As expected, anti-gay lawmakers have begun to react violently to the Supreme Court overturning DOMA. As backlash to the ruling, Indiana has revisited a law that will make it a felony for same sex couples to apply for a marriage license. The law actually only punishes applicants for supplying false information on a marriage license, but because the form only has spaces for a male and a female applicant, all other applicants can be considered as violating a law that carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. Those who perform the ceremony will be liable to 180 days in jail.
Of course the law will be overturned in court, but how long can the courts protect us from this kind of insanity? Continually proposing unconstitutional laws has a corrosive effect on the rule of secular law. When Republicans continually propose bills that would impose religion into the law books, they are playing Russian Roulette with our secular democracy and at some point the chamber will have a bullet in it.