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  • Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law

    07/01/2016 4:11:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    wreg-tv ^ | 7/1/16
    A federal judge blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would’ve gone into effect Friday, which would’ve allowed businesses and government employees to deny services to gay and transgender people based on religious grounds. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves issued a 60-page opinion in which he described the Mississippi law, known as House Bill 1523, as “state-sanctioned discrimination.” “There are almost endless explanations for how HB 1523 condones discrimination against the LGBT community, but in its simplest terms it denies LGBT citizens equal protection under the law,” he wrote. He cited many
  • Striking Move by Brooklyn Judge in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison

    05/25/2016 10:22:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion that calls for courts to pay closer attention to the impact of felony convictions on people’s lives, sentenced a young woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying on Wednesday that the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough. The judge, Frederic Block of Federal District Court, said that the broad range of such collateral consequences served no “useful function other than to further punish criminal defendants after they have completed their court-imposed sentences.” The judge noted that there were nearly 50,000 federal and...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Kim Davis taught us how bad liberals really are

    09/14/2015 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 12, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    If there is one overarching observation that I could make from the discussions I've seen on the internet about Kim Davis' recent imprisonment, it is that there are a powerful lot of uninformed, inarticulate, cognitively-challenged folks out there on the information superhighway. It seems like any place you go where there is an article about Kim Davis and her refusal to issue illegal marriage licenses to homosexual couples, you will quickly find yourself surrounded by mouth-breathers raucously asserting that she "deserved to go to jail" for "breaking the law" and "violating their constitutional rights." Even "conservative" establishmentarian pundits like George...
  • Schlafly: Judicial Tyranny in Kentucky

    09/07/2015 10:45:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 8, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When the Supreme Court ruled by the narrowest possible margin that Kentucky's definition of marriage is unconstitutional, the court's decision was qualified by its assurance that religious freedom would not be jeopardized. "The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection," the court solemnly intoned on June 26. In the Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, one brave woman is testing whether Justice Anthony Kennedy really meant it when he wrote those words. But the local federal judge for eastern Kentucky, David Bunning, has wrongly sent Kim Davis to jail for her beliefs, without respecting or accommodating...
  • Next, Oregon: Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    09/05/2015 11:32:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    KGW ^ | 09/05/2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A Marion County judge has refused to perform same-sex marriages and has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges. Judge Vance Day, a circuit court judge and former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is now facing an ethics investigation over that decision, according to the judge’s spokesman. Spokesman Patrick Korten said Day instructed his staff to tell couples that the judge will not perform same-sex marriages. The staffers were instructed to refer same-sex couples to other Marion County judges willing to issue them a marriage license. Korten said Day took...
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 | lc.org
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Statement of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis - It's a Heaven or Hell decision.

    09/04/2015 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 162 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 1, 2015 | Kim Davis
    Kim Davis released the following statement a few days ago: I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk’s office for 27 years as a Deputy Clerk and was honored to be elected as the Clerk in November 2014, and took office in January 2015. I love my job and the people of Rowan County. I have never lived any place other than Rowan County. Some people have said I should resign, but I have done my job well. This year we are on track to generate a surplus for the county of 1.5 million dollars. In addition to my desire...
  • School band told to stop performing 'How Great Thou Art'

    08/24/2015 8:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    There was no halftime show under the Friday night lights at Mississippi’s Brandon High School — the marching band had been benched. The band was ordered off the field because the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” was a part of their halftime show — in violation of a federal court order.“The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students will not be able to perform their halftime show they have worked so hard on this summer,” the district wrote in a statement to the Clarion Ledger newspaper. In 2013 a student sued the district over a...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • How to fight judicial tyranny

    06/30/2015 11:37:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Convention of States
    In Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges he said, “It is of no special importance to me what the law says about marriage. It is of overwhelming importance, however, who it is that rules me. Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.” Whatever one’s views on marriage, our Founders made it clear that the federal government is a child of the states -- not the other way around. The Supreme Court’s decision to legislate from the bench on a matter rightly...
  • Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers [Dominos Free Pizza!]

