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
Another ignorant affirmative action judge heard from....and this dummy is a judge who can throw out the laws of the citizens of VA. We have to clean house from top to bottom in our judiciary the next time we build a country.
The Peter Principle is that, in a hierarchy, people rise to the level of their incompetence and remain there.
Here's her resume from Wiki
Wright Allen started her legal career as a JAG officer in the United States Navy as an active duty officer between 1985 and 1990 and in the United States Navy Reserve between 1992 and 2005. She was an assistant U.S. attorney in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2001 to 2005. Wright Allen joined the Federal Public Defenders Office for the Eastern District of Virginia in 2005, where she had served as a Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender until becoming a federal judge in 2011.
The penumbra section.
Yeah, I am familiar with that law school, it is of the close cover before striking a match fame.
‘splains a a lot.
"WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"
Virginia sure is screwing up lately. First gay marriage and before that the ultrasound before abortion law. Yieks. They aren’t even trying and screwing up so badly.
In this case, but among all the cases you find judges appointed by Obama, Clinton, and Bush.
The reality is that the judges are ruling in accordance with the precedence of Windsor vs US.
Ultimately, SCOTUS will take on one of these cases, and we can probably narrow that down.
The lawyers that will argue the case before SCOTUS are Ted Olson and David Boies, and since those two have been involved in California and Virginia, either the California case or the Virginia case will be heard by SCOTUS.
So, if you want to blame a particular judge, blame Scalia. He predicted that the state bans on homo marriage would fall after Windsor vs US. It was Scalia's statement that set off the multitude of lawsuits against the states.
But, who knows. Maybe Kennedy will vote differently this time around?
We find these truths to be self evident,
2.) Shut up
3.) Law of the land
4.) I got a phone and a pen
5.) Republican war on women
Political Correctness requires we all pretend that every black, like this dumbbell Affirmative Action appointee, are just as smart and accomplished as people like Walter Wiilliams, Benjamin Carson, Thomas Sowell and many others.
After all, she did point out that the Constitution declares that “all men are created equal”, didn’t she?
Only an unfeeling racist would point out that this so-called judge is so incompetent and uninformed that she couldn’t find her own derriere with both hands and a carbon arc searchlight.
Thats OK, apparently they are confusing men with women as well....
The ones that warn "Do Not Mail Matches" for those sending in an application for an advanced degree!!!!
Lets see her grades.
People in VA are so tolerant that a liberal judge can confuse the Constitution with the Declaration, and the people will cheer because they too no longer know the difference.
Is Kennedy voting as Reagan would have wanted, or was Reagan a dupe?
I read the line about being created equal to mean that God created us to come in this world from Him as being born equal in God’s eye. I do not think it means that our outcomes are supposed to be made equal by man....or, er, woman.
“U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. Obama appointee, of course.”
Perhaps a bit more hard data will improve the description:
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen. Obama appointee, of course - and a perfect example of the cultural degradation consequential to adoption of “Affirmative Action”.
She be an Affirmative Action law school pass-through. Dat fo sure!
I read the suggestion that since all federal courts are subordinate to the Supreme Court, that the Supreme Court direct that all federal judges are required to take a test as to their knowledge of the US Constitution, on an annual basis.
They can even study for it. But importantly, it is *not* an open-book test. They actually *have* to know the material.
And, apparently unlike their law school, they do *not* get grade adjustments because of their minority status.
A qualified Marxist.
“Especial” is a word, and it is used there in an appropriate context.
I checked before I posted. It is a word (never said it wasn’t) but as used here is not an American usage.
” we have the further cheapening of the esteem of actual marriage”
The decline of traditional marriage is an enormous cause for concern. The replacement of marriage with shacking up obviously is bad for kids, who tend to end up without a father. A spectacular example arose among single ghetto women during the middle 70’s, who were rewarded with additional welfare payment increases every time they cranked out another baby (courtesy whatever sperm donor who happened to be passing by). One result of this was a horrendous inner city crime spree during the 1990’s, when this bumper crop of welfare babies came of age.