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Judge: Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

From a cheering Associated Press:

Judge: Va. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

By BROCK VERGAKIS | February 14, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage.

So once again something that was voted on has been overturned by a judge. Who does this judge think he is, Barack Hussein Obama?

U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia still will not be able to marry until the case is ultimately resolved. Both sides believe the case won’t be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it or one like it.

Allen’s decision makes Virginia the second state in the South to issue a ruling recognizing the legality of gay marriages. A judge in Kentucky ruled Wednesday that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. But that judge did not rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriages inside the state. Decisions similar to that of the Virginia judge have been issued in in Utah and Oklahoma federal courts.

The office of newly elected Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring took the unusual step of not defending the law because it believes the ban violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. In her ruling, Wright Allen agreed

Wouldn’t it be nice if the courts would enforce ‘equal protection clause’ when it comes to Obama-Care? Or, say, affirmative action? Or for the hundreds of other laws that the left loves that treat us unequally?

"The legal process will continue to play out in the months to come, but this decision shows that Virginia, like America, is coming to a better place in recognizing that every Virginian deserves to be treated equally and fairly," Herring, a Democrat, said in a statement…

Unless they own a small business that is required to provide health insurance, while other small businesses with just one fewer employee is not.

Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, called the ruling "another example of an Obama-appointed judge twisting the constitution and the rule of law to impose her own views of marriage in defiance of the people of Virginia."

"There is no right to same-sex ‘marriage’ in the United States constitution," Brown said. "In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has said that states have the pre-eminent duty of defining marriage. The people of Virginia did just that in voting overwhelmingly to affirm marriage as the union of one man and woman. That decision should be respected by federal judges and we hope that the U.S. Supreme Court ends up reversing this terrible decision." …

Mr. Brown must be a throwback to another time. We are in the golden age of Obama. The Constitution says whatever Obama or a liberal judges says it does.

In a movement that began with Massachusetts in 2004, 17 states and the District of Columbia now allow gay marriage, most of them clustered in the Northeast. None of them is in the old Confederacy…

Meaning the bigoted South.

By the way, for the record, we personally have no problem with ‘same sex’ couples — as long as the women are attractive.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 14th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Judge: Same Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional”

  1. yadayada says:

    “The office of newly elected Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring took the unusual step of not defending the law because it believes the ban violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.”

    well, it looks like another vote is in order – a recall vote for Virginia’s atty. general.

    I realize when dealing with lib activist judges that there is only one outcome guaranteed, but… had there been an opposing opinion offered, maybe an effective atty. gen. (who actually looks out for the better interests of those he represents, and their state’s constitution) and who filed a few briefs…. maybe he could have had it presented to a judge who isn’t predisposed ?
    it makes me wonder, then, how the ruling might have gone.

    sigh….I must really be a throw back.

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    The worse part about this is that this dunderhead used the declaration of independence’s “all men are created equal” as legal justification for her ruling. They are just making it up as they go. We now have anarchy. There is no longer the rule of law. The law is whatever Obama and his appointees say it is. Today it is means one thing, tomorrow it may mean something else. All in the name of fairness of course.

    • yadayada says:

      yes….. on a question of constitutionality. I would think THE CONSTITUTION would be more appropriate.

      but den I aint gots no ejumahkayshun.

  3. Petronius says:

    At last.

    Finally the Republican establishment that withheld funds from the Cuccinelli campaign … finally those self-described “moderate Republicans” who denounced Ken Cuccinelli for his “extremist” or “radical” views while proclaiming their support for his “moderate” and “common sense” opponent Terry McAwful … finally those dummies and dope-heads who wasted their votes on the false-flag Libertarian Robert Sarvis and helped defeat the true libertarians Cuccinelli and Obenshain –– yes, finally they have something to celebrate.

    So yipee for you. And yipee for the equal protection of unequals.

    Of course these are only the first fruits of your victory. Savor them, by all means. Because things are going to get much worse before it’s over. And remember: We’re keeping score.

  4. Gila Monster says:

    Another Obama appointee issues a ruling based on BHO’s agenda rather than the rule of law.
    The people have spoken but the judicial branch is obviously wearing ear muffs.
    Shouldn’t surprise us at all, …. sadly.

    By the way, Judge “Hyphen” recieved her JD from a Thurgood Marshall College Fund supported school, NC Central University. Again, not surprising.


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