Anthony Infanti Pens Huffington Post Editorial On Supreme Court Justices Dissenting Opinions In Marriage Equality Case
Pitt Law Professor and Assocaite Dean For Administration and Special Projects Anthony Infanti penned an editorial for the Huffington Post on the U.S. Supreme Court dissenters in the landmark marriage equality case Obergefell v. Hodges. In a 5-4 decision, the case ruling expanded same-sex marriage rights to all 50 states. All four dissenting justices wrote opinions, including Chief Justice John Roberts who devoted his dissenting opinion to deploring the fact that five "unaccountable and unelected judges" had decided whether to extend marriage to same-sex couples rather than leaving that question of "social policy" to the "people."
Professor Infanti wrote for the Huffington Post, "But it is worth pausing to consider what the dissenting Supreme Court justices had to say Friday because it presages what we can expect in the coming LGBT rights battles -- battles that will not be for marriage equality but for equality, period.
"If the conservative dissenters are any type of barometer, these are going to be tough battles. Friday's decision may only harden the resolve and resentment of those who stand against the LGBT community and its allies."