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US judge strikes down Okla.
same-sex marriage ban

Associated Press, by Justin Juozapavicius

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/14/2014 10:01:15 PM

Tulsa, Okla. — A federal judge struck down Oklahoma´s gay marriage ban Tuesday, but headed off any rush to the altar by setting aside his order while state and local officials complete an appeal. It was the second time in a month that a federal judge has set aside a deeply conservative state´s limits on same-sex marriage, after Utah´s ban was reversed in December. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern described Oklahoma´s ban on same-sex marriage as "an arbitrary, irrational exclusion of just one class of Oklahoma citizens from a governmental benefit." The decision drew criticism from the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/14/2014 10:16:23 PM     (No. 9692343)

"Irrational"... spin the buzz words out there judge. Shows you for the con artist you are.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 1/14/2014 10:31:09 PM     (No. 9692355)

Deeply conservative...aka normal.

Why is a judge employed by the government in DC holding veto power over the will of the people in Oklahoma and those people´s directly elected representative government in Oklahoma?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/14/2014 10:45:13 PM     (No. 9692378)

Oklahoma was one of the last states in the lower 48 to join the USA. Maybe they will be the first to un-join (again).


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/14/2014 11:01:32 PM     (No. 9692392)

There you have it, straight from the lips of a Rainbow Judge, this is all about government benefits, not "equality" or "sameness". It´s a mental disorder and there´s nothing anymore wrong with condemning it than passing a law that says males can´t have "female" written on their Oklahoma Driver´s License.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mws50, 1/14/2014 11:23:28 PM     (No. 9692413)

U.S. District Judge Terence Kern, here is a desperately needed "free clue" for you.

In 90 short years, over 7 billion humans will be DEAD! We need the procreation to maintain our presence on this planet. Homosexuals do NOT maintain our presence on this planet. It takes a man and a woman to reproduce members of the human race.

You would think someone that became a judge would know this...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: miceal, 1/15/2014 12:10:09 AM     (No. 9692440)

At a minimum this perverse defiler of the US Constitution needs to be impeached. I´m asking him to please point out where in our Constitution does it say anything about marriage? This is a States Right´s issue and NOT a Federal Government issue.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/15/2014 12:12:09 AM     (No. 9692441)

US judge ignores 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution---there, fixed it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/15/2014 1:21:22 AM     (No. 9692463)

Best story I know about this is a very liberal young man who told his female fiancee that they would wait to marry until our state had equality in marriage and their gay brothers and sisters could also be married. She was out within a half hour of the decision announcing that the wedding would be soon, very soon. Have not heard from him yet. This is strange to me but it is clearly the way the country is moving.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/15/2014 1:23:07 AM     (No. 9692464)

Once Prop 8 was overturned in California the writing was on the wall for every other state whose citizens and legislatures have overtly blocked gender-neutral “marriage”. Communists only recognize “the will of the people” as an obstacle to be overcome. Statists need the consent of its victims, with no regard whether it is freely given or coerced. Therefore our consent and our willingness to comply with their edicts is our greatest weapon.

We must reorient our perception of being law-abiding to one of being law-avoiding (not breaking) in any avenue that presents itself. For instance, in the case of marriage I have an example from my own life. After my mother passed away my father wanted to marry the widow of one of his former police partners, known for decades and part of “the group” when all spouses were alive. The biggest obstacle was that she would lose her police widow pension earned by her husband. They would not live “in sin”. They sought guidance at the Jesuit retreat house my father had attended twice yearly during his entire police career. The priest recommended a religious marriage only. There is no law that a marriage license must be filed with the state. That very afternoon they were joined in the Sacrament of Marriage of the Roman Catholic Church.

The best we can do as an individual is minimize our interaction with government entities, dial down our economic activity, and prepare for hard times. It’s time to “Go Galt”.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/15/2014 1:46:26 AM     (No. 9692470)

#9, leave it to a Jesuit to arrive at such a satisfactory solution. I´m impressed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/15/2014 2:08:20 AM     (No. 9692480)

*sighs* His ruling is exactly the point. The government should not be defining marriage. Get them out of it. Civil contracts for the business side of the union and marriage in whatever sacred space that will have you. It´s the only way the First Amendment is protected.

But leftists and the gay lobby don´t want to protect the First Amendment. They want to force churches -- all churches -- to perform same sex marriages. And the Social Conservatives played right into their hands by demanding the government continue to define marriage, only on their terms. Get government involved and it´s going to sting you like a scorpion.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: jlw509, 1/15/2014 10:05:27 AM     (No. 9692794)

Why do we even keep up the pretense that we live in a representative democracy.? Why continue the unneeded expense of paying state legislators? Just abolish the representative/senator system, and submit to the oligarchy of judges.

"Speak, O black-robed reptilian master! Your servant is listening!"

This county had a revolution 230+ years ago for reasons far, far less important than this.




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Reply 13 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/15/2014 1:53:01 PM     (No. 9693217)

It´s called a coup d´etat.
there is absolutely NO Constitutional support for the vile notion that judges at ANY level have the right and power to issue such diktats, nor that free citizens are duty-bound to bow to their idiot whims.
This jerk should be unemployed TODAY and out of the country by nightfall and family members should be changing their names in shame to avoid any association with the louse. Repeat as needed.
This is a constitutional republic, and we went to a lot of trouble to get away from barons and earls. Time to repeat?

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