It’s been a banner week for the opponents of reason and the rule of law.
It will also turn out to have been a banner week for the opponents of tolerance, which includes most of today’s political left.
The left has never been about tolerance. It has always been about opposing what other people believe, as the left defines it – which may or may not even be what those other people actually believe. The left is about opposing things: about setting up definitions that require either affirmation or enmity.
And it’s the tide of the left’s “affirmation or enmity” proposition that will quickly rise around us, now that the Supreme Court has declared that people have a “right” to have their specialized definition of marriage recognized by the state.
What will it mean to administer such a “right”? We haven’t imagined all the permutations of what it implies, but we will assuredly be seeing them.