Gays win and blacks lose in Supreme Court lotto, according to Bloomberg. Of all the institutions demeaned by partisanship and tabloid reporting, Jeremiah mourns the Supreme Court most. As one commentator put it:
What is the point of this headline? Other than dividing people into ‘groups’… I mean what if you’re gay and black? You make it sound like there is a points total where people are constantly winning or losing.
The article goes on to label each Justice according their presumed political bias, and never once considers the specific cases or their merits. For that, you need The Economist. Jeremiah has written about this before. Partisans see the three branches of government as an undifferentiated mass of politicians, each of whom is “either with us or against us.”
In Windsor v. United States, the plaintiff was legally married according to the state of New York, which the Court upheld, and so she does not have to pay tax on her wife’s estate. Rich old lesbian spanks IRS.
See also: Judicial Restraint