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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    this now creates a conflict with other circuits and pretty much guarantees a supreme court case.

    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, which upheld same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, issued its decision three months after hearing same-sex marriage cases from all four states. In each of those states, federal judges had struck down same-sex marriage bans on constitutional grounds.
    Yet I wouldn't be surprised if they found a way out of actually ruling on it. They seem to be good at that.
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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    My jaw hit the desk.

    Welp. That's what you get when an Appeals court is stacked with activist SoCos.
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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    this now creates a conflict with other circuits and pretty much guarantees a supreme court case.

    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, which upheld same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, issued its decision three months after hearing same-sex marriage cases from all four states. In each of those states, federal judges had struck down same-sex marriage bans on constitutional grounds.

    The decision is in the link TG provided, and I just read it. Brilliant actually, and I concur, and said as much (Although not nearly as eloquently) over the last few years here. That rational basis is determined when legislative bodies enact them. This court agrees that one of the main tenants to being a judge is "not stir the pot" even when one feels as though a law or covenant with the people and their governments seems egregious. That, "who gets to decide" is a solemn principle in guiding judging, or more adequately, reserving the compulsion to legislate from the bench. That, if a law is so egregious that the citizenry will eventually get it right, or perhaps not, but regardless, it is their responsibility, and burden to govern themselves. There's a lot more to this decision and I recommend anyone interested in this issue read it.


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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    My jaw hit the desk.

    Welp. That's what you get when an Appeals court is stacked with activist SoCos.
    Kinda like mine did when the will of the people in MI was **** on by liberal Dbag judges. OH THE IRONY

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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Oh hell yes. Bring on the Supreme Court. Now.
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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    I'm just wondering when AGENTJ will come in here and concede that this "law" is now fact.. Of course it's an opinion like all the other laws in the land, but it will give me a smile in any event watching how he tries to reacquaint himself with a shred of consistency.


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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Oh hell yes. Bring on the Supreme Court. Now.
    This judge pretty much just dared the USSC to legislate from the bench.. Double Dog dared them..


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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Wasn't this heavily expected? I imagine now we can finally have the Supreme Court rule and end the SSM discussion.

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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    Kinda like mine did when the will of the people in MI was **** on by liberal Dbag judges. OH THE IRONY
    Since when does the "will of the people" define the rights, benefits and privileges of others? Thanks for endorsing mob tyranny.
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    Re: Appeals court upholds laws against gay marriage in Michigan, 3 other states

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Since when does the "will of the people" define the rights, benefits and privileges of others? Thanks for endorsing mob tyranny.

    If they don't get to decide, then who does? A judge, two maybe three of them? Aren't "they" people too?


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