Rats, I was hoping HBO would do a sequel of ‘Big Love’ with ‘brother wives’.
I am very surprised.
This could be a case which ultimately goes to the Supreme Court, and have that Court decide there is indeed a constitutional right to homosexual marriage.
Remember, last year’s cases on marriage did not result in a ruling that there is a constitutional right to homosexual marriage. In fact, while last year’s case overturned the federal defense of marriage act, a key part of the ruling was that the states, not the federal government, are the governmental entities which will define marriage.
I know that the liberals, in their headlong rush to embrace homosexual marriage, don’t always understand these legal distinctions. But, legally speaking, as of today, states have the right to define marriage.
Of course, we know the liberals want to see 50 state homosexual marriage, and they may get it by Supreme Court ruling at some point. I’m just thinking about the legal reasoning which would be needed for the courts to come to that conclusion. As of today, there is nothing in federal law which deals with this whole area of sexual identity/sexual orientation. Thus, the LGBT peoples, in spite of liberal thought, are not a protected class under federal civil rights laws.
So, the courts have to be creative and make up the law as they go along, if they are going to conclude that the state of Utah has no right to define marriage, when last year’s case indicated that the states, not the federal government, have the power to define marriage.
Would be nice if they did the same in regard to NY’s SAFE act.
Yes! Victory. Now the AG needs to rescind all those phony licenses that were handed out.
I am surprised!
What about all the counterfeit “marriage licenses” issued? (They are counterfeit, because the form, which just lists “bride” and “groom” as the applicants, had to be altered.)
This is a good sign for protectors of marriage; if the Court believed that the DOMA case had rendered laws against sodomite marriage unconstitutional, it would not have halted the “marriages.”
As I understand it, the DOMA case found DOMA, and only DOMA, unconstitutional on the basis that it was enacted because of animus towards homosexuals. But that doesn’t mean that there are not Constitutional reasons to prohibit marriage; it just means that those reasons weren’t used in the enactment of DOMA (as far as the legislative history indicated).
As most of us know here, marriage was not created with the intention to prohibit homosexuals from participating. Indeed, there can be no such thing as homosexual “marriage” by definition, and so there can be no prohibition on something that doesn’t exist.
Men and women are capable of doing things for society and the species that two dudes or two lesbos cannot. That’s common sense for the vast majority of the world, but when it comes to leftists, there is no such thing as common sense.
Here’s hoping for a SCOTUS ruling that marriage defined as the union of one man and one woman is Constitutional. And maybe that will be the first step toward reversion the Lawrence v Texas case that made butt-effing acceptable recreational activity.
The LGBT movement strategy since the Supreme Court decisions earlier this year is to have rogue officials open doors to same sex marriage in the various states so that people “get married” and when courts shut doors, use the couples as plantiffs for court cases and “victims” for the media to exploit.
In Utah the federal judge did the dirty work right before Christmas delaying the ability of Utah to fight back and some 900 “marriages” occurred before today.
In my home state of PA a county official in Montgomery County issued licenses until a state court ruled against him.
The LGBT movement was able to “marry” people here in PA creating plantiffs for court cases they hope will legalize gay marriage.
Other than pulling power away from Supreme Court (was never intended to work as we now allow it)only hope is that one or more of the liberal judges becomes a Christian.
Al things are possible with God....I believe Lord, help my unbelief
Sodomayer for instance, if she was to ask Jesus into her life, that would change things
This is just a speed bump on the highway to hell.
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SCOTUS granting a TRO or the like notwithstanding, it’s time to start nullifying federal action that is clearly out of their constitutional bounds.
It is inherently unjust that one man substitute his judgment for that of 2/3 of the people of the state.
Can a society allow sodomy in private between two consenting adults and still affirm that it is a deviant behavior to be eschewed and certainly not given any special political or legal status? A society that puts freedom first will have these kinds of challenges. But a healthy society, especially one that is spiritually healthy, can meet those challenges.
A healthy society that puts individual freedom first will not have intrusive laws about licensing marriage or business. Government will stay small and keep its nose to the grindstone of protecting our freedoms without these endless entanglements we have now when government goes outside its constitutional bounds.
Has Orrin Grant Hatch taken a position, not that it would make any difference, in the words of his friend Hillary?