AFER lawyer Ted Olson and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins exchanged sharp words on FOX News Sunday in a panel covering this week's Supreme Court reverberations on marriage equality.
Perkins, the leader of a Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group, brought his usual "natural marriage" nonsense and related arguments which Olson too politely called a "canard".
Said Perkins: "You still have two circuits that have decisions coming up that look favorable toward natural marriage. I think the effect here is what you need to look at. I think the effect here is that the court did a back-alley type Roe V Wade judicial decision that let the lower courts do their evil bidding...The court has lit the fuse to a powder keg culturally that is going to have ramifications for years to come in this nation.”
Replied Olson: "We have a Constitution and a Bill Of Rights precisely because we want protections from majority rule. When the majority in a legislature or a popular vote take away rights of individuals that are protected by the Bill Of Rights, then we have an independent judiciary to rectify that situation. It's happened again and again and again throughout this country's history...There’s no heterosexual couple that is going to decide to get a divorce or not get married or not raise children just because another couple next to them is treated equally and with respect."
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