Skip to comments.Same-sex couples in Utah getting marriage licenses
Posted on 12/20/2013 2:45:50 PM PST by LonelyCon
A county clerk's office in Utah is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just hours after a federal judge struck down Utah's ban on gay marriages.
Salt Lake County Deputy Clerk Dahnelle Burton-Lee says the district attorney authorized her office to begin issuing the marriage licenses Friday.
She couldn't immediately say how many licenses have been issued so far.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that a law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.
Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way.
The Utah attorney general's office says it plans to issue a statement on the ruling later.
The decision marks an ongoing nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage.
“The decision marks an ongoing nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage.”
No, the decision marks another example of legislating from the bench and overturning the people’s will.
Bingo. This is NOT a popular movement, but is solely the forced implementation of an agenda by the political class.
The Mormons have gone major “tolerant” in the last year.
Only observant Catholics will fight through to the end.
So, they get their soiled foot in the door, and nothing will dislodge it.
judges should not make law, the state government should simply refuse to honor the decision
Only? Sorry, Evangelical Christians have been on the front line more than Catholics.
Observant Southern Baptists will be there too.
A reckoning is coming and the longer it takes getting here the harder it will be.
Ever since the dawn of the Internet the Mormons lost their insular, protected little world. They have been BLEEDING Mormons for years now and have had to become "tolerant," allowing blacks and even Indians into their conclaves. They are still losing to the REAL world of Jesus Christ.
I suppose it comes to a shock to Mormons that Jesus and Lucifer were NOT brothers, as the Mormons believe.
It never hurts to know the truth about Jesus.
The Catholic Church is the oldest living and continuous institution on the planet in all its history. It will survive the Mormons. If it can survive Islam and Hollywood it can survive anything
We love the Southern Baptists and our girls went to their summer camp. You are correct.
All Catholics will become true Christians in the end
Clever. Merry Christmas.
I like how the article calls it simply a ‘law.’ I mean we are talking about the Utah constitutional amendment here, right?
I wonder if this one goes to the SC if the will interpret it like CA’s prop. 8 or if this is the end of state marriage amendments everywhere.
Nancy Pelosi is your foot soldier
“All Catholics will become true Christians in the end”.
Catholics were the first Christians and have been Christians for some 2,000 years now. Now you have a nice day now ya heah.
activist judges should be tarred and feathered
they want to call what they do as "natural" but in the same breath, they are using unnatural means to obtain children....
I beg every freeper to use whatever influence they have to prevent any of their offspring or other relatives or friends or neighbors from giving away babies to homosexuals....do not donate sperm...do not donate ova....do not be a breeder for them....
true traditional Catholicism hopefully survives...not the mumbo jumbo some of the leftists Catholics like to prescribe too....
which makes it all the more important to elect only pubs...and never to give your vote to the rat by voting libtard or not voting .....
Fundamentalist Christians have never wavered in our opposition to it, not an iota, but I can’t say we’ve been on the front lines, as most fundamentalists don’t see the point, after a certain point (voting, mainly) to get involved politically. The few fundamentalists who have gotten involved politically (Jerry Falwell being the most famous example) have almost always wound up moving into the evangelical camp. Fundamentalists are more about remaining separate from sin, but the battle lines are being drawn now to where we will be forced to make a public stand (not that our stance isn’t already well-known, we just don’t get in the news about it). The clueless media doesn’t know the difference between “evangelical” and “fundamentalist”.
As I recall in the Bible, a few Jews were the first Christians.
Sorry, I was using these two terms interchangeably. Evangelicals are a subset of Fundamentalists, but not necessarily visa versa.
Sorry if it sounded like I was correcting you, I wasn’t :) The media are the ones who don’t know the difference.
It does seem insane, if not ironic. We spent ten years fighting Islamo-fascists overseas, only to see the country defeated stateside by homo-fascists. America is being taken over by evil.
Since Jesus founded His holy Church, it will survive.
Let the leftist Catholics and leftist EVERYBODY wallow in their sin, lies and perfidy. All we can do it pray for them.
It will help make polygamy legal.
Utah should be so proud. Now all they need is their cut of the 50 million freeloading foreigners who illegally oozed their way into America under the cover of darkness to take a swing at the BIG piñata.
CA passed a law that health insurance cover infertility must also cover gay couples.
Remember what St. Francis of Assissi said: Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Our best bet is good example. You ought to let people do what they are going to do. God will fix everything; He always does. No use breaking your heart over the perfidy of others. Useless head banging. PRAYER.
God bless you.
What will be left of marriage when these folks are done?
That’s riiiight ... I remember ... Jesus said, “Go ye therefore into all the world baptising in the name of the holy father, the son and the holy catholic church”
If they can’t prevent gay marriage in Utah, it’s legal everywhere, as suspected. The fact is, the left can do anything they want. If they don’t press for every extreme thing they want, it’s their fault they don’t get it.
Even the “first Pope” when asked about matters from distant churches wrote them letters, he said I am not the authority on these matters, look to scripture
Merry Christmas, bro
Ain't it amazing that those guys who passed the 14th amendment 150 years ago and all those states that ratified it were so friendly to homo marriage? < /s >
Do these courts even look at original intent anymore, or do they just make it up as they go? (Sorry, rhetorical question.)
That depends on if a state official man's up and defends it. Remember, the Prop 8 case was simply remanded for lack of standing, not on its merits. It actually still exists in California. Only, the Leftist Governor and AG refused to defend it.
No it was the “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”. Still doing the same thing, 2,000 years later. Come on in son, the water’s fine.
Merry Christmas every one
I lived in Saudi Arabia five years and worked with 30 Saudis. I asked ALL of them, over the years, about polygamy. THEY all had one wife and they ALL said: "One wife is enough." :o)
They said that ONLY the wealthiest of men could afford more than one wife. They were all adamant about that and all said the same thing--one wife is enough.
Side note: off the topic.
I remember hearing a group of our workers (almost all uneducated older guys) talking about something quite adamantly. They kept repeating the word: SAYAREET. I asked about it later.
My boss told me that the men were all having trouble with their 18-year-old sons. Their sons didn't want to work or go to school; they just wanted to drive around all day in their CARS--sayareet. :o)
I laughed and told him that OUR 18-year-olds were pretty much the same.
Highest corrupt collusion we've ever seen.
Next you’ll be hearing about gay polygamist marriages.
It’s the media.
And it won’t stop until radio, TV and newspaper offices around the country are sacked by an outraged populace.
Yes, the children who become wards of these same gender unions suffer. I am watching it happen to several sibling groups in our school right now. My kids have classes with them, so I see up close the emotional damage. I ache for those young people and the horrible situation that is being forced on them to satisfy the nurturing instinct (or worse) of the guardians that God and nature would have denied parenthood to.
It is odious, and the problem is not that the kids may be molested. In fact, that is what the gay activists claim their critics are saying in order to discredit them. The real problem is that kids have an ingrained psychological need for both a mom and a dad, and a same-gender pair can NEVER provide for that need.