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Judge rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional
WTVR6 ^ | February 13, 2014 | Alix Bryan

Posted on 02/13/2014 8:14:49 PM PST by cutofyourjib

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Will this ever stop?
1 posted on 02/13/2014 8:14:49 PM PST by cutofyourjib
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To: cutofyourjib

Our representative government is no more.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 8:16:46 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: cutofyourjib

No, the dominos are falling thanks to the SCOTUS.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 8:18:06 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: aimhigh

Why bother with having a state legislature? Just dissolve them and let Federal Judges rule the states.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 8:18:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: cutofyourjib

It’ll stop, but not before it gets worse. The “wax(ing) worse and worse” bit is a sign of far better things to come, take note.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 8:18:16 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: cutofyourjib

Well, it won’t be appealed by the sodomite governor or AG.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 8:18:23 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cutofyourjib

Get a judge, negate a vote...we are definitely NOT a representative republic...
Pack it up and go home....but where?


7 posted on 02/13/2014 8:19:19 PM PST by matginzac
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To: cutofyourjib

Not when every such judge is an Obama appointee. He could get this in all 50 states if he wanted.

I have to say this and it pains me to, but if this is forced upon the states by the courts, I will declare our rights dead and a new era of dictatorship in effect. I won’t remain in a dictatorship. I’ll have to carefully fold my flag and constitution, and make travel plans to Armenia.
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Unless there is an indication that in an impending cataclysm, we can seize power at least in the red states and outlaw liberalism and arrest these judges pending public trials for sedition.

“country’s cherished protections that ensure the exercise of the private choices of the individual citizen regarding love”

Love is not mentioned in the Constitution once, like abortion. This is just made up.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 8:21:44 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: cutofyourjib

At this point we may as well have the SCOTUS declare the constitution is unconstitutional. As far as the courts are concerned the constitution is worse than toilet paper.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 8:24:49 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: cutofyourjib

I get so sick of these Judges, I WISH that a Federal judge would try this in a state where the Governor (and the Leg) actually have b*lls to stand up and tell the Judge NO (It our Constitution; and you CANNOT OVERRULE IT)!

Unelected Judges are a big part of the failure of Federalism.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 8:25:07 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Olog-hai
I'm not at all confident in Americans of conscience meaningfully fighting back anymore. When Roe violently forced a "right" to murder babies on all 50 states and we did nothing, I knew we were dead in a way that we've never been before.
11 posted on 02/13/2014 8:26:21 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks to Kennedy, the weakest link to real constitutional justice.

When the bloody revolution begins, I hope to see his corpse swinging next to Holder’s. I’ll even kick out the bench.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 8:28:56 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: matginzac

MARK LEVIN: It’s time for our state legislatures to act, to stop this tyranny

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-its-time-for-our-state-legislatures-to-act-they-have-constitutional-duty-to-act/


13 posted on 02/13/2014 8:29:17 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: cutofyourjib

THIS is why Indiana is trying to put in in our State Constitution.

The law is already there, just needing affirmation of the voters.

From the comment sections of the news media websites in the state, you’d think that Hoosiers are 90% gay. They are scared sh!tless about this one getting to the voters.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 8:31:31 PM PST by digger48
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To: sheikdetailfeather

One can hope...


15 posted on 02/13/2014 8:32:43 PM PST by matginzac
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To: cutofyourjib

What is all this “equal treatment” nonsense? Any man is free to marry any woman that will have him, and vice versa. I fail to see the discrimination. To say people should be able to marry whomever they love changes the definition of marriage and is silly.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 8:32:48 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: cutofyourjib

Bttt


17 posted on 02/13/2014 8:37:39 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: cutofyourjib

Virginians put Democrats in control so this is what they get! Shame on them for neglecting centuries of sound policy.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 8:37:42 PM PST by Boomer One
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To: Army Air Corps

> Why bother with having a state legislature? Just dissolve them and let Federal Judges rule the states.

They’d love that. Don’t give them any ideas...


19 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:07 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cutofyourjib
“Equality in Virginia took a big step forward tonight as a federal district judge declared Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional,” Herring wrote.

Language is unconstitutional. It's unconstitutional to recognize that only a man can be a husband and only a woman can be a wife.

Stupidity sits in high office and issues rulings the rest must obey.

