Wingnut Week In Review: Standing In The Courthouse Door

Terrance Heath

More than 50 years ago, Alabama governor George Wallace literally stood “in the schoolhouse door,” to prevent the integration of the University of Alabama. Wallace argued that “states’ rights” allowed Alabama to keep its schools segregated, and that the federal government had no authority to demand it integrate.

This week, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore figuratively stood in the courthouse door, in defiance of a court ruling that struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. Moore’s argument is essentially the same one Wallace used.

The usual wingnuttery commenced.

It’s not just Alabama. The Supreme Court is due to rule on marriage equality, and justices Thomas and Ginsburg are already dropping hints that the court will rule in favor of marriage equality. So, the madness spread far beyond Alabama.

To shed more light on the subject, Redneck News anchor Jeremy Todd Addaway reported on the changes same-sex marriage is bringing to Alabama.

Here’s the rest of the best in wingnuttia this week:

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