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(UPI)   Utah promises to appeal judge's ruling on same-sex marriage because...well, it's Utah, what did you expect?   (upi.com) divider line 18
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2013-12-21 02:45:07 PM
4 votes:
Guess who recommended the judge to Obama for appointment to this position?  Orrin Hatch! All aboard the karma train! Choo-choo!
2013-12-21 03:26:30 PM
3 votes:

namatad: "Officials in one of the country's most conservative states vowed to appeal the decision and to ask for an emergency stay"
Emergency Stay?
WHY?
In what universe is gays and lesbians getting married an emergency to stop?
It would be AWESOME if the appellate court said "No. There is no need for an emergency stay. We can wait until your appeal has been heard and ruled on. Come back in a couple of months. ASSHOLES."


"P.S.- we're rather behind in our casework due to the sequester and October shutdown and all that other nonsense. You might have to wait a while."

the opposite of charity is justice: Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, promised to "defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah"


That's pretty damn funny, considering the history of marriage laws in Utah.
2013-12-22 12:06:37 PM
2 votes:
I just hope Alaska is next. I want to be gay-married in Alaska.
/and I could see Russia from my wedding
2013-12-21 02:42:04 PM
2 votes:
Same sex appeal?

/oh my
2013-12-21 12:17:40 PM
2 votes:
"Officials in one of the country's most conservative states vowed to appeal the decision and to ask for an emergency stay"
Emergency Stay?
WHY?
In what universe is gays and lesbians getting married an emergency to stop?
It would be AWESOME if the appellate court said "No. There is no need for an emergency stay. We can wait until your appeal has been heard and ruled on. Come back in a couple of months. ASSHOLES."
2013-12-21 09:03:55 PM
1 votes:

miscreant: namatad: The state argued it was important to proceed with caution, because "no one knows right now the precise impact same-sex marriage will have on traditional marriage, children, and society at large."

Yup, because GAY MARRIAGE is such a threat, compared to say .... divorce.

It's not like the US shares the largest undefended border in the world with a country that has been allowing same sex marriages for almost a decade.

If they did, then surely you'd be able just to look there to see how same sex marriage has caused the downfall of that society.


I know Bostonians have been rubbing one out at their own greatness lately, but I really don't think of Massachusetts as its own country, "Commonwealth" or not.
2013-12-21 05:16:42 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-12-21 03:51:32 PM
1 votes:

soporific: Believe it or not, sometimes the Left will also over-reach and try to pass laws governing personal behavior for the greater good. (the greater good.) Often these are local ordinances run amok, but that's when a proper, sane conservative party is needed to balance out the need for progress with a need for personal liberty.


You're absolutely right, but we have Democrats for that now.
2013-12-21 03:30:08 PM
1 votes:

T-Servo: namatad: "Officials in one of the country's most conservative states vowed to appeal the decision and to ask for an emergency stay"
Emergency Stay?
WHY?
In what universe is gays and lesbians getting married an emergency to stop?
It would be AWESOME if the appellate court said "No. There is no need for an emergency stay. We can wait until your appeal has been heard and ruled on. Come back in a couple of months. ASSHOLES."

"P.S.- we're rather behind in our casework due to the sequester and October shutdown and all that other nonsense. You might have to wait a while."

the opposite of charity is justice: Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, promised to "defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah"

That's pretty damn funny, considering the history of marriage laws in Utah.


Traditional marriage has always been a sacred, Biblical union between one man and 6-30 pre-pubescent girls
2013-12-21 03:14:21 PM
1 votes:

Stone Meadow: I was particularly impressed by his hoisting of Justice Scalia on his own petard...er...prediction that last years' SCOTUS ruling WOULD lead to the overturning of states' ban on same-sex marriage laws.


It would be epic to see the meltdown if there were a 7-2 ruling by SCOTUS in favor of marriage equality. Scalia and Thomas against and Roberts writing the majority opinion. It's more likely that whatever the Tenth Circuit rules will be allowed to stand without a hearing since it appears the SCOTUS wants this ruled on a state by state basis, at least until the majority of the states have marriage equality.
2013-12-21 03:00:25 PM
1 votes:

the opposite of charity is justice: Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, promised to "defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah"
There was a time I would've said I'm eagerly awaiting republican legislation that will increase the difficulty of obtaining a divorce from a hetero marriage, but we've sunk to the point that repubs like Cuccinelli have tried that as well.


The Cooch just wants that to prevent his wife from leaving him when he is inevitably caught being used as a cum-dumpster in a truckstop bathroom
2013-12-21 02:55:22 PM
1 votes:
FTFA: "Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, promised to "defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah."
"I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah," he said
."

You mean a federal judge so respected by Utah's conservative state government that he served on the Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee, and whose nomination to the federal bench was supported and endorsed by Senators Orin Hatch and the arguably most conservative US Senator of all, Mike Lee?

Yeah, the guy's a totes librul activist.
2013-12-21 02:51:23 PM
1 votes:

phalamir: creating a two-tiered gay community


That sounds totally hot.
2013-12-21 02:43:18 PM
1 votes:
The emergency stay is because you risk creating a two-tiered gay community if the ruling is overturned. As-is, gay marriage is legal in Utah. Even if the ruling is overturned, virtually no court would be willing to invalidate those marriages, since it smacks of ex post facto (not that it would be, but it would look like it). So, you would have gays who could be married in Utah, and those who couldn't (the pre-overturn marriages being valid,while no other gay couples would have that option open to them). This would pretty much insure a lawsuit claiming unequal treztment for gays. As there is a vanishingly small chance the ruling for that would invalidate the existing gay marriages, the end result would be a loss for the pro-hatred forces no matter what. They are arguing (quite correctly) that they shouldn't be locked into a loss before they can even make their case. Even the Devil is entitled to a fair hearing. Personally, if I were gay in Utah, I would bedoing everything in my power to get off a valid marriagebefore the matter can be ruled on, since it would make the issue moot, sinceeven a judge that would grznt the stay willi be loath to invalidate a marriage that was valid at the time of its creation (which it currently is)
2013-12-21 02:36:06 PM
1 votes:
Good riddance. I'm thoroughly enjoying watching all these backwards troglodytes' collective world views crumble before them.
2013-12-21 02:35:07 PM
1 votes:

Somacandra: It can be argued that its the Utah executive branch's duty to appeal the ruling, since they are specifically in charge of advocating for laws and amendments passed by the people of Utah. Even though I agree with the Federal judge's ruling, I don't hold it against the Governor's office for appealing it.


Exactly. Same thing I thought when Washington State AG Rob McKenna joined the lawsuit to stop the ACA. It's his job and it was a valid question.
2013-12-21 11:19:40 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: So they're arguing that as many women can enter into a marriage as you like, as long as the one doing the liking has a penis?


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No, you're thinking of Mswati III, the current King of Swaziland.
2013-12-21 10:59:25 AM
1 votes:
That might not work out the way you're hoping, y'all.

It's past time, but I am hoping that we can put this recockulousness to rest soon. Worrying about what other folks do in their own churches, and in their own homes, with other consenting adults is childish, and it's time to put away childish things...
 
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