Monday, March 06, 2006

SCOTUS unanimous against gay rights

Rumsfeld v. FAIR has been decided. And the result was no surprise.

What was a surprise was that the justices ruled unanimously that law schools must allow military recruiters even though the military discriminates against gays. (Many law schools have anti-discrimination policies for recruiters.)

The so-called "don't ask, don't tell" rule is a sham and will one be looked back on with shame. I'm starting to get the feeling, though, that there will be a lot of decisions from the Roberts court that will be viewed unkindly by history.

MLK said the arc of history is long but bends towards justice. Sometimes, I'm not so sure.


Blogger The Liberal said...

I'm as liberal as the next person on these issues, and I'd love to equate Solomon with gay rights, but it's just not accurate. SCOTUS is limited in the scope of what they decide, and this lawsuit was about allowing recruiters on campuses. Banning gays from the military is bullshit, but Rumsfeld v. FAIR was not about that.

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