Re the Nov. 7 article Gay marriage bans in 4 states are upheld by appeals court:
Recently, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote, “Better in this instance, we think, to allow change through the customary political processes … not as adversaries in a court system … to resolve a new social issue in a fair-minded way.” This effectively shirked constitutional review of same sex marriage in four states.
Thank heaven this style of thinking was not felt by the 1954 Supreme Court, which rendered not only this nation’s greatest opinion, but the greatest opinion in human history, when determining “separate but equal” was a problem the court must deal with after the executive and legislative branches had failed to address this problem when previous opportunities were given.
Hopefully, the present Supreme Court embraces its own jurisprudence and ends this new-age discrimination. Separate but equal is not constitutionally protected.
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Robert C. Meyer, Miami