Skip to comments.Appeals court: Same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional [Calif]
Posted on 02/07/2012 10:24:14 AM PST by South40
SAN FRANCISCO Supporters and opponents of California's ban on same-sex marriage were anxiously awaiting a federal appeals court decision Tuesday on whether the voter-approved measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that considered the question plans to issue its long-awaited opinion 18 months after a trial judge struck down the ban following the first federal trial to examine if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to get married.
The 9th Circuit does not typically give notice of its forthcoming rulings, and its decision to do so Monday reflects the intense interest in the case.
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We all knew this would be the ruling!
So do the homosexuals get to “marry” now, pending the Supreme Court? Or do they have to wait? Anyone know?
At what point does America stop kneeling before judges?
The state constitution is unconstitutional because it bans a form of sham marriage that is banned by a federal law and not addressed in the United States Constitution? Only the 9th Circuit could make that up.
“Even if the panel upholds the lower court ruling, it could be a while before same-sex couples can resume marrying in the state. Proposition 8 backers plan to appeal to a larger 9th Circuit panel and then to the U.S. Supreme Court if they lose in the intermediate court. Marriages would likely stay on hold while that process plays out.”
Surprise surprise. Legislating from the bench. By all means, let’s re-elect Obama so he can seat more activists until we no longer have a need for legislators at all. It’s the coming American way y’all.
The same people that want to get rid of the electoral college because it denies the will of the people applaud this decision denying the will of the people.
That's the 9th 'Circus' and they are the most overturned court in the land.
Here is a link to the opinion:
Amazingly, the Ninth Circuit DID NOT hold that there was a fundamental right for sodomites to marry. In fact, the entire panel rejected the sodomites argument on that point. The decision is very, very narrow. It applies ONLY to California, not the rest of the States in the Ninth Circuit.
The decision was 2-1, with Reinhardt and his sock puppet voting to invalidate Prop 8 on different grounds that the pervert Homosexual Judge Walker decided.
This was probably designed to shield the case from Supreme Court review.
Didn’t you know our Constitution was intended to allow men to marry? How foolish of us.
Also our Constitution prevents the people of a state from choosing their own laws.
So facinating because almost every state bans gay marriage. But this one state in which people voted was out of step with the Constitution.
Black is white and white is black, we’re through the looking glass here, people.
Great point. Liberals are hypocrites. Perverted hypocrites.
The 9th Circus? Shocked, I say......shocked.
The judges WILL decide for you! Stay home on your couch and watch American Idol.
I knew just by looking at the headline this would be the black robed thugs in the 9th Circus again.
I WISH this and many other decisions would make some here stop denying the absolute importance of having a republican president appoint judges through a republican Congress.
I know it won’t, and I know I will hear all about judges Romney appointed in Massachussetts.
So then darn it, nominate Newt or Santorum. But whatever happens we cannot live with democrat judges and a democrat attorney general any longer. Same goes for Sebellius and all the other liberal idiots we are infested with.
The only way to stop it is a Constitutional Amendment.
Exactly. And, why the heck rePubbies aren’t shouting this out - 24/7 - escapes me. It’s easy to explain...but, our “leaders” aren’t doing one d&%# thing about our now rapid decline : ..(
Since when do people have the ‘right’ to get marrried? We heteros don’t! It’s not a ‘right’,it’s a choice.
When do the Judges receive judgement from America?