No, actually, Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna isn’t filing a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s executive order mandating that all U.S. hospitals that accept Medicare/Medicaid funding (and that’s pretty much all of them) must extend visitation and other rights to same-sex couples, but if he was intellectually consistent, he would. I mean, how is this legally different from the HCR Medicaid mandates that McKenna disingenuously claims exceed the fed’s constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause and the Tenth Amendment?
Or does McKenna only spend our state tax dollars on constitutional challenges to federal laws and regulations that he finds politically advantageous to challenge? In which case, a little free political advice to McKenna: considering the homophobic bent of the Republican primary voters you are clearly attempting woo, perhaps you should take the lead and file a lawsuit challenging the same-sex visitation mandate? I guarantee you it would make you a star on Fox News, and rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from hateful homophobes nationwide.