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Holder gives nod to state AGs to drop defense of gay marriage bans amid court challenges
foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | foxnews

Posted on 02/25/2014 8:08:13 AM PST by ColdOne

Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws they consider discriminatory -- effectively giving the green light for states to stop defending bans on gay marriage.

Holder addressed the issue during a gathering of state attorneys general on Tuesday, after detailing his position in a New York Times interview.

Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Holder said that any decision not to defend individual laws must be "exceedingly rare" and reserved for "exceptional circumstances." He indicated that legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as such a circumstance.

"In general, I believe that we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation," he said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attorneysgeneral; doasthouwill; holder; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; injusticedepartment; justusdepartment; naag; ssm; ssmban; states; thereisnolawanymore

1 posted on 02/25/2014 8:08:13 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Each AG is his own legislator, judge and jury? Things are sooooo much faster in a totalitarian state... gotta love the little thugs.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 8:11:12 AM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: ColdOne

Why is this guy not being brought up on charges of sedition? I know his department owns prosecutions, but surely there’s some way for a state to file against him - or threaten that if he comes to that state, he will be arrested.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 8:14:36 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: ColdOne
LAWLESSNESS
4 posted on 02/25/2014 8:15:14 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ColdOne

Eric Holder publicly announces, “Only enforce laws you agree with.”


5 posted on 02/25/2014 8:15:40 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: ColdOne
any decision not to defend individual laws must be "exceedingly rare" and reserved for "exceptional circumstances."

Meaning, "any time it comes up".

6 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:37 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: GOPJ

You need to read Dictators for Dummies so you can keep up with current affairs.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 8:19:33 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: ColdOne

Good. So maybe we can see an end to the discriminatory prosecutions against law abiding gun owners.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 8:24:36 AM PST by DPMD
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To: ColdOne

More lawless insanity. And no accountability.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 8:24:44 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: ColdOne

Out of his oath. But he’s an islamist. What are We going to do about it?

Not a damned thing.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 8:26:39 AM PST by onedoug
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11 posted on 02/25/2014 8:28:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GOPJ

Since when is Holder the boss of the state AGs?


12 posted on 02/25/2014 8:29:33 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ColdOne
"In general, I believe that we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation," he said.

Attorney General Eric Holder has now declared that ALL Pedophiles should not be prosecuted! Their sexual orientation allows them to be a "protected class" of citizens!

13 posted on 02/25/2014 8:33:31 AM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: ColdOne

Attorney General Eric Holder — Menace to decent American society.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 8:35:34 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Obama’s people think they ARE the law. It’s a common way of thinking in Police States, North Korea, Iran etc... places thugs rule. I’m surprised Holder doesn’t have a private zoo on his property.. guess that comes later.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 8:36:17 AM PST by GOPJ ("Great powers are driven by a mixture of confidence and insecurity.")
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To: missnry

“”In general, I believe that we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation,” he said.”

Does that mean he can elope with his male cocker spaniel?


16 posted on 02/25/2014 8:40:18 AM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: ColdOne

See the mindset? The federal government GIVES PERMISSION to state officials about how to behave......

This perversion of the Constitution is PERVASIVE in America. We must reverse the trend.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 8:47:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ColdOne

This is the type of tyranny we fought for 200 plus years ago.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 8:52:44 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: ColdOne

Utterly disgraceful, yet NOTHING will come of it.....it will be tolerated and empower them to go even farther.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 8:54:33 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Since the states have only recourse as to come to him for complaint.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 8:54:54 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: ColdOne

This is the collapse of the Rule of Law. If our betters are free to choose which laws they’ll enforce, then we’re free to decide which laws we’ll obey. Their laws forcing me to recognize pervert “marriage” are no more binding than my constitutional amendments forbidding it.

Game’s on. Let’s see who wins.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 8:57:47 AM PST by IronJack
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To: ColdOne

I guess Holder supports AGs who oppose zerOcare.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 9:00:04 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Cheerio

You can bet Holder already has his pardon in his pocket.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 9:04:23 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: ColdOne

Just like aka “Obama” Holder urges others to violate law.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 9:10:20 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Washington needs to be burned to the ground and we need to start over. There is NOT ONE SINGLE person in the District of Corruption that is going to cast a vote to limit their own POWER.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 9:11:05 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ColdOne
Stop! You have no say in the matter. The law is what I say it is.
26 posted on 02/25/2014 9:30:03 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Puppage

This is very dangerous legal procedure here, over and above the issue of homosexual marriage.

This technique, of not defending a challenged law in court, means that the plaintiffs automatically win,and get to overturn laws they don’t like.

They are succeeding in forcing homosexual marriage through the courts by.simply not defending the law in court.

This is totalitarian thinking at work. Any law or regulation which liberals don’t like is now able to be discarded, very easily. The state decides not to defend the law in court, and the liberal plaintiffs win automatically.

This is a very dangerous trend, over and above the push for homosexual marriage.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 9:33:47 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: ColdOne; Cincinatus' Wife

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3126830/posts

Black pastors want Holder impeached over gay marriage stance
The Hill ^ | February 25, 2014 | Tim Devaney and Ben Goad

Popsted by Cincinatus’ Wife

A group of conservative black pastors called Tuesday for Attorney General Eric Holder’s impeachment, saying the Obama administration has “sold out” with its support for gay marriage.

