The Supreme Court, in a one-sentence order without explanation, refused on Wednesday afternoon to stop same-sex marriages in Oregon. The denial was by the full Court, after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had submitted the plea to it.
The request had come from a private group that is strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, the National Organization for Marriage. It had been barred from taking part in the case over the constitutionality of an Oregon ban, and it had asked the Justices to put off a judge’s decision striking down that ban. It has an appeal on file at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and wanted the federal judge’s decision put off until that appeal was decided.
Hey National Organization for Marriage, stick that in your straw and suck it.
Don’t mind me, I’m just going to go jump into Michaelyn’s arms and sob about how our marriage to each other later this month won’t mean as much anymore. Oh wait, that would be ridiculous. Other people marrying doesn’t affect us one bit. Fancy that.