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Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Legal in All of Northeastern U.S. (Now that Pennsylvania went pink)
National Journal ^ | May 20, 2014 | Brian Resnick

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With a federal judge declaring a Pennsylvania ban on gay marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday afternoon, every state in the Northeastern corner of the country—Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and now Pennsylvania—has legalized same-sex marriage.

Judge John Jones invoked the 14th Amendment to invalidate a 1996 Pennsylvania law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Like many of the other judicial decisions bringing down state marriage bans, this one framed the issue as a matter of civil rights.

Jones wrote:

In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage. We are better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.

A judge in Oregon issued a similar ruling just the day prior.

Pennsylvania State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, refused to defend the law when it came to the court, but Republican Gov. Tom Corbett appointed a defense. Now, Time reports Corbett is likely to appeal the ruling. Jones is known as a political moderate (who according to the Washington Post was recommended by Rick Santorum), but in the past has sided against a mandate to have intelligent design taught in Pennsylvania schools.

The 19 states (in addition to the District of Columbia) with same-sex marriage now account for 44 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Human Rights Campaign.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; judicialactivism; lavendermafia; pennsylvania; samesexmarriage; santorum
Thanks Rick.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judges who are supposed to uphold the law are, instead, making new law that never existed.

There is still no such thing as gay marriage.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:35:47 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All this pervert “marriage” and yet the bath houses flourish.One might almost suspect that they’re not keeping their “marriage” vows.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:36:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage. We are better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.

Wow. What arrogance.

4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:39:04 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Legal? B/S. Judges are not legislators.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:41:22 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This degenerate POS judge refers to the law he tyrannically tossed away as belonging in the ash-heap. This bastard spit in the face of the voters, the Constitution, and the rule of law. To promote perversion, and destroy all that is decent and holy.

He’s wrong. HE belongs in the ash-heap. His rotting carcass belongs there. He deserves the fate of all tyrants.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:41:32 PM PDT by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hum. Sodom and Gomorrah


7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:42:39 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: jtal

It’s what Paul wrote in Romans 1


8 posted on 05/20/2014 8:43:30 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Same-sex marriage has been made legal, but by activist judges wrongly acting outside the framework of the Constitution.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 8:44:49 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t lavender the appropriate color? Pink is already taken by an actual DNA-based sex/gender.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 8:47:10 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

I think brown is a more appropriate color.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 8:47:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Amendment10

Only 4 states passed Gay marriage by the voters....the others are fraud.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 8:50:46 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Slavery was perhaps the worse thing this country could have allowed, yet it took a Civil War and constitutional amendments to end it.

If the will of the people could so easily be ignored, why didn’t the courts simply rule “slavery” was unconstitutional?

The left are playing the end game of their plan to transform this nation into a socialist utopia. They believe since they can silence critics (by use of the media or the law) that they won.

I really think they should study history a little more and see what happens when a ruling elite shuts off all forms of opinions that they (the ruling elite) do not agree with.

I liken it to having the safety valve on a pressure cooker disabled. There is no way for the buildup of pressure to go, eventually there is an explosion.

Now it may be possible that this is what they (the ruling elite want), the better to go after those they could not shut down otherwise.

I still have faith in the American people and the voting booth. Only time will tell if my faith is deserved or not.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 8:57:17 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The other day someone on yahoo told me that overturning laws is EXACTLY what judges are supposed to do. That kind of thinking is sliding us down the slope.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 8:57:48 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

all state restrictions regarding marriage are now in legal jeopardy. Bigamy, incest can’t wait for those plantiffs to challenge that restriction!!


15 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:10 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN
This is exactly the case. What right does a state have to deny the ability of a billionaire father marrying his grandson in order to avoid inheritance taxes.

This is going to happen as well as other forms of perversion including incest, bigamy, polygamy, polyamory, and ephebiphilia and pedophilia. there are no restraints against any for of coupling to get the legal benefits of marriage. We will be required to accept it as it is their deeply held personal desires.

16 posted on 05/20/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s pretty clear in Oregon that the federal district court judge was appointed by Obama a year ago for his recent ruling.
The voters be damned. The judge is homosexual, he, Obama and the Democrats want homosexual marriage, so the popular law (”democracy”) is overturned by the Democrats by judicial fiat.
And good luck with ‘federalism’: moving to or remaining in a state that adheres to the six thousand year old definition of “marriage”—if you have federal judges in your state!
It’s banana republic law.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 9:15:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: napscoordinator
"Only 4 states passed Gay marriage by the voters....the others are fraud."

Thank you for that note napscoordinator. And 4 states is a far cry from the 3/4 state supermajority required by the Constitution's Article V to ratify an amendment to the Constitution which would expressly protect something like gay marriage.

18 posted on 05/20/2014 9:22:37 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Burn up the phone lines to Corbett in support of appeal.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:33 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: napscoordinator

“Only 4 states passed Gay marriage by the voters....the others are fraud.”

That is quite suspect as there may have been voter fraud or at the very least those who would gain something from the approval of gay marriage, were able to vote themselves a special right.

When in our history have a certain group been able to go to the polls and vote themselves a special right?


20 posted on 05/20/2014 10:27:07 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Judge Jones:

1. I think in not-too-far-off future generations, same-sex couples will look at the marriage licenses and realize those were their death warrants they were signing. Oh, not from us. Despite what you probably think, not a lot of us roll that way. Our Muslim friends, or at least some of them? Not quite so scrupulous. Good luck.

2. Oh. You’re the guy who did the Kitzmiller case. Got your number. You’re not a judge. You’re a political hack in a robe. Pro tip: Memorable is not always good.

3. And finally, by the way, you discard things onto an ash heap, not into it, you poncy schoolboy.

21 posted on 05/20/2014 11:18:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and man, is He ticked off. (I'm trying to keep it clean.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The judge who overturned the ban here in Michigan is a Reagan appointee.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 3:16:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: jtal

Man is trying to discard G-d into the ashbin of history, and that is not going to work out well for humanity.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 3:18:13 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can legally pretend this is marriage, but I hope decent parents will educate their children to reject this immoral technique for spreading disease.


24 posted on 05/21/2014 3:25:10 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When all 50 states sign on, head for the hills & don’t look back!


25 posted on 05/21/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: jtal
"What arrogance."

I would remind you of the first commandment of Satanism: Everything is permissible.

The idiot secularists and nihilists will not and cannot see that they have opened the door to the beast.

Nothing stands in the way of societal annialation save the remnant of Christ's Church.

26 posted on 05/21/2014 5:11:48 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A few words that liberals have apropriated and perverted the meaning of:

Gay

Family

Marriage

War

Terrorism

Terrorist

Racist

Bigot


27 posted on 05/21/2014 5:43:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: jtal

He’s paraphrasing Reagan.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT by TheCorinthian
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To: Oliviaforever

Everyone who voted in and then out the prohibiton on alchohol.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 12:38:39 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Eagles6

He’s announced that he won’t appeal the ruling.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 4:14:51 PM PDT by Coronal
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To: Coronal

I guess that answers that question.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 5:52:00 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m marrying my parents and my sisters so that I can put them on my health plan and avoid taxes.


32 posted on 05/21/2014 5:56:59 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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