ACLU, gay groups looking for Supreme Court to halt public voteLike whiny children who are about to have their candy taken away by the voters, the ACLU and the "gay" rights groups who are supporting them have appealed their case to have the marriage protection amendment removed from the ballot to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
I blogged about this court case and what a desperate measure it is back in January. I still believe it is a last-ditch measure to prevent the voters from deciding the question at all, because both the ACLU and the "gay rights" groups know the politics and the population of Tennessee well enough to know that no matter when the vote is held, the measure will pass. The ACLU knows this, the gay groups know it, the General Assembly knows it, and the Tennessee Supreme Court knows it. The hope of the left is that by removing this amendment from the ballot under the claim that they did not have time to prepare, the other side will delay the vote yet another four years, and that in that intervening time, we will all forget about the issue.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court is not always known for respecting the State Constitution or ruling on the side of sanity, and doubtless the ACLU is hoping that they thwart the constitutional process one more time in this case. I pray that they do not and that we will have the power to decide this question forever in November, as provided in the Constitution.