One of the honorary-degree recipients at yesterday's 311th commencement
at Yale University was a state Supreme Court judge from Massachusetts
who was being honored for her strident defense and advocacy of same-sex
When that part of the citation was read, the audience burst into enthusiastic screaming and applauding. University President Rick Levin became quite emotional.
Has the meaning and value of an honorary degree changed so much that it can be awarded for adopting positions that are contrary to traditional moral standings in our nation?