On October 6, the Supreme Court denied cert. to the
490 kagillion 7 marriage
cases before the Court.
I celebrate the fact that on Monday morning, 58.92 percent of the country will have full access to consensual marriage based off of 2013 population projections.
Prior to last week’s non-decision-decision, I listed several reasons as to why this will be a historically significant failure of the Court. In around two years it appears that every jurisdiction in the United States will acknowledge marriage equality, without the Supreme Court acting.
In the upcoming months after Texas and Florida (and a few other stragglers) recognize marriage equality, around 89.90 percent will be able to, with consent, marry whomever they choose.
But that still means that tomorrow, around 40 percent of gay people will have fewer rights than heterosexuals on death row. It also means that due to the timing, there will be no decision like Loving v. Virginia for gays. The Roberts Court will not be viewed by kindly by history over their non-decision, like the Warren Court. There is no apology for 230 years of legal discrimination.
I am reposting this graphic created by Randall Munroe at xkcd.com, who created a graphic that explains my feelings better than what words can express.
Go to xkcd.com for more fabulous cartoons.