Fearing a huge setback to their cause, opponents of same-sex marriage, including some of the major contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, are darkly warning that they will not “honor” an adverse Supreme Court decision. Some are calling for civil disobedience. Others are moving to strip the Supreme Court of its authority to decide whether gay couples should be allowed to marry, while others have questioned whether the court has that jurisdiction in the first place. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said that such a decision would be “fundamentally illegitimate.”
So what are they going to do? Other than stand around and hiss and splutter, there’s not a whole lot that these folks can do to not “honor” marriage equality. What kind of “civil disobedience” is there for them to commit? Peruse the society columns of the New York Times and then stand outside a wedding reception holding up a sign? Or perhaps the numerous GOP closet cases will not marry their secret f-buddy that they’ve been going to see while they tell their wives they’re going to Home Depot?