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Nine Justices or Fifty States? Who Should Decide Gay Marriage?

Hugh Oxford Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:11 PM
And the "right" that's being claimed here is the right to have something that isn't something recognised as something else. It's absurd. If I have the right to have my non-marital union recognised as a marital one, do I have a right to have my SUV recognised as a bicycle, or my mansion recognised as an apartment, or my swimming certificate recognised as doctorate?

I would like to think that Supreme Court justices are smarter than I am.

At one level, they surely are. Their years of devotion to the practice and analysis of law involves countless pages of book-learning I will never undertake. Their brains must fairly bulge with minutiae I cannot grasp.

But there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. There are high school dropouts who have deep wells of astuteness about how to think, act and live in an enlightened way. And there are Ph.D.’s I would not let into my house.

In one stunning moment Tuesday from the Supreme Court...