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yvonne abraham

Will justices see the change?

Some of our Supreme Court justices are so out of touch, it would be cute if it weren’t also faintly terrifying.

During Tuesday’s arguments on same-sex marriage, Samuel Alito fretted that the court should be wary of striking down a gay marriage ban ­because gay marriage is “newer than cellphones or the Internet,” unlike heterosexual marriage, which is 2,000 years old. What was he saying? We don’t know if this is a good thing yet, so let’s wait a couple of more centuries.

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