Skip to comments.Is Judge-imposes "homo-"marriage" just de facto ENDA legislation? [Vanity]
Posted on 05/16/2014 2:45:36 PM PDT by fwdude
If/when judges declare same-sex "marriage" a "civil right" nationwide, does this effectively legalize ENDA for homosexuals as a "family status" issue? I can see where these go hand-in-hand, but does anyone have another take on the ramifications of judge-negated marriage amendments?
In other words, even if a judge declares a state marriage amendment "void" and unenforceable, can employers in the state, absent non-discrimination laws, still discriminate against homosexuals by not hiring them, absent specific federal legislation mandating this?
My certain opinion is that everything will be then construed to apply to homosexuals as well, without any ENDA legislation being enacted. We are already a lawless nation. What's a little more lawlessness?
Help us who are not expert in interpreting acronyms ... ENDA?
You are correct.
In all of these court cases on marriage, judges are pretending that this whole area od sexual orientation is a protected class under federal civil rights laws.
It is not a protected class, but judges have decided it should be, and that becomes their legal basis for changing the definition of marriage.
ENDA = Employment Non-discrimination Act
The Left has been pushing this for years, over a decade. It would equate sexual perversion with race, sex, religion, national origin, etc. for purposes of employment, housing and other status in federal law. It’s passage would essentially end religious and conscience freedom in America.
The Senate passed this, including cross-dressers, this year already, but it won’t see the light of day in the House.
Off topic but I was just watching that tv show called “Four Weddings.” A woman with 3 young kids was marrying her girlfriend. White wedding gown, full bridal party, the works. It’s no wonder kids today are so confused and screwed up.
Kritarchy, rule of judges. Unfortunately we have no governors with spine enough to just say, “the judge is rogue and illegitimate”.
I’m almost willing to believe that Gov. Perry will go tell them to pound sand. If he does, he’ll elevate himself a few hundred rungs on my ladder of respect.
Anything national has to be worked through the Constitution imo. (There are a bunch of things that haven't been worked through the Constitution and are actually unconstitutional imo.) In fact, the Founding States made the 10th Amendment to clarify that the Constitution's silence about things like marriage and so-called called gay rights means that such issues are uniquely state power issues.
That said, the states are free to make laws, marriage laws in this example, which discriminate against the constitutionally unprotected gay "rights" agenda, as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.
The bottom line concerning the recent trend of judges throwing down anti-gay agenda state laws is nothing more than activist judges wrongly legislating gay rights from the bench imo. And such judges get away with doing so because many generations of parents have not been making sure that their children are being taught the Constitution, particular state powers and how constitutionally enumerated rights work.