Outside of academia, even gay marriage supporters are dubious about the Supreme Court’s legal logic in legalizing it. “When I read Justice Kennedy’s decision, I wanted to embroider it on a pillow but wondered if it was a sound legal opinion,” openly gay conservative columnist Guy Benson said at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Benson spoke on a panel which, primarily, focused on the SCOTUS decision. “This conversation could not be held at a left-wing conference,” he claimed, noting that the Left demands more unanimity of thought, and action, on this issue than does the Right.
“One of the most potent arguments that proponents of same sex marriage had was that it would not affect those who disagree with them but that argument went by the wayside when the political objective was achieved, when it became, ‘agree with us or else,’ ruining businesses, for example,” Benson said. “I part company with that.” He calls it “cultural cronyism.”
“Title VII was meant for hotels so that people did not have to go hundreds of miles to find a place to stay not florists or bakers who you can find in the hundreds,” Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute noted. Shapiro has been an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.
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