Grundle, I got to disagree with you on this one.
I didn’t vote for gay marriage, never had the opportunity to.
Nor did any state rep anywhere in Massachusetts.
No Governor of Massachusetts signed it into law.
Judges invented a new meaning for the word marriage, in fact, they used the term “construed” for their judicial overreach.
Does my Massachusetts electrical licesnce allow me to wire a home in Idaho? I would think it should if they want to have marriage covered under the commerce clause, since wiring for profit really is commerce.
As far a Ron Paul is concern he is so out there he has problems with going after pedophiles - he & Barney Frank have very similiar records on the subject - check my profile and check out his record on those bills listed. Imo he is a perv.
..... But you’ve got to admit, Sparky. Isn’t it an absolute laugh riot seeing one of our local goggle-eyed progressive Democratic fanatics arguing states’ rights?
Politically speaking, living in MA is like having Rod Serling as a neighbor on one side, Professor Irwin Corey on the other side, and Al Capone across the street. Just absolutely surreal.
Happy New Year to one and all.
I’m just curious. Where does the Constitution delegate to the national government the authority to have a police force and/or to pursue sex criminals? I can’t seem to find it. In fact, I can’t find any delegated police power in the Constitution, but I must be looking in the wrong place.
"While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney claims he did everything possible to throttle homosexual marriage in his state his campaign now saying he took "every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" several constitutional experts say that just isn't so.
"What Romney did [was] he exercised illegal legislative authority," Herb Titus said of the governor's actions after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in the Goodridge case in 2003. "He was bound by what? There was no order. There wasn't even any order to the Department of Public Health to do anything."
Titus, a Harvard law graduate, was founding dean of Pat Robertson's Regent University Law School. He also worked with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, ...
Romney's aides have told WND that after four of the seven court members reinterpreted the definition of marriage, he believed he had no choice but to direct clerks and others to change state marriage forms and begin registering same-sex couples.
Some opponents contend that with those actions, Romney did no more or less than create the first homosexual marriages recognized in the nation. And Titus agrees."
"....But the court's decision conflicts with the constitutional philosophy of three co-equal branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial, Titus said. It also violates with the Massachusetts Constitution, which states: "The power of suspending the laws, or (suspending) the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature..."
And it cannot even be derived from the opinion itself, asserts the pro-family activist group Mass Resistance, which says the decision did four things:
* First, it acknowledged that the current law does not permit same-sex marriage.
"The only reasonable explanation is that the Legislature did not intend that same-sex couples be licensed to marry. We conclude, as did the judge, that G.L. c. 207 may not be construed to permit same-sex couples to marry."
* Second, it said it is NOT striking down the marriage laws (among other things, the Massachusetts Constitution forbids a court to change laws)
"Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief."
* Third, it declared that not allowing same-sex marriages is a violation of the Massachusetts Constitution.
"We declare that barring an individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the Massachusetts Constitution."
* And fourth, given that the court is not changing any laws, the SJC gave the Legislature 180 days to "take such action as it may deem appropriate."
"We vacate the summary judgment for the department. We remand this case to the Superior Court for entry of judgment consistent with this opinion. Entry of judgment shall be stayed for 180 days to permit the Legislature to take such action as it may deem appropriate in light of this opinion."
After the Legislature did nothing during the 180 days, Romney then took action "on his own," the group said.
"Gov. Romney's legal counsel issued a directive to the Justices of the Peace that they must perform same-sex marriages when requested or 'face personal liability' or be fired," the group said."