Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The stay will stick around

The stay of same-sex marriage in Michigan is going to be with us for a while. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit split 2-1 on whether to continue the stay. The two noted that in similar situations the Supremes issued a stay and other district courts, similar to the one who ruled in Michigan, issued stays with their rulings. The other one said a stay isn't warranted, perhaps because the Supremes didn't explain their stay so aren't saying a stay should be followed. So now we wait for the 6th Circuit to take up the case. No date set for that yet.

Rachel Maddow has a non-obituary on Fred Phelps. She says it isn't an obituary because she doesn't need to say his name (and she doesn't) to get her point across. Her point is that the hurt he tried to inflict on others brought out the best in us in trying to shield that hurt. The video is 7 minutes.

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