Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pop Quiz: End of Prop 8 Edition

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that supporters of California Prop 8 have no standing to challenge the lower court ruling striking down the proposition as unconstitutional, essentially returning same-sex marriage as the law of my state, who will get the credit and thanks for this momentous and historic event?

A) Supreme Court Justice and conservative boogeyman Antonin Scalia, who voted with the majority:


B) Noted conservative lawyer Ted Olson, who made the anti-Prop 8 argument before the Court: 


C) President Barack Obama, who after being backed into a corner by Vice President Joe Biden's statements on the issue of same-sex marriage in 2012 bravely evolved into essentially the same position that Dick Cheney voiced way back in 2004:


Hint: Obama is not Dick Cheney. And irony abounds.