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Federal appeals court overturns Utah's ban on gay marriage
LA Times ^ | 6/25/2014 | Michael Muskal

Posted on 06/25/2014 10:08:35 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

In a decision coming from Utah, a federal appeals court on Wednesday for the first time backed gay marriage.

The Denver-based U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower-court decision that struck down the state's bans on same-sex marriage.

The ruling, which was stayed, sets the stage for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which touched off the current round of legal fighting on the issue when it struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; indiana; ssm; utah

1 posted on 06/25/2014 10:08:35 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

This was a decision by a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Two of the three judges are Republican appointees. One by George H. W. Bush and the other by George W. Bush.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 10:12:55 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Alter Kaker
One by George H. W. Bush and the other by George W. Bush.

Well there you go.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 10:19:44 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Alter Kaker

The states should just exert their 10th amendment rights ant tell FedGov to pound sand... /s


4 posted on 06/25/2014 10:25:04 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Alter Kaker

Upheld a lower court ruling. This is all going to Supreme Court. That means it is going to Kennedy, the guy who gave us Romer v. Evans (1996), Lawrence v. Texas (2003), US vs Windsor (2013). The decision has been made 20 years ago. Thanks alot Ronald Reagan.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 10:25:44 AM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

You need to include a picture of Reagan in there, he appointed Kennedy which as done incalculable damage to the republic.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 10:26:56 AM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: BurningOak
Upheld a lower court ruling. This is all going to Supreme Court. That means it is going to Kennedy, the guy who gave us Romer v. Evans (1996), Lawrence v. Texas (2003), US vs Windsor (2013). The decision has been made 20 years ago. Thanks alot Ronald Reagan.

What's depressing is that not one federal court has ruled against gay marriage since Windsor. So the Supreme Court doesn't even need to rule unless some Appeals Court disagrees.

7 posted on 06/25/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: BurningOak
It's over next term for traditional marriages.

Kennedy has become a homosexual lover.

8 posted on 06/25/2014 10:37:39 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
How awful.

The Bush 41 judge ruled against gay marriage, while the Bush 43 judge said it was awesome.

And, of course, this is all due to a Reagan judge, Kennedy.

9 posted on 06/25/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Alter Kaker

Garbage thinking. Complete garbage.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 10:44:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Alter Kaker; All
FR: Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

Beware of PC, pro-gay interpretations of the 14th Amendment's (14A) Equal Protections Clause. The Supreme Court has historically clarified 14A on issues like this.

For example, regardless that Virginia Minor argued to the Supreme Court that her citizenship in conjunction with 14A gave her the right to vote regardless that she was a woman, the Court clarified the following about that amendment. 14A introduced no new rights. It only strengthened constitutionally enumerated rights.

“3. The right of suffrage was not necessarily one of the privileges or immunities of citizenship before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, and that amendment does not add to these privileges and immunities. It simply furnishes additional guaranty for the protection of such as the citizen already had [emphasis added].” —Minor v. Happersett, 1874.

So since the states had never amended the Constitution to expressly protect woman suffrage before Mrs. Minor argued her case, 14A's Equal Protections Clause did not automatically give them the right to vote after that amendment was ratified.

Likewise, since the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights, 14A didn't automatically create such protections regardless of the misguided opinions of institutionally indoctrinated judges.

Note that Virginia Minor's efforts to argue womens' right to vote were not wasted. This is because the states subsequently ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which effectively gave women the right to vote.

But it remains that the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect so-called gay rights, the right to marriage in this example.

11 posted on 06/25/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Alter Kaker; All

I pray and fast every Wednesday morning for the upcoming July 2 marriage trial in Florida.

I hope you all join me in some way this week praying for that case. The attorney general of Florida, Pam Bondi is DEFENDING MARRIAGE.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bfh333

Why the sarcasm tag?


13 posted on 06/25/2014 11:11:59 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Amendment10

You’re talking about the olden days. The SCOTUS has always reflected the values and thinking of the political elites in the era in which it served. Nothing’s changed.

The problem is judge made law isn’t good law, not for sweeping issues like this. They’re trading SSM for religious liberty. How has that worked out in history?


