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    Federal judge strikes down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage[W:780]

    That's, wow, out of the blue. The state can appeal the ruling, of course. I haven't been able to figure out if same-sex couples can have a license issued in the state of Utah, or not? Anyone?

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    A federal judge in Utah Friday struck down the stateís ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitutionís guarantees of equal protection and due process.

    "The stateís current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason," wrote U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby. "Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional."

    "It feels unreal," said Moudi Sbeity, who with his partner Derek L. Kitchen were plaintiffs in the case. "Iím just very thrilled that Derek and I will be able to get married soon, if all goes well and the state doesnít appeal. We want a farmerís market wedding because itís where we spend a lot of time."
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    Wow Utah. That's going to create some serious social backlash in that state.

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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    For no rational reason? He pretty much writes off the reasons that the majority of voters had when voting and is saying they are not rational. This needs to be appealed and overturned, what a far far far overstepping of judicial rule.
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    That's a pretty red state, usually ranking 1st or 2nd, iirc. Very cool.
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    That's a pretty red state, usually ranking 1st or 2nd, iirc. Very cool.
    Yeah, because turning the 66% of voters that voted to put traditional marriage as the definition of marriage for their state into second class citizens and saying their right to vote and the states ability to define marriage for itself made an "irrational" decision is "cool."

    It's not cool, it's sick and such a massive injustice against freedom and human rights. Regardless of your stance on SSM, this is wrong on so many levels.
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    As someone else wrote (Disney?)...."like dominoes."
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Wow Utah. That's going to create some serious social backlash in that state.
    If it goes to a citizen vote in that state, just IMO it would lose. Would a judge then be able to overturn it? They did in CA, but it was overturned again.

    In my state, the state legistature voted to legalize SSM, but according to state laws, the 'pro-family' organizations got enough signatures to force a citizens' vote...which they lost.

    All this back and forth is kind of a waste if the highest judicial systems are all pretty much on the same page and just going to overturn anything denying SSM.
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    Re: Federal judge strikes down Utahís ban on same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yeah, because turning the 66% of voters that voted to put traditional marriage as the definition of marriage for their state into second class citizens and saying their right to vote and the states ability to define marriage for itself made an "irrational" decision is "cool."

    It's not cool, it's sick and such a massive injustice against freedom and human rights. Regardless of your stance on SSM, this is wrong on so many levels.
    I've never been keen on same-sex marriage court rulings. Usually the LGBT community bears the brunt of the backlash in the form of visceral and violence.
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