Question: Why should NINE straight people make decisions
that affect the lives of a group of people that are 5-7% of the population?
Only 2% of the country is Jewish, yet two Jews sit on the High Court.
We all know that some of the most contentious cases that will come before the court in the next few years involve gay and lesbian equality.
In a pluralistic society, does it not make sense that at least one of the Justices involved in these, in some instances, life and death decisions be a member of the very group that is affected by the decisions?
If only so that Scalia and Thomas and Alito are forced to deal with an equal, on a daily basis, from the group they so eagerly seek to oppress.