Tag Archives: SCOTUS

House GOP Files DOMA Brief

Yesterday lawyers for the House GOP filed a brief in support of their defense of DOMA. An excerpt via Buzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner: There is a unique relationship between marriage and procreation that stems from marriage’s origins as a means to address the tendency of opposite-sex relationships to produce unintended and unplanned offspring. There is nothing irrational about declining to …

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Prop 8 Backers File First SCOTUS Brief

Today the legal team representing Protect Marriage, the backers of Proposition 8, filed their first brief at the Supreme Court. Chris Geidner has the story at Buzzfeed: Arguing that the case brought by same-sex couples seeking to marry was unlike past gay rights cases where the court struck down anti-gay restrictions and also unlike Loving v. Virginia, in which the …

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SCOTUS Marriage Action Announced

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Tenthers Want Feds Out Of Marriage

The anti-gay Faith & Freedom Institute has issued a press release asking Christian Tenthers to support their petition to block all federal courts, including SCOTUS, from making any rulings on same-sex marriage. The petition reads: We petition the Obama Administration to ask Congress to deny the US Supreme Court and all federal courts jurisdiction concerning same-sex marriage.  The President should …

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Barney Frank On Justice Antonin Scalia

“I was glad that he made clear what’s been obvious, that he’s just a flat out bigot. I’d previously said he was a homophobe. And Fox and the rightwing said, ‘Oh just because he’s not for same-sex marriage? And I said, ‘No, let me be very clear. That’s not it. This is a man who has said you should go …

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Linda Harvey: Gays Are Not People

“Why should the equal protection argument be made in favor of homosexual behavior, which is changeable?  People are not naturally homosexual, so the definition of ‘person’ in the Fourteenth Amendment is being twisted to make this assumption. ‘Person’ should be understood based on historic, beneficial, or at least neutral and fact-based traits; it should not be twisted to incorporate behavior …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Washington Post: In striking down both laws, the Supreme Court could adopt the logic of the various appeals courts, or it could find other legally acceptable ways to avoid a sweeping ruling just yet. Same-sex couples could then marry in California, and married same-sex couples across the country could obtain federal benefits — but other states would have …

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Eric Teetsel Vs George Will

“As the 28-year-old executive of the Manhattan Declaration, I join my 20-something colleagues Ryan Anderson and Andrew Walker of the Heritage Foundation in echoing Twain’s famous line, ‘the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ Both the polling and the voters have demonstrated time and again Americans’ strong support for marriage. What future voters may decide obviously remains to …

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Totally Not-Gay Never-Married Sen. Lindsey Graham On Gay Marriage

(Via Think Progress)

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HomoQuotable – Greg Quinlan

“We are in a very precarious situation right now, so I don’t know that the fears are justified from homosexual activists now who are afraid that the court won’t use this to change the course of this nation and our ethics.  We’re seeing over and over again that there are places where the Constitution doesn’t matter, the will of the …

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Gary Bauer Is Worried About SCOTUS

“The Supreme Court is split with four reliable liberals, four generally conservative justices and one moderate, swing vote — Justice Anthony Kennedy. While Justice Kennedy sided with conservatives in the Obamacare decision, he has a long history of siding with the court’s liberals when it comes to abortion and homosexual rights. “For example, Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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LGBT Groups Ask Obama To Hold Gay Deportations Until SCOTUS Ruling

A coalition of more than 50 LGBT and progressive groups has sent a letter to President Obama asking that he order a hold on the deportations of all gay-married foreign nationals until the Supreme Court issues its ruling on DOMA. The groups urged the president to “hold in abeyance” cases currently under consideration by federal immigration authorities of United States …

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Eugene Delgaudio: I’ll Save DOMA

“The ‘Gay Marriage’-at-all-cost lobby is pushing more misinformation every day falsely stating that Americans are turning toward so-called “gay marriage.” If this were true, then the overwhelming majority of states would not have laws and amendments supporting marriage as between only one man and woman. A few small margins in stolen elections do not make majority rule across the board. …

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GOP Silent On SCOTUS Decisions

Politico today notes that thus far the leadership of the Republican Party has not uttered a peep about Friday’s Supreme Court decisions.  Hate groups, naturally, are disappointed. House Republican leaders had a uniform response to the Supreme Court’s decision to take up gay marriage: silence. The high court’s decision last week to hear two cases relating to same-sex marriage puts …

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Justice Antonin Scalia Compares Gay Sex To Bestiality And Murder (AGAIN)

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia repeated one of his most famously foul comparisons. Speaking at Princeton University, Scalia was asked by a gay student why he equates laws banning sodomy with those barring bestiality and murder. “I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,” Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be …

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Maggie Gallagher: We’ll Lose On DOMA

“To strike down Prop 8 on ‘narrow grounds’ proposed by the 9th Circuit is so intellectually dishonest that if that is what the Court wished to do I think they would have refused to hear the case. I think Kennedy will overturn DOMA (perhaps joined by Roberts) and then uphold the right of states to refuse to accept gay marriage …

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Worried About SCOTUS?

For the “Yes, we should worry” side, here’s noted journalist Linda Hirshman, the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. In 1996 Justice Anthony Kennedy, still rumored to be the swing vote this time, wrote a groundbreaking opinion in favor of the political rights of gays. In 2003, the Supreme Court threw out the remaining state laws making sodomy criminal. …

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Archbishop Of SF Prays For SCOTUS

“I pray the court will affirm the fact that the institution of marriage, which is as old as humanity and written in our very nature, is the union of one man and one woman. Marriage is the foundation of a just society, as it protects the most vulnerable among us, children. It is the only institution that unites children with …

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About The Coming SCOTUS Cases

“By taking these cases, the Supreme Court has the opportunity to affirm our most cherished values by preserving the American people’s right to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Those who persist in forcing their preferred redefinition of marriage on the country by rule of law stand squarely against everything on which this country was …

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