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Federal judge upholds voter rights and state marriage law as one man, one woman!

 

2nd judge in 2 months to defend voter rights & marriage!

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Federal judge upholds voter rights and state marriage law as one man, one woman!

Second judge in two months to defend voter rights and marriage!

MIAMI-For the second time in a row, a judge has ruled that the state has a legitimate interest under a rational basis standard of review for addressing the meaning of marriage through the democratic process.

Last night, Louisiana Federal Judge Martin L.C. Feldman upheld the right of Louisiana voters to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The judge wrote that "the State of Louisiana has a legitimate interest under a rational basis standard of review for addressing the meaning of marriage through the democratic process."

Last month, Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons, Jr. ruled on a matter surrounding two homosexual men who sought a divorce after tying the knot four years ago in Iowa. He denied the men the divorce as he declined to recognize their relationship under Tennessee law as a marriage.

"The court finds that Tennessee’s laws concerning same-sex marriage do not violate the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution," Simmons wrote.

"There is nothing irrational about limiting the institution of marriage for the purpose for which it was created, by embracing its traditional definition. To conclude otherwise is to impose one’s own view of what a state ought to do on the subject of same-sex marriage."

While Simmons cited the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of United States v. Windsor, which struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act as being unconstitutional, he said that the ruling only applied to federal matters and did not give an opinion on whether states that outlaw same-sex nuptials must recognize "marriages" allowed in other states.

"The Supreme Court does not go the final step and find that a state that defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman is unconstitutional," Simmons wrote. "Further, the Supreme Court does not find that one state’s refusal to accept as valid other states’ valid same-sex marriage to be in violation of the U.S. Constitution. … [T]his question was not an issue in the Windsor case."

Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida issued the following statement:

"These state and federal decisions in support of voter rights and marriage are victories for democracy in America, these decisions are on the right side of history and expose the fallacy that homosexual so-called 