Monday, August 09, 2010

Wallace gets Thwacked.

Chris Wallace interviews Ted Olson — the conservative lawyer who represented President Bush in Bush v. Gore — on his recent victory overturning of proposition 8 in California. He quite easily destroyed Wallace's right wing talking points.

Wallace: Where is the right to same sex marriage in the constitution?

Olson: Where is the right to interracial marriage in the constitution, Chris? The Supreme Court has said that marriage, the right to marry a person of your choice, is a part of liberty, privacy, association and spirituality guaranteed to each individual under the constitution. When you say "same sex marriage" you are saying... as a particular type of marriage. The supreme court has looked at marriage and said that the right to marry is a fundamental right for all citizens. So, you can call it interracial marriage and then you could prohibit it? The court has said no.
Wallace simply has nowhere left to go.

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