Jewish Journal


July 28, 2011

The double-standard in legal challenges to NY’s gay-marriage law


As I mentioned Sunday, the first day of gay marriage in New York led to protests around the state. It’s a story we’ve seen before. But there was something a little different about reactions to the new law in New York. Above the Law explains the double standard in the conservative attack on the Marriage Equality Act:

For years, the anti-gay-marriage crowd has been railing against unelected judges “imposing” marriage equality on a people not yet ready for social progress. But New York’s gay marriage bill was approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor last month, and marriages began yesterday. ...

And so, of course, the anti-marriage-equality people now want judges—yes, judges—to interfere in the political process, and put a stop to all these people walking around and loving each other….

Turns out that within a day of the new law going into effect, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms filed suit seeking to have a court overturn the law. Yeah, the name of that organizations seems a bit, um, off.

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