A Conservative Judge Did A Stunning About-Face On Gay Marriage

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 08, 2014 1:08 PM

Americans have changed their minds about same-sex marriage since the 1990s and so has Judge Richard Posner, the latest federal judge to conclude that laws prohibiting it are unconstitutional.

Last Thursday, writing for a unanimous panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Posner considered whether bans on same-sex marriage by Indiana and Wisconsin violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. He not only concluded that the bans are unconstitutional discrimination, but delivered a 40-page opinion that dispatches with transparent disdain the states’ “totally implausible” attempts to justify the discrimination: