Bell Doubles-Down: SCOTUS “Completely Incoherent”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

supreme court 2012Say what you want about Jeff Bell’s strategy, Save Jerseyans, but the guy isn’t afraid to double-down on his socially-conservative views in a time and cycle where that’s not the most popular page in the Republican Party playbook.

He continued to do so on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear legal challenges to gay marriage in the strongest possible terms.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to take these appeals is completely incoherent. Just 16 months ago, the Court said states have a right to define marriage in their own way,” said Bell in a statement. “Now the court allows lower federal courts to rule this supposed right out of bounds. The court should get its act together, or else none of its decisions will provide any predictability to the states or to our legal system.”

Bell’s comments came as clerks in North Carolina and Alaska began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Gay marriage has been de facto legal in the Garden State for about one year now.


5 thoughts on “Bell Doubles-Down: SCOTUS “Completely Incoherent”

  1. Jeff Bell has the guts to say what he believes, I wish more Republicans can do the same.

  2. They no longer protect the constitution but legislate from the bench. Their job is to make sure that they laws follow constitutional law. Marriage is not there and its the states (people) that have the authority to make those laws.

  3. This is a unnecessary distraction that will cost Bell votes. The real issue of this campaign is that Booker is like a clone of Obama. Booker supports OCare and all the rest of Obama’s policies that are destroying the economy and security of the country. Who cares one way or the other if gay people get married? Bell can win if he focuses on ending OCare, building the Keystone Pipeline and stopping the Fed from printing more money.

  4. Why does anybody care if gays can marry? How does it hurt anybody in any way, shape or form?

    The state’s rights argument is nothing more than an attempt to protect bigotry and hate that has been used to defend both slavery and segregation. Now, it’s being used by conservatives as an excuse to discriminate against the LGBT community and prevent them from having the same ability to marry that we enjoy. States have no business trying to legislate and sign bigotry into law and that’s what the courts are preventing. It is conservatives that are attempting to prevent marriage equality by injecting religious propaganda into their agenda and attempting to make it the law of the land which in and of itself is blatantly unconstitutional.

    Bottom line, Jeff Bell is a dinosaur who is completely out of touch with New Jersey’s socially progressive views which is why he is going to get trounced on Election Day. If he wants to keep running his mouth and showing how backwards he is, it’s only going to make Cory Booker’s margin of victory even bigger.

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