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Gay Activists Determined to Overthrow Florida's Traditional Marriage Laws
Charisma News ^ | 1/21/2014 | Bill Roberts

Posted on 01/25/2014 4:27:37 PM PST by wonkowasright

Gay activists with the group Equality Florida announced Tuesday they are filing a federal lawsuit to attempt to overturn Florida's Marriage Protection Amendment.

In 2008, 62 percent of Floridians voted to pass the historical amendment supported by the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC).

"Gay activists cannot win in the marketplace of ideas, so they have resorted to trying to find renegade courts who have little respect for the rule of law to create social change that would never happen through the people or their elected representatives," John Stemberger, FFPC president and general counsel, said in a statement.

"Today's lawsuit is nothing more than a publicity stunt," he continued. "Filed in Miami, it represents 'forum shopping' in the most liberal legal venue in the state." However, we are confident that Florida's attorney general, Pam Bondi, will provide a vigorous defense of Florida's long-held law and, in doing so, will expose the radical views and overreaching legal positions set forth in today's lawsuit.

(Excerpt) Read more at charismanews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: constitution; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; marriage
My expectation is that they will prevail in overturning the amendment, given other recent rulings in other states.
1 posted on 01/25/2014 4:27:37 PM PST by wonkowasright
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To: wonkowasright

The fact that we have an airhead for an AG won’t help.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 4:31:38 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: wonkowasright

It is so unfair that these homo activists always run to the most liberal court in the state. With that a Miami judge will dictate what happens in the Florida panhandle.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 4:36:45 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: wonkowasright

Time to abandon civil marriage. The feral government punishes marriage anyway. Get married in the Church, but don’t bother with the legalities.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 4:38:25 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: wonkowasright

Some of these courts need to be abolished and burned.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 4:38:26 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: wonkowasright

“Marriage” has always been between man and woman. How can homosexuals claim the law is not being applied equally? Have men & women been prevented from marrying?

What homosexuals want is to change the meaning of a word and then claim that they are being excluded from application of this new definition.

If the meaning of words can be altered then there are no limits.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 4:43:38 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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7 posted on 01/25/2014 4:47:14 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Ray76

Genesis 19 explains it all.

They will surround your house and break down the door to force themselves on you to get what they demand. Nothing will deter them.

There is nothing new under the sun.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 4:59:22 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wonkowasright

Homosexuality is sexual perversion and a mental issue.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 5:00:39 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That's the coward's way out.

There's a reason why traditional marriage has been cherished and protected for millennia until just five years ago.

Homosexuals cannot procreate. Period. We need children to be nurtured and brought into society under a strong two-parent family - MOM AND DAD. Not 2 Moms or 2 Dads, or a multitude of each.

Homosexual Marriage is simply the destruction of traditional marriage.

10 posted on 01/25/2014 5:02:00 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: wonkowasright
The butthumpers are on a roll and politicians are scared to death of them!!
Stop this insane madness about Sexual preference Perversion. They may as
well be porking Pigs in time square since that's how bold they've become.

Homosexuality was a criminal offense for a Reason.. Sick Sick Sick!

11 posted on 01/25/2014 5:03:39 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Why does government get to define marriage? Government is the greediest, most corrupt and murderous force on Earth.

They shouldn't have anything to do with marriage.

Make it so that the only people filing for the government paperwork are perverts.

12 posted on 01/25/2014 5:10:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why does government get to define marriage?

Because OUR government was founded on Christian principles. It's based not only on those principles, but on historical and natural law principles as well.

Again, homos can't re-produce. That is the crux of the argument regarding marriage. Without marriage and children, our population would age rapidly with no replacements.

Also, even if government didn't define marriage, homos would still sue to be allowed to marry in churches and by people of faith. It's never enough with this people. Nobody is stopping them from being with the person(s) they "love."

13 posted on 01/25/2014 5:17:04 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Because OUR government was founded on Christian principles.

It's not OUR government anymore, in case you hadn't noticed.

14 posted on 01/25/2014 5:22:33 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: wonkowasright

Where are all these activists getting their funds?


15 posted on 01/25/2014 5:25:07 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: wonkowasright

Abolish no fault divorce. The notion that marriage is truly a lifelong commitment will cause gays to run like rats, and it will strengthen traditional marriage for the rest of us at the same time.


