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Federal judge upholds La. same-sex marriage ban
Townhall ^ | Sep 03, 2014 | AP

Posted on 09/03/2014 10:09:12 AM PDT by xzins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling Wednesday ...said gay marriage supporters failed to prove that the ban violates equal protection or due process provisions of the Constitution.

Feldman agreed ...that states have the right to define marriage.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: gay; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexualism; lawsuit; ruling; samesexmarriage
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1 posted on 09/03/2014 10:09:12 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Well I’ll be damned.


2 posted on 09/03/2014 10:11:23 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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States get to define marriage, and heterosexual marriage doesn’t violate equal protection.

If you’ve got states defining marriage, then they can make it illegal for incestuous marriage, polygamy, forced, etc.


3 posted on 09/03/2014 10:11:32 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Feldman, Martin Leach-Cross
Born 1934 in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1983, to a seat vacated by Jack M. Gordon. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1983, and received commission on October 5, 1983.

Education:
Tulane University, B.A., 1955
Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1957

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Corps, 1957-1963
Law clerk, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1957-1959
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1959-1983

4 posted on 09/03/2014 10:11:43 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: xzins

Nice this is another issue lil Mary will HAVE to take the wrong side on. :-)


5 posted on 09/03/2014 10:12:15 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Theoria

A Reagan appointee. Shows what can happen when we have a REAL President.


6 posted on 09/03/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT by Marathoner (876 days of this bastard to go.)
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To: mbarker12474

Or as they say in the South, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

I hope this judge has security. The gay mafia is vengeful.


7 posted on 09/03/2014 10:13:58 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: jmaroneps37

Louisiana isn’t thrilled with US Senators who support homosexual marriage.


8 posted on 09/03/2014 10:14:12 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Very good. Glad to see not all of the judiciary have decided to accept the mark.


9 posted on 09/03/2014 10:17:21 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: xzins

This nasty, little Communist is not happy.

She says: "It's re-education camp for you, homophobes!"

10 posted on 09/03/2014 10:19:55 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Let's hope the judge has the courage to stand by his principles ... even after the 3 a.m. phone call that's certain to come soon.

You're right, of course -- there is no self-designated victim group so intolerant, so vicious in their bullying and so self-centered at the homafia.

11 posted on 09/03/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Pining_4_TX

The F@G.com‘ers will be up in arms over this!


12 posted on 09/03/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: xzins; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
>> A federal judge has upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages, as well as the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states. <<

FINALLY a federal judge makes the CORRECT ruling on this issue. I'm pretty sure the rest of them have all done the left's bidding and struck down traditional marriage laws by citing some non-existent constitutional "right" to marriage.

What's baffling to me is so many people on our side are always yapping about how states should have more influence over the federal government, but they agree with the left in picking almost exclusively FEDERAL judges and officials to be appointed to seats on the US Supreme Court. Then they whine when some allegedly "originalist" federal judge who has been in the beltway for 30+ years moves leftward while serving as SCOTUS judge.

Why not choose SCOTUS judges the way we choose Presidents and select mostly STATE supreme court judges as SCOTUS material?

13 posted on 09/03/2014 10:21:58 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Thanks to RINOs, Illinois has definitely become a "red state" -- we are run by Communists!)
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To: glennaro
I meant, of course, so intolerant, so vicious in their bullying and so self-centered as the homafia.
14 posted on 09/03/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: xzins

An answer to prayer. Thank you, God.

15 posted on 09/03/2014 10:36:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: xzins

Very good! Finally, a Federal Judge who understands the law.

(”Judge” Vaughn Walker’s corruption should haunt him endlessly).


16 posted on 09/03/2014 10:38:33 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: xzins

Now with all the other Fed Judges who have said gay marriage bans are unconstitutional, will the Supremes FINALLY hear a case and settle this once and for all?

I fear the outcome of a neutral/liberal biased court, but as long as Kennedy doesn’t stray off into a penumbra or obscure reference, it should be 5-4 declaring states have the right to regulate marriage. That way, all the homo and lesbians can concentrate in the Leftist states, leaving tradition values states alone!

Ah, shoot! Who am I kidding? The Left NEVER gives up. They’ll bring it back once the court changes persons.

This is why folks, the 2016 election better not go to a democrat.


17 posted on 09/03/2014 10:38:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Theoria

Reagan comes through once again.

25.5 years after he left office, the man’s influence still impacts the nation.

On the dark side, Obama will leave office in 2017. 25.5 years after that will be 2052.


18 posted on 09/03/2014 10:41:04 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: xzins

Obama and Holder are preparing a press conference on how this judge is “gaycist”.


19 posted on 09/03/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT by mothball
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To: xzins

FINALLY! A win for the side of reason and God.

Let’s go SCOTUS. Decide this once and for all.


20 posted on 09/03/2014 10:48:42 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: xzins

Heh, good one.

Wait...this isnt the Onion?! Not April first????

What type of black magic is this??


