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Judge allows gay marriage in Utah to continue
Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2013 1:21 PM (ET) | By BRADY McCOMBS and PAUL FOY

Posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge has allowed gay marriage in Utah to continue.

Judge Richard Shelby on Monday denied a request by the state that sought to halt gay marriage until the appeals process plays out.

The same judge overturned Utah's ban on same-sex marriage Friday, ruling it is unconstitutional.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lawsuit; richardshelby; ruling; samesexmarriage; utah
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We knew what he'd rule.
1 posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57299146-78/marriage-state-sex-stay.html.csp


2 posted on 12/23/2013 10:32:38 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What’s the next move. Will the higher court hear the stay now?


3 posted on 12/23/2013 10:33:46 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I don’t know. Judges overturning the will of the people was ok’ed by the Supremes. However the Supreme court cannot FORCE states to abide by their rulings as per Madison and Jefferson.


4 posted on 12/23/2013 10:35:35 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thursday it was New Mexico, Friday it was Utah, and today Ohio.

These Judicial Tyrants must be stopped by impeachment or by the House GOP refusing to fund the federal court system until all judges agree to not endorse gay marriage.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 10:36:05 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Viennacon
What’s the next move. Will the higher court hear the stay now?

What should the next move be? The governor of Utah and local officials refusing to enforce the ruling.

It's time to put an end to this sort of judicial tyranny.

6 posted on 12/23/2013 10:39:40 AM PST by Kazan
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To: DJ MacWoW

It isn’t a government of the people, by the people, for the people anymore. Radical, America-hating activists are running the show now. If they don’t like it, the American people can shove it. It isn’t their government anymore.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 10:40:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Viennacon; All
What’s the next move. Will the higher court hear the stay now?

The next step is for Gov. Herbert to nullify the ruling, announce that the judge has no jurisdiction over such matters in Utah, and order every clerk to cease and desist issuance of same-sex 'marriage' certificates.

If he doesn't do exactly what I said above, then Utah is no longer a sovereign state of the Republic.

8 posted on 12/23/2013 10:42:05 AM PST by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Do decent people have a right to our own decent society? Is the Constitution a suicide pact?


9 posted on 12/23/2013 10:42:26 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Not in a totalitarian socialist society. Our Parents and Grandparents were asleep at the wheel when socialists were entrenching themselves. It’s going to take a lot of angry Americans to stop this and apathy rules.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 10:48:34 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Oliviaforever
"These Judicial Tyrants must be stopped by impeachment or by the House GOP refusing to fund the federal court system until all judges agree to not endorse gay marriage."

Or by the states just simply telling the feds to go to hell. It's long past time for the states to band together and remind DC who made who. I'm surprised Utah is being so sheepish about this. They need to reach deep and find their inner Texas.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 12/23/2013 10:50:43 AM PST by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: DJ MacWoW
The thing that really irritated me was the news banner across the bottom of Fox News’ screen of Sunday that read that Utah had become the 18th state to legalize same sex marriage, when in fact, the exact opposite had occurred. One activist judge, legislating from the bench, and one dem SL county attorney general, saying he would issue licenses. Not all counties are issuing licenses. I expect blatant propaganda from the alphabets, but Fox jumped right on board this time.
12 posted on 12/23/2013 10:52:18 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Fox News is very, very, VERY, VERY Pro-Gay marriage.


13 posted on 12/23/2013 10:55:47 AM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: TitansAFC

THE JUDGE IS OBVIOUSLY A HOMO...OR AT LEAST WISHES HE WERE. Merry Christmas!


14 posted on 12/23/2013 11:00:45 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Tenth Amendment? doesn’t anyone read the Constitution anymore?


15 posted on 12/23/2013 11:02:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Hoffer Rand

Despite the ballyhoo about Fox they are not conservative. They just report truthfully now and then.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 11:02:27 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So much for all the libs talk about Democracy and Democratic principles, it shows that when they cant get Americans to agree with them on any issues that they will just force it on us by liberal judicial rule.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 11:08:32 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: TitansAFC

That would explain why Shep Smith is still on FOX News...


