DOMA ruling: Echoes of Roe vs. Wade | Maggie Gallagher at Mercury News

Maggie Gallagher at Mercury News: Justice was not blind at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It was deaf — deaf to the will of the people of California and the nation. With its decision in the Perry case, a majority of the Supreme Court abandoned the 7 million California voters who passed Proposition 8. And by overturning DOMA, the court subverted the will of Congress and the people who elected the senators and representatives who serve there. To overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Anthony Kennedy invented a standard of “heightened scrutiny” for any law representing what he termed an “unusual deviation.”