Skip to comments.U.S. Supreme Court wipes out Proposition 8's gay marriage ban
Posted on 06/26/2013 7:41:40 AM PDT by Deo volente
The U.S. Supreme Court today paved the way for same-sex couples to marry soon in California, effectively leaving intact a lower-court ruling that struck down the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
In a ruling that assures further legal battles, the high court found that backers of Proposition 8 did not have the legal right to defend the voter-approved gay marriage ban in place of the governor and attorney general, who have refused to press appeals of a federal judge's 2010 ruling finding the law unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court ruling, which found it had no legal authority to decide the merits of a challenge to Proposition 8, sends the case back to that original decision -- and the only question now is how quickly same-sex couples can marry and whether that ruling will have immediate statewide effect.
The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts.
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I doubt I will live long enough to see that... that is a very long multi- generational process.
You might want to go look up hypocrisy because you are looking foolish.
I’m not advocating for the homosexuals and you know it.
Exactly. The left will never give up state involvement. The state needs to be involved so there is a way to punish and keep punishing those who won’t buy into whatever impossibility the state puts forth as marriage.
LOL, kudos to you, sir, to point out the hypocrisy of those ‘in our own camp’.
Right, so look at the evil Jerry Brown did to the vote of his own people. One POS liberal pissed on his own citizens.
We could lever this the opposite way as well. Simply allow federal benefits to construe to federal employees only. No spouse, children, etc.
Make it part of the undoing of Obamacare and toss in insurance portability and the Commerce Clause prohibition against state’s creating intrastate monopolies via licensing/permitting/zoning processes.
America is supposed to be a giant free trade zone. Why can’t you buy insurance nationally or use a doctor from any state you wish anywhere in the country, including your home state?
You misunderstood what I said. . .hell, I was agreeing with you. . and I was also just indicating that children are hurt the most by today's ruling, that's all. . .you're angry, I'm angry.. .I sure as hell don't subscribe to the "living and breathing" crap. . .so why don't you point that thing at the real enemy, Mr. Ready-Fire-Aim guy!!
Excellent question. How can an animal, plant or the environment in general have ‘standing’? The greenies don’t have standing either in their cases and never have.
I’d like to see more on this. It might be a reverse Pandora’s box.
From the perspective of three branches of gov’t, the SC, the judicial, has sided with the executive branch over the legislative branch aka the people. The peoples check and balance on the executive branch is the ballot box, or IMPEACHMENT. The people’s check on the judicial system is only IMPEACHMENT. The Robert’s court ganging up with the executive branch is a shame. We, the people, need to take our power back.
I agree, I most concerned with the fact that if a State’s AG and governor do not sign on to what the people wanted that it’s impossible to overturn a federal ruling on the case. That seems awfully heavy handed for the people who say they want to protect the people from oppressive governments.
Think of the Gold Rush for Laywers handling Gay Divorces? Next big thing Poligamy and sharia child marriages for girls as young as five.
Yes you are. What exactly did this ruling achieve? The Feds still recognizes marriage to you all short-sighted libertarians; now the homosexuals get in on the benefits/action. How is this not favoring the homosexual agenda or pushing homosexual marriage or ending Fed observance on marriage?
Nobody’s gonna call out the liberalterians for once again screwing america.
Yup. The calm before The Storm.
Amen on that prep, brutha.
Hey no thinking “outside the box”! /s
IOW, screw the will of the people.
Has Scalia gone full blown lib, too? Scalia voted the same as roberts on both gay marriage cases.
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