Well, they did it. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but it’s bad enough. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court told the state Legislature to pass a law setting up gay marriage. What we have is a situation analogous to what happened in Vermont. We’ll probably have civil unions very soon.
Nice balance of power we have in government. Not only have the courts taken on the power to find rights in the constitution that aren’t there, now they’re telling the other branches of government what laws to pass. We don’t live in a republic anymore; it’s an oligarchy.