer Park City, Kentucky? If the populace can decide Constitutional matters at the ballot box, why even have a Supreme Court? The dissenters simply cannot hide their irrational hatred of gay Americans, which they spill out liberally across their illogical, bitter dissents.

Priya Lynn

June 27th, 2015

Nick, according to Clarence Thomas he would have indeed held up the bans on interracial marriage:


But I think its one of those cases where he’s reasoned backwards from his desire to uphold bans on gay marriage and relized that to be consistant he needed to claim he would have been in favour of upholding the bans on interracial marriage. Kind of like the gays who now say the support letting people discriminate against blacks – there’s no way they would have adopted that point of view if they didn’t need to in ordr to claim they aren’t hypocrites by supporting the right of people to discriminate against gays.


June 27th, 2015

Rob, Thanks for the good humor!


June 29th, 2015

They are originalists, until they get to the 9th Ammendment (and 14th).

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