Sunday, August 15, 2010

Smartest Thing I've Heard Said About Prop H8 In A While

Jon Chait comments on the interesting speculation that Judge Walker's ruling may be the last word:

It seems bizarre that such a major ruling could go unchallenged merely because, despite the many gay marriage opponents desperate to overturn the decision, nobody has legal standing to challenge it. On the other hand, it would be sort of fitting. The fundamental issue with gay marriage is that opponents have never been able to adequately explain who is hurt by letting gays marry. The concept of "standing" is about finding a person who is hurt by a ruling. There are no such people. Hence the basic justice.

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