Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates have praised this week's surprise sweep of same-sex marriage victories across the U.S. But does the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of same-sex marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin really represent a win for the LGBT community, or a collective failure of American government?
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report pointed to remarks made by CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, who said that the Supreme Court's decision was "outrageous" and an "abdication of duty," while welcoming John Iadarola and Kim Horcher of The Young Turks to discuss the news on his show.
Horcher, who supports marriage equality, nonetheless seemed to side with Toobin's comments, noting, "I stand by keeping our legal system legal and by the book, rather than just 'Oh, my religion says this, and my feelings say that.'"
Meanwhile, Iadarola suggested that those states' respective stances on same-sex marriage might not be "contentious enough judicially" to justify a Supreme Court intervention, and that a Roe vs. Wade-style ruling "could lead to long-standing resentment."
"I would rather it was a popular decision," he said.
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