Skip to comments.ZOT!! Overturned Same-Sex Marriage Ban is a Win for Freedom
Posted on 08/04/2010 3:44:08 PM PDT by thisisthetime
When a San Francisco Federal Judge ruled the ban on same sex marriage (enumerated by Proposition 8) unconstitutional today it was a big win for freedom in the United States. No longer will the issue be one that it is determined on a state by state basis, but the issue will eventually be enshrined in federal law pending the eventual Supreme Court decision.
The current ruling will be appealed in the 9th Circuit, but regardless of the outcome you can be assured this case will be heard by the highest court in the land. The question is What will be their verdict? Proposition 8, which accumulated 52.3% of the vote, was deemed unconstitutional because of its infringement on the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th amendment.
Another interesting twist to the story is the man who made the decision, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, is himself gay. Regardless of his orientation, which the San Francisco Gate claims had no affect on the outcome, I believe this is the correct decision and hope that the United States Supreme Court concurs when given the chance.
As editor-in-chief of The Woodward Report I identify myself heavily with conservative politics. I am certain that by agreeing with the verdict rendered I am in the minority among conservatives. However, the reality is that there is no legitimate argument that outlines why same-sex marriage should be banned. No one can argue with a straight face that it will diminish the sanctity of marriage. The divorce rate among Americans is estimated to be between 40% - 50%. It is clear that a lot of people do not take marriage very seriously...
(Excerpt) Read more at thewoodwardreport.com ...
‘Some Key Excerpts From the Proposition 8 Ruling’
This is an emotional outburst, not a ‘ruling’.
It’s an emotional outburst by a homosexual judge who should have recused himself.
Is polygamy now legal? Or is this judge being selective with his baseless fiat?
That's a canard, because that statistic is heavily skewed by serial divorces. The fact is that about 80% of first marriages do succeed for life. It's the people that get divorced two or three times that are responsible for the divorce rate being so high.
As I stated before, if ‘gay marriage’ becomes the law of the land, being forced even here in Texas, I’ll totally and 100% support secession. America will be dead for all practical purposes, and deserve destruction.
Do they have to be Gay? If so how do they proove it. Can Brothers get married? How bout just friends to get deals on taxes etc. We have hit the Iceberg and are going down!
Same-Sex “Marriage”: insert square peg in round hole.
To try to argue otherwise is similar to an apple being upset that it is not an orange, therefore we decide to call every type of fruit (no pun intended) an orange in order to extend "equal protection." Absurd.
However, the reality is that there is no legitimate argument that outlines why same-sex marriage should be banned.
That is the author's opinion and it is irrelevant. Tens of millions of people spoke twice. Our Constitution has been turned on its head. We are no longer a self governing people.
We live in a judicial tyranny - Mark Levin.
The tyrannical judge just tossed another log on the fire of resistance.
I love Jesus but I’d have stood by Mary if she aborted him!
I'll give you three...
How about: because the people want it that way?
How about: "Separation of Church and State"?
How about: There is no "right to marry" for anyone?
The idiot who wrote the article is no Conservative at all. Anyone who wants to flush the sanctity of marriage down the toilet and embrace wholesale perversion, is at best a Libertarian or RINO. I’m so sick of people pretending to be Conservatives when they aren’t. Another disgusting example is militant homosexual activist Andrew Sullivan who absurdly labels himself a ‘Conservative’. Give me a break.
One thing is for sure - “Divorce Court” is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Maybe they should consider a move into prime time...
I put this into the “Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it all.” category.
“Proposition 8 places the force of law behind stigmas against gays and lesbians, including: gays and lesbians do not have intimate relationships similar to heterosexual couples; gays and lesbians are not as good as heterosexuals; and gay and lesbian relationships do not deserve the full recognition of society.”
Nooooooooooooooo, it means they are not a man and a woman.
It’s laughable that some believe that opening up marriage to same-sex couples (and why stop there?) is a win for civilization and “freedom”.
the only legitimate one is the first one you mentioned, the people’s voice is a consideration.
Separation of church and state? what does that have to do with anything? people can married at a court house.
while there is no right to marry, there is the 14th amendment which promises equal protection under the law
According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:
The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
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