The Corner

The French High Court Rejects a Right to Gay Marriage

France’s highest court, the Constitutional Council, has rejected the idea that gay marriage is a constitutional or human right.

This follows on the heels of the a similar decision by the European Court of Human Rights that gay marriage is not a human right. All in all, good news for those of us who depend on winning Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vote.

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