The judge who famously ruled against intelligent design in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, is back in the news today. In the Washington Post we read Federal Judge strikes down Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Judicial victories for gay marriage are coming almost daily now. In a decision breaking new doctrinal ground, Pennsylvania District Court Judge John E. Jones today struck down the sate’s [sic] ban on same-sex marriages. In the decision, Whitehead v. Wolf, Judge Jones held that the ban violated both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, but in ways that other recent district courts have not ruled.
Unlike most other district courts recently, Judge Jones held that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry. He held that the Pennsylvania couples were not seeking a “new” right but only participation in an old one, the right to marry.
Here’s a link to the opinion: DEB WHITEWOOD, et al. vs. MICHAEL WOLF. We haven’t read it. It’s not likely that we will. But we note that the Washington Post seems to have messed up the plaintiff’s name.
Your Curmudgeon has no interest in gay marriage. We’re neither for nor against it, and we’re not informed enough to discuss it. Other then school yard jokes from long ago, we know nothing about the subject — except that it’s always in the news — but like basketball scores, we pay no attention. It’s not likely that we’re ever going to study the subject, so it has been and will probably remain a non-topic at this humble blog.
Why then are we posting this news? Because it involves Judge Jones, who is probably as hated by the Discoveroids as Charles Darwin himself. It’s going to be interesting to see what they have to say — and they will say something. This will be irresistible to them. We invite your speculations about how they’ll handle the subject.
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