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Federal Judge Issues Temporary Order That Tennessee Recognize Several Same-Sex Couplesí Marriages
buzzfeed.com ^ | 03/15/2014 | Chris Geidner

Posted on 03/15/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by massmike

A federal judge in Tennessee Friday ordered state officials to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples during the consideration of their lawsuit challenging the validity of the state’s ban on recognizing such marriages.

In considering the request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger wrote that “all relevant federal authority indicates that the plaintiffs in this case are indeed likely to prevail on their claims that the Anti-Recognition Laws are unconstitutional.” The plaintiffs, she noted, filed the case only on their own behalf, so the temporary ruling affects only the state’s treatment of the three couples.

The lawsuit was brought by longtime LGBT rights litigator Abby Rubenfeld, along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights and several local co-counsel.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; tennessee

1 posted on 03/15/2014 5:54:51 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Tell them to go pound sand.


2 posted on 03/15/2014 5:57:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: massmike
...recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples during the consideration of their lawsuit...

This is how liberals shove their "values" in our faces: Even if the homo's lawsuit fails, it will be a "hardship" to undue what is already done (their "marriage").

3 posted on 03/15/2014 5:58:55 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: massmike

What a gruesome bunch of freaks


4 posted on 03/15/2014 6:01:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: massmike

FTJ. Sounds like it may be time to protest in front of that commies house.


5 posted on 03/15/2014 6:01:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: massmike

So this judge has a phone and a pen too. $h!t if we can just make up laws, every liberal in Hollywood needs to pay me $10k


6 posted on 03/15/2014 6:06:41 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: massmike

Even if the Anti Recognition laws are wrong does that mean the States are automatically forced to recognize them?


7 posted on 03/15/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

yup.


8 posted on 03/15/2014 6:10:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

THEM AND THE JUDGE.


9 posted on 03/15/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: massmike

“LGBT rights litigator Abby Rubenfeld, along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights”

I wish these perverts could be exiled to some island somewhere where they could engage in any unnatural “right” they wish without inflicting their sick lifestyles on the rest of us.


10 posted on 03/15/2014 6:12:21 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: massmike

Sorry, judges do not write law. That is the responsibility of the LEGISLATURE.


11 posted on 03/15/2014 6:14:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Apparently not


12 posted on 03/15/2014 6:17:19 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: SoFloFreeper
Sorry, judges do not write law. That is the responsibility of the LEGISLATURE.

That's what we've been saying for ten years in Massachusetts.

13 posted on 03/15/2014 6:18:55 PM PDT by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike

Reply from the state should be that the Feds have no authority over this issue, and to buzz off.


14 posted on 03/15/2014 6:19:24 PM PDT by Revel
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To: massmike

Better Yet-

Have the Governor declare via Executive order that the Federal court order does not stand. After all Obama can do it.


15 posted on 03/15/2014 6:22:00 PM PDT by Revel
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To: massmike
" Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

A man and a woman joining together before God is different than the government recognizing a same sex union.

16 posted on 03/15/2014 6:22:47 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Civil service unions are the real government)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

any judge that rules that sodomy is to be recognized as marriage should be considered a suspect sodomite himself.


17 posted on 03/15/2014 6:24:16 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: massmike

Courts have no constitutional power to make law


18 posted on 03/15/2014 6:26:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: massmike
U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger

- Feminist

- Bill Clinton nominee

- Lifelong Democrat

19 posted on 03/15/2014 6:26:53 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Enemy of the Republic


20 posted on 03/15/2014 6:28:39 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: massmike

Some federal judges need to go away.


21 posted on 03/15/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: SkyPilot

the enemies within.
nashville is full of them thanks to Vandy .


22 posted on 03/15/2014 6:42:05 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: massmike

buzzcrap is founded by gay wacko / journOlist/ obamabot Benny Smith from Leftico.


23 posted on 03/15/2014 6:44:00 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Or fudge... Tee hee


24 posted on 03/15/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT by Great-Horned Owl
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To: melsec

Yup... It’s in Article Four of The Constitution.


25 posted on 03/15/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT by Great-Horned Owl
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To: massmike

I think its long past due for states to tell these activist judges to pound sand. Enough is enough already.


26 posted on 03/15/2014 6:49:15 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: SkyPilot

Judges with her credentials should be impeached.


27 posted on 03/15/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: massmike

Judge Traugher is a Democrat.


28 posted on 03/15/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: massmike; All
... wrote that “all relevant federal authority indicates ...

Citizens need to work with their federal and state lawmakers to make it a crime for state and federal activist judges to use vague language to attempt to justify what are actually constitutionally indefensible decisions imo.

More specifically, contrary to the vague language that the judge used to defend gay marriage, here are points based on the Constitution and previous Supreme Court decisions which show that the states uniuely have the have the 10th Amendment to discriminate against so-called gay rights.

