Thanks A Lot, Justice Kennedy: NOT!

Written by Ted Rall

The law used to give gay men and women the ultimate excuse not to tie the knot. Thanks a lot, Justice Kennedy. Ted Rall cartoon.

aNewDomain — Oppression has positive side effects. Sometimes. Among the advantages of being discriminated against vis-a-vis marriage rights: The law gave┬ámany gays and lesbians the perfect excuse for not getting married. Now, thanks to Anthony Kennedy and the other four Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last week, that’s no more. Was it good while it lasted, though?

Oppression has positive side effects sometimes. Among the advantages of being discriminated against vis-a-vis marriage rights, for many gays and lesbians, was having the perfect excuse for not wanting to get married. It wasn't legal. That was that. Thanks to Anthony Kennedy and the other four Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage last week, that's no more.

For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.