Skip to comments.Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional
Posted on 12/20/2013 4:51:55 PM PST by Innovative
Just hours earlier, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling saying Utah's 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.
"In the absence of such evidence, the State's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State's refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," Shelby wrote.
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On November 30, 2011, President Obama nominated Robert J. Shelby to be District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Utah. He received a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 28, 2012 and his nomination was reported to the floor on April 26, 2012, by voice vote.
So when will he come out of the CLOSET?
Having a fake "marriage" does not convey dignity or create a family.
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Our state has a homo-marriage ban and it was upheld by our state Supremes.
This judge is the fruit from a poison tree.
only.... his mission-mate will know for sure...
So...what other kind of "marriage bans" do they have in Utah?
Note how they cite the Constituion while they trash it....and violate foundational states rights. Yippee! Ride that swirl to the left folks....right down the pipes we go!
polygamy is protected under the state religion...
and Willard is the father of same-sex marriage..
“We need to start removing activist judges”
What we need are “state” elected officials like a conservative governor to start defying black robed despots calling themselves judges. The governor should arrest the judge and have him dropped off at the border of the state. If the judge comes back....put him in prison.
However, this must be done by elected officials with the backing of the people of a state. We cannot have individuals acting unilaterally.
I am an advocate of the union and a strong federal government....but it has to have limits placed upon it - especially the judicial. The 14th Amendment was NEVER intended to be used in this manner. Judges that rule as this one has must be removed by duly “elected” state officials. It is time to stop allowing unelected persons to “rule” over the people from the bench. They have no mandate.....they have no consent of the governed.
They have equal protection, they can marry anyone of the opposite sex just like everyone else can.
The idea that sexual deviants do not have equal protection because they can’t marry someone of their same sex is a joke.
If anyone has a complaint about unequal justice, its now the elderly widow who can not “marry” (in name only for tax and health benefits) their sibling or adult child.
Why is the love of a man for another man’s anus respected in law and tax policy but a (non sexual)love between a mother and adult single child (or other relative) gets them no benefits and does not allow shared health insurance?
You mean you can marry your; SISTER/TRACTOR/GOAT!!!
Yet another judge misapplies the logic of race to an issue of sexuality. It’s intellectually dishonest to the hilt yet the left gets away with it time and time again right in front of our faces.
Why have elections anymore? Why bother? Judges are our rulers now.
We just need to kneel to the political royals and stop wasting out time.
Reynolds vs US might beg to differ with you on that.
I bet this judge couldn’t find the Tenth Amendment if it were stuck to the end of his nose.
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