Tuesday, October 7, 2014

When the Court Decides Not to Decide

A shocker.  A turning point.  A watershed.  That's how experts described yesterday's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to review same-sex marriage cases, thus allowing same-sex marriage to proceed in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin.  

The court's decision not to act on suits from three appellate circuits will also lead to gay marriage in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

When I don't get around to something, nothing gets done.  When the Supreme Court declines to do something, marriage breaks out from Richmond to Salt Lake.  There's something vaguely unfair about this, but I'm not complaining.