Supreme Court Justice Sotomayer thinks same-sex marriage can perculate for 50 years like segregation

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayer thinks same-sex marriage can perculate for 50 years like segregation

Before pointing out that “we let issues perk, and so we let racial segregation perk for 50 years from 1898 to 1954,” she asked: “If the issue is letting the states experiment (with same-sex marriage bans) and letting the society have more time to figure out its direction, why is taking a case now the answer?” The question embodied much of the sentiment of other justices, leading the New York Times to summarize the hearing with the headline: “Justices Say Time May Be Wrong for Gay Marriage Case.”

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