Skip to comments.Supreme Court Puts Hold on Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia
Posted on 08/20/2014 12:21:51 PM PDT by Steelfish
Supreme Court Puts Hold on Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia WASHINGTON Aug 20, 2014, 3:09 PM ET
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Surprising ...for now.
As the American Thinker observes:
Whats happening in state after state is not the citizenry is giving its seal of approval to same-sex marriage — in fact, we are doing quite the opposite.
Then once a measure fails lawyers funded by activists file lawsuits and begin a legal process. If and when the first attempt fails they file an appeal and try again. And again. And again. These lawsuits run up through the court system until finally landing on the desk of a judge sympathetic to the cause.
That judge then takes the will of the people as expressed through the ballot box and with the stroke of a pen throws it out.
And I don't see this as portending the Court's ultimate ruling on the issue, one way or the other. It's rather basic appellate practice to maintain the status quo until the ultimate issue is decided.
Including the forementioned Indiana that makes six states with a combined population of approximately thirty-seven million people; the will of those people as expressed in the writing and amending of their state’s constitution has been obliterated by but three individuals.
Since the Supreme Court’s dismantling of the Defense of Marriage Act one year ago there now has been twenty consecutive federal court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage. Twenty in a row! The decision did not embolden gay-marriage activists to continually present the issue to Americans as ballot initiatives, rather it opened the floodgates to sue, sue, and sue some more. Note the headlines of the following articles, all published in 2014:
Notice any commonality? None dealing with actual election results because the election results are consistent and are not something for gay-marriage proponents to applaud. None tout the idea of letting our systems of self-governance run its course. None trumpeting “We the People”. Rather all of these stories (and I could easily have posted links to dozens and dozens) have gay-marriage proponents applauding court decisions, not election results.
So don't be fooled into thinking "Americans now want same-sex marriage." The truth is, "a handful of Americans now want same-sex marriage." It so happens that some of that handful have jobs that grant them the power to simply overrule the will and desire of the masses, even if only temporarily. As it relates to this particular topic, we are not being governed according to the will of the people. We are being governed by the wills of two or three or so.
RE: Supreme Court Puts Hold on Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia
1) which Supreme Court? Virginia’s Supreme Court or The United States Supreme Court?
2) If the latter, was it a 9 Justice Panel that decided to put it on hold? If so, who voted what?
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Another answer to prayer.
I have been praying about this issue; I think it is of utmost importance our civilization gets back to respecting God’s law.
God’s law doesn’t SAVE us, but it does give us a standard...and our nation’s creation of a permanent underclass via dependence on government via the destruction/confiscation of private property since the 1930s, our endorsement of infanticide since 1973, and the attempt to force a celebration of perversion in this decade are terrible sins.
We must pray these notions are reversed if we are going to live or strive to live in a biblical manner.
Which takes buckets of money.
Right. It would be surprising if they overturned all the lower court decisions on gay marriage.
Hardly even a speed-bump on the highway to hell.
Romans 1:32 is inevitable.
Lord, hear our prayers!
yup. if they can’t win at the ballot box they find a libtard judge/court.
except when it’s a law they love, then “it’s the law of the land” and if it falls the end of the country and all their libtard freedoms will be gone.
I worry that we can’t trust five justices at the SCOTUS to rule on the traditional side in this matter.
The fact is there is no federal question involved in a state’s decision to define marriage as between a man and a woman. There is no equal protection or due process violation. A homosexual man has the same right to marry a woman as a heterosexual man. The chance that the homosexual might not want to is beside the point. He has the same right.
That has always been the law in this country. If it is no longer, then a man will also have the right to marry a boy or three women in our lifetimes.
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