The way understand it, the Supreme Court’s decisions were about fairness. They decided it was unfair to deny same sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples and they decided it was unfair to single out the old Jim Crow states for special scrutiny, i.e, that ALL states should be under the same scrutiny.
In essence, they were saying that the voting rights act, as currently written, was flawed from a strictly “legal” standpoint and that Congress needed to REWRITE it. The downside to this strategy is that our current Congress doesn’t have the courage or ability to write or rewrite anything.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir