Tag Archives: Fifth Circuit Court

SCOTUSblog On Louisiana

SCOTUSblog on the confusing situation in Louisiana: A state judge in Louisiana, ordering state officials to treat as legal the California wedding of a same-sex couple, has struck down a state ban on such marriages — the same ban that was upheld in federal court earlier this month. The federal case is now awaiting an appeal to the U.S. Court …

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Robert Oscar Lopez To Fifth Circuit: Stop Gay Marriage Because I Was A Prostitute

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed a deranged amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. According to Lopez’ brief, gay parents escape punishment for abusing their children because child welfare authorities fear appearing bigoted. The brief goes on to accuse Frontiers writer Karen Ocamb of “issuing an …

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Homocon “Ms.” Robert Oscar Lopez Tries To File Anti-Gay Brief With Fifth Circuit

Homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez has filed an an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage. At least, he tried to – but if you’ll embiggen the above you’ll see that the docket notice not only refers to Lopez as “Ms.” but points out that he screwed up the filing.

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TEXAS: 63 State Pols Sign Brief Linking Gay Marriage To Incest And Pedophilia

In an amicus brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that is signed by 63 state legislators, today the Texas Conservative Coalition compared same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy, and pedophilia. Via Lone Star Q: The brief states that U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia’s February decision striking down the marriage bans opened the door to a variety of unions …

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TEXAS: AG Greg Abbott Files Marriage Ban Overturn Appeal With Fifth Circuit Court, Uses Tired Procreation Argument

Via the American-Statesmen: Back in court to defend Texas’ ban on gay marriage, Attorney General Greg Abbott is arguing that the restriction is designed to promote responsible procreation, not to demean same-sex couples — a tactic that has already been rejected by two federal appeals courts. Nonetheless, Abbott relies heavily on the argument as Texas prepares to defend the ban …

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Fifth Circuit Court Rules That Texas Cannot Ban Confederate Flag License Plates

Via Raw Story: The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Texas could not prohibit a group that celebrates the Confederacy from having their own specialty license plates. The federal appeals panel ruled 2-1 that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” and violated the First Amendment by rejecting the Sons of Confederate …

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TEXAS: Marriage Briefing Schedule Set

Via Equality On Trial: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has filed an order in DeLeon v. Perry, setting the briefing schedule in that challenge to Texas’ same-sex marriage ban. The district court had granted a preliminary injunction back in February, against enforcing the ban and the state’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed outside of the state, but …

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Texas AG Greg Abbott: I Will Appeal

“This is an issue on which there are good, well-meaning people on both sides. And, as the lower court acknowledged today, it’s an issue that will ultimately be resolved by a higher court. Texas will begin that process by appealing today’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit. Because the judge has stayed his own decision, his ruling has no immediate practical …

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