Skip to comments.US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Posted on 07/28/2014 10:46:52 AM PDT by GIdget2004
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginias same-sex marriage ban.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution. The Virginia gay marriage case is one of several that could go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In February, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled that Virginias same-sex marriage ban violates equal protection and due process guarantees. Lawyers for two circuit court clerks whose duties include issuing marriage licenses appealed.
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Sort of depressing the only good news about judges and gay marriage is from Europe where the EU’s top court ruled gays do not have a European wide right to marriage.
Sodomy for everyone! And pass the weed, would ya’.
Just where do liberals want this to stop?
Unless and until We the People, and those who are supposed to be representing us, begin to tell out of control judges to go to hell, and back it up, there is no hope left for this free republic.
Yeah, and it is unconstitutional to challenge my right to own a pet unicorn . . . or, better yet . . . provide me with a pet unicorn.
Great, now I live in one of those states.
They’re complicit in their own destruction and want to force everyone off the cliff with them.
It’s like they’re soldiers in Satan’s army.
Don't fret too much as this will go nationwide either because every Circuit Court will strike down gay marriage bans or Kennedy and the SCOTUS will. Are there any Circuit Courts left that has not thrown out SSM bans?
It was a 2-1 decision. The majority opinion was written by Judge Henry Floyd:
Floyd, Henry Franklin
Born 1947 in Brevard, NC
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 15, 2003, to a seat vacated by Dennis W. Shedd. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 2003, and received commission on September 24, 2003. Service terminated on October 6, 2011, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 26, 2011, to a seat vacated by Karen J. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 2011, and received commission on October 5, 2011.
Wofford College, B.A., 1970
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1973
State representative, South Carolina, 1972-1978
Private practice, Pickens, South Carolina, 1973-1992
County attorney, Pickens County, South Carolina, 1986-1992
Judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1992-2003
These activist judges always cite the Equal Protection Clause when ruling for homosexual marriage and against conservatives, families, the Bible, Christians and freedom.
With state and federal judges out of control, it is time to act.
Repeal the 14th Amendment.
Pass a Consitutional Amendendent prohibiting homosexual marriage.
and for now.
When ever a judge or a judicial panel rules against conservatives, our congress must move to Impech any judge who decides in favor of homosexual marriage.
when snuff films are legalized.....
so the U.S. Constitution says a Person can Marry ,Fill In The Blank ,LOL . Where in the U.S. Constitution are they finding all this unconstitutional bull crap ?
Pass a Consitutional Amendendent prohibiting homosexual marriage.”
Neither will happen, unfortunately. My preferred alternative, which also will not happen, is to get government out of the “marriage” business altogether.
Not like. They are. They've enlisted and chosen their side.
For a long time now I have thought ‘Go ahead.Do what you want’. But by God, leave the rest of us out of your sin.
Have your lifestyle and be gone. Be satisfied with your own defiance and stop coercing others into joining in your sins. Stop trying to make accomplices out of the rest of us.
America is rotten to the top but not yet to the core.
But yeah, go live your gay life, tell the effing courts we don’t care because I am sick of seeing these decrees come down. Go ahead and make it legal. Then stop bothering the rest of us, or suffer the consequences without getting your panties in a wad.
I am full of such rage, hate and anger as never before. I hate all of them, the left, the libs, the immoral, the courts, the president, the politicians.
Eff all of them. I wouldn’t even mind if God destroys us all and sorts us out later. I hate living in this country.
When civilization is gone. They work for Satan you know.
Just where do liberals want this to stop?
I can't say, but you're gonna feel a little pinch...