Louisiana's ruling on marriage equality reversed

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    Sep 24, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    "ruling from Louisiana State Judge Edward Rubin who, contrary to Judge Feldmand, recently found the state's ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional"

    Reference from Towleroad
    http://www.towleroad.com/2014/09/louisiana-state-officials-request-5th-circuit-fast-track-appeal-of-same-sex-marriage-case.html
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:35 AM GMT
    The rest of the update is that same-sex marriage is on hold...

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    Sep 26, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    This is meaningful because it was the only ruling that supported the legality of same sex marriage bans. With this loss opponents of marriage equality ain't got shit. And it really doesn't matter if it's on hold. All that matters is the run up to the Supreme Court decision which is looking like it's heavily weighted in our favor, especially now. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 27, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    Darwin1122 saidThis is meaningful because it was the only ruling that supported the legality of same sex marriage bans. With this loss opponents of marriage equality ain't got shit. And it really doesn't matter if it's on hold. All that matters is the run up to the Supreme Court decision which is looking like it's heavily weighted in our favor, especially now. icon_smile.gif

    The Republican majority US Supreme Court does not have to abide by any lower Federal court rulings. We know homophobes like Alito and Uncle Thomas will vote against gay marriage, as they've already indicated, so that's a given. Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to express such opinions about cases that have not yet come before them, but these guys have no judicial ethics whatsoever.

    The question remains about the remainder of the court. And that is unpredictable. Most members of the court are Roman Catholics, with 3 Jews and no Protestants, and that is not good for gays. As the Hobby Lobby case demonstrated, in their Catholic minds their religion trumps the US Constitution.
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    Sep 28, 2014 12:34 AM GMT
    The appointment of Supreme Court justices is one area where the US Constitution tends to fall short. Through their SCOTUS appointments, presidents can continue to influence the law long after they have left office (or even long after they have died).
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    Sep 28, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    I just don't comprehend how people can be so oppossed to same sex marriage. It's scary how many people can't use logic to seperate their religious views and allow equality for all. Does it really effect them that much when two homosexuals get married?