Skip to comments.Supreme Court Next Big Decision (DOMA case in Mass. -Homosexual "Marriage" in all 57 states?)
Posted on 07/09/2012 6:26:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After its ruling on the incredibly politically charged issue of health care, the Supreme Court might be taking on the next big politically charged issue, i.e. same sex marriage.
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case of Massachusetts upon its return from summer recess. The DOMA case was repealed by G.O.P after a Federal Appeals Court struck down the law as unconstitutional because it denies same-sex couples federal financial services and benefits.
According to reports the nation's apex court can take on the case as soon as September and declare a ruling by June 2013....
(Excerpt) Read more at lawyerherald.com ...
Let’s see how much the libs love Roberts brand of judicial restraint after this one. Let the Congress repeal it’s bill.
Massachusetts, hum, another Romney legacy.
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case of Massachusetts
Obama has confidence now that he owns Roberts.
We all know how the two Dykes will vote.
One of the two Obama appointees is a radical Leftist Lesbian - as far from impartial as a human being could be. Likely ditto for Sotomayer. There is no longer any even vaguely credible court of last resort in the United State of America. There needs to be a big wake for America.
One of the two Obama appointees is a radical Leftist Lesbian - as far from impartial as a human being could be. Likely ditto for Sotomayer. There is no longer any even vaguely credible court of last resort in the United States of America. There needs to be a big wake for America.
Wouldn’t Roberts have to recuse himself ? /sarc
(yes, that's an '/s')
which supreme court justice handles mass?
with all the cases out there it seems very much like forum shopping.
The key in this nonsense is the “born that way” myth. The other is avoiding the religion argument. Arguing faith abandons logic and reason to the deviants.
Thank you for same sex marriage Willard...
Do I really have to say it ...
Yeah, Milt was also good for a gun ban in MA.
The Whitehouse has already said they will not lift a finger to protect the law in court and there had been a rumor that the GOP Congress was hiring lawyers of their own to support DOMA in court. Obama’s arrogance may be handing us an opportunity!
Sometimes when one talks of Romney it’s like those scenes in “Life of Brian”, when the people say “what have the Romans ever done for us”.
(Remember they list dozens of things the Romans did, and finally find one insignificant thing they did not do.)
Romney and BHO are the same on key liberal issues: abortion, homosexual, man made global warming, government mandates, government health care, destroying their opponents, gun bans, taxes, deficits, welfare........but they are different - Romney is taller and has sons instead of daughters. There see how much better he is that BHO.
Something tells me that we can’t trust Chief Justice Roberts on this one...
Gee, what gives you that impression?
I think it should read: "The DOMA case was appealed by G.O.P...."
“I predict the ruling will be 6-3 invalidating DOMA using the equal protection clause. Kennedy will write the majority opinion.”
I would go with that prediction.
However, the big case will be Prop. 8 and the will 6-4 Against Prop. 8 and I’m afraid Roberts will write the majority opinion.
And if Prop. 8 goes down, every state ban will go down with it.
After DOMA and Prop. 8 are stuck down and all the existing state bans are invalidated, the people is the states will demand a Constitutional Amendment banning Gay Marriage and Sodomy.
And that could possibly set the stage for legalizing polygamous marriage in the near future. Just last week a California legislator proposed a bill that would allow three or more adults to be recognized as the legal parents of the same child. It is truly a strange new world out there.
Well, if so, that is a big cue for some of us to reverse our tragic boat accidents and get ready to rumble.
I read an article in the New Yorker about Roberts ruling on DOMA and gay marriage cases:
“The Court will not have much flexibility in the DOMA cases. There is only one question presented: Is DOMA constitutional? It will have to be answered yes or no.
In the Proposition 8 case, there are more options. The Court might restore same-sex marriage rights in California without finding a nationwide constitutionally based right to marriage equality. Even some advocates think that would be the best and most politically sustainable result. But there is little doubt that if the Court rules in favor of gay rights the decision will be significant, perhaps even historic. Most people assume that the fifth and deciding vote belongs to Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the Courts majority opinions in its two most recent big gay-rights rulings, Romer v. Evans (1996) and Lawrence v. Texas (2003).
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court in 2005, two years after Lawrence was decided, after only a short stint on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
None of the gay-rights-related cases that have come before him as a judge give any significant clues as to how he might rule on the weighty constitutional issues he will face next term. Interestingly, as the Los Angeles Times reported in 2005, before he was on the bench he worked behind the scenes for gay rights activists in the Romer case who were represented at the time by his law firm, Hogan and Hartson.
But now, in these marquee gay-rights cases facing the Court next termas American public opinion, especially among young people, shifts rapidly towards greater equalityRoberts may find the very kind of legacy issues around which he has shown a willingness to break with his more conservatives colleagues. Put another way, these cases will help define what freedom and equality look like in America, perhaps for decades. Will Roberts want to be on the losing side of history?”
No doubt Roberts will side with the old ACLU Communist Ginsburg and the wise Latina —and Kagan— and his alum Obama in the “fundamental change” The Court would do well to restore the model used by James Wilson when he taught of “marriage” under American Law at the College of Philadelphia which seems a clear reflection of the Genesis - Matthew— 1 Corinthians6: model taught by Moses ,Jesus , and the Apostle Paul in the Sacred Texts.”the two become one” And Nowhere in the Holy Writ do I find anything to suggest same sex marriage. In the Christian Bible—as in American Law before the falling away — same sex unions are NEVER sanctified as “marriage” but called fornication and adultery —and an abomination worthy of death.And those who take pleasure in such (See Romans 1: ) likewise.
CJ Robber is a treasonous POS at best. Can they be sent letters? I’m sure they would be screened and shredded as the eligibility cases were. One even the day 0 visited and what is that about. Checks and balances my ass. Self imposed time out!