SCOTUS summarily orders Arkansas to permit names of same-sex couples on birth certificates. Three Justices dissent.— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 26, 2017
The Great New Justice writes the dissent for himself, Thomas, and Alito.
Birth certificates are not tied to marriage, it seems, since they can be granted to the offspring of the unmarried.
By that logic, declare the Three Horsemen, they can be denied to same-sex couples who are legally married even as they are given without thought to opposite-sex couples who are also legally married and give birth within minutes, in the same place, anywhere in Arkansas.
It's an elegant example of how a nominee for the Court can say marriage equality is settled law, then start sharpening his scalpels once installed in his chambers.