On Monday the Supreme Court of the United States refused to block gay marriage in Alabama, thus providing a signal to rest of the country that when the Court takes up the subject of gay marriage in June (a great month for marriages!), it will kick down the last remaining barriers to marriage equality.
But Monday's opinion on the Alabama case was not unanimous. Justices Thomas and Scalia, the two most conservative justices on the Court, dissented - and Justice Thomas, known for keeping quiet and seldom asking questions or offering his opinion other than to vote, was almost bitter in his written dissent. Justice Thomas doesn't cotton to the idea of those homosexuals being free to marry who they love, and if the danged fool idea has to be acted upon, it should be done so by the individual states.
Clarence Thomas feels that the Supreme Court should stay out of the marriage business.
And Clarence Thomas is a hypocrite almost without equal.
Clarence Thomas is a black man who is married to a white woman and resides in the state of Virginia. Without a famous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, Clarence and Ginny Thomas could both be residents of the Virginia penal system for defying the state's old anti-miscegenation statutes.
Way back in 1967 Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other. The Lovings brought suit against the state of Virginia, and their case eventually reached the nation's Supreme Court where justices wisely ruled that the state could not bar mixed-race marriages.
The United States Supreme Court did, in the matter of Richard and Mildred Loving, impose its will over the "right" of the states to define and control marriage - and Clarence and Ginny Thomas are direct beneficiaries of that ruling. But now Clarence wants to deny that same right - the right to marry the person they love - to others.
What a sad little man he is, and what a stinking hypocrite!