Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Gay Marriage Legal In Most Of The U.S.

From the LVRJ:
A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today stuck down Nevada’s constitutional and statutory ban on gay marriage, ruling “We hold that the Idaho and Nevada laws at issue violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment because they deny lesbians and gays who wish to marry persons of the same sex a right they afford to individuals who wish to marry persons of the opposite sex, and do not satisfy the heightened scrutiny standard we adopted in SmithKline [Beecham Corp. v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc.].”
As a result of the ruling, the case is “REMANDED to the district court for the prompt issuance of an injunction permanently enjoining the state, its political subdivisions, and its officers, employees and agents, from enforcing any constitutional provision, statute, regulation or policy preventing otherwise qualified same-sex couples from marrying, or denying recognition of marriages celebrated in other jurisdictions which, if the spouses were not of the same sex, would be valid under the laws of the state,” the panel wrote.
The ruling shows Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Gov. Brian Sandoval were correct to end the state’s defense of the constitutional ban on gay marriage, enacted by voters in 2000 and 2002. And because the Coalition for the Preservation of Marriage, which argued to keep the ban in arguments before the 9th Circuit, doesn’t have standing to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, the case likely ends here.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/politics/slash-politics/gay-marriage-legalized-Nevada
With the case of gay marriage, the fat lady is just about done singing.
Sadly, this issue should be a state's right issue, not an issue that has been decided by mostly 100 white men.
Millions upon millions of people, along with numerous state legislators and governors in a vast majority of states have decided that marriage should be between a male and a female and that cannot be disputed.
But a bunch of mostly liberal judges have decided they should put their will over of the States and people.
And for me, that is wrong.

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