Skip to comments.Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Confuses Declaration Of Independence with Constitution
Posted on 02/15/2014 12:13:31 AM PST by Lmo56
A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine's Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn't exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that "all men are created equal," which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence.
"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution. The line, in which Thomas Jefferson, with signature flourish, borrowed the words of theorist John Locke: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
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No, the first line of the DOI is "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary..."
Yeah, I'm nitpicking; shoot me.
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. Obama appointee, of course.
The sad part is it doesn’t matter any more. Both documents are completely irrelevant to our country now.
Apparently, both she and obama were in the same cl;asses dealing with the Constitution. I wonder what their prof thinks?
She got her law degree at that Pillar of Law Schools: North Carolina Central ...
Maybe she was referring to the Affirmative Action Constitution?
>> A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine’s Day.
“Especial”? The word should be “special”.
I wonder where in either document is says that marriage is a right.
To my naïve amazement, the silence from the peanut gallery was deafening. Since then, it's been very easy to ignore any media noise about gaffes by conservatives.
Sorry for not being clear. What I meant was that we should be honored to have two such Constitutional geniuses walking on US soil.
Probably related to the moonbat congresscritter for TX that wondered if NASA had pictures of the flag we had planted on Mars...just another sign of how well affirmative action has worked /sarc
Maybe the Peter Principal (rampant incompetence) is coming back.
Sure sounds like garbage logic from her, on the face of it.
No “method” (at least one that doesn’t involve reinvestment of the people in the Lord) is going to purge the garbage-logic judiciary. Without a “moral foundation” (which I hasten to illuminate by saying this hinges around God himself... i.e. you love and care about your neighbor because you love God who loves your neighbor) any method is going to blow back in our faces.
Incompetence would be superior to this focus on attacking the good things of life. For all the brouhaha over this faux marriage, Canada has seen perhaps 100 of them since they became official policy eight years ago. And for this, we have the further cheapening of the esteem of actual marriage, which has, to be fair, already been cheapened badly by licentious heterosexual conduct.
We have a God problem, Houston. Not a judge problem or even an incompetence problem.
” North Carolina Central ... “
That sounds like the University of Phoenix and the Bud Light Institute all rolled into one.
This statement is simply more evidence that our country has been successfully "dumbed down" by the leftists.
Judge Allen, Herring, McAuliffe, and other Democrats are perverting our culture on the premise that men and women are freely interchangeable. They are perverts.
"They used to call me Al before the operation."
I think she's just trying to protect Virginia...
from tipping over.
The perfect welfare job ... money for life