What are Democrats to do when they can’t make same-sex marriage the law of the land in America by going through the legislative process?
Count on the U.S. courts and president to do it for them, of course.
At least that’s according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who declared Thursday that the Supreme Court handed America a victory on same-sex marriage that Democrats “couldn’t get legislatively” but had to be achieved through “the courts.”
“Just to place where we are in context from the standpoint of Congress, when we came into the majority we had four points, it was a four-legged stool of what we wanted to accomplish,” Pelosi said at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol that promoted HR 3185, known as the Equality Act, legislation that amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes from “discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation.”
As the first item on the four-point agenda, Pelosi said her party desired a “fully inclusive hate crimes legislation,” and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was pushed through in 2009 and ….