14 posted on 06/25/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BurningOak

15 posted on 06/25/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: BurningOak

The game plan has been to challenge the state laws and get a case going on up to the Supremes.

Will we get their decision in the next year or so.....a Roe v. Wade on gay marriage.....could be???

I think the end game comes after the inevitable legalization of gay marriage, when free speech and religious freedom come under attack.

That is what concerns me, the use of this gay marriage issue as a vehicle to drive the abrogation of Constitutional Rights for Americans who disagree with homosexuality and gay marriage.

A back door to the government taking over and controlling religion and religious belief.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 11:49:21 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Alter Kaker; sickoflibs
>> This was a decision by a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Two of the three judges are Republican appointees. One by George H. W. Bush and the other by George W. Bush. <<

Thank God we elected for a Republican President and stopped more activist judges from getting on the bench. Gotta vote GOP for the judges. < /sarcasm>

17 posted on 06/25/2014 12:16:24 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Alter Kaker

So what! Ignore it. Go about the business of banning the marriages and recognition of such.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 12:27:28 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Alter Kaker; nickcarraway

Nick posts an article on Indiana and federal judicial oppression, and the mod closes it and shuttles us to this article on Utah, same subject. What’s up with that?


19 posted on 06/25/2014 12:44:05 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Alter Kaker

One federal judge rules a whole state - from the governor on down.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 12:44:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Admin Moderator
Indiana and Utah are NOT the same state. You pulled my thread on Indiana, because of an existing article about Utah? Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage
21 posted on 06/25/2014 12:45:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I'd like to see a headline that reads Judge gets struck down... perhaps by a bolt of lightning
22 posted on 06/25/2014 12:48:11 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: SkyDancer

Why doesn’t our side ever get a judge to ban the ban on the ban of “gay” marriage?


23 posted on 06/25/2014 12:53:36 PM PDT by PeteyBoy (Better a TEApartier than a teabagger be.)
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To: PeteyBoy

You filed and asked?


24 posted on 06/25/2014 12:55:48 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: nickcarraway
Because it was already posted.

Link

25 posted on 06/25/2014 12:56:02 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: mac_truck; All; Admin Moderator
Freepers can you please help me?

I posted an asrticle about gay marriage being imposed by the courts in Indiana: Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage

Admin Moderator locked the thread because this one about Utah was posted. Can you tell me if I am insane and didn't realize Indiana is the same state as Utah.

26 posted on 06/25/2014 12:58:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: LdSentinal; mac_truck; All; Admin Moderator

Okay, I am sorry for the confusion. I search by title, just Indiana and gay marriage, and I went back two hours manually and did not see the article on Indiana. And was confused by the Utah thing.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 1:02:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Alter Kaker

The BS of this is that despite the gays best efforts the people in that state and others voted to ban it. It was not a close enough margin for the libs to steal the election. These judges need to go!


28 posted on 06/25/2014 1:33:47 PM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Nextrush

Indeed, the problem is not two lesbians wanting a tax deduction and hospital visitation rights. It is the straight liberal activist who sees homosexuality as a convenient battering ram for getting Christians out of politics and public life. Just attacking churches is obvious bigotry so they go around it by saying it is the churches that are attacking same sex couples.


29 posted on 06/25/2014 1:50:19 PM PDT by BurningOak (Live Free or Die)
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To: BillyBoy; Alter Kaker
RE :”Thank God we elected for a Republican President and stopped more activist judges from getting on the bench. Gotta vote GOP for the judges. < /sarcasm> “

I have no reason to believe that GWBush was against gay marriage, look at Cheney and Nicole Wallace.

30 posted on 06/25/2014 2:02:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: nickcarraway

So many states, so many court cases attacking traditional marriage on almost a daily basis, it is easy to see why one would be confused.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 1010RD

I have a few “post stalkers” since I’m an Article V guy so these are examples of the states just taking what comes from Fedzilla...

10th Amendment, Nullification & voting are no longer viable options for citizens to “fix” DC & the Uniparty...


32 posted on 06/25/2014 2:52:16 PM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Alter Kaker

The courts are the only lawmaking branch left in America. Until they are knocked down then Nothing moral will stand.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 3:06:09 PM PDT by Revel
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