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reply to post by Aleister
Yet you hold true words written by other men. Irony in it's fullest.
The equal protection clause is about race only which one cannot change. It has nothing about homosexuality or marriage both of which are choices.
Same-sex marriage is picking up steam in the courts. A federal judge ordered Ohio on Monday to recognize gay marriages on death certificates, but used broad language that could be cited to mount a broader challenge to the law barring such unions.
It was the third judicial decision in the last week favoring same-sex marriage rights. In Utah, a federal judge struck down a gay marriage ban Friday and refused to suspend his decision Monday. A federal appellate court also rejected Utah's plea to put his ruling on hold.
Utah's last chance to temporarily stop the marriages would be a long-shot request before U.S. Supreme Court. That's what the Utah attorney general's office is prepared to do, spokesman Ryan Bruckman said. Gov. Gary Herbert's office declined to comment on the decision.
"We're disappointed in the ruling, but we just have to take it to the next level," Bruckman said.
Carl Tobias, a constitutional law professor at Virginia's University of Richmond who has tracked legal battles for gay marriage, said he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to make a decision by Friday. He thinks Utah faces long odds to get their stay granted, considering two courts have already rejected it and marriages have been going on for days now.
"The longer this goes on, the less likely it becomes that any court is going to entertain a stay," Tobias said.
Utah's request to the US Supreme Court would go to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who is assigned oversight of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Utah. She could either rule on the issue herself or refer it to the full court. If she denies the request, the state has the option of requesting that it be heard by the full high court, but that process would likely involve some delay.
Working against Utah officials are the previous denials, in particular one by the 10th Circuit. The denials suggest that there is skepticism concerning the state’s arguments, including its claim that continuing to issue marriage licenses before the case has run its full course will do “irreparable harm” to the state. The state also needs to show its argument is strong enough to win an eventual appeal.
reply to post by buster2010
However, homosexuality is a different animal altogether. In Romans it says that God gives them over to their perversions to burn in their lusts.
1 Timothy 2
12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.
They are the one sinner that not only insist on forcing others to accept their sin but they rejoice in others committing the same sins and they recruit others in to their sins.
Homosexuals are the one group that can see no logic, they are blinded by their sins and as this website has proven time and again there is no chance of logically speaking with them.
(all the while comparing themselves to the lower animals in an attempt to show it is "natural" which it is not, and when that doesn't sway us they begin the hateful name calling (bigot, hate monger, hater, ignorant, etc.)
Children deal in absolutions.
10 As it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
State laws superceid federal laws anyway.
If Mormons say yes to homo stuff then it will be easy to win back many marriages rights - No?
reply to post by TheRegal
Good heavens, when are people gonna stop using this lame argument to condemn Christian beliefs?
Regurgitated, re-hashed, hackneyed, boring and self-righteous. I'm not a Christian and I'm sick of seeing it.
He doesn't like gays, get over it, it's his right, the same way it's your right to shag a man if you want.
This is Mormon place. Mormons want polygamy to be a legal thing now. If Mormons say yes to homo stuff then it will be easy to win back many marriages rights - No?
Once something is fundamentally redefined it is no longer traditional ( argue however you like, change the gender in a relationship is a fundamental change).