20 posted on 02/13/2014 8:47:16 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: cutofyourjib; All
Another activist judge! This time in Virginia and not Kentucky.

Most of the material below is from the Kentucky thread. If the DOMA information in it is correct, then these judges have the wires crossed somewhere. Either that or they are deliberately wrongly legislating pro-gay rights from the bench.

First, as indicated in the Kentucky post below, the states have never amended the Constitution to protect so-called gay rights. So the states are actually free to make laws which discriminate against gay "rights" as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated protections.

From the Kentucky thread:

Under Congress's constitutional Article IV, Section 1 authority which allows Congress to legislatively determine the extent to which one state has to respect the records of another state, the significant DOMA provision which still stands is Section 2 below.

DOMA:

Note that Section 3 above is what the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional. And I agree with the Supreme Court because the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate marriage. Only the states can regulate marriage. And only the states can amend the Constitution to define marriage. The problem is that the states, including low-information state lawmakers, have been asleep at the wheel concerning such issues.

Also, probably the main reason that patriots tremble in their boots when activist judges rule in favor of the pro-gay movement is the following imo. Low information-patriots evidently do not understand that the states have never amended the Constitution to expressly protect gay marriage which this judge seems to be ignoring. So the states can actually make laws which distriminate against things like gay marriage, imo, as long as such laws don't also unreasonably abridge constitutionally enumerated rights.

21 posted on 02/13/2014 8:49:42 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: digger48

Virginia’s ban was in their state Constitution.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 8:50:41 PM PST by wfu_deacons
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To: Organic Panic
At this point we may as well have the SCOTUS declare the constitution is unconstitutional.

Well, that's no more far fetched than the suggestion that two men can be husband and wife as well as two women, which is just what this court has ruled - the meaning of words is "unconstitutional". A court up in Maine just ruled it was unconstitutional to have gendered restrooms - men must be allowed to have access to go to the women's restroom if they so choose to do so, and women likewise must be allowed access to the men's restroom if they so choose. It's mindless stupidity.

23 posted on 02/13/2014 8:51:53 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: cutofyourjib

Democrfips now run Virginia. Virginians are getting what they deserve, government promoting immorality, government removing constitutional rights, government serving globalist masters with a globalist agenda. Virginai was once a great state. Gradually, fascist progressives have pushed it down into the socialist sh!tter.


24 posted on 02/13/2014 8:53:20 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: digger48
THIS is why Indiana is trying to put in in our State Constitution.

CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA

Section 15-A. Marriage.

That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.

The amendment ratified November 7, 2006, and effective January 1, 2007—Added a new section (15-A).

http://constitution.legis.virginia.gov/

25 posted on 02/13/2014 8:55:56 PM PST by deks (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cutofyourjib
The Court is compelled to conclude that Virginia’s Marriage Laws unconstitutionally deny Virginia’s gay and lesbian citizens the fundamental freedom to choose to marry.

1) No gay or lesbian is denied the freedom to marry, i.e. enter into a committed and exclusive union with a person of the opposite sex. Unions between those of the same sex are not marriage!

2) The Constitutions says nothing about marriage.

26 posted on 02/13/2014 8:59:43 PM PST by Petrosius
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To: cutofyourjib

Mutual masturbation is not equal to procreation.


27 posted on 02/13/2014 8:59:46 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: cutofyourjib

Notice the abuse of language. “Marriage” has always been between man and woman. How can homosexuals claim the law is not being applied equally? Have men & women been prevented from marrying?

What homosexuals want is to change the meaning of the word. They then claim that, under this modified meaning, they are being excluded.

If the meaning of words must be changed it is proof of a lie.

If the meaning of words can be altered then there are no limits. Why stop at “marriage”, why not include other words? If the meaning of words can be altered then there are no limits, lies become truth and truth becomes a lie.

Altering the meaning of words is how the left re-frames an issue to advance their agenda. Don’t let them get away with it.


28 posted on 02/13/2014 9:02:13 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Introduce State Marriage Defense Act

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/13/Sens-Cruz-and-Lee-Introduce-State-Marriage-Defense-Act?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


29 posted on 02/13/2014 9:03:51 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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That ruling can be read in full here:

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/edva-ssm-opinion.pdf

"Government interests in perpetuating traditions, shielding state matters from federal interference, and favoring one model of parenting over others must yield to this country's cherished protections that ensure the exercise of the private choices of the individual citizen regarding love and family."

