Federal judge strikes down KY ban on SSM

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    Feb 12, 2014 10:33 PM GMT
    A federal court judge nominated by Mitch McConnell (R) and appointed by George H.W. Bush(R) has ruled that Kentucky's ban on recognizing valid same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. Maybe it won't be so bad moving there after all.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-ky-must-recognize-same-sex-marriages/2014/02/12/562d0516-940b-11e3-9e13-770265cf4962_story.html

    The dominoes sure are falling quickly.
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    Feb 12, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    Yup, spit only from now on.
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    Feb 12, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    Now that my celebratory thread has been completely hijacked by you sluts.... icon_mad.gif
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Feb 12, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
    showme saidA federal court judge nominated by Mitch McConnell (R) and appointed by George H.W. Bush(R) has ruled that Kentucky's ban on recognizing valid same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions is unconstitutional. Maybe it won't be so bad moving there after all.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-ky-must-recognize-same-sex-marriages/2014/02/12/562d0516-940b-11e3-9e13-770265cf4962_story.html

    The dominoes sure are falling quickly.



    "Article IV, Section 1:

    Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof."

    I have never understood why "we" didn't start here to begin with. If any state can ignore or, as in this case, simply "annul" by plebiscite the "public acts, records" of any other, where would that leave us? How would business work, if a contract made in Missouri with a business in California were invalid?

    Yes, I know the Full Faith and Credit Clause has been "detrimentally" interpreted by SCOTUS over the last few decades, but "reciprocity" can be a wonderful weapon: What if those states with SSM laws "ruled" (by Executive Order of the Governor) that they would no longer recognize the opposite sex marriages of any other state? Or any marriage, for that matter? That is, that you would have to get re-married every time you moved states?

    This judge didn't "quite" come this close, or take this route, but I don't see how this is not to be our endgame: SCOTUS must eventually rule that the FF&C Clause applies as marriage must be, under the law, a "public act and record" of an individual state.



  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2014 1:26 AM GMT
    Another interior state goes to the goodicon_biggrin.gif The gay marriage bans created by the NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS are all starting to fall. Lets hope for more state and federal court action granting the GLBT communities the right to marry.
  • tazzari

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    Feb 13, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    Let' see...

    slippery slope
    activist judges (appointed by Bush...)
    how can we protect the children?
    flower shops and cake shops rise in protest
    God rains down frogs, hurricanes and non-stop Pat Robertson broadcasts

    Should be fun to watch!

    Oh, and a tie-in with that guy Ben Gazi...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    tazzari saidLet' see...

    slippery slope
    activist judges (appointed by Bush...)
    how can we protect the children?
    flower shops and cake shops rise in protest
    God rains down frogs, hurricanes and non-stop Pat Robertson broadcasts

    Should be fun to watch!

    Oh, and a tie-in with that guy Ben Gazi...
    You forgot the infamous New Madrid Fault rupturing in an 8.0 earthquake in the mid-Mississippi Valleyicon_biggrin.gif
  • tazzari

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    Feb 13, 2014 1:40 AM GMT
    PS _ We actualy had someone writing in to the Seattle Times on-line comments and mentioning Mr. Gazi. A Fox listener, maybe?
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Feb 13, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    Which law school???
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    Feb 13, 2014 6:44 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidWhew....for a second there, I thought a court said we couldn't use lube! icon_eek.gif

    I was worried. icon_surprised.gif

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    KY pfffft

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    ButT yeah that's the first thing I thought when I saw "KY ban". Had it not been for Wet Platinum, I would have thought they were turning WTF into no fuck.