Skip to comments.Utah vows to appeal gay marriage ruling to Supreme Court
Posted on 12/25/2013 12:18:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Determined to reinstate its anti-gay marriage law, Utah officials said Tuesday they would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court "as soon as possible" after an appellate court refused to grant an emergency stay of a lower court ruling.
U.S. District Judge Richard Shelby invalidated Utah's law last week and refused to suspend his decision. On Tuesday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state's plea for an emergency stay.
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I think what will happen is that Utah will lose, and that will be the end of what was formerly known as “marriage” throughout the USA.
It is not a law. It is an Amendment to the Utah State Constitution, just as Prop 8 was an Amendment to the California State Constitution.
What the federal “judge” just did was an abuse of power, where he unilaterally declared the Constitution of the State of Utah to be Un-Constitutional.
Only a tortured reading of the Fourteenth Amendment could ever produce the result that a State and its people are powerless to make a law preventing criminal behavior.
Sexual perverts are not a “victim minority” deserving of Judicial protection.
Free societies have every right to outlaw such behavior which is a matter of choice.
a new development. This is a serious matter ... not sure if comical comments leading off the thread are ... wait a minute. Laugh your asses off!
I’d like to see Utah suspend all marriages until this is resolved in favor of the rule of law (or permanently) and place the blame squarely on the perverts and the judge who overstepped his authority. It would be better to have no state-sanctioned marriage than to have state recognition of a pretense that is not marriage.
Seems like Utah will be the first state that legalizes polygamy with its history and all.
This may be the case. 1984 pending. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia, we’ve always been able to marry barnyard animals, we’ve always been a totalitarian thugocracy.
I second that motion!
Wish just one Pubbie would have the guts to tell these leftist black robe Vaders to F off.
The people “on our side” are so determined in fighting this! /s
“The Utah attorney general’s office warned counties they could be held in contempt of federal court if they refuse to issue the licenses.
Herbert’s office sent a letter to state agencies Tuesday afternoon advising them to comply with the judge’s ruling or consult the Utah attorney general’s office if the ruling conflicts with other laws or rules.
The Utah Department of Workforce Services, which administers programs such as food stamps and welfare, is recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples when they apply for benefits, spokesman Nic Dunn told The Associated Press on Tuesday.”
Utah politicians think they are safe in every sense of the word. They often throw together poorly worded laws because no one will challenge it. Utah is ripe for this type of activity.
Personally I like to watch them twist, and act shocked.
When any Court rebels and takes it upon itself to force a change in the Law there is NO law.Way I heard it DOMA was not struck down. Maybe I heard wrong. But it makes sense to me the Constitution says nothing about “marriage” leaving it’s definition to the individual States.In Murphy v.Ramsey and others,1885 the US supreme Court defined “marriage”reasonably in saying springs from the legal union of a man and a woman in the Holy Estate of “matrimony” Now Utah -following a series of US supreme Court decisions from 1878 Reynolds v. the US to about 1890 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints v.the United States—all seeming to consider the United States as a Christian Nation.—all decided that polygamy and bigamy were contrary to our Laws—The Mormon Church discovered through its “prophets” that Utah ought be one of the United States.Utah changed its definition of Marriage and We accepted Utah as an equal. Other States had to likewise be found as equal —and their acceptance delayed —seems like Arizona/ New Mexico went through that? Now the people of Utah seem to say they are happy with and define”marriage “as between one man and one woman— some rebel Judge wants to destroy the institution of “marriage”and the notion of America being a nation of laws applied equally to all. These judges want to force their queer nation on everyone/ Well “marriage” is the legal union of a man and a woman.It is not polygamy —nor fornication,nor immorality, nor two men,nor two women nor a man and his dog-or his television set—or several adults like those who live in Hillary’s “village. Marriage” is recognized as it is in the Holy Writ.in Genesis 1:27 ,and 2:24; in Matthew 19:3-12, and Mark 10:2-12 The best of modern science documents that children do best when raised by a man and a woman in committed /”married” relationship-and ALL other relationships pretending to be “marriage” ultimately harm children. (See letter from the American College of Pediatricians Dec.2005(ACPEDS webpage.)
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I think Federal “judges” with “compelling” homosexual life stories or homosexual/pedophile tendencies should recuse themselves from making these decisions. JMO
Is the judge a “fudge-packer”? My apology to “fudge” and to “packers”.
This seems to be going around, NM just [several months ago] had its State Supreme Court declare that one couldn't refuse service to homosexuals (on religious grounds), despite some very clear wording in the State's own constitution.
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