I will have to repeat:
“Except Roberts didnt join Kennedy on the gay cases, he stuck with Scalia and Thomas on those.”
He voted against the two gay rights rulings. That is a fact.
The fact that his gay relative was disappointed that he ruled against her, as you pointed out, that only makes your claims look more silly.
this is the wrong forum for vote counting.
We know Kennedy is the 5th vote. Don’t try to figure it out. Some things on FreeRepublic simply do not make sense arithmetically.
i aint read the whole article yet .. but what is missing is the process for NM voters to amend their constitution ... the only way to deal with this decision.
I know it won’t get thru the legislature ... but the pro-gay reps can be voted out.
It seems certain that the decision will be final. Perhaps some of the state legislators can be voted out now ... but unlikely much of an effort will be undertaken to do that. The backlash will be minimal.
“The Democratic-controlled Legislature repeatedly has turned down proposals for domestic partnerships for same-sex couples and a constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. Measures to ban same-sex marriage also have failed.
Sen. William Sharer, a Farmington Republican who opposes gay marriage, has said a constitutional amendment will be needed to resolve the issue regardless of the outcome of the court case.
The Flora Vista-based Voices for Family Values said its members already are gathering signatures for petitions to present to lawmakers during the upcoming session in January.”