16 posted on 01/25/2014 5:29:52 PM PST by Burkean (.)
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To: wonkowasright

Unfortunately, the same-sex marriage advocates will likely find a sympathetic liberal judge to entertain their attempt to overthrow Florida law that defines marriage the way every society has defined it for millenniums: as between a man and a woman. Using twisted interpretations of the Constitution to overthrow the people’s will is now SOP for leftists and especially the homosexual lobby. Sadly, they often win.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 5:34:29 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: CodeToad
Homosexuality is sexual perversion and a mental issue.

It's a choice!
The "why" of it is unfathomable. Yes, it's a perversion and a mental issue, based on CHOICE.

18 posted on 01/25/2014 5:40:57 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: wonkowasright; All
... so they have resorted to trying to find renegade courts who have little respect for the rule of law to create social change that would never happen through the people or their elected representatives," John Stemberger, FFPC president and general counsel, said in a statement.

As mentioned in related threads, the reason that renegade courts get away with protecting so-called gay rights is the following imo. Sadly, citizens are not being taught that the Constitution's silence about things like marriage means that marriage is uniquely a state power issue. Citizens are also not being taught that the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect gay rights.

The consequence of widespread citizen ignorance concerning 10th Amendment-protected marriage and constitutionally unprotected gay rights is this. All that pro-gay activist judges have to say is that gay marriage is constitutional and nobody, evidently including law-school indoctrinated attornies, knows how to challenge major constitutional problems with such decisions.

It remains that the states are actually free to make laws which discriminate against things like gay marriage, as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.

19 posted on 01/25/2014 5:42:05 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: cloudmountain

Totally agree. It is a learned choice.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 5:49:08 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: wonkowasright

Liberals are perpetually unhappy with the world we live in.

In Florida alone, they now want to overthrow the marriage law, overthrow the law making pot illegal, overthrow the Stand Your Ground law.

And you can bet they have a long list of other things they want to change too.

It must be a miserable life, being a liberal and hating just about everything in your life, hating your country, hating the US Constitution, despizing the Founding Fathers, hating half of your neighbors and the half of the entire US population who think differently than you do.

Liberals demand tolerance i every aspect of life except for people and ideas they don’t agree with.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:19 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Homosexuals cannot procreate. Period.

I really hate to tell you this, but thousands upon thousands of homosexuals have biological children. It can be from a marriage to a straight person, it can be through artificial insemination, it can be from a surrogate. Shoot, homosexuals can be sperm donors and have hundreds of offspring. So they are busy procreating every day.

Without marriage and children, our population would age rapidly with no replacements.

No, without children our population would age rapidly with no replacements. Marriage is not necessary for procreation, for either heterosexual or homosexual couples.

22 posted on 01/25/2014 6:58:42 PM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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To: wonkowasright

“Gays”, queers, homosexuals can attempt to change or legislate their view of morality, but as for me, they are now, and ever will be, a stain on society, period.


23 posted on 01/25/2014 7:19:44 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: ConstantSkeptic
but thousands upon thousands of homosexuals have biological children.

Stats, please. I say horse vomit.

It can be from a marriage to a straight person

The majority of homosexuals weren't in a previous traditional marriage.

it can be through artificial insemination, it can be from a surrogate. Shoot, homosexuals can be sperm donors and have hundreds of offspring.

More garbage opinion not supported by facts.

So they are busy procreating every day.

No, they are not "procreating" in the natural sense. They are out cruising or whatever the Hell homos do.

No, without children our population would age rapidly with no replacements.

Without them growing up in a two-parent household to guide and nurture them?

24 posted on 01/25/2014 7:23:00 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Iron Munro

They aint gonna like the next life...


25 posted on 01/25/2014 8:21:21 PM PST by delchiante
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I won’t even try to find statistics re biological children of homosexuals. I have the feeling that you wouldn’t believe whatever I found anyway. So... believe what you want. It won’t change reality.

But I am puzzled by your assertion that two parents are necessary to guide and nurture children in order for the children to procreate. It seems to me that plenty of children from broken homes are procreating just fine.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 9:04:18 PM PST by ConstantSkeptic (Be careful about preconceptions)
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