Attorney General Activism
Keep an eye out for my piece in the Providence Journal today, “Lynch: Rhode Island’s Activist General?,” which addresses Attorney General Patrick Lynch’s response to an op-ed by Joseph Cavanagh and Lincoln Oliphant, objecting to Lynch’s finding that Rhode Island would recognize same-sex marriages from Massachusetts.
The heart of the matter is that those pushing same-sex marriage — believing that all opposition comes down to bigotry — behave as if the lack of a “strong public policy against homosexuals” proves that there is no public policy against same-sex marriage. That is incorrect, and it is particularly inaccurate when it comes to analyzing the law. This appears to be another example of liberals, progressives, or whathaveyous treating procedures and the law as if it may be bent whichever way will allow their policy preferences to be forced on their fellow citizens.