21 posted on 09/03/2014 10:58:36 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: xzins

I’m not an LSU fan but I am a Louisiana fan until the day they too give in to that “same-sex” marriage nonsense.


22 posted on 09/03/2014 10:58:54 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: xzins

THAT is why you fight these things out in the courts, Tom Corbett


23 posted on 09/03/2014 11:09:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: xzins

Praise God. This is nice to read. Although, it’s not a ban...


24 posted on 09/03/2014 11:12:08 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo ("Never do anything against conscience, even if the State demands it." -Albert Einstein)
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To: xzins

Sounds like we has us a legal-like Mexican standoff.


25 posted on 09/03/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: xzins
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1983

Thank you, Mr. President!

26 posted on 09/03/2014 11:18:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: xzins

Of course the states should have the power to define marriage. There is no such thing as a federal marriage license.


27 posted on 09/03/2014 11:21:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Marathoner

Reagan also nominate O’Connor and Kennedy, neither was a reliable conservative vote.


28 posted on 09/03/2014 11:23:05 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: xzins

Everyone has the right to marry the opposite sex. No discrimination what so ever.!!


29 posted on 09/03/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT by iowacornman
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To: Alas Babylon!

The Fifth Circuit already has the Texas decision on appeal. If it decides that case for gay marriage, this new decision will be nullified. One Circuit will have to decide against gay marriage to force the Supremes to take cert. (They could still take cert on the cases already decided, they just don’t have to do it.)


30 posted on 09/03/2014 11:41:33 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: xzins

Darn. Wrong LA.


31 posted on 09/03/2014 11:41:54 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: xzins

The rule of law is not completely dead yet. We may not have much time, but we do have at least a little time.


32 posted on 09/03/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: xzins

The thick plottens...


33 posted on 09/03/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: WayneS

Do you mean: The thick heads are now plotting?

:>)


34 posted on 09/03/2014 12:41:00 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

(((YAWN)))) What else is new. These stories about homosexual and pedophile “judges” are getting old.


35 posted on 09/03/2014 12:44:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp or woman's shelter for illegals! It's my home! !)
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To: iowacornman

And not everyone is permitted to be married: no incest, no polygamy, no bestial marriages, etc. So, there is good reason for folks to be denied marriage. 1. disease and body abuse, 2. marriage is safety net for women and children (see poverty level of unwed mothers), 3. it makes the community more dangerous...heightened risk of child abuse, 4. no reason for government financial benefits to those who have warm feelings for each other, there is for those with kids, and there are others.


36 posted on 09/03/2014 12:45:13 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read it again....the judge, a Reagan appointee, said homosexual marriage was NOT ok.


37 posted on 09/03/2014 12:46:19 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

about time.

They have the same rights as us, exactly the same rights when it comes to marriage.

Thank you Judge for actually saying how the constitution works .


38 posted on 09/03/2014 12:46:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

Second state to do it, after Tennessee. I hope he’s prepared for the Supreme jerkoffs to nullify his correct Constitutionalism.


39 posted on 09/03/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT by Viennacon (Ir)
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To: Alas Babylon!

If this was about marriage then why do homosexuals move to the south and then demand to be married and then do their lawsuits?

They have exactly the same rights as us in marriage.
We cannot marry the same sex, nor can they, however we can marry the opposite sex as they can.

The judge was spot on, about equal protections


40 posted on 09/03/2014 12:49:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: xzins

Sounds like good news, but how is it distinguished in substance from the USSC’s holding when it threw out DOMA?


41 posted on 09/03/2014 12:50:33 PM PDT by dinoparty
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Oh, I get it. The DOMA case said DOMA can’t be used to invalidate state law legalizing same sex marriage. This case says that states have the right to outlaw same sex marriage.


42 posted on 09/03/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty

If you are a corporate president or vice president, probably best if you use an assumed name in posting support for this ruling.


43 posted on 09/03/2014 12:56:31 PM PDT by skams19
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To: xzins

finally. we won one. praise God!


44 posted on 09/03/2014 1:02:58 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Theoria
I'm proud that a fellow Tulane alum has made this ruling. It's almost enough to offset the shame that James Carvile and Melissa Harris-Perry have brought upon my beloved alma mater.
45 posted on 09/03/2014 1:13:31 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Reagan also nominate O’Connor and Kennedy, neither was a reliable conservative vote.

Can't argue with that, but at least they were a little better than Kagan or the wise Latina.

Also, he does get extra credit for Scalia.

46 posted on 09/03/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by Marathoner (869 days of this bastard to go.)
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To: xzins

One Federal judge upholds gay marriage ban, another one decides it is unconstitutional.

Is it possible to have a union where one set of laws regarding marriage is recognized in some states but not others?


47 posted on 09/03/2014 1:25:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about each state gets to decide for itself


48 posted on 09/03/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

This guy needs a monument named in his honor right now before it gets over turned.


49 posted on 09/03/2014 1:36:05 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: xzins

Reagan appointee


50 posted on 09/03/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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