Yet, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court legitimizing the gay marriage was issued in June of 2015 and affects a comparatively small group of people.
Yet, in February of 2015 the same U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision affecting the entire country, affecting how 1/3 of American jobs are regulated, whether new jobs will be able to be created in the struggling American economy, whether private interest groups will be able to remove good judges and prosecutors (elected public officials) while keeping bad judges and prosecutors in power to further private issues, and it has been defied by state governments since then.
All the country knows the name of the defiant Kentucky clerk.
A media circus and a circus of demonstrators was outside the courthouse where Kim Davis' contempt case was heard.
A small plane was flying over the courthouse with a suspended banner saying "Kim Stand Firm".
Yet, at the very same time, 7 months after the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court declaring that 1/3 of American jobs are governed by anticompetitive private groups, thus stifling the economy and preventing people from earning a livelihood, on the one hand, and obtaining diverse and affordable services, on the other:
- the names of
- attorneys of the disciplinary committees
It is not as entertaining as the issue of gay marriage has become?
No suspended banners saying:
"Judge XYZ stay firm - your brothers will never jail you"
I guess, such suspended banners are not needed.
Judges will simply defy the law - and other judges will simply endorse them.
By the way, there is one defiant judge who might, after all, get publicity on par with Kim Davis - a Tennessee judge who refused to divorce a straight couple because, in the judge's opionion, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing the gay marriage made the judge unable to grasp what constitutes divorce.
I will hold my breath as to whether that judge will be jailed.