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Can someone please explain to me how a judge ruling a gay marriage performed in Massachusetts to be legal in another state based on the Full Faith and Credit Clause is activist? The very nature of the FF&C Clause makes the DOMA implicitly un-Constitutional.
And what's more, champ, is that using the courts is part of our democracy. Of course, wingnuts like yourself have no respect for the courts or the rule of law, so I can see how you'd have missed that.
6/27/2007 9:53:17 AM
I decided to read the article further and found this gem of deductive reasoning further in:
"And what about incest? A brother and a sister? A father and a daughter? If it's discrimination to prevent same-sex couples from "marrying," then why not couples who just happen to be blood relatives? Once the castle gate of traditional marriage bursts open and that "gay marriage" creature escapes - there's nothing to contain him … anything goes."
This "levee breaks" mentality seems to be popular amongst fundies. "If we allow this to happen, then...anything can happen!" It's remnicent of "Do we want to be up to our necks in owls, or do we want jobs for Americans?" (conserning forest preservation -- can anyone remember who said it?)
And yeah, I agree -- how queer <cough> of them to use Hurricane Katrina as a paradigm here.
6/27/2007 12:50:56 PM
Thousands of years of history, every major world religion and good ole' fashioned common sense dictate that legitimate marriage exists only between a male and female and that it's a sacred and fundamental cornerstone to any healthy society.
Except for all those that didn't. For example: Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism... shall I go on?
6/27/2007 1:04:38 PM
Manos, the Hands of Fate
Yeah, the woman who founded Concerned Women for America is Babs LaHaye. Her job as chief of an organization that advocates traditional roles for women (e.g., homemaker) requires her to spend lots of money maintaining a posh office in Washington, D.C., several thousand miles away from where her husband ministers and slaves away over the next <i>Left Behind</i> book. I know the series has ended, but since when has that stopped any moneygrubbers?
And the whole thing about "defending marriage" is really about punishing nontraditional folk, specifically gays and lesbians, and denying them equal rights until they buckle down and submit to the fundies' authority.
It's all a power game, and one that has begun to gall.
6/27/2007 2:15:41 PM
If the 1913 law is repealed and homosexual activists have success with like-minded judges, then we can expect the "gay marriage" levy to break, flooding the countryside with Hurricane Katrina-like destruction to the marriage and family foundation upon which our society rests.
This reminds me of the old Rita Rudner joke: "I asked my husband if he wanted to renew our vows. He got all excited ... he thought they had expired!" No, Matt. Even if Massachusetts marries a million gay couples, I'm pretty sure my wife and I will still be legally (and happily) married! Maybe you'll suddenly be tempted to marry a guy, but I assure you I won't.
True to form, liberals plan to once again use activist courts to achieve what they were unable to accomplish through legitimate and democratic means.
"Activist court" = fundie-speak for "any court that disagrees with ME". If the definition of an "activist judge" is one who votes to override laws duly passed by the legislature elected by "legitimate and democratic means", then the number one "activist judge" on the SCOTUS is arch-conservative Clarence Thomas. Of course fundies only count judges' votes that go against laws THEY like - not the many more that go against "liberal" laws.
6/27/2007 7:24:33 PM
Witty Name Here
A guy speaking for the Concerned Women for America reminds of that Black Republican organization whose leaders consist entirely of a bunch of white guys.
6/29/2007 11:55:19 AM
I love how apparently a man is in charge of Concerned Women for America. Are all the women too busy off making chicken pot pies or something?
6/30/2007 6:53:19 PM
7/11/2007 12:58:00 AM
"...then we can expect the "gay marriage" levy to break, flooding the countryside with Hurricane Katrina-like destruction to the marriage and family foundation upon which our society rests."
Inflationary language doesn't prove a point; it merely causes idiots who already agree with you to become even more stupid.
Each time a fundie idiot is converted, God kills a kitten. Please, think of the kittens!
7/11/2007 1:10:03 AM
How do 2 consenting, loving adults cheapen marriage? Be they 2 men, 2 women, black, white, blue green, or undecided? And how do you reconcile the fact that the sanctity of marriage boat already sailed with Britney's 42 hour marriage and reality TV? Not to mention a 50% divorce rate. Please, do tell.
11/13/2007 12:49:36 PM
Yeah, all of society rests on heterosexual marrige. And when interracial marrige was made legal, it completly destroyed society
4/24/2009 4:37:38 PM
OK, if you do not understand how the law works, shut the fuck up about it. The only thing "activist court" means or has ever meant is "I disagree with this decision".
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