18 posted on 12/23/2013 11:08:36 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: sickoflibs

And that surprises neither of us.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 11:09:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Viennacon

Next move? Nooses, I hope.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 11:13:28 AM PST by greene66
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To: DJ MacWoW

So if gays can marry under the 14th amendment and equal protection then can’t tax-payers sue for unequal treatment by the tax code?

Where are the FR lawyers.


21 posted on 12/23/2013 11:13:44 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: hal ogen
His wikipedia bio says a wife and two sons.

But just think, in our brave new world as defined by Utah federal judges, a bi person could have one spouse of each gender. Or more.

22 posted on 12/23/2013 11:15:51 AM PST by omega4412
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To: hal ogen
THE JUDGE IS OBVIOUSLY A HOMO.

Or perhaps a closet polygamist, this being Utah and all.

Whatever, this ruling is an in-your-face display of abject judicial tyranny in a supposedly conservative state so I guess Texas isn't safe either.

23 posted on 12/23/2013 11:20:50 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56
Shelby was newly appointed by Obama. No state is safe until they wise up and use the Constitution.

The Federal Government is not one ring to rule them all.

The states created a monster and have never tried reining it in. It's time. Past time.

24 posted on 12/23/2013 11:27:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It isn’t a government of the people, by the people, for the people anymore. Radical, America-hating activists are running the show now. If they don’t like it, the American people can shove it. It isn’t their government anymore.

That's why there is now only one recourse, if the decent, honest, moral people left in the USA are willing to do what needs to be done......

25 posted on 12/23/2013 11:47:25 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: Kazan; Viennacon; Oliviaforever; montag813; wku man; greene66; Menehune56
What’s the next move

Viennacon, I think the next move is for Freepers to read books. As the comments here show how misinformed some are about the federal judiciary.

Secondly, it sure would help if the church-going folks in the heartland would stop electing DEMS to the US Senate ... but they fail to see the connection to gay marriage and the following people:
Pryor-arkansas
Donnelly-Ind
McCaskill-Mo
the 2 Dems from MT
Hagen-NC
Heidi-ND
Tim-SD
etc.


So blame the voters in Montana for giving us gay marriage. it sure would help if our candidates talked about judges instead of rape during the campaigns. The DEM Senators are the ones who are raping us.

Then again, Scott Brown was the lone NO vote on Kagan in the north ... and Freepers turned on him.

But u r correct. Expect the 10th Circuit to provide a stay within 24 hours.
26 posted on 12/23/2013 11:48:09 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: DJ MacWoW

judges can be impeached (removed from their jobs)


27 posted on 12/23/2013 11:58:34 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

This is a federal judge appointed by Obama. I don’t think that’s going to happen.


28 posted on 12/23/2013 11:59:39 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I hope your right. My point is one of state’s rights. Do you not agree that under the original constitution, which is the authority over any judges decision etc., that the state AG has the right to halt clearly extrajudicial rulings by a federally appointed goon, and prevent activists from distributing illegal marriage licenses.


29 posted on 12/23/2013 11:59:56 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: DJ MacWoW

presidents can be impeached, too

(just as soon as we can get someone in there to replace Boner)


30 posted on 12/23/2013 12:07:51 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

We need the Senate or it won’t be worth the bother.


31 posted on 12/23/2013 12:49:46 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
"Viennacon, I think the next move is for Freepers to read books."

Wrong. The time for reading books and pointy-headed punditry is over with. The time is now for action.

The people of Utah had their say, and a black-robed tyrant thinks he knows better than them. Now, that may very well be the system as it's come to be interpreted/misinterpreted/misused/abused, but it's not right. King George's law was also legal, but it wasn't right, and the Founding Fathers knew good and damn well it wasn't.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

32 posted on 12/23/2013 12:51:42 PM PST by wku man (It's almost deer season, got your DEERGOGGLES on yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jexrnFq2fXY)
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To: Viennacon

“... the state AG has the right to halt clearly extrajudicial rulings ...”

If a group of states wants to do nullification and defiance, I am all for it, but I am not going to hold my breath waiting.

They will cave. The political class is not interested in this issue and the people who are interested are not interested in being part of the political class.


