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Gay marriage catches conservative Utah off guard
Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2013 7:39 PM EST | Michelle L. Price

Posted on 12/21/2013 7:43:18 PM PST by Olog-hai

A day after a judge’s surprise ruling overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban, at least one county clerk intended to open early Saturday to issue licenses.

About 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City, about 300 hundred people showed up at the Weber County Clerk’s Office on Saturday afternoon but were later turned away without marriage licenses. […]

The confusion Saturday and reports of other crowds scrambling to find an open office illustrated how gay marriage caught many in Utah off guard. …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: activistjudge; activistjudges; gaymarriage; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; lawsuit; ruling

1 posted on 12/21/2013 7:43:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“at least one county clerk intended to open early Saturday to issue licenses.”

Then order the damn state troopers to arrest him. The AG has the authority of the law in Utah, not some Obammunist appointed judge. If Utah does not crack down on what is a clear breach of its sovereignty by Obama’s judicial nitwits, then it essentially surrenders all its rights as a state.

We wouldn’t have let Utah join the union had it been apparent it would roll over and be raped by the tyranny of a future Stalinist usurper. All states have the responsibility and duty to resist tyranny on this scale.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 7:50:28 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Now, in the olden days, that judge would next be seen walking down an Idaho or Wyoming road clothed in nothing but tar and feathers. His butt would be bloody from riding a split rail fence post, sharp side up.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 7:51:54 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Olog-hai

Legislation from the Bench’ll do that to ya.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 7:54:23 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

let’s see, they have the mormons and varied splinter groups of them, they have bigamy and multiple spouse marriages,,,etc. etc. and they are willing to capitulate on same sex marriage.....ASTOUNDING


5 posted on 12/21/2013 8:04:28 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Olog-hai
The state has given notice that it will appeal the ruling and has asked for an emergency stay to stop gay couples from getting marriage licenses. But legal experts say that even if a stay is granted, the licenses that have already been issued will likely still be valid.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 8:13:02 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Olog-hai

yeah, you get just one bad/crazy/idiot judge and s/he can throw a whole state (or Roberts, nation) into turmoil....

we need a new system....


7 posted on 12/21/2013 8:20:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai

UT is not that conservative; people there just think Orrin Grant Hatch, sponsor of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg nomination, is “a conservative.”


8 posted on 12/21/2013 8:22:53 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
From the article:

[Judge] Shelby, a recent appointee by President Barack Obama, ...
GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch recommended Shelby for appointment in 2011.

'Nuff said...

9 posted on 12/21/2013 8:39:49 PM PST by CedarDave (Small town America - last stand for God, freedom, civility, and American values.)
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like the GiBLeT crowd wasn’t caught off guard.


10 posted on 12/21/2013 8:49:21 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: CedarDave; Impy; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Impy, any theories on what the plan is here that the left-wing is pushing? Possibly: get the marriage issue before the court and try for a landmark decision ... if it fails 5-4 cuz Kennedy balks, the defeat could galvanize their left-wing base for the ‘14 and ‘16 elections.

They need a defeat to keep their culture war going.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 8:51:39 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: Olog-hai

Republican senator Orrin Hatch recommended Judge Shelby for appointment to the U.S. District Court in November 2011.

Both Republican Senators from Utah, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, endorsed his nomination.

Shelby’s nomination was confirmed by the Senate in a voice vote September 22, 2012.

He received his appointment from Obama on September 25, 2012.


12 posted on 12/21/2013 9:03:53 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I don’t think they want a defeat, I think that’s silly.


13 posted on 12/21/2013 10:04:24 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Olog-hai

There may be something else happening~~~~with “gay marriage” being considered marriage equality~~~how about polygamy? Isn’t that big in Utah????


14 posted on 12/21/2013 10:29:45 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: Isabel2010

“how about polygamy?”

Gay polygsmy?

I guess they all form a circle, then the preacher yells “right face” and tnen... “to the rear march.”

Seems like it would be a lot easier than heterosexual polygamy where one poor bastard would be stuck with all the work.


15 posted on 12/21/2013 10:52:24 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Viennacon

We wouldn’t have let Utah join the union had it
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continued with the practice of sexual perversion called polygamy...openly..

however in 1890 the Mormons there pretended to stop their serial adultery as a religious worship (Illegal habitation) and they were allowed to be a state...

however the truth was that the Mormon so called “prophets” and others continued to have extra women as “wives” right up to the 1940s when the last polygamous “prophet” died...

and the religious tenet of “doctrines and covenants 132” as written by Joseph Smith the first so called “prophet” requiring all Mormon men to commit wholesale adultery in the form of polygamy for “salvation” is still part of their accepted and treasured beliefs to this day..

