Ms. Sex in the City sounds just like the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California.
The actress and the judge have cracked the door open for marriage that is taboo today—incest, polygamy, man-boy, woman-girl. Tomorrow will be a new day. Watch for New Frontiers in Marriage—coming soon to a court near you.
Sarah Jessica Parker on President Obama:
“Okay, the guy who ended the war in Iraq, the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want, and the guy who created 4 million new jobs, that guy…”
Chief Justice Ronald M. George, writing the majority opinion for the Supreme Court of California:
“The right to marry represents the right of an individual to establish a legally recognized family with a person of one’s choice and, as such, is of fundamental significance both to society and to the individual.”
The actress and the judge both want liberty for Americans. The judge appealed to a 1948 case that overturned bigotry against interracial marriage. (By the way, the church was ok with that marriage; California had the rotten law.) The judge, perhaps unintentionally, opened the door to a vast precedent: Anyone can form a family with absolutely anyone. This right is “fundamental.”
A law does not do what people wish it to do but what it leaves room for people to do. The language of the California Supreme Court invites anyone to demand the “Marriage” label for any relationship: Bob wants to marry his dad. Sue wants to marry her sister. My senator wants to marry the kid who lives next door. Why not?