Here's Why Pat Robertson Insists That Gay Marriage Is Still Illegal
"Your state legislature didn’t pass a law. So you’re not under anything."
Curtis M. Wong
Gay Voices Senior Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 10/26/2015 03:52 PM EDT
It's already been four months since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, yet Pat Robertson just can't seem to move on.
The conservative televangelist once again slammed the court's decision in an installment of "The 700 Club" on Monday, telling a viewer that the ruling was only an opinion and therefore not legally sound, Right Wing Watch reports.
"Congress didn’t pass any law," he said. "Your state legislature didn’t pass a law. So you’re not under anything. It’s a decision of the court having to do with a couple of people. Now they would like to make it bigger than that but, in terms of the Constitution, it isn’t."
Robertson, of course, has previously been critical of the ruling. Earlier this year, he argued that the Supreme Court had used "faulty sociological grounds" in coming to their decision, and suggested polygamy and bestiality weren't far behind.
"Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted," he said in July. "Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted, and it will be called a right."
Eh, thanks for the detailed analysis, Pat. When it comes to spouting homophobia, you may be a force to be reckoned with, but you are not (and hopefully never will be) a lawmaker.