A Gay Dad's Invitation to a Supreme Court Justice: Come to Dinner With My Family

  • metta

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    Feb 08, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    A Gay Dad's Invitation to a Supreme Court Justice: Come to Dinner With My Family

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-watson/a-gay-dads-invitation-to-a-supreme-court-justice_b_2612882.html
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    I doubt Justice Kennedy will accept the invitation to dinner but I appreciate Rob's invitation.
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    Feb 08, 2013 11:32 PM GMT
    Great reading.
  • Whipmagic

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    Feb 08, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    Now, who's going to invite Scalia for dinner icon_confused.gif
  • metta

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    Feb 08, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    ^
    hehe....he is a lost cause...he is already sucking of the feet of the extreme right. He will go down in history as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, bigot to ever be on the Supreme Court.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Feb 08, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    So many outstanding points made in this letter. This should be published in every newspaper and magazine in the country. Excellent, outstanding are just a few words that come to mind. Well done!
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    Feb 09, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Thanks for the share!! Great read!
  • Labrat2011

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    Feb 09, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    Thank you for such a great article and letter. I feel so fortunate to be a citizen and live in Canada when I read that.
  • Whipmagic

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    Feb 09, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    How about this? Which Supreme Court Justice would you like to have over for dinner?

    Kennedy, because he's the swing vote?
    Roberts, because he's the Chief with the most power over the future direction of the court?
    Scalia or Thomas, just to give them a piece of your mind, or worse?
    Ginsburg, because of her staunch liberal record and her volunteer service to the ACLU?
    Breyer, for his pragmatic approach to everything?
    Alito, to ask him how he likes beign compared to Scalia all the time?
    Sotomayor, for her inspiring life story?

    Or, as I would do, Kagan, out of intellectual curiosity, to get the take of the former Harvard Law School dean's take on where constitutional jurisprudence will go over the next few decades? Are we re-ligitating the old battles (like, Roe v. Wade, or Bolling, or, as some drunk right-wingers suggest, Marbury), or are we going to break new ground?
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    Feb 09, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
    Whipmagic saidNow, who's going to invite Scalia for dinner icon_confused.gif
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    As I read in an opinion piece recently, there's no way in hell Scalia will vote for equality.
  • Whipmagic

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    Feb 09, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    lagwm said
    Whipmagic saidNow, who's going to invite Scalia for dinner icon_confused.gif
    icon_eek.gificon_neutral.gificon_eek.gificon_neutral.gificon_eek.gif

    As I read in an opinion piece recently, there's no way in hell Scalia will vote for equality.


    He will have to twist his own words into a pretzel. In his scathing dissent to Bowers he said that this ruling will essentially mandate gay marriage. Now the time has come... But then, bigots like him never cared about cosistency of reason. But I agree, he is a lost cause, the best we can hope for is that he has a heart attack when he reads his next hateful dissent from the bench.
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    Feb 09, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    Awesome share, and powerful letter. Thank you.

  • Feb 09, 2013 12:16 PM GMT
    Beautifully written I have tears in my eyes in sympathy.