U.S. District Judge ­Arenda L. Wright Allen

30 posted on 02/13/2014 9:12:02 PM PST by deks (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: aimhigh

Time for the states to refuse to comply to such contemptible, unholy rulings.


31 posted on 02/13/2014 9:12:43 PM PST by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: digger48
THIS is why Indiana is trying to put in in our State Constitution

It is part of California's constitution, but the court ruled our constitution to be unconstitutional.

32 posted on 02/13/2014 9:16:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

damn.


33 posted on 02/13/2014 9:17:56 PM PST by digger48
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To: deks

These people do not want equality - they claim they have the extraordinary right to modify the meaning of words.


34 posted on 02/13/2014 9:20:18 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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NCCU School of Law Alum Appointed to U.S. District Court

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The U. S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 to confirm Arenda L. Wright Allen ’85 of Norfolk, Virginia to serve as a U.S. District Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Nominated to the bench by President Barack Obama late last year, Wright Allen’s appointment makes her the first African American female judge to serve in that district. Prior to this appointment, Wright Allen served as a federal Public Defender in Norfolk and served as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner recommended Wright Allen to the post.

http://law.nccu.edu/arenda-wright-allen/

35 posted on 02/13/2014 9:20:48 PM PST by deks (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: deks

Satan rules this world.


36 posted on 02/13/2014 9:28:55 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: deks

It figures


37 posted on 02/13/2014 9:28:56 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: liberalism is suicide

Virginia wants to comply.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 9:29:48 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: digger48

Go Indiana! This is the only time I will root for your state since it got rid of Bobby Knight, your ambassador of good will.


39 posted on 02/13/2014 9:41:03 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: fwdude
When Roe violently forced a "right" to murder babies on all 50 states and we did nothing, I knew we were dead in a way that we've never been before.

Yup.

40 posted on 02/13/2014 9:42:51 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Oliviaforever
Virginia wants to comply.

. . . . . . . . . . . .

57% voted to amend the Constitution of Virginia in 2006.

"That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. ..."

41 posted on 02/13/2014 9:43:50 PM PST by deks (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: deks

The elected officials do not want to comply.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 9:49:23 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

then don’t comply


43 posted on 02/13/2014 9:55:01 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cutofyourjib

No thanks to all who did not vote in 2012. Obama can keep appointing more liberal judges in his 2nd term. Elections have consequences. No point is grumbling if you did not help defeat Obama.


44 posted on 02/13/2014 9:55:10 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: Petrosius

Marriage was ruled an implied Constitutional right in Loving vs Virginia (striking down laws against interracial marriage). Today the judge is only following the logic of the two ridiculous Supreme Court rulings this summer which basically declared homosexuals to be a suspect class. This is all the doing of Justice Kennedy. Just think of what would have happened if Reagan did not back down and nominated another conservative after Bork was unjustly rejected. We would have a totally different nation today.


45 posted on 02/13/2014 10:00:30 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: cutofyourjib

height of hypocrisy to say “unconstitutional” as a means of expediency. the constitution is silent on the issue at best while being clear about separation of powers, respecting the votes of the people, etc. 30 state constitutions and all duly voted on disenfranchised


46 posted on 02/13/2014 10:03:12 PM PST by kevin77
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To: cutofyourjib

Another thought, what are these tyrants doing issuing these orders late in the evening?

It’s eerily similar to Jesus’ trial.


47 posted on 02/13/2014 10:06:10 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cutofyourjib

Screw off Herring and do your job for once.


48 posted on 02/13/2014 10:19:42 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: cutofyourjib

The world is demanding you profess a lie of they choice is truth..2+2=5.. To me gay is as irrelevant some wanting to say 2+2=5..its no skin off my nose but it still an untruth.... But that the point to make you say a lie to believe a lie so self evidently untrue..its to break you to follow whatever truth of the moment they need...and that the danger


49 posted on 02/13/2014 10:21:29 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: cutofyourjib

Not until Thomas Jefferson is dancing the cha cha in his grave.


50 posted on 02/13/2014 10:27:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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