The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) is targeting Holder after concluding that going after the nation’s first black president would be a losing battle.

“If Obama was a white man, he would be impeached,” said Rev. William Owens, the group’s founder and president. “Obama has been given a free pass to do what he pleases, but I don’t give him a pass. I’m very black, been black all my life. He doesn’t get a pass. I don’t give him a pass.”

The group is launching an effort to gather a million signatures in support of Holder’s impeachment.

“He will go down in history as the worst attorney general,” Owens said.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:38:13 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The lamestream media backs them up; they must be right.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 9:42:49 AM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne
Something to think about: A deep philosophical question for all. We are told homosexuality is what you are born with. If so, it is then a genetic issue. If genetic, science one day may be able to see the "gay gene" with early testing of the fetus. If parents can see in the womb their child will be a homosexual, and homosexual babies are beginning to be aborted, will the abortion supporters then start to be against abortion for the purpose of removing homosexuals as PP started by removing black babies?
30 posted on 02/25/2014 9:45:38 AM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

talk about tokyo-holder.

surrender americans, you can not win...

goebles would be proud of holder.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 9:46:58 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: haroldeveryman

Holder is pushing the “born that way” myth.

If he loves his dog he can marry his dog.

“if two creatures love each other then government should bless that union...”(/s)


32 posted on 02/25/2014 9:48:11 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ColdOne

Reposting ,,,,

I’m a Racist for criticizing Obama.
I’m a Terrorist because I believe in my 2nd Amendment Rights.
I’m a Tea-Bagger for supporting the Constitution.
I’m a Threat To National Security because I refuse to shut up!
I’m a Troublemaker for asking unanswered questions.
I’m a Birther for questioning the lack of documentation of the Commander In Chief.
I’m a Traitor for blowing the whistle on my corrupt Government.
I’m a Conspiracy Theorist for presenting documented facts.
I’m Anti-American for supporting Constitutionalists.
I’m a War Monger because I support the Troops.
I’m a Homophobe because I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
I’m a Greedy Capitalist because I believe that you are not entitled to what I have earned.
I’m a Separatist because because-because I oppose Illegal Immigration and Sharia Law.

Yep, Guilty, and Damned Proud Of It!!! What’s your point Liberals?


33 posted on 02/25/2014 9:51:29 AM PST by mandaladon (If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill)
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To: ColdOne

Why is the FEDERAL AG’s opinion even relevant to STATE actions?


34 posted on 02/25/2014 10:38:03 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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35 posted on 02/25/2014 11:18:21 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: GOPJ

Law by personal whim.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 11:53:23 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: ColdOne

State AG’s don’t work for Holder


37 posted on 02/25/2014 12:07:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: depressed in 06

When Zero is shown to have usurped the pres__gency, Congress will strip his pardons of their get-out-of-jail effect. Holder should welcome due process, versus torches, pitchforks and a guillotine, though the end those would bring may be in his future, nonetheless.

HF


38 posted on 02/25/2014 1:15:19 PM PST by holden
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To: ColdOne

obsessed with homosexuals , pathetic


39 posted on 02/25/2014 3:08:43 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mandaladon

Repost

I’m a Racist for criticizing Obama.
I’m a Terrorist because I believe in my 2nd Amendment Rights.
I’m a Tea-Bagger for supporting the Constitution.
I’m a Threat To National Security because I refuse to shut up!
I’m a Troublemaker for asking unanswered questions.
I’m a Birther for questioning the lack of documentation of the Commander In Chief.
I’m a Traitor for blowing the whistle on my corrupt Government.
I’m a Conspiracy Theorist for presenting documented facts.
I’m Anti-American for supporting Constitutionalists.
I’m a War Monger because I support the Troops.
I’m a Homophobe because I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
I’m a Greedy Capitalist because I believe that you are not entitled to what I have earned.
I’m a Separatist because because-because I oppose Illegal Immigration and Sharia Law.

Yep, Guilty, and Damned Proud Of It!!! What’s your point Liberals?


40 posted on 02/25/2014 3:26:38 PM PST by GOPJ ({David} "Gregory, usually as alert and twitchy as a squirrel, flat-lined." Richard Cohen NYT)
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To: GeronL

You are DAMNED right they don’t! And if ONE AG in a conservative state thinks they can get away with that BS, The LOCAL STATE REPS will impeach his a$$...

I believe it’s time for conservative states to decide that they’ll ignore Federal Courts on voter ID... F THEM ALL!


41 posted on 02/25/2014 6:26:31 PM PST by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: bfh333

bump!


42 posted on 02/25/2014 6:36:19 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: ColdOne
From an internal employee website at a Department of Defense facility, where the commander is the EO officer and responsible personally for this content:

And from the same:


43 posted on 02/26/2014 10:04:15 AM PST by Barry Cratus
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To: areukiddingme1

We should hire some Czechoslovakian consultants to decide on how to deal with Eric Holder.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 10:09:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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