So right now in California they have wrapped up trying the case against Prop 8. They are waiting for the results and from there it is assumed it will end up in front of the Supreme Court. I watched the two lawyers, one liberal and one conservative (famous for being up against one another in Gore Vs. Bush) who brought the case to the CA courts, on Bill Moyers the other night. I plan to write about my thoughts on the issue, but for today’s quote I thought I’d put one of the questions and answer from the transcript here. Ted Olson is the conservative lawyer.
BILL MOYERS: But might not Judge Bork counter that you’ve joined with this liberal elitist here to find in the Constitution another new right that really isn’t there?
TED OLSON: We’re not advocating any recognition of a new right. The right to marry is in the Constitution. The Supreme Court’s recognized that over and over again. We’re talking about whether two individuals who will be — should be treated equally, under the equal protection clause of the Constitution. The same thing that the Supreme Court did in 1967, which recognized the Constitutional rights of people of different races to marry.