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Judge strikes down Utah´s
same-sex marriage ban

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/20/2013 5:28:53 PM

Salt Lake City — A federal judge has struck down Utah´s same-sex marriage ban, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling Friday saying Utah´s law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples´ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby says the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way, and the state´s unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify deny allowing same-sex marriages. Attorneys for the state argued that Utah´s law promotes the state´s

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In today´s United States, the law is anything our king and his cadre of hand-picked judges and bureaucrats say it is.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tip35c, 12/20/2013 5:37:26 PM     (No. 9662193)

We´re the Land of the Free!

Vote all you want, it probably won´t count for anything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 12/20/2013 5:40:39 PM     (No. 9662197)

The next step is outlawing traditional marriage because it offends the homosexual grievance pimps.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/20/2013 5:46:09 PM     (No. 9662208)

The judge is a 43 year old Obama pick. Here´s what Hatch had to say at the time:

"Bob is a good man who has studied our laws inside and out, and he’s going to make a great addition to our District Court in Utah," Hatch said Saturday. "He’s a hard worker who’s given his time in public service and defended the law in private practice as well."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: scottc, 12/20/2013 5:52:58 PM     (No. 9662213)

If gay marriage is constitutional then why weren´t homosexuals getting married in say 1798 or 1845 for instance?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/20/2013 6:02:25 PM     (No. 9662219)

You know, it´s getting to the point where we´ll need an amendment to the US Constitution that will provide powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the States, to be reserved to the States or the people.

Oh, wait....

The judge´s ruling violates the US Constitution!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/20/2013 6:14:30 PM     (No. 9662236)

We are ruled by black-robed tyrants. Get rid of the federal judiciary.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: merrijane, 12/20/2013 6:19:23 PM     (No. 9662241)

Judge says gays have a fundamental constitutional right to marry. I can´t even find that right for heterosexuals in the constitution, but what do I know.

On another note, it is strange to me that this has been in the news for several hours, but is relatively undiscussed outside of Utah. They are already issuing marriage licenses.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Megrits, 12/20/2013 6:30:29 PM     (No. 9662249)

Why bother to vote?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: HPmatt, 12/23/2013 6:04:43 PM     (No. 9665897)

I would like to see Gov Herbert inform all of the state bureaucracies and political subdivisions under him - counties and cities - that this Federal order is a unconstitutional and a violation of the 10th Amendment, and as such order that NO state, county or city agency has the AUTHORITY under the State constitution to issue gay marriage licenses, and if they attempt to do such, the AG will invalidate them and also immediately initiate civil litigation against anyone who attempts to do so.

I do not think 2.9 million Americans should have THEIR rights trampled by an unelected Judge who is MAKING THIS UP.


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