Again, patriots need to work with their state and federal lawmakers to make laws to remove and punish activist judges who use vague language to try to legislate new constitutional rights from the bench. Patriots also need to work with their state lawmakers to amend the Constitution to automatically impeach activist justices who likewise play games with the Constitution, particulary when they decide cases in ways that helps the federal government to unconstitutionally expand its powers.

29 posted on 03/15/2014 7:37:10 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: massmike
The govenment is bending over backwards (and maybe, forwards) to accept the civil rights of gay marriages. However, we are watching the Constitution being trashed and the idea of Natural Law being 1984'd. Big Brother is taking on a whole new meaning.
30 posted on 03/15/2014 7:45:42 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: massmike

Hmm.. funny how all of these have been handed down by a federal judge..


31 posted on 03/15/2014 8:04:31 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar

Not surprising at all - SCOTUS gave them license last year. They opened the door wide, practically begging lower courts to do this.


32 posted on 03/15/2014 8:19:54 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: massmike

Why don’t the good people of Tennessee just tell the judge and the fags “Fine you made your decision; NOW ENFORCE IT”.


33 posted on 03/15/2014 9:36:12 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Revel

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.


34 posted on 03/15/2014 9:58:04 PM PDT by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: 5th MEB

All politics is local, even personal. No government on earth has the right to abrogate the Law of G-d. The people have the right, therefore, and the absolute moral obligation to resist such action with all their might. The people have the right to directly confront the appointed officials who seek to impose these violations of Torah on them without their consent and depose them. The people absolutely have the right to defiance. They must tell these tinhorn dictators that they will never have their consent and they will never never get capitulation. Massive civil disobedience in this case is the righteous response to judicial and ethical corruption. Case in point: When did America vote to take prayer out of school? The solution: Local citizens should impose prayer on the local schools by due process, in defiance of Washington DC. It has never been a question of eliminating oppression. The question is who will be oppressed, and by whom. If you think it’s a good idea for a few sexual deviants and their friends to oppress you and corrupt your children then do nothing. If, on the other hand you believe that “righteousness exalts a nation” then take your G-d given right as free men to fight and destroy those ideas that seek to destroy you and everything you live for. The time to act is now.


35 posted on 03/15/2014 10:24:32 PM PDT by Torahman (Remember the Maccabees!)
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To: highball
... SCOTUS gave them license last year. They opened the door wide, practically begging lower courts to do this.

What's so ironic is that the core argument made by the homos in Windsor was an appeal to 'states rights' to have their marriage laws recognized. How quickly that argument got forgotten by these inconsistent hypocrites.

36 posted on 03/15/2014 10:26:25 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I didn’t hink it was “states’ rights” so much as “full faith and credit”, but I haven’t been following the most recent cases.

Regardless, get ready. This will continue to snowball until SCOTUS makes it official.


37 posted on 03/16/2014 12:41:04 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

In otherwords to hell with the will of the people. The US Supreme Court has got to step in and put a stop of this LIBERAL JUDICIAL ACTIVISM. This latest left-wing battleaxe was appointed by rapist Bill Clinton.

So tell me, when will a republican judge rule that the election of the Kenyan is not valid because there was massive voter fraud and the Kenyan never presented evidence that he was eligible to run for president.

So once again, if some sodomite-loving judge, taking orders from Eric Holder, rules that she knows more than the will of the people, what good if the election process. We absolutely do not live in the land of the free any longer. It makes no difference at all what the people want. It’s what Barry Bathhouse wants and that’s all that matters.


38 posted on 03/18/2014 7:28:34 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant" - John Henry Cardinal Newman)
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To: oldbrowser

When a judge or anyone else rules that a man having anal sex, or a woman strapping on a rubber dildo and pretending to have sex with another woman constitutes marriage, we are not long as a nation. The United States of Sodom and Gomorrah.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 7:31:46 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant" - John Henry Cardinal Newman)
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To: massmike; All
... Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, ...

The following is from a related thread. And I didn't need to make significant changes to anything.

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Citizens need to work with their federal and state lawmakers to make it a crime for state and federal activist judges to use vague language to attempt to justify what are actually constitutionally indefensible decisions imo.

More specifically, contrary to the vague language that the judge used, here are points based on the Constitution and previous Supreme Court decisions which show that the states uniuely have the have the 10th Amendment to discriminate against so-called gay rights.

Again, patriots need to work with their state and federal lawmakers to make laws to remove and punish activist judges who use vague language to try to legislate new constitutional rights from the bench. Patriots also need to work with their state lawmakers to amend the Constitution to automatically impeach activist justices who play games with the Constitution, particulary when they decide cases in ways that helps the federal government to unconstitutionally expand its powers.

40 posted on 03/21/2014 3:41:41 PM PDT by Amendment10
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