|Just some of the planet's 7,267,055,683|
people.* Keep up the good work Texas.
Anyway, Abbott's back with a new tactic: this time he openly accepts that his justification for keeping the ban on same-sex marriage is baseless, but that it shouldn't matter because, get this: the law, he says, doesn't have to make any sense.
-Some Judge ruling
on the gay marriage thing
|Every conceivable rationale? But|
doesn't it kind of come down to:
sometimes people are assholes?
"...the plaintiffs bear the burden of negating every conceivable rationale that might be offered for Texas's marriage laws--regardless of whether those rationales appear in the State's appellate brief."
-Texas AG Greg Abbott
|Above: Because gay people.|
So is it just me, or is this like an incredibly dangerous precedent to set? The only way to over turn a bad law would be to show undeniable proof that it's completely useless in every possible way in all possible parallel dimensions throughout the multiverse and for all time. Unless we're prepared to stack the Supreme Court with Time Lords (not in itself a bad idea), I don't see how this shit is going to fly.
|To be clear: Greg Abbott could say that letting gay people get married would summon Gozer |
and bring about the end of the world, and it's on you to prove in a court of law that it wouldn't.
*Here, click on this for the current population. Spoiler alert: it's gone up.