Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. In his opinion, Posner makes these points with trenchant humor. Jonathan Friedman, Contributor. Subscriber Account active since.
Public opinion changed radically in the years since. He teaches constitutional law and creative writing for law students at the University of Baltimore. Jonathan Friedman, Contributor. Homosexuals had, as homosexuals, no rights; homosexual sex was criminal though rarely prosecuted ; homosexuals were formally banned from the armed forces and many other types of government work though again enforcement was sporadic ; and there were no laws prohibiting employment discrimination against homosexuals.
It replies to most of the arguments Feldman accepted, including the most important one—that the courts should defer to the political process in matters of social policy. Is it likely to change minds? Garrett Epps is a contributing writer at The Atlantic.
Democratic process. Its flip dismissal of the political process argument makes it less persuasive than it could have been; Feldman did have a point, even if Posner and I think the counterargument is much stronger. Jonathan Friedman, Contributor.
Rather, he sounds like a man who has listened to all the arguments against gay marriage, analyzed them cautiously and thoroughly, and found himself absolutely disgusted by their sophistry and rank bigotry. Both states admit that children benefit psychologically and economically from having married parents.
Procreation, slippery slope, democratic process, can I go now? Load Comments.