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Lawsuit seeks to overturn Florida ban on gay marriage
Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/21/14 | Anthony Man

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: constitution; culturewar; fl; florida; floriduh; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; judicialfiat; lawsuit; liberalslose; marriagelaws; samesexmarriage; sodomy
Judge shopping and the effort to force society to celebrate sodomy has come to Florida. The media is working for this effort and applauding the perversion of the Judeo Christian ethic.
1 posted on 01/21/2014 9:25:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; seekthetruth; Joe Brower

Florida news.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 9:26:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

All they have to do is find a judge willing to equate the Florida Constitution’s right to privacy provision with ‘marriage.’


3 posted on 01/21/2014 9:28:40 AM PST by alancarp
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To: SoFloFreeper; GeronL; Revolting cat!

Homosexual activists seek to subvert the will of the people


4 posted on 01/21/2014 9:29:04 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

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.”


5 posted on 01/21/2014 9:30:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: alancarp

But this is SETTLED LAW.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 9:32:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Over 19 million people live in Florida. 60% voted one man one woman. 12 gay people don’t agree. Yep. Those 12 will win!


7 posted on 01/21/2014 9:33:51 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 9:37:00 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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)


9 posted on 01/21/2014 9:38:24 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: a fool in paradise

Imperial courts


10 posted on 01/21/2014 9:39:25 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Glad I wasn’t eating lunch over my keyboard!


11 posted on 01/21/2014 9:39:45 AM PST by alancarp
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To: SoFloFreeper

Have they sought out legal counseling to establish a partnership?


12 posted on 01/21/2014 9:42:38 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

“We have consensus on this matter.”


13 posted on 01/21/2014 9:43:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
"....couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay...."

They can get married if they want, but as with anything in life, there are parameters:
No inanimate objects
No animals
No vegetables
No children
No siblings
No person with the same equipment

14 posted on 01/21/2014 9:44:22 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SoFloFreeper

These people do not want equality - they think they alone can modify the meaning of words. “Marriage” has always meant man & woman.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 9:44:53 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All

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.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 9:46:18 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

I agree, so let’s fight it.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 9:49:46 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The only “settled law” are the ones that liberals win.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 9:52:32 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Amendment10

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.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 9:52:53 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (Interesting)
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To: longtermmemmory

So they are going to try to use one part of the state constitution to nullify another part?


20 posted on 01/21/2014 9:57:11 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I expect to hear the ambulance chaser Charlie Crist’s name any minute.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 9:59:35 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


22 posted on 01/21/2014 9:59:42 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

marriage requires consummation or did require consummation to be a valid contract since they can not consummate how can then enter into the contract as it is annulled. ITs funny that we’re consummation was required is now being removed as a requirement for marriage contract. so effective they change in law for the heterosexual because now if you get married and your and your spouse declines to have traditional sexual intercourse for potential reproduction you cannot annulled the marriage


23 posted on 01/21/2014 10:10:36 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
I agree, so let’s fight it.

Knowledge is power and us patriots need to empower low-information voters with the Constitution's simple rules to fight gay marriage since the corrupt media, including Fx News, is not going to do it.

24 posted on 01/21/2014 10:29:43 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Blood of Tyrants; All

The reason that liberal judges get away with legislating from the bench is the following imo. Parents have not been making sure that their children are being taught the difference between legislative, executive and judicial powers.


25 posted on 01/21/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: SoFloFreeper

I hope Florida will tell gays to F themselves.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 10:55:22 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: 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.

Being "gay" has nothing to do with it - a husband is a man, and a wife is a woman. Two people of the same gender cannot enter into this union - it has noting to do with "bigotry", etc. - it simply is reality and language. They have the same right to enter into this union as anyone else with a member of the opposite gender.

27 posted on 01/21/2014 11:15:06 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Ray76

It was never about equality or expanding “rights” - it is about taking rights away from others. Witness their behavior with the bakery owner, photographers, etc. If the business doesn’t want to cater to their “pretend” weddings, they don’t just leave them alone and take their money elsewhere and pay someone who will, no - they harass them out of business - want them discriminated against because they have different beliefs than their own.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 11:18:04 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SoFloFreeper
“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.”

They like the so-called "protections" of marriage, but got into a relationship where it cannot exist - two men cannot be husband and wife, nor can two women be husband and wife. What is it they expect? It isn't Florida not allowing them to be married - it is reality and language. These children also do not have a mother and a father.

29 posted on 01/21/2014 11:25:36 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Psalm 73
"....couples who want to get married, but can't because they're gay...."

Well, that's the definition of marriage. isn't it? Always has been, always will be, even if the Satanist Commies try to bastardize it. Seems to me the homos have three choices...either 1) give up their homosexual ways and go straight, in which case they can find someone of the opposite sex and get married, 2) find a beard and marry him/her/it, or 3) STFU and accept the fact that they're homos and can't get married. They made their bed, now they can have great, big, homo baby oil parties in it.

Of course, they won't choose any of the three, instead screaming like a bunch of little biyatches and forcing their aberrant and disgusting lifestyle on the rest of us. Unless, of course, we the majority find our spines and stand our ground...pun intended.

Liberal Girl

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

30 posted on 01/21/2014 12:11:59 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“It pains David and me to be denied a basic safety net of legal protections.”

What a pant load. all it would take to get “a basic safety net of legal protections” is for them to march into any lawyer’s office and have each declared the other’s legal guardian with Powers of Attorney. Bada bing bada boom, finito. but it is not about that. It is all about destroying Christian culture.


31 posted on 01/21/2014 12:33:08 PM PST by crusher (Political Correctness: Stalinism Without the Charm)
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To: Amendment10

Did you know that there is an article in the Constitution that allows the legislative branch to pass legislation and exempt it from judicial review?


32 posted on 01/21/2014 1:21:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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