Notable Quotable: “Supreme Court’s Decision to Strike Down DOMA Means Open Season for Marriage Traditionalists” – Rod Dreher

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“(Supreme Court Justice Anthony) Scalia has chillingly illuminated the future for marriage traditionalists: the only reason to oppose same-sex marriage is hate. In constitutional law, there is no rational basis for supporting traditional marriage. Henceforth, the Court has declared open season on religious and social conservatives and their institutions. Given the majority’s holding that hatred is the only plausible explanation for denying same-sex marriage, I see no reason why the Supreme Court will not declare same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

“And the logic of the Court’s language here ought to put fear into the hearts of anyone who does not share the belief that homosexuality is morally neutral, or morally good. The Supreme Court says we are haters, full stop. You know the liberal mind: thoughtcrime cannot be allowed to exist. How can the federal government maintain a tax exemption for churches that hew to the Biblical teaching on homosexuality, given that the Supreme Court now has put opposition to homosexuality in the same category as racism? We live in interesting times.”

(Rod Dreher on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia’s dissenting opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down DOMA, “Scalia: ‘Open Season On Marriage Traditionalists’”, The American Conservative)

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