It all seems so contrived.
The plaintiffs in the recent gay marriage ruling, with the help of professional activists, looked for a federal judge who they knew would be sympathetic to their cause (also known as forum shopping). They found one in Harrisburg. It was not surprising to anyone, including the leaders of both political parties, what this judge was going to do (“State’s Gay Marriage Ban Upset,” May 21).
The Pennsylvania attorney general has refused to defend our laws regarding this issue, and Gov. Tom Corbett has decided not to appeal this activist judge’s decision. The major newspapers have all provided no objection to any of this. The 5,000-year-old definition of marriage has been changed in Pennsylvania without a debate, and without our consent. Modern democracy in action, it seems. The end justifies the means.
One has to wonder what other important issues will be dealt with in this manner. Maybe government’s expanding surveillance of our private lives? What about a broader definition of marriage to include multiple partners? I guess we will find out.