The State of South Carolina Files Amicus Brief with SCOTUS…Claims It Is Legal to Discriminate Against Women–So Why Not Against Gays?

Absolutely un-real

Flowers For Socrates

Seal_of_South_Carolina.svgBy Elaine Magliaro

Mark Joseph Stern posted an interesting article titled South Carolina to SCOTUS: We Can Discriminate Against Women, So Why Not Gays? over at Slate on Thursday. In his piece, Stern said that a major problem with the theory of originalism “is that the men who wrote our constitution had some pretty barbaric views about humanity.” He pointed out that James Madison, the author of the Bill of Rights, owned hundreds of slaves. Stern said, “The same Congress that passed the 14th Amendment segregated schools and opposed women’s suffrage.” He added that under “originalist theory, almost every landmark equality case, including Brown v. Board of Education, is almost certainly wrong. Few originalists, however, have the courage to admit that their theory would lead to an appallingly unequal and unjust America.” Stern said the state of South Carolina “is the glittering exception to this cowardice.”

Alan Wilson Attorney General of South Carolina Alan Wilson

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