    06/27/2015 9:54:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | June 27, 2015 | Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felto
    Michigan Same-Sex Couples Celebrate As They Wed Among Activists And Lawyers Amanda Holpuch and Ryan Felton 27 June 2015 Shortly after 10am on Friday, Chris Berghuis was barraged by texts from his partner, Derek Davis, asking: “Are you here yet?” The destination was the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where marriage licenses were being issued to both same-sex and heterosexual couples after the state’s marriage ban had been struck down in a pivotal supreme court ruling that brought marriage equality to the entire United States. Davis filled out the forms while his soon-to-be-husband drove from work, ecstatic...
  • Legacy: Obama now an equal with Ronald Reagan, says pollster Zogby

    06/27/2015 9:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 27, 2015 | paul bedard
    In his weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby found that President Obama's legacy was greatly improved by two key Supreme Court decisions, endorsing same sex marriage and Obamacare, and passage of controversial trade agreements. "There have been some bad weeks and some less than stellar ones. This one was the kind of week that most presidents can only dream about." A GOP Congress passed the largest free trade pact with the largest market in the world. "The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold 'state' subsidies under Obamacare." "A combination of major southern states and retailers vowed to stop manufacturing, selling,...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. “As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage,” they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspaper’s editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed — but only for a “limited” period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: “Clarification: We will not...
  • Marco Rubio on the gay marriage ruling: We live in a republic and must abide by the law

    06/26/2015 5:32:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    At any other time, this statement would be wholly unremarkable. In the thick of a GOP presidential primary, though? Right after the the hottest hot-button social issue of ‘em all has gone nuclear? When Mike Huckabee’s vowing some sort of second American revolution in defiance of the Court’s ruling? Kinda newsy. “I believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have the right to change their state laws. That is the right...
  • Justice Kennedy: Same-Sex Marriage Bans Violate Equal Protection, ‘Harm and Humiliate Children’

    06/26/2015 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 6-26-2015 | Bridget Johnson
    (snip) “The Court has long held the right to marry is protected by the Constitution,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the opinion. “For example, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, 12, invalidated bans on interracial unions, and Turner v. Safley, 482 U. S. 78, 95, held that prisoners could not be denied the right to marry.” Kennedy wrote that four principles “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” “The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice regarding marriage is inherent in the concept...
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Gay Marriage Is a Constitutional Right, Bans Struck Down

    06/26/2015 7:53:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Supreme Court has struck down state bans on gay marriage and has ruled 5-4 same sex marriage is a constitutional right. Same sex couples can now marry in all 50 states and states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion and Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the dissent, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas. From the opinion: Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State. (4) The...
  • SCOTUS Decision": Gay Marriage Constituional Right

    06/26/2015 7:00:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 445 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | June 26, 2015 | Me
    Holding: Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex. 5-4 decision
  • With Little Fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court Effectively Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

    06/14/2015 1:33:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2015 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and PAULINA VILLEGAS
    MEXICO CITY — His church turned him away, his family discouraged him from a public fight and the government of the state where he lives vowed it would never happen. But it did. Hiram Gonzalez married his boyfriend, Severiano Chavez, last year in the northern state of Chihuahua, which, like most Mexican states, technically allows marriage only between a man and a woman. Mr. Gonzalez and dozens of other gay couples in recent months have, however, found a powerful ally: Mexico’s Supreme Court. In ruling after ruling, the court has said that state laws restricting marriage to heterosexuals are discriminatory....
  • The United States Is Not a Democracy

    05/05/2015 1:01:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 14 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 4th, 201 | reasonmclucus
    “Power is the great evil with which we are contending. We have divided power between three branches of government and erected checks and balances to prevent abuse of power. However, where is the check on the power of the judiciary? If we fail to check the power of the judiciary, I predict that we will eventually live under judicial tyranny.” — Patrick Henry Americans are now living under judicial tyranny as one of our greatest patriots Patrick Henry predicted. For those who have forgotten Henry, he is the man who said “give me liberty or give me death.”