June 29, 2016

It's called "settled law." Get used to it. ABC News:

Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday.

Reeves is extending his previous order that overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. He says circuit clerks are required to provide equal treatment for all couples, gay or straight. He also said that all 82 circuit clerks must be given formal notice of that requirement.

"Mississippi's elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit — by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example," Reeves wrote Monday. "But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session."

There is a pattern with conservatives who lose these kind of cases that they can erect endless do-overs just because they disagree with a court. That "Evangelical Advisory Board" of Trump's issued a statement after the SCOTUS abortion ruling Monday along the same stupid lines:

“In an unprecedented meeting last week with American Christian leaders, Donald J. Trump promised to only appoint pro-life judges,” Trump’s Executive Evangelical Advisory Board said in a statement Monday. "We commend him and pray that tragedy of today’s ruling will not be repeated in subsequent administrations," it added of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Wait, what? Don't worry, Evangelical Trump Committee, that ruling does not have to be "repeated in subsequent administrations" because what the Notorious RBG wrote in her concurrence actually lasts past the November election, not that you are going to get any say after that anyway.


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