A Liberal Judge Lights a Fuse

Last week, when Judge Walker's decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger came out, I felt a dreadful fear.My fear was not about what gay marriage would do to the institution of traditional marriage. I reckon that marriage is not as fragile as conservatives fear, although one should never underestimate the damage a liberal wrecking crew can do. Marriage is more than a "cultural construct." To use a liberal argument, the science is in on marriage. It is a profoundly Darwinian, evolutionary adaptation that will long survive the fashionable twists and turns in liberal jurisprudence.No, I fear what this decision, if confirmed by Justice Anthony Kennedy, will do to the politics of the United States.It seems pretty clear that Judge Walker imagines that his decision, brimming with findings of fact from social science, will be a decisive victory in the culture war and resolve forever the question of gay marriage.No doubt in addition to his knowledge of social science, the judge is familiar...(Read Full Article)