Skip to comments.Lawsuit seeks to overturn Florida ban on gay marriage
Posted on 01/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Six South Florida couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay, said Tuesday they're filing a lawsuit against the state seeking to overturn the Sunshine State's ban on same-sex marriage.
Ten of the 12 plaintiffs, along with the gay rights group Equality Florida and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, announced the filing of their case at a news conference at the Lesbian and Gay Victor Center in Miami Beach.
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All they have to do is find a judge willing to equate the Florida Constitution’s right to privacy provision with ‘marriage.’
Homosexual activists seek to subvert the will of the people
The propaganda is being touted by Miami media like this:
“David and I are devoted to our children. We are a family in every way, except that Florida will not allow us to marry,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, of Davie. He and his partner, David Price, have been together for 17 years. “It pains David and me to be denied a basic safety net of legal protections.”
During the eight years she’s been with Melanie Alenier, partner Vanessa Alenier said the Hollywood couple has “worked so hard to build and protect our family, but nothing can come close to matching the protections that marriage provides. Our family is in need of those protections just like other families. We want our son to understand that his family is secure and just as respected as any other family part of our community here in Florida.”
But this is SETTLED LAW.
Over 19 million people live in Florida. 60% voted one man one woman. 12 gay people don’t agree. Yep. Those 12 will win!
The constitutional amendment passed over 60% after homosexual advocates pushed to increase the threashold for amendments from 50 to sixty and force a quota system of signatures.
now homosexuals would have to repeal that by the same quota and margin.
Does anyone know who the assigned judge is? Miami has a horrible history of NOT randomly assigning judges. IOW they will assign a judge for the desired result. If Christ wins the governorship then he will not defent it.
I have ZERO faith that AG Bondi will defend the fl constitution as she is more RINO than conservative and has too much time in NYC.
Florida also prohibited homosexuals from adopting children until Crist decided to surrender and the FL Bar decided to endorse homosexuals adopting children (attorney bar dues used despite vocal objections)
Glad I wasn’t eating lunch over my keyboard!
Have they sought out legal counseling to establish a partnership?
“We have consensus on this matter.”
They can get married if they want, but as with anything in life, there are parameters:
No inanimate objects
No person with the same equipment
These people do not want equality - they think they alone can modify the meaning of words. “Marriage” has always meant man & woman.
The Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution’s silence about things like marriage means that such issues are automatically uniquely state power issues.
Also, the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights. So taken together, the states have the 10th Amendment-protected power to make marriage laws which discriminate on the basis of constitutionally unprotected gay “rights” as long as such laws don’t abridge the constitutionally enumerated rights of gays.
I agree, so let’s fight it.
The only “settled law” are the ones that liberals win.
Everything you say is true. However, liberals and liberal judges have decided that there should be a federal constitutional right to homosexual marriage. Because they are liberal and liberals make up the laws and policies as they go along, a liberal federal judge is likely to overturn Florida’s state definition of marriage.
The legal reasoning of last year’s Supreme Court decisions on marriage, that the states and not the federal government shall define marriage, is already being cast aside. Now it appears that states are not allowed to define marriage, nor is the federal government. So legally, no one except federal judges are permitted to define marriage.
So they are going to try to use one part of the state constitution to nullify another part?