Skip to comments.Utah's same-sex marriage ban back in court
Posted on 12/23/2013 8:19:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge on Monday is set to consider a request from the state of Utah to block gay weddings that have been taking place since Friday, when the state's same-sex marriage ban was overturned.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that Utah's law passed violates gay and lesbian couples' rights under the 14th Amendment.
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This so called, “same sex marriage” bull**** is getting really old.
Watch him declare that it would violate the “rights” of the now-already-”married” gay couples if he reverses course on this abomination.
Utah should IGNORE this court.
“U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that Utah’s law passed violates gay and lesbian couples’ rights under the 14th Amendment.”
There is no reason why we cannot alter the 14th Amendment or even abolish it as all it has done in modern times has caused the courts to make wrong decisions.
Or, pass an amendment to the US Constitution prohibiting gay marriage and abolishing the Lawrence v. Texas ruling.
When will our side learn to block like the Libs?
In today’s political climate, there is no way 38 states would ratify any of your proposed amendments.
IMPEACH THIS JUDGE !!!
It’s a federal judge, so removal would be impeachment by US House and trial by the US Senate.
I’m not a lawyer, (I just play one on TV), but I think this federal judge has overreached. The issue isn’t about Utah’s amendment, approved by around 70% of Utah voters, but about Utah’s unique constitutional provision concerning marriage. Utah was forced at federal gunpoint to include a provision in their state constitution forever banning polygamy before they could become a state.
This was to comply with the 1878 Supreme Court decision in Reynolds. IMHO this decision said in effect “...the federal government has the right to define and regulate marriage within the United States, and this right trumps the LDS Church’s rights under the first amendment. Further, the Reynolds decision defined marriage as between one man and one woman...”
So the Utah amendment this quack ruled unconstitutional was just a restatement and emphasis on marriage as previously defined by the federal government, and codified in the Utah state constitution. If a District court wants to overturn a Supreme Court decision...good luck with that.
It seems to me that NONE of the states that have allowed gay “marriage” have bothered to overturn, or even mention, the Reynolds case which effectively defined marriage in the U.S. as between one man and one woman. IMHO, ALL these states laws are unconstitutional until the Supreme Court overturns Reynolds itself. Of course, when and if they do this it will open the doors for polygamy. Then the fun can really begin...
Back in court but rejected.
Justice Kennedy in that 5-4 ruling on CA gave the green light for Obama judicial appointees forcing same sex marriage on all 50 states.
Recall that Obama lied his way through 2008 claiming he was against such marriages, and he will be the one through his appointees forcing it on the country.
So much for the libs calls for “Democracy” and the vote.
Yup. Just posted it. But we knew that’s what he’d do.
Yup. On to the 10th circuit. Again.