Skip to comments.Judge allows gay marriage in Utah to continue
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.
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What’s the next move. Will the higher court hear the stay now?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do decent people have a right to our own decent society? Is the Constitution a suicide pact?
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.
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!
Fox News is very, very, VERY, VERY Pro-Gay marriage.
THE JUDGE IS OBVIOUSLY A HOMO...OR AT LEAST WISHES HE WERE. Merry Christmas!
Tenth Amendment? doesn’t anyone read the Constitution anymore?
Despite the ballyhoo about Fox they are not conservative. They just report truthfully now and then.
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.
That would explain why Shep Smith is still on FOX News...
And that surprises neither of us.
Next move? Nooses, I hope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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......
judges can be impeached (removed from their jobs)
This is a federal judge appointed by Obama. I don’t think that’s going to happen.
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.
presidents can be impeached, too
(just as soon as we can get someone in there to replace Boner)
We need the Senate or it won’t be worth the bother.
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!
“... 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.
Unconstitutional under what law?.
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?
That’s how it’s done!
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.
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.....
Yup. After Prop 8 we knew which way things were going.
i guess the heartland will have to keep electing DEMs and we all can continue to be ruled by the federal judiciary ...
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
I saw no one say to stand down. However you suggested that they read. They’d prefer a Constitutional course of action.
well, that is great Mac.
Let me know when you get that course of action.
Have a nice evening.
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.
It wasn’t a surprise. As I understand it, it’s only one clerk issuing licenses and not the whole state.
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!”