Joseph Smith wanted to intimidate and coerce his wife Emma into allowing him to continue his cheatin ways so he invented a new directive from his convenient Mormon gods that if she tried to stop him from his many nbooty calls his mormon gods would “destroy” her...

so Utah Territory has 170 years of abnormal sexual practices..

this is just one more..

homosexuality, adultery..

God hates both and both are sin and lead to damnation..

Plus Willard is the father of same-sex marriage as the gov in MASS..

He needs to be accepted by the current “culture” for his next run for POTUS in 2016..

Hes had his finger up in the wind again...

BTW after Utah did finally become a state in the 1890s the Mormons there sent a well known polygamist to the US Senate..the guy had at least 3 “wives” LOL

around the country SEVEN MILLION signatures were collected and sent to Washington demanding that the Mormon polygamist not be “seated”

He wasn’t...

in Utah the scramble was on to find a guy who only had one wife and could be a senator..

Years after the “proclamation”

:)


16 posted on 12/21/2013 10:55:55 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai

It’s past time for a constitutional amendment. The people are overwhelmingly against gay marriage. It’s being forced on us by the Democrats and the judiciary.


17 posted on 12/21/2013 10:56:22 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Mormon church and most Mormons used to be conservative rock ribbed Republicans 30-40 years ago. This has been wearing down for years. They are pretty squishy these days. As squishy as Mitt Romney and their Governor Huntsman who was even more squishy liberal


18 posted on 12/21/2013 11:00:23 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Olog-hai
The Evolution of the Gay Mantra….

1970′s “Live and let live.”

1980′s “Tolerance! Tolerance!”

1990′s “Don’t shove your values down my throat!”

2000′s “We expect you to change your lives to honor our lifestyle; we have no tolerance for your beliefs. We’re going to shove our values down your throat.”

2010′s “…and if that doesn’t work, we’re going to get the government to bully you into submission.”

2013 It’s fine if you have beliefs as long as you keep them to yourselves – in other words, you’d better violate your conscience always or else.

2016 Discrimination against all social conservatives is now legal – because they’re just bigots and deserve it.

2017 Hiring any social conservative to a higher education or K-12 institution is illegal since it violates diversity for gays.

2018 Social conservative businesses must be forced to close down because they are like Jim Crow.

2019 Special ghetto areas implemented where social conservatives are allowed to live – they can still tell each other their beliefs since we greatly respect freedom of speech as laid out in the 1st Amendment.

2020 – Children of social conservatives must be taken away from them because what happens if one develops a homosexuality problem and the parents do not think it is normal? Child abuse is unacceptable in our progressive and diverse society.

19 posted on 12/22/2013 1:28:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Moonman62
It’s past time for a constitutional amendment. The people are overwhelmingly against gay marriage.

What on earth makes you say that? Not the polls, certainly. There are several states still opposed, but the majority of Americans combined are actually in favor of this.

We could have had our amendment as late as 2004, but it would never be ratified by enough states today. That option is lost to us. We must carve out as many exemptions and religious protections as we can before this case gets to SCOTUS and is applied nationwide.
20 posted on 12/22/2013 6:41:42 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Olog-hai

Utah passed it’s marriage amendment by 66% in 2004.

Freegards


21 posted on 12/22/2013 6:46:12 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Theodore R.

When the Morman Church, who sponsors more Boy Scouts Troups than any other religion endorsed and praised fags coming into the Boy Scouts, you knew it was a matter of time before the Morman Church caved on queer “marriage”. As the Morman Church goes in Utah, so goes everything else. The Church used to be pretty conservative but no more. Next will be a press conference from some higher up the ladder “bishop” saying that the Morman Church has lifted restrictions on poligamy.


22 posted on 12/22/2013 6:48:16 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("Rather than love, than money, than fame, then give truth" ~ Henry David Thoreau)
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To: Impy

they may very well get a defeat ... cause this judge is rogue ... they gonna get an injunction, the circuit court will reverse ... SCOTUS won’t hear this yet.


23 posted on 12/22/2013 8:01:46 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: Olog-hai

again, idiot and treasonous judges think THEY are the authors of our Constitutions and what they say about “rights”, not we the people


24 posted on 12/22/2013 10:51:02 AM PST by Wuli
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