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Texas' ban on gay marriage ruled unconstitutional
Houston Chronicle ^ | 2-26-2014

Posted on 02/26/2014 11:34:21 AM PST by Snickering Hound

SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge in San Antonio has declared Texas' ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being.

One lesbian couple had to go to Massachusetts to get married, and they want Texas to recognize the union.

A second gay couple have a courtship of 17 years and want to get married here in their home state.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homonazimarriage; homosexualagenda; liesbyomission; romneyagenda; romneymarriage; samesexdivorce; samesexmarriage; sodomy; texas; tx; waronerror
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Orlando Garcia, a Clinton appointed Federal Judge...
1 posted on 02/26/2014 11:34:21 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?


2 posted on 02/26/2014 11:35:41 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Snickering Hound

There is no such thing as gay marriage. There is a nationwide movement by liberals and other freaks to redefine a word. But there is no such thing as gay “marriage”.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 11:36:38 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Snickering Hound
"A federal judge"

ie, a constitution-loathing Marxist judge.

4 posted on 02/26/2014 11:37:38 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Screw the feds. Someone should just tell them to shut up.


5 posted on 02/26/2014 11:38:04 AM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: Snickering Hound; Zionist Conspirator
Kc Lion rules it's unconstitutional for him not to have that 10 Million Dollar Gold Coin find.

See? Two can play that game. Apparently Laws are arbitrary.

6 posted on 02/26/2014 11:38:58 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Snickering Hound

Is it illegal to horse whip a judge in Texas? Maybe not horse whip, but beat some sense into him, her or it?


7 posted on 02/26/2014 11:40:06 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: frogjerk

“Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?”

Because they insist on remaining part of the Union.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 11:40:06 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: Snickering Hound

so, since the June 2013 Supreme Court rulings on homosexual marriage, there have been a number of federal judges who have ruled that it is unconstitutional for states to define marriage in the traditional manner.

I’m sure the activists filed all these lawsuits to get the Supreme Court to rule that there is a constitutional right to homosexual marriage. Last year’s.cases did not arrive at that conclusion.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 11:40:27 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: Snickering Hound

Our constitution is being usurped each and every damn day! This president, and all the damn libs in San Antonio need to be arrested


10 posted on 02/26/2014 11:41:54 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Snickering Hound

Did they rule on polygamy, incest or plural marriage? Why not? There are no rules when there is no standard. All “marriages” are equal. Right? Otherwise, the court is denying “rights”, right?


11 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:26 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: frogjerk

He has made his ruling, now let him enforce it.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:32 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Snickering Hound
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being.

Because he knows that the 10th Amendment will knock his ruling out of the park. Until then, he'll be invited to all the hip parties in Austin & DC when he's in town.

13 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:38 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It would appear the strategy is having a federal district court judge rule the homosexual marriage ban unconstitutional thereby removing a state’s public policy exception to the full faith and credit clause pertaining to out-of-state homosexual marriage certificates from other states.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:38 AM PST by JPX2011
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To: Snickering Hound

What ban?

The state simply only recognizes male-female marriage, I don’t recall there is an explicit ban.

The Imperial Courts are far overstepping their boundaries. Hasn’t the SCOTUS already thrown out DOMA because it is a state issue??


15 posted on 02/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I thought SCOTUS ruled this a state matter when it came to DOMA, federal judges are not states.

Ignore it.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 11:45:07 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Amendment10

Ping.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 11:45:46 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Snickering Hound

Imagine that.

Who on this forum has even a smigeon of surprise.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 11:45:58 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Viennacon

I expect Dems to do anything to destroy America. It’s a given.

People however, should note that you hear or have heard about NOTHING from the GOP, the so called opposition party, to stand up for the rights of states.

They are the problem because the absence of pushback has resulted in this wave if judges doing as they will.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 11:46:08 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

Texas needs to secede. This is tyranny, top down. I will gladly come to Texas and join secessionist forces. We do not need to remain beholden to the Barack Stalin thugs.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 11:46:45 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
... and all the damn libs in San Antonio need to be arrested.

OK, please start with our teenaged Marxist mayor. Those of us in San Antonio would be ever so grateful.

21 posted on 02/26/2014 11:47:18 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Snickering Hound

Not sure how the current state of things can last for long. It has been moving with great speed even as we speak.

I think we’ll probably need a NATIONAL REFERENDUM to DEFINE WHAT MARRIAGE IS in our constitution.

It’s going to be very hard to exist with some states recognizing some marriages and others not.


22 posted on 02/26/2014 11:47:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Ancesthntr

Julian “the fey one” Castrato


23 posted on 02/26/2014 11:49:52 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: frogjerk
Just wait...

24 posted on 02/26/2014 11:50:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

You are correct regarding the Supreme Court ruling. However the liberals were not happy with that outcome. So they have been suing states in federal court since then over their definitions of marriage.

Mainstream liberal thought nowadays is that it is just like racial discrimination and the old Jim Crow laws to not allow homosecual marriage. That’s quite a stretch in my opinion, but that’s where mainstream liberal legal opinions are nowadays.

Even though this whole subject of “sexual orientation” or “sexual identity” is not a protected class under federal civil rights laws, liberal judges are issuing rulings as if homosexuals are a protected class under those laws. They decided that homosexuality is a minority group.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 11:51:08 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not sure how the current state of things can last for long.

That's why I fully expect the SCOTUS to do another Roe v. Wade on this issue. My only real doubt is how soon.

26 posted on 02/26/2014 11:53:00 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Viennacon

I live in Texas. And I predict that Texas will ignore any queer marriage rulings. Our Attorney General - soon to be Governor Gregg Abott has made traditional marriage a main plank of his carreer. And the new elected A/G (Paxton or Branch) have already made campaign promises to keep Texas straight.

Sure, we have liberal politicians like the Castro brothers and Abortion Barbie. But they are useless and actually provide amusement for us with their stupid antics.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 11:53:56 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Snickering Hound

“Orlando Garcia, a Clinton appointed Federal Judge...”

Orlando?

With Clinton already advocating Gay Marriage, I am not quite sure any of his judicial appointments should be making decisions on the issue.


28 posted on 02/26/2014 11:53:57 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: GeronL

Eventually there will be heretofore unimaginable forms of “marriage” allowed. We are at the top of a very slippery slope.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 11:54:52 AM PST by Starboard
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To: GeronL

Exactly.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 11:55:51 AM PST by matt04
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To: Army Air Corps; Ancesthntr
Mayor Castro. Just another fabulous blonde.


31 posted on 02/26/2014 11:56:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Viennacon

“Texas needs to secede.”

Texas sends more in taxes to the fed.gov than it receives.

We have more than enough income from oil and gas than we need (and it is expanding at a rapid rate and will continue to do so for quite a while).

We have ample agriculture, so we can feed ourselves...plus we have a bunch of fishing off the coast and in our many lakes.

We certainly can defend ourselves - the federal equipment that our taxes paid for would be perfectly adequate. We can build nukes at the Pantex plant, rockets to sit them on in Houston, and have at least 50 million guns (and people who know how to use them).

We can thus feed and take care of ourselves, and have shown an ability to do just that for well over 175 years. Frankly, I don’t know why we remain in the decaying and disintegrating Union. I’m sure that several of the surrounding states would join us - heck, we’d make a pretty good-sized country, one with traditional American values that would prosper and grow mighty, while Lieberal-land on the coasts and the upper Midwest would continue to sink into the muck and mire.


32 posted on 02/26/2014 11:56:38 AM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: GeronL
> I thought SCOTUS ruled this a state matter when it came to DOMA, federal judges are not states.
>
> Ignore it.

The SCOTUS also denied standing to the people of CA for a suit forcing their state-officers from abiding by the Prop 8 Amendment -- even though the CA Supreme Court certified their standing in the absence of the State's prosecutor taking up the case. In so doing, the USSC told the people that it is not a State matter.

So it very much seems that whether it's a State issue or not depends on if it's in line with their opinion.

33 posted on 02/26/2014 11:57:05 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I live in Texas. And I predict that Texas will ignore any queer marriage rulings. Our Attorney General - soon to be Governor Gregg Abott has made traditional marriage a main plank of his carreer. And the new elected A/G (Paxton or Branch) have already made campaign promises to keep Texas straight.”

I would hope so, but at worse, gay marriages would only be conducted by Justices of the Peace in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, El Paso, Austin and San Antonio and the entire rest of the state would not have to deal with Gay Marriage.


34 posted on 02/26/2014 11:57:32 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Ancesthntr

The only stick in the mud for a full conservative/libtard divide is Colorado. The west can be called the Esperanto Republic and the east can be called the United Socialist States of America.


35 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:21 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Snickering Hound

“As in the Days of Noah”


36 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:22 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: Responsibility2nd

I live in Texas.

****
Lucky you. I unfortunately live in a perma-blue state with the usual assortment of liberal-inflicted problems. I had the good fortune to go to Texas on several business trips and always enjoyed the state and its friendly people. You’re living in the right place. :)


37 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:26 PM PST by Starboard
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

That will be all of the states’ undoing


38 posted on 02/26/2014 12:00:57 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Jim Robinson; Snickering Hound

There is nothing unconstitutional about the amendment in Texas, or anywhere else for that matter.


39 posted on 02/26/2014 12:01:19 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Army Air Corps

Julian, the La Raza narco-terrorist more like. Needs to be deported to a Cartel compound.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 12:01:58 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: frogjerk
"Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?"

Who says we listen? The Federal judge put a stay on his own ruling, because he is afraid we won't.

41 posted on 02/26/2014 12:02:23 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: frogjerk
"Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?"

Who says we listen? The Federal judge put a stay on his own ruling, because he is afraid we won't.

42 posted on 02/26/2014 12:02:43 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I live in Texas. And I predict that Texas will ignore any queer marriage rulings...

Ditto here. The problem is these liberal local judges and court clerks WILL defy the Governor or AG and issue these licenses.

43 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:06 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Another day, another victory for the marxists. Next up....the destruction of age of consent laws.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:13 PM PST by crusader71
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To: frogjerk

So nice I said it twice


45 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:35 PM PST by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: OneWingedShark

Imperial Courts


46 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:41 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Jim Robinson

One gets the distinct impression that these people have set this up long ago and just waited for “their day”...

Like Soviet sleeper cells... called to activation..

Just sayin’.....

Nah.... couldn’t be - they’re just good, “loyal opposition” democrats after all...


47 posted on 02/26/2014 12:03:44 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Seriously, why do we even bother voting?


48 posted on 02/26/2014 12:04:39 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Oliviaforever

Anyone have the bio on this black-robed tyrant?


49 posted on 02/26/2014 12:05:10 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Texas should secede if it intends to remain American.


50 posted on 02/26/2014 12:05:22 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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