KENNEDY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which GINSBURG,
BREYER, SOTOMAYOR, and KAGAN, JJ., joined. ROBERTS, C. J., filed a
dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA and THOMAS, JJ., joined. SCALIA,
J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which THOMAS, J., joined. THOMAS, J.,
filed a dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA, J., joined. ALITO, J., filed a
dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA and THOMAS, JJ., joined.
Roberts dissenting opinion really is quite good I think. The guy is smart. He may catch flack for it, but his reasoning seems very sound.
Thomas, Alito, the toadfucker Scalia, and Roberts all filed separate dissents.
Reading Kennedy’s majority decision is good stuff. I just got through the bit where he details the claims of the petitioners – the army reservist whose marriage comes and goes as he travels to and from his home in Tennessee; the grieving man whose husband’s death certificate in their native Ohio cannot legally bear his name as the surviving spouse; the Michigan nurses whose adopted children face uncertainty in dealing with any life event because they are only legally allowed to have one mother. He finds that they all have substantive burdens put on them by being denied marriage, which infringe on the liberty granted them by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Which is great, obviously. What drives me nuts is that this has been transparently fucking obvious for years and years. What the hell is wrong with people that they have fought to deny their brothers and sisters these rights?
Get fucked, you bigoted assholes. You lost. Again. Maybe learn something from it this time.