33 posted on 12/23/2013 1:00:53 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Unconstitutional under what law?.


34 posted on 12/23/2013 1:04:43 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: DJ MacWoW
Unfortunately, most Americans don't know – or care – just how far down the drain we've slid!

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35 posted on 12/23/2013 1:05:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

logically, the Senate can be regained with a very small shift in membership (only a few seats)... of course, this does not account for the Democrats-In-R-drag like McCain who have supported the Kenyan usurper all the way...and who can probably be counted on to defend him in an impeachment too?


36 posted on 12/23/2013 1:11:52 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: wku man; Viennacon
re: Cavalry Ho!
Viennacon,
turns out I am wrong about the books ... I am supposed to grab my sword and ride around on my horse.


37 posted on 12/23/2013 1:56:22 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

That’s how it’s done!


38 posted on 12/23/2013 2:00:34 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: DJ MacWoW

There’s no formal Roe v Wade on this from the Supreme Court yet, but the rulings earlier this year on DOMA and Prop 8 gave the public and other judges their leanings (5-4 for gay marriage), so these rulings are coming down.

In addition, Justice Scalia said the court majority was demonizing the people who oppose gay marriage. That’s something with implications that are even more dark and sinister.


39 posted on 12/23/2013 2:01:08 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

The GOP keeps raising taxes and increasing spending so I don’t see grassroots conservatives supporting them in the future.

I saw 36 GOP senators opposing that tax and spend budget deal last week, but for most of them it was a show.

House leadership like Paul Ryan and John Boehner took the lead on that dirty budget deal, with most House Republicans (73 percent) going along.

The Republican leadership and business as usual Republicans from McCain to McConnell offer no hope on fiscal issues, much less social ones.....


40 posted on 12/23/2013 2:07:25 PM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush

Yup. After Prop 8 we knew which way things were going.


41 posted on 12/23/2013 2:22:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nextrush

i guess the heartland will have to keep electing DEMs and we all can continue to be ruled by the federal judiciary ...


42 posted on 12/23/2013 2:23:43 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Nextrush
Most Republicans are Dems.
43 posted on 12/23/2013 2:31:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW; Viennacon; justiceseeker93; wku man; Nextrush

if there a new strategy memo about the senate races in: AK, AR MT, LA, SD, NC, etc.?

The commenters on here seem to think we need to stand down and ride on my horse until orders come in from headquarters. Because of this US District Court Judge Shelby


44 posted on 12/23/2013 2:53:26 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

I saw no one say to stand down. However you suggested that they read. They’d prefer a Constitutional course of action.


45 posted on 12/23/2013 2:55:51 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW

well, that is great Mac.

Let me know when you get that course of action.


46 posted on 12/23/2013 3:05:08 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Save the snark for someone else. Posters are looking for direction and all you did was insult and tell them to read. You have no basis for your opinion of self.

Have a nice evening.

47 posted on 12/23/2013 3:11:12 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW; glock rocks; Viennacon; Tenth Amendment; Amendment10; Oliviaforever; WhiskeyX; ...

Motioning for a stay to the same Judge Shelby who had just ruled the Utah state statute unconstitutional was merely a procedural maneuver by the State of Utah. You didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to predict today’s ruling.

Now the motion for a stay will go to the Tenth Circuit in Denver. Wouldn’t be surprised if the stay were granted and the flow of exultant gays and lesbians to the marriage license bureaucracy (which must rankle the majority of the local population) shut down, at least temporarily.


48 posted on 12/23/2013 3:19:11 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

It wasn’t a surprise. As I understand it, it’s only one clerk issuing licenses and not the whole state.


49 posted on 12/23/2013 3:24:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: DJ MacWoW; justiceseeker93

snark? this is a snark thread!

things to do:
1. Convince the voters in UTAH to vote that bad judge out of office and replace him with a Contitutionalist!
2. Git the sheriff to arrest him.

Snarky is as snarky does ...

I’m anti-sedition, pro-secession, so maybe that is why I look out of place on my horse shouting “Cavalry No!”


50 posted on 12/23/2013 3:32:39 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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