Today, the Supreme Court considered a case about whether voters in a state can pass a law that arguably violates the Constitution of the United States of America. ; The case about to decide the fate of California’s Prop 8 is tangled up with the details of legal procedure and constitutional interpretation to the point where some analysts speculate the Court might dodge a ruling altogether on technical grounds. ;
But the details sort of don’t matter — what is really on trial this week is the future of equal treatment for gay Americans. ; And the fact is, the tide is flowing forcefully in the direction of fairness and equality. ; The Supreme Court will either ride the wave or try to block it or dodge it, but ultimately it doesn’t really matter. ; ; The tide has irrevocably turned.