Scott Walker Still Pretty Sure He Can Defeat Gay Marriage If He Really Tries

If I were a Republican person running for president, I would be incredibly relieved after today’s Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage across the land. Why? Because it would give me an out in terms of having to condemn it while campaigning in order to appease my base, while simultaneously repulsing the vast majority of the country.

But I am not Scott Walker. Scott Walker still thinks there’s a chance that he could defeat gay marriage. He has hopes. High hopes. High apple pie in the sky-y-y hopes. Hope that he could, as our future President, just put a stop to all of this.

Calling the decision a “grave mistake,” Walker said he would want a constitutional amendment leaving this decision up to the states.

“As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage…The states are the proper place for these decisions to be made, and as we have seen repeatedly over the last few days, we will need a conservative president who will appoint men and women to the Court who will faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our land without injecting their own political agendas.”

That’s not how that works, Scott Walker. That’s not how any of this works. To boot, Kennedy is a conservative judge. 

I’m sorry, but it’s over. It’s over and you lost. It’s time to admit defeat. You’re not going to suddenly be able to make gay marriage illegal again, and dissolve the hundreds of marriages already in effect, or tell other people they can’t get married despite the fact that other people are. Sorry! You can’t turn back the tide. You might as well sign a petition to get My So-Called Life back on the air.

But I promise you Scott Walker–you will soon learn that gay people you don’t know getting married is not a thing that will affect your life in the least. Your own marriage–if it is strong, will survive this harsh blow. You will still be allowed to go to church. Your minister will still be legally allowed to refuse to marry gay people, just as he might refuse to marry anyone else who doesn’t practice his religion. Heck! The Catholic Church can still refuse to marry people who intend on using birth control!

To boot, Scott Walker–you can still dislike gay people if you so choose. You can still personally think that gay people are bad and that them getting married is bad, and you can even say this out loud if you like! Or you can sit around in your mansion just stewing all day long, thinking about all the hot gay married sex that people are going to be having without your permission. Just like I can dislike you and think you are a jerk, and also be totally grossed out by the idea of you having sex! We are all free to dislike whomever we choose! However, we aren’t free to not allow people rights just because we don’t like them or who they have sex with–and that is what today’s ruling is all about.


[Green Bay Press Gazette]