The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo50° Mostly Clear and Breezy then Mostly Clear

Memorial Day

Hi76° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi81° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi87° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo61° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi89° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo61° Partly Cloudy

The law will follow society

Send to Kindle
Print This

A few months ago, advocates of gay marriage were yearning for the Washington Supreme Court to impose a sudden, forced revision of accepted social norms. The justices were asked to find in the words of our law a right that had never existed — that same-sex couples should be able to marry as heterosexual couples do, with all attendant legal privileges, and that denying this was based only on bigotry and deliberate discrimination.

It was a very close thing, but five of nine justices refused. Gay marriage is not a right, they said, and denying it can have a “rational basis.” It is not discrimination and evidence of bigotry.

View my options or Sign in