by Carder

In the aftermath of homosexual U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s (pictured right) ruling that found CA’s referendum on gay marriage, Prop. 8, unconstitutional, the comparison to Roe v. Wade made its way into the political conversation.

R.S. McCain at The Other McCain makes this observation:

As with Roe v. Wade, once the elite make up their minds about a subject, they go to court to impose their will on the rest of us, and then subject us to lectures about how benighted and backward we are for not sharing their enthusiasm for Progress.

Even Rush Limbaugh commented on the glaring similarities:

As with abortion, liberals are lying about the Constitution. They dress up their opinions as if they are law and legitimate, then they impose them. The issue is who gets to make these decisions. The Constitution lays out the process, but the Constitution more and more is becoming irrelevant to the people who are running this country.

Logan Penza of The Moderate Voice gives an amen:

It is worth remembering that in 1973 there was a clear trend among the states in favor of abortion rights. The main accomplishment of Roe may have been to make abortion formally legal, but the decades-long firestorm of controversy has made actual exercise of those rights difficult in many areas of the country. Using the courts is a way to an emotionally satisfying quick “win” on issues where the legal elite runs ahead of broader social attitudes, but that emotional rush often leads to a big crash in the longer term. Temporary success can lead to long-term failure that is even more firmly entrenched than it was before.

Exactly, according to a recent email update from the Family Research Council:

As with abortion, the Supreme Court’s involvement would only make the issue more volatile. It’s time for the far Left to stop insisting that judges redefine our most fundamental social institution and using liberal courts to obtain a political goal they cannot obtain at the ballot box….

[T]he Left might want to think twice about its victory lap. Instead of aiding their cause, this decision is feeding the unrest across America that our government has become tyrannical. Voters want assurance that their voices are being heard, not discarded in a heap of judicial fanaticism.

The war against Roe has taken up the better part of 4 decades, with no signs of abating. Remarkably, the pro-choice camp senses its back to the wall, which begs the question: would it be better to just permit the social winds of change blow as they may in order to legitimize gay marriage, or should its acceptance be legislated from the bench?

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