In The A-T of Saturday morning, I read with dismay the front page story – Judge tosses Michigan’s ban on gay marriage. Could the headline not have read, Judge tosses Michigan’s law supporting traditional marriage?
And whose laws is he tossing? Do not the laws of Michigan citizens count for anything? Or are his singular views on the current interpretation of federal laws the only thing that matters?
The judge cites equal protection under the law as a basis for his decision. This implies that the view of the majority in cases like this counts for little.
Reasoning of this type gives me a very uneasy feeling in a country that is supposed to be a democracy. I may try to get to the bottom of this by contacting the judge’s boss, Attorney General Eric Holder. Then again, I may just get a fast answer that makes me more furious!