Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kennedy Dooms DOMA, While the Court Lets Prop. 8 Fall and Limits it to California

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Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the swing vote in a narrow 5-4 Supreme Court decision Wednesday striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had defined marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes, and had allowed states to ignore legal same-sex marriages in other states. Separately, the Court decided that proponents of California's Proposition 8, which upheld traditional marriage but was struck down by lower courts, lack standing to challenge those courts' rulings, meaning that Proposition 8 is invalid.

I will be writing more about this tomorrow, and discussing it on the radio.

9 comments:

  1. Whatever man decides, God still reigns.

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  2. I know that most of the media is crowing 'DOMA is dead!' but really just one section was found unconstitutional on the grounds I'd been telling it would be all along - you can't have the Feds ignoring perfectly legal contracts of some citizens. This could have involved driver's license or any other state issued contract - the result would have been the same. IF DOMA had actually made it illegal for states to issue a same sex marriage license the result would have been different but it didn't and that horse has long left the barn.

    As it stands the states still can ignore other state's marriage contracts if they choose. that part of DOMA is intact. But now that there are federal benefits same sex couples where there are domestic partnerships and civil unions still will be able to sue that they are getting unequal treatment by the state being given a lesser contract for their spousal relationship so there will be lawsuits coming first in those states and then in ones that prevent them from being registered at all.

    None of its what you want to hear but its not quite as bad for your views as your message states.

    I hope you can just find out the sky will not fall and God loves all His children, just more than you currently know.

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    1. Everything Oshtur says is correct. Whether you personally choose to acknowledge that same-sex couples are married or not, in the eyes of the law, we are.

      Given that, it's clearly unconstitutional for the federal government to single out only same-sex couples and deny us recognition of those legal contracts.

      So, not all of DOMA is gone; States can still choose to not recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states. But SCOTUS has dealt a serious and devastating blow to those who wish to deny same-sex couples marriage rights. The light at the end of the tunnel has just gotten much, much closer.

      Gary, I'm looking forward to your discussion tomorrow on the radio about how it's OK for the government to disregard some citizens' legal status and not others in a country that values equality and freedom.

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    2. As the person stated below, we live in a federalized government system. Each state will decide, by vote, whether to go down the road to legalizing an abomination and indoctrinating the next generation to affirm it.

      "God is not mocked, you will reap what you sow. If you sow to the flesh, you will reap destruction. If to the Spirit, eternal life."

      "Thou shall not lay with a man as with a woman"

      Craig in Lacey

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  3. It got better!

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  4. We're getting our marriage license tomorrow. PTL!

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  5. Not too surprised of the ruling , liberal courts have been using the 14th Amendment for every reason except the one it was intended to for years .


    I thought Scalia was right on , Kennedy is suppose to defend the law , his comments were unbecoming a Justice , he made out like he could read the bigoted minds of those who supported DOMA . claiming those who supported DOMA were "enemies of the human race" Sounded like a Seattle liberal . So much for Equality and freedom .

    Scalia Stated
    "It takes real cheek for today's majority to assure us, as it is going out the door, that a constitutional requirement to give formal recognition to same-sex marriage is not at issue here—when what has preceded that assurance is a lecture on how superior the majority's moral judgment in favor of same-sex marriage is to the Congress's hateful moral judgment against it. I promise you this: The only thing that will "confine" the Court's holding is its sense of what it can get away with."

    Mick

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  6. Got a feeling with the Court's over reach , bias , and how they defended themselves by attacking others , it awoke many on the right who had been sleeping .

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8:


    Today’s Supreme Court decisions on marriage are a regrettable overreach against the will of the people as expressed through large, bipartisan majorities in Congress and directly through referendum in California – a markedly blue state.

    Nothing in the Constitution compelled this result, and, once again, the Court has chosen to substitute its own views of public policy for the democratically expressed will of the voters.

    The family is the fundamental building block of society, and I strongly support traditional marriage between one man and one woman. The voters of California made that same choice, until the courts improperly substituted their preferences for those of the people.

    Our Federalism allows different states to make different policy judgments based on the values and mores of their citizens. Federal courts should respect that diversity and uphold that popular sovereignty, not impose their own policy agenda.

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  7. there are two identical jesus Christ revelation 17:8. this is the 3 1/2 time period where the beast's identity is revealed to the Christians and catholics. revelation 17:8,15:2 and revelation 7:9,14

    my testimony is from the true living God.



    the antichrist is the spirit of this world, the prince the power of the air. Revelation 16:13-14, Ephesians 2:2, Daniel 8:5, Revelation 13:18, 2 thessalonians 2:9-10.



    millions of believers both Christians and catholics are being deceived by men preaching another gospel, another jesus Acts 20:26-30, Matthew 24:24. Satan is impersonating Christ to deceive men to prepare for revelation 19:19-20, revelation 16:14 and revelation 13:7-8, 16-18, Daniel 8:12-the word host means ministers. psalms 103:21.

    I am a witness to seeing ministers of the Vatican, churches, networks, organizations, etc. around the world following the identical jesus Christ which is the beast.



    WE are that generation that Christ saw at the mount of temptation where satan is impersonating Christ to millions of people 2 Thessalonian 2:9 deceiving men and planting and building churches, beautiful sites to make congregation for worship and for spiritual warfare against the King of kings and Lord of lords. WE are that generation according to matthew chapter 24 when Christ told his disciples!

    2 Corinthians 11: 13-15! Satan is mindful of the things of man not of God. Isaiah 14:12-14, Luke 4:31-34- making buildings, people playing instruments with man's hands and singing for worship, etc. revelation 18:22-23

    must watch and hear video on youtube titled, "Christ testimony of the churches -around the world." there are two identical Jesus Christ revelation 17:8.

    most of revelation is happening in the spirit world. that's why Jesus said it would be like the days of Noah and Lot. the abomination of desolation is happening in the spirit realm inside all these man made buildings set up for worship. the Christians and catholics, etc are not aware of what's happening to them and around them in these places, (churches -any four wall building representing God to gather believers of Christ). these churches around the world are all connected to "The Great City" Revelation 11, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt and Mystery of iniquity. Church leaders around the world are searching of the earthly signs. this will not happen until the very last day and hour. God will not allow man to destroy the earth with nuclear bombs. read matthew 3:12 and Revelation 20:9. God sends his son to the earth with the fire behind him consuming all his enemies which are left from the resurrection of the dead and those that are alive. the body of Christ is gathered as the son of man appears at last sound of shofar, he is coming while the wheat are gathered and the tares are left as the chaff and earth is consumed by the fire of God.

    The true outpouring of the Holy Spirit of truth happens before the 5th shofar and 5th vial is poured. Revelation 7:3-4,13-14 Revelation 9:4! Joel 2:28-29-this happens in the homes of God's people and their family members (read Isaiah 26:20-21)! the people of God flee all man made churches, anything of the identical jesus christ movement. then Joel 2:30 which shows the aftermath of the sixth and fifth shofar sounds and fifth and sixth vial poured. then Joel 2:31-32 happens...

    what all revivals, signs and wonders happening in these churches, huge ministries around the world is revelation 16:14 and revelation 19:19-20, 2 thessalonians 2:9-10
    this message is not a joke. this is not a game. I am telling the truth! God's people must come out of the identical jesus Christ movement NOW and seek God in prayer without ceasing and seek God's forgiveness and be washed in the blood of Jesus Christ!

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