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Appeals court upholds decision overturning Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Washington Post ^ | 7/28/14 | Robert Barnes

Posted on 07/28/2014 9:30:35 PM PDT by Oliviaforever

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, saying that withholding the fundamental right to marry from gay couples is a new form of “segregation” that the Constitution cannot abide.
The 2-to-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, upheld a lower court’s decision and extended an extraordinary winning streak in the federal courts for proponents of same-sex marriage.

Legal challenges to state bans filed systematically nationwide have prevailed in every test since the Supreme Court in June 2013 struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
A more in-depth piece on the 4th Circuit's decision on Virginia.

In the opinion, and in an obvious attempt to connect gay marriage to Jim Crow and Loving v. Virginia, the judges wrote that protecting traditional marriage is equivalent to "segregation."

1 posted on 07/28/2014 9:30:35 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Oh geez. Asshole courts.

2 posted on 07/28/2014 10:55:52 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Oliviaforever

The Founding Fathers supported Gay Marriage.

Who knew?

3 posted on 07/28/2014 11:05:51 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
Yes, fags not only have the God given right to cornhole each other, they can marry. So sayeth the earthly gods at Scotus.

Elections alone cannot reverse the damage done by executive and judicial law making.

If we are to deal with some fundamental problems in our government, we must get out of the two party mindset from time to time.

We slip into arbitrary government when laws are made by institutions outside of congress. Call it oligarchal, tyrannic or despotic; it isn't free government.

So the question has to be, “what must be done to restore free government?” All else is irrelevant before we determine what must be done to return ALL lawmaking to congress.

4 posted on 07/29/2014 2:08:00 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V. If not now, when?)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

This case was rigged to make the judgement inevitable.

Judges are supposed to rule based upon what is presented in the case.

The Democrat Attorney General who swore to defend the Virginia constitution (where traditional marriage is enshrined) refused to defend it.

Not only did he refuse to offer a defense in the case, he joined with the plaintiff in attacking the constitution.

This is one up on the California AG, who started the tactic of not defending the constitution on gay marriage. As it turns out, only the Governor or AG are considered to have the legal standing to defend state laws or the state constitution in court. If two traitors occupy those offices, they can sabotage court cases. That is the insidious tactic being used.

There were liberal front groups all lined up to file a lawsuit, as soon as the recounting of votes finally came around to a narrow majority to get the Democrat elected as AG in Virginia. The packing of the court system with liberal judges, thanks to Harry Reid’s use of the “nuclear option” of simple majority vote in the Senate to confirm judges, also guides where they will target their cases. The 4th circuit court in Virginia was recently flipped from conservative to liberal.

The reporting gives the impression that courts are overturning bans on gay marriage based on constitutional grounds, but the arguments presented for this could not stand up in an honest analysis - they have unethically rigged the cases to get default judgements by getting Attorney Generals who will violate their oaths of office.

5 posted on 07/29/2014 4:35:40 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Oliviaforever

Tyranny never lasts. It always falls.

6 posted on 07/29/2014 4:46:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oliviaforever
saying that withholding the fundamental right to marry

Government is using a bogus argument to illicit the desired outcome.

Marriage is NOT a 'right', it's a Privilege.

If marriage were a right, you could sue someone for refusing to marry you, and I would have the ability to 'legally' marry my brother.

7 posted on 07/29/2014 5:20:45 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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