Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gorsuch: Same-Sex Marriage Is "Absolutely Settled Law" But Talking About It Would "Send Misleading Signal"

Slogging through Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's Senate hearing today, my ears did perk up on a bit of discussion on same-sex marriage.

While he acknowledged that the issue is "absolutely settled law," he seemed to muddle the issue a bit when asked how his views on marriage have changed over the years.

Gorsuch dodged the question with a distinctively vague response, saying speaking on the issue “would send a misleading signal to the American people.”

He also said, "Any revelation of my personal views about this matter would indicate to people about how I might rule as a judge. Mistakenly, but it might. And I have to be concerned about that."


I wasn't the only one who found that disconcerting.

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