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Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex unions
Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2013 5:30 PM EST | Paul Foy

Posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:41 PM PST by Olog-hai

Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban.

The heavily Mormon state wants the marriages to stop while it appeals a judge’s decision, which said banning gay couples from marrying violates their right to equal treatment under the law.

In papers filed Tuesday, the state asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor to overturn a decision that has led to more than 900 gay marriages in Utah. Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain states. …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: activistjudges; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; marriage; romneyagenda; romneymarriage; ssm; statesrights; utah; wiselatina

1 posted on 12/31/2013 3:08:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And when she refuses, then what?


2 posted on 12/31/2013 3:11:55 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yeah, the Wise Latina will do the right thing.


3 posted on 12/31/2013 3:12:22 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Olog-hai

appeals a judge’s decision, which said banning gay couples from marrying violates their right to equal treatment under the law

So fathers and daughters can marry? Cousins can marry? Brother an sisters can marry? 40 year olds and 12 year old can marry?
If not why not? If it is because of equal protections then why are these groups not afforded equal protection?


4 posted on 12/31/2013 3:14:17 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to od about their hsign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Because they’re not on every sit-com and romantic comedy.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 3:15:44 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain states.”

How in heck did that come about? As if freakin’ Dodomayor is going to prevent this travesty, unless of course she can convince Kennedy to declare once and for all its a civil right, and the Republican Party must be declared a hate group.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 3:15:52 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Our country is on it’s last legs...


7 posted on 12/31/2013 3:16:16 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC

For sure... But I’m pretty old... maybe the destruction will be after I’m gone.. :)


8 posted on 12/31/2013 3:17:59 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Olog-hai

This is crap, because the Constitution is clear. No federal authority has a right to write state law. Period. End of story. And that is NOT an Obama “period”.

Utah ought to inform the feds they are invoking the Tenth amendment. Game over.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 3:19:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Olog-hai

Utah should not be going to SCOTUS because sexual issues are under states’, not federal, authority. Instead, IMO, Utah should nullify the federal court’s ruling because it is outside constitutional federal authority.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 3:19:50 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: demshateGod
And when she refuses, then what?

Under SCOTUS rules, Utah must first ask Sotomayor (the motions justice for the 10th Circuit) but, if she refuses, they can ask any other Justice (my bet would be on Scalia) and they can, in theory, keep asking until they have asked all 9 Justices.

In practice, that never happens. Either Sotomayor will grant the stay or ask the full Court to vote on the motion for a stay; or, if she refuses a stay and they ask a second justice, the second Justice they ask will ask the full Court to vote on the stay motion.

11 posted on 12/31/2013 3:20:09 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Viennacon
“Sotomayor handles emergency requests from Utah and other Rocky Mountain states.” How in heck did that come about?

There are 13 federal Courts of Appeals (the 1st through 11th Circuits, the D.C. Circuit, and the Federal Circuit). Under SCOTUS rules, each Circuit has one justice assigned to handle emergency motions in appeals from those Circuits. The Chief Justice decides which justice is assigned to which Circuit.

12 posted on 12/31/2013 3:23:13 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Olog-hai

Utah asks Supreme Court to block same-sex unions
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yeah some lip service while their fingers and toes are crossed hoping that the SCOTUS says NO...

that will finally give Utah legal permission to practice the sexual perversion that their state religion demands for salvation..

polygamy...bigamy...adultery...

that they already practice in the thousands...

and have since Brigham Young took them there in 1846...


13 posted on 12/31/2013 3:26:05 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lurking Libertarian

She shouldn’t have been given this region. It was clearly the red area vulnerable to nutty judges like Shelby or whatever his name is. Utah is screwed.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 3:27:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: PapaNew
Utah should not be going to SCOTUS because sexual issues are under states’, not federal, authority. Instead, IMO, Utah should nullify the federal court’s ruling because it is outside constitutional federal authority.

Arkansas tried that in response to the federal courts' desegregation rulings in the 1950s, and President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard to enforce the federal courts' orders.

Before anyone flames me, I am not comparing same-sex marriage to desegregation; I am just pointing out that a state can't decide on its own to nullify a federal court order, if the President is willing to enforce that court order.

15 posted on 12/31/2013 3:29:39 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Olog-hai

"ask" or "demand"? Subjects ask. Citizens demand. If the federal government asserts itself against the will of the Creator and the will of the state majority, citizens will replace the government; subjects will not. Have we reached that tipping point yet?


16 posted on 12/31/2013 3:30:18 PM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Viennacon
She shouldn’t have been given this region.

It's up to Chief Justice Roberts to make the assignments. He kept the D.C. Circuit, the Federal Circuit and the 4th Circuit for himself, and assigned Breyer to the 1st Circuit, Ginsburg the 2nd, Alito the 3rd, Scalia the 5th, Kagan the 6th and 7th, Alito the 8th, Kennedy the 9th, Sotomayor the 10th and Thomas the 11th.

17 posted on 12/31/2013 3:41:14 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Just give them a few more years and all these things will be possible.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 3:41:29 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Lurking Libertarian
a state can't decide on its own to nullify a federal court order

You mean a state can't successfully nullify a federal court order because it doesn't have the firepower. A state certainly has the right to refuse a clearly unconstitutional federal law or order. Well, I say let the fight begin. It's time to start drawing lines and saying enough already to the on-going coup of our constitutional republic. I'd rather lose the fight for freedom than to stand meekly by while the descendants of King George create a tyranny.

19 posted on 12/31/2013 3:46:51 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: ForGod'sSake

Federalism Ping.


20 posted on 12/31/2013 4:37:40 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Soda-Jerk is pro-pansy. From her looks and life history, she must be one herself.


21 posted on 12/31/2013 4:39:46 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

ill marry all my children so they don’t pay estate taxes


22 posted on 12/31/2013 5:40:43 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: Olog-hai

I can’t understand how this story doesn’t get as much or more outrage/coverage than the cable reality show star getting suspended over saying he thinks homosexual acts are sinful and gross. Seems like the ratio between them is way out of whack, or at least it seems that way to me. I mean a federal judge just said a constitutional state marriage amendment is unconstitutional.

So as of right now, there are 30 amendments left, I think. Hawaii might still have it on the books but it was a weird one letting the legislature pass a ‘gay marriage’ law if it wanted to, to my understanding. They did. 18 states have ‘gay marriage,’ I think, which includes Hawaii. That leaves what, WV and PA as the only states that don’t have an amendment but don’t have ‘gay marriage?’ Does anyone know if that is correct or what? If the ruling is upheld by the SC does that mean everyone gets ‘gay marriage’ or what happens?

Freegards


23 posted on 12/31/2013 6:04:22 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: ZULU
From her looks and life history, she must be one herself.

She was married for a while.

24 posted on 12/31/2013 6:23:58 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Viennacon

More judicial tyranny. Small government is what our Founders designed. What we’ve got is already soft-tyranny.


25 posted on 12/31/2013 7:10:12 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Guess she realized she was in the wrong pew and in the wrong church!!!


26 posted on 12/31/2013 7:11:15 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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