Skip to comments.Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Posted on 07/28/2014 11:21:44 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
WASHINGTON The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday that Virginias ban on same-sex couples marriages is unconstitutional. On a 2-1 vote, the appeals court joined the wave of court decisions declaring such bans unconstitutional. The decision, by Judge Henry Floyd acknowledged both the debate over such laws and, in the courts view, the clear constitutional impediment to laws banning same-sex couples from marrying.
We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable, he wrote. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws.
The courts opinion is not effective immediately. According to the courts judgment in the case, the judgment will take effect after the mandate is issued in the case. The mandate, under the courts rules, will be issued 7 days after expiration of the time to file a petition for rehearing expires, or 7 days after entry of an order denying a timely petition for panel rehearing, rehearing en banc, or motion for stay of mandate, whichever is later.
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All Judges have to say today is , “unconstitutional” and everything is solved ,Judges way of saying , “talk to the hand” D’oh
Three judge panel — the two judges who wrote the opinion are Dems — however one of those judges, Roger Gregory, (originally appointed by Clinton) was elevated to the Fourth Circuit by George W. Bush!!! So we have W. to thank for this. What kind of GOP President appoints liberal Democrats to appeals courts?
Short of impeachment of these judges, there is no going back to civilization.
Its past time for judicial nullification.
There is nothing in the Consitution on this subject. Ergo the Tenth Amendment is the ruling statute. Unless of course, you are going to argue that EVERYTHING cultural is human rights related. In which case the Courts are consenting to the total destruction of our society and culture.
Floyd, Henry Franklin
Born 1947 in Brevard, NC
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 15, 2003, to a seat vacated by Dennis W. Shedd. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 2003, and received commission on September 24, 2003. Service terminated on October 6, 2011, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 26, 2011, to a seat vacated by Karen J. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 2011, and received commission on October 5, 2011.
Wofford College, B.A., 1970
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1973
State representative, South Carolina, 1972-1978
Private practice, Pickens, South Carolina, 1973-1992
County attorney, Pickens County, South Carolina, 1986-1992
Judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1992-2003
What ever you do, DO NOT tell the gay that he’ll go to hell if he has gay sex. The MN Viking’s coach spoke his truth, the truth, and he’s is deep water for offending Kluwee.
Why is speaking God’s truth hate speech? My 84 year old liberal mom, said that the coach should have freedom of speech.
“We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable”
Really? It is an abomination, not just uncomfortable. A sofa is uncomfortable, a gross violation of the natural order of things is revolting.
Lock and load, folks. Lock and load.
Legislating thru the courts must end. Since when do 2% of the population (gays) dictate social norms? Why can’t society define marriage?
Someday someone is going to hold judges accountable for making up law (legislation) from the bench.
A constitutional amendment banning queer marriages is needed... in addition to impeaching these corrupt and traitorous judges.
They can do whatever, but that doesn’t make 2 guys or 2 girls living together into what is meant by marriage.
Right is wrong and wrong is right. . .
Sodom was a sleepy little mid eastern town...
NYC(chicago/boston) is a Sodomistic metropolis..
What could go wrong?..
2?? You think it was stay at 2?
Millions of voters said “no”. 3 judges said “yes”
Legislating thru the courts must end. Since when do 2% of the population (gays) dictate social norms? Why cant society define marriage?
Because of... Cloward-Piven Political Tactics.....
Pretty simple really...... IT’S like sugaring your Cars gas tank...
Where are all the liberals to decry legislating from the bench?
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