[lit-ideas] Re: New Jersey Supreme Court allows gays to marry

  • From: John Wager <john.wager1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 17:09:49 -0500

Robert Paul wrote:

The NJ Supremes stopped short of saying that gay marriage was allowed. They
ruled that gay couples were entitled to the same rights and benefits that
opposite-sex married couples have and that it was up to the NJ legislature to
decide how to bring that about; it could simply allow 'civil unions' but not
But, yeah, the Republicans will make of this all they can.

I grew up thinking that the Republicans were the heirs to all the "States' Rights" efforts in the south. Virginia still calls itself a "commonwealth." There is no civil war down there, just the "war between the states." So what's a good Republican President doing saying that a STATE supreme court is being "activist" in making decisions? Is he suggesting that the FEDERAL government should step in and put an end to these state laws?

Where are all the REAL Republicans these days? They were more fun to play with.

"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence and ignorance." -------------------------------------------------
John Wager john.wager1@xxxxxxxxxxx
Lisle, IL, USA

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