If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, then it surely must be a llama.
By now you have seen the headlines and read the stories about the Supreme Court’s decision today. If not, go here and here to get caught up. In this piece, I will not be taking on the Court’s position – others far more skilled either already have or soon will be doing so. My interest is in our reaction to it.
The pro-gay marriage crowd is pleased. The traditional marriage crowd is not. I suspect that the pro-gay marriage crowd is not only pleased, but perhaps pleasantly surprised – I don’t know to what degree they had confidence the Court would rule in their favor, but there had to be some degree of skepticism and concern.
The traditional marriage crowd is somewhere along the spectrum of apathetic-annoyed-angry. Or perhaps they are riding the wave of one into the other, then riding that one into the other, and starting over again at the end of each emotional set. Much as above, I don’t know to what degree they had confidence the Court would rule in their favor, but there had to be some degree of skepticism and concern.
For the traditional marriage crowd, let me ask this: upon hearing this verdict, were you surprised? Why?