Why did court treat two minorities so differently?

Gays win, blacks lose. That’s the upshot of this week’s landmark Supreme Court decisions. …

Why did the Supreme Court treat the two minorities so differently? Because the two minorities face significantly different problems. Since the civil rights laws were passed in the 1960s, inequality has become a bigger problem for African-Americans than discrimination. For gays, the problem is discrimination. The U.S. legal system is far better equipped to deal with discrimination than inequality. [cont.]

Bill Schneider (George Mason U.), Reuters