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Obama Judge Invents Constitutional Right to Gay Marriage in Utah
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On December 21, 2013 @ 7:05 pm In The Point | 100 Comments
It’s time again to play liberalism’s fastest growing game show, “Invent your own Constitution.” Freedom of Religion? Sorry, I don’t see that one there. Right to bear arms? Are you kidding me. This isn’t the 18th century.
Gay marriage? Absolutely there. It’s exactly what the Founders had in mind. Sure it’s not actually written in the Constitution, but it’s strongly implied. Isn’t it?
At least that’s what Obama’s judge, Robert J. Shelby thinks. And that’s why he struck down Utah’s court limiting marriage to well… people capable of biologically marrying each other and producing offspring as opposed to any random assortment of people.
“The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason,” wrote U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby in the 53-page decision. “Accordingly, the court finds that these laws are unconstitutional.”
Who decides what rational is? And since when is that even a justification to override state law and declare it unconstitutional?
It’s an Obama judge we’re talking here so the question answers itself.
Hours later, the Utah attorney general’s office appealed the decision to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver and also filed a motion asking Shelby to stay the ruling while it seeks to defend Utah’s Amendment 3.
“The federal district court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right has never been established in any previous case in the 10th Circuit,” it said.
Because there is no such right.
The Utah judge ruled just 16 days after he heard arguments in the case and well before his self-imposed deadline to render a decision by Jan. 7, when the next hearing in the matter was to be held, relying on extensive briefs filed in the case by both sides.
Again, exactly what you expect from an Obama judge.
Shelby’s decision, like so many previous ones, allows for the invention of a status and then the mandate that it be given the full force of law regardless of how many laws there are against it on the grounds of equal treatment.
This makes the legalization of polygamy, group marriage and pedophilia inevitable since all such laws banning them deny “equal status” to such “alternative lifestyles”.
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