Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Court Rules California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

I know how most conservatives feel about this ruling, they are angry. I am angry as well, except for different reasons. This court dared to say they base their decision on the US Constitution. If they had taken the time to read the Constitution, they would have found marriage is not one of the powers given to the federal government. They did correctly find that all Americans must be treated equally under the law. The court should have went farther and ruled that under the Constitution government has no power over marriage.

As I have written before, states began to take control over marriage to prevent blacks and whites from marrying, Now the states are using the same laws to discriminate. The government uses marriage as a tool to require one American to pay more taxes than another. They use it to encourage Americans to have children in order to reduce their tax debt. This is social engineering at the maximum.

Because of conservative Democrats and Republicans, no court will ever properly interpret the Constitution and declare marriage in its current form unconstitutional.

Court: CA Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, putting the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that a lower court judge
correctly interpreted the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court precedents when he declared in 2010 that Proposition 8 was a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
It was unclear when gay marriages might resume in California. Lawyers for Proposition 8 sponsors and for the two couples who successfully sued to overturn the ban have repeatedly said they would consider appealing to a larger panel of the court and then the U.S. Supreme Court if they did not receive a favorable ruling from the 9th Circuit.
“Although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable, it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently. There was no such reason that Proposition 8 could have been enacted,” the ruling states.

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