The Indiana and Wisconsin same-sex marriage cases went before the 7th Circuit Court yesterday. The attorneys for the state went before the 3-judge panel – and were grilled so thoroughly there were scorch marks. Yeah, they were made to look like incompetent idiots. Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin provides transcript excerpts from the courtroom audio.
These attorneys seem to believe that because straight people have such a problem with unintended children they need marriage to protect the kids. But same-sex couples don't have that problem, so don't need marriage. That argument is well toasted. So were the arguments about tradition, supremacy of voter wishes, and that society is helped when same-sex couples can't marry. These judges were brutal in the face of such non-logic. Quite a fun read. Want to guess how these judges rule?