Skip to comments.Prop 8 Withstands Federal Challenge (California Gay Marriage Debate)
Posted on 07/17/2009 8:10:18 PM PDT by cakid1
Today, a federal judge tossed out yet another challenge to Proposition 8.
(Prop 8 is a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman in California)
This time the challenge was on "federal constitutional grounds..."
(Excerpt) Read more at community.cbs47.tv ...
Eight years of Obama and we may just have a supreme court that may see this differently.
“United States District Court Judge David Carter threw out the challenge to Proposition 8 and dismissed the state of California as a defendant in the case of Smelt vs. United States.”
(But...portions of the case challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act will be heard next month.)
“This is another great day for marriage in California,” said Andrew Pugno, Chief Legal Counsel for ProtectMarriage.com, the official campaign committee for Proposition 8.
“The twice-expressed will of the people of California for traditional marriage is under assault from many lawsuits, but our recent string of victories in both state and federal courts is very gratifying.”
Abnormal, unnatural and immoral behavior. 0
The case was tossed because the litigants had no standing (they suffered no harm). It won't take long for Olson to find two individuals with standing.
Sarah Palin knows the continuous and never ending challenges all too well, thus the guttural hatred for her by the left.
Our country is losing it's sense of direction rapidly IMO.
Grinds my guts. This shouldn’t be any of the damned Feds business in the first place.
The voting rights of blacks and hispanics have upheld.
I love how the media and Hollywood likes to blame the Mormons for Prop 8. Minorites made Prop 8 possible. Why aren’t liberals going after minorities?
Exactly... they already can get the same protections and rights that married folks have... the only thing they want is a piece of paper... so they can undermine religion.
This is why we need to bring the "loser pays" system in our courtrooms... to weed out the lunatics.
Isn’t this the same judge handling the Keyes v. B.O. birth certificate case?
Obama either names a 1) Gay Czar, or 2) a Marriage Czar, to settle the matter without any other federal oversight.
Eight years of 0bama, and we won't have or need a supreme court.
i would agree.
personally, i think the states that are approving/re-affirming the state sovereignty rights will be the way to stop the overzealous actions of the fedgov. as this is SUPPOSED to be a representative republic, how is it that fed law is trumping anything the states do.
homo-rights to taxes. the states need to be able to set up demarcation lines so the residents of each state can live by the laws they wish. if the state decides that it’s residents do not wish homo-marriage, then that’s it. if the people of the state don’t want to pay more then 15% of their income to the fedgov, then that’s it. and when paying taxes, instead of an end-run around the state, the individuals should pay to their district, and the district to the state, and the state to the fed.
any state that sets these policies and pushes them, would have a massive influx of businesses and people. and in states like florida, that would mean increased revenues from additional sales as well as a jump in real estate values
this would also mean a reduction in the power of the fed on the lives of everyday citizens
and if a citizen doesn’t like what his/her state is doing... they could move to another state (unlike now, where you cannot avoid paying for 0bama’s socialist Amerika even if you left the country)
Why doesn’t the left go after Muslims on their view on homosexuality?
Personally, I can't make an argument that would over-ride the 4th Amendment assurance of equal protection.
I hope somebody else can.
What equal protection?
That went out the window when taxes were accepted as a means to punish some groups arbitrarily and capriciously.
My suggestion that we tax left-handed blondes at the highest tax rate, as long as it is done democratically (by vote) doesn't sound so silly any more.
The story title is misleading - Prop 8 didn’t “withstand” anything. The plaintiffs just didn’t have standing. There are more bullets in the lefts magazine.
I've always wanted to be part of a suit to overturn the current tax system on 4th amendment grounds...but, oh boy, the establishment would REALLY come after you on that one.
Butt-buddy marriage would get a far more sympathetic hearing.
That can only lead one to the conclusion that Michael Savage is right on this count: Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.