Skip to comments.U.S. Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 02/26/2014 2:54:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
HOUSTON A federal judge in Texas struck down the states ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, ruling that the laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman violated the United States Constitution, handing gay-rights advocates a major legal victory in one of the nations biggest and most conservative states.
The judge wrote that the amendment to the state Constitution that Texas voters approved in 2005 defining marriage as between a man and a woman and two similar laws passed in 1997 and 2003 denied gay couples the right to marry and demeaned their dignity for no legitimate reason.
Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution, wrote Judge Orlando L. Garcia of United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, in San Antonio....
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When liberals discriminate, its called freedom of choice. When conservatives do it, its discrimination.
Is Texas ready to tell the USSC to bug off yet? Until the corrupt courts no longer have a say then America is going to continue its downward spiral.
I am not aware that Texas ever passed a “ban”. Just because the marriage law says one man-one female and always has, doesn’t mean there is a “ban”
I don't read anywhere that the ENUMERATED POWERS of the Constitution reserve that power to the feds
The Texas voters will provide a resolution for the next cycle that says
the Federal Court decision is OF NO EFFECT in the State of Texas according to the voice of the people.
Damn. Who do we have to draft this resolution?.
Yep. There is no more “united states”. There is now one state with one set of laws. I still contend the only solution is to go our own way.
You didn't see that obvious clause ... immediately following the guaranteed right to kill in vitro babies ?
It's right there before your lieing eyes.
Well, Ted Cruz is one of the leading constitutional lawyers of his generation.
I recently learned (I know, I know ... I should’a known ... ) that Texas, following the siege at the Alamo, and a couple of more conflicts, became an independent Republic .. nation.
They will not rest until every Christian in America has baked a cake for the special occasion.
Homosexuals have the same right to marry as you and I do. How can that possibly be a constitutional violation if our rights are the same?
We have not been a republic for some time.
Just FYI, I think you mean “in utero” and not “in vitro”.
“in vitro” means (literally: in glass) being grown in a laboratory cuture dish.
This will be a boon to divorce lawyers.
The sexual desire preceding marriage is God's way of multiplying
How do/can queers multiply ?
This is going get good LOL!
But the proper reaction to crimes committed against homosexual persons should not be to claim that the homosexual condition is not disordered. When such a claim is made and when homosexual activity is consequently condoned, or when civil legislation is introduced to protect behavior to which no one has any conceivable right, neither the Church nor society at large should be surprised when other distorted notions and practices gain ground, and irrational and violent reactions increase.
Texas may prove the Vatican correct on this matter.
I contend that if we go our own way, that they will come and take it back by any means necessary.
The only solution is a complete cleansing of all government and a reset.
State laws requiring segregation of blacks from whites are another matter and are unconstitutional (14th Amendment). The feds have a Constitutional right to interfere with state laws that require segregation of blacks from whites.
However, the feds have no other Constitutional authority to interfere with any other form of discrimination on the state level and the feds have no Constitutional authority whatsoever to interfere with the God given right of individuals and businesses to exercise their freedom of discrimination (freedom to choose) as they see fit.
Why do we even bother to pass laws anymore?
Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution,
What does that language have to do with what the Constitution says?
It comes straight out of the lawyerly language formulas taught in law schools for promoting what is “Constitutional” not by what the Constitution says but by what the judges “living Constitution” says in accordance with those legal argument formulas.
Texas has all the natural resources it needs to be an independent today. We just need some state level politicians to do it.
A government “cleansing” and “reset” would be just as difficult as a state leaving the union and fighting to stay gone.
Someone(God) should strike down the a-hole judge!
They become Boy Scout leaders.
What is the rational basis then, to prohibit polygamy, bestiality?
Do you know the beastiality laws now are not based on morality? Only animal cruelty. If you are kind to your dog why can’t you marry it?
Tell the judge to go F himself.These bastards have no fear.
It is not "inequality" nor is it "state imposed" or "imposed" at all - it's called language, judge. It simply is what it is. Two men cannot be husband and wife, nor can two women. By definition. Language, judge. Reality, judge.
There are a lot of Texans in my circle of friends and relatives that would like to see that repeated. Just boot the libs and illegal invaders out of the state and secure all borders. Then, turn off the gas and oil pipelines to the other states.
It's hard for modern us because we are so far removed from the original intent of the united States of America.
(note The capitalization .... and lack of it)
Liberals complain that they want government out of the bedroom all the while they keep dragging us into theirs.
Another left-wing democrat POS telling the peoople to stick where the sun don’t shine.
He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat which had been vacated by Emilio M. Garza over two years before. Garcia was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 10, 1994, and received his commission on March 11, 1994.
For the life of me I can’t find same sex marriage anywhere in the Constitution. Maybe some vague reference to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” in the Declaration of Independence, but you can sure stretch that sentence until it snaps for just about anything you need to make you “Happy”. I think that judge better go back to Judge 101 and start over.
This will not last, if Texas still has any cajones.
No they don’t. They are perverted sexual deviates that ought to be jailed,in my opinion. Leviticus in God’s word transcends the law of some damned Clinton ( what a joke he was) appointee. NO HOMO WEDDINGS—
The United Gay States of America. It’s who we are now.
Who didn’t see that coming? Judges have more power than congress or the people. There is no stopping them.
Tonga ain’t bad to look at either
And that is why it is time to divide the country into two separate nations.
In case anyone is interested:
U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia
Address: 655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78206
Chambers Phone No.: (210) 472-6565
Fax Number: (210) 472-6568
Searching for a good email, but this could be it:
To regulate the actions of ALL people based on 10-20% of the populace walking around with their head up their a$$.
No, just enclaves. Most of America is red. Just encircle the liberal septic tanks of Chicago, New York, Baltimore, etc., and make them deal with their own kind. Anyone attempting a break-out gets capped.
Not so sure. More and more people seem to have no problem with homosexual “marriage”. I think it will soon be celebrated nation-wide, which is why we need to secede. And soon.
76% of Texas voters wanted this law that this judge just struck down.
Hard to have much faith in the American judicial system, eh?