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“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Monday, December 29, 2014

Marriage News Watch, December 29, 2014

Something big's going to happen in Florida next week, we just don't know what yet. The Supreme Court is going to examine multiple marriage cases in early January. And new polling shows support for marriage higher than ever.

The Florida situation doesn't strike me as confusion so much as the attorneys for the county clerks' association giving the clerks cover. The idea that something is unconstitutional in one county is more than a little ludicrous, but that's the way lawyers think -- especially if their client wants them to think that way. When that fails, I guess the next step will be "deeply held religious beliefs." And note the resounding silence from AG Pam Bondi (whom the Tampa Bay Times has named "Loser of the Year").

Footnote: I found this pretty amusing, from Tony Perkins at FRC (once you wade through the lies):

Yet DESPITE THE HATE, the lawless attacks, the manipulation, it is our cause—and not the Left—that is ending the year with the momentum and poised to move forward. For this, we can thank God. And we can also take heart. 2015 will be a decisive year.

Two points: Projection is the default position for Tony Perkins. And second, I think that 2014 was the decisive year -- 2015 is just going to be clean-up.

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