Skip to comments.U.S. Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage
Posted on 02/26/2014 2:54:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
HOUSTON A federal judge in Texas struck down the states ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday, ruling that the laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman violated the United States Constitution, handing gay-rights advocates a major legal victory in one of the nations biggest and most conservative states.
The judge wrote that the amendment to the state Constitution that Texas voters approved in 2005 defining marriage as between a man and a woman and two similar laws passed in 1997 and 2003 denied gay couples the right to marry and demeaned their dignity for no legitimate reason.
Without a rational relation to a legitimate governmental purpose, state-imposed inequality can find no refuge in our United States Constitution, wrote Judge Orlando L. Garcia of United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, in San Antonio....
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When liberals discriminate, its called freedom of choice. When conservatives do it, its discrimination.
Is Texas ready to tell the USSC to bug off yet? Until the corrupt courts no longer have a say then America is going to continue its downward spiral.
I am not aware that Texas ever passed a “ban”. Just because the marriage law says one man-one female and always has, doesn’t mean there is a “ban”
I don't read anywhere that the ENUMERATED POWERS of the Constitution reserve that power to the feds
The Texas voters will provide a resolution for the next cycle that says
the Federal Court decision is OF NO EFFECT in the State of Texas according to the voice of the people.
Damn. Who do we have to draft this resolution?.
Yep. There is no more “united states”. There is now one state with one set of laws. I still contend the only solution is to go our own way.
You didn't see that obvious clause ... immediately following the guaranteed right to kill in vitro babies ?
It's right there before your lieing eyes.
Well, Ted Cruz is one of the leading constitutional lawyers of his generation.
I recently learned (I know, I know ... I should’a known ... ) that Texas, following the siege at the Alamo, and a couple of more conflicts, became an independent Republic .. nation.
They will not rest until every Christian in America has baked a cake for the special occasion.
Homosexuals have the same right to marry as you and I do. How can that possibly be a constitutional violation if our rights are the same?
We have not been a republic for some time.
Just FYI, I think you mean “in utero” and not “in vitro”.
“in vitro” means (literally: in glass) being grown in a laboratory cuture dish.
This will be a boon to divorce lawyers.
The sexual desire preceding marriage is God's way of multiplying
How do/can queers multiply ?
This is going get good LOL!
But the proper reaction to crimes committed against homosexual persons should not be to claim that the homosexual condition is not disordered. When such a claim is made and when homosexual activity is consequently condoned, or when civil legislation is introduced to protect behavior to which no one has any conceivable right, neither the Church nor society at large should be surprised when other distorted notions and practices gain ground, and irrational and violent reactions increase.
Texas may prove the Vatican correct on this matter.
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