Liberals who were just yesterday decrying the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision are today singing from the rafters over the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act. Conservatives, meanwhile, are wailing and gnashing their teeth—and here's some of the most notable and/or over-the-top examples:
- Mike Huckabee, via Twitter: "My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined that same sex marriage is okay: 'Jesus Wept.'" And: "5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined. And bigger than God. May he forgive us all." (h/t: Salon)
- John Boehner said he was "obviously disappointed," Politico reports. (House Republicans, remember, funded DOMA's defense.) "A robust national debate over marriage will continue in the public square, and it is my hope that states will define marriage as the union between one man and one woman."
- Michele Bachmann: "Marriage was created by the hand of God. No man, not even a Supreme Court, can undo what a holy God has instituted."
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops: "Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people." (h/t: Religion News Service)