Let me start this post by welcoming my home state of Pistolvania to the 21st Century.
Good for Judge John Jones, III, a Bush appointee, (ouch) for ruling that Pistolvania's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional. And good for Kathleen Kane, our democratic attorney general, for not defending it.
"The issue we resolve today is a divisive one. Some of our citizens are made deeply uncomfortable by the notion of same-sex marriage. However, that same-sex marriage causes discomfort in some does not make its prohibition constitutional,"
"Today, in Pennsylvania, the Constitution prevailed. Inequality in any form is unacceptable and it has never stood the test of time," Kane said in a statement. "I have remained steadfast in my decision not to defend Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act because I made a legal determination as to the unconstitutionality of this law."
Poor "Mr. Family Values", Rick Santorum, he actually supported the Judge who made this ruling. What's a poor holier- than- thou politician to do?
"Attorneys Jones and Conner are highly qualified to assume the important role of Judge and the duty of protecting the Constitution and ensuring the effective operation of our judicial system,” Santorum said. “Since the onset of the war against terrorism, our federal judiciary has taken on an even higher level of importance, and it is imperative that we provide our courts with the resources necessary to enforce the rule of law. These judgeships are vital to our national security goals, and I urge my colleagues to work with the President to fill these vacancies in a timely manner."
This is what happens when you let politics trump your conscience Mr. Santorum.
As a man of faith *eye roll* this decision cannot sit well with you, and yet you supported this very Judge because he was sent up by your political gang.
“The reason the left has gone after same-sex marriage is because it’s a two-fer,” Santorum said. “When you redefine marriage, you cheapen marriage. You make it into something less valuable, less special … [and] it is a sure bet that will undermine faith.” [Source]
Oh my! It looks like the faithful in Pistolvania just got more to worry about.
Just one more state that poor Adam Carolla has to stay away from.