L.A. Times: Moral Issues Can’t Simply Be Ruled Invalid

Maggie had an op/ed printed in the Los Angeles Times today entitled “Moral Issues can’t simply be ruled invalid.”  An excerpt:

To overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy invented a standard of “heightened scrutiny” for any law representing what he termed an “unusual deviation.” As he wrote: “DOMA’s unusual deviation from the usual tradition of recognizing and accepting state definitions of marriage here operates to deprive same-sex couples of the benefits and responsibilities that come with the federal recognition of their marriages.”

But that standard of deviation from “tradition” has never been applied to the many laws enacted by Congress that have affirmed new, leftist values.

Since this was in the print edition of the paper we’ve included a pdf of the article below.