As Ralph McGill once wrote of a weak and miserable bigot in America—he is but a little man, "standing alone in his own diminishing circle."
Today, this is Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the ever-mendacious Scott Walker.
Comes word that "U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb declined a request to press pause Monday on gay marriages in Wisconsin, allowing same-sex weddings to continue for now in parts of the state." (MJS)
Judge Crabb in fact ruled that all 72 Wisconsin counties are free to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Seeking a judicial stay from the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Van Hollen and Walker argue in part Wisconsin will suffer "irreparable harm," if marriage equity is allowed to proceed, as Crabb ruled today.
Van Hollen and Walker ignore the entire history of litigation on this point of law that has found the only harm suffered in states with marriage bans and litigation against such bans is inflicted upon those whose rights and dignity are deprived.
One wonders if Judge Crabb anticipated Van Hollen and Walker's irrational and spiteful moves, realizing that the Seventh Circuit might likely see the irony in Van Hollen and Walker's argument asserting irreparable harm.