David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, has determined that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges did not settle the issue of same-sex marriage. Fowler further posits that gay couples are legally prohibited from marrying in Tennessee. Fowler is wrong on both counts.

But he seems so nice and friendly as he spouts this nonsense based on bigotry.

Fowler is a lawyer and formerly a local Republican politician. Fowler has not made an appearance in federal court (Tennessee Eastern District) in over 22 years. What he overlooks is that the Supreme Court established that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Without a caption I have been unable to find the case, at least in federal court. Perhaps the case is not in federal court. What Fowler utters in the video makes no sense whatsoever. Perhaps one must be a religious fundamentalist to understand the premise. On the other hand, presumably someone like Justice Elena Kagan has the superior legal intellect.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.