blocked the confirmation of a woman to the federal bench because she attended a same-sex commitment ceremony for the daughter of her long-time neighbors
Ugh. I can understand his general concern about an activist judiciary in the area of gay marriage, but this seems to go too far. The underlying problem is the undemocratic nature of the judiciary. I think we need to address that issue head on, rather than trying to deal with it in the context of specific issues like gay rights.