The most absurd response to the Supreme Court’s judicial inactivism on same-sex marriage has been the cry from the bigots to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. But this just isn’t going to happen. Nonetheless, John Eastman of the National Organization for Marriage, is all for it:
John Eastman serves as chairman of the board at the National Organization for Marriage. He understands the frustration people are feeling.
“They need to let their elected representatives know that they’re not going to tolerate this,” says Eastman, “and if it requires a constitutional convention to launch a constitutional amendment to overturn these decisions, then so be it. The courts need to be reminded that they are not supreme; that the supreme authority in this country is the sovereign will of the people.”
Ted Cruz, always eager to exploit hot-button issues for political gain, says he’s going to propose such an amendment:
“Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.
“Traditional marriage is an institution whose integrity and vitality are critical to the health of any society. We should remain faithful to our moral heritage and never hesitate to defend it.”
Yeah, see, this was tried from 2004-2008 several times, at a time when a strong majority of Americans were opposed to marriage equality and it still couldn’t pass. It has no chance at all of passing now. And guess what? They know this. But they also know that it’s in their best interest to pretend that it could. That’s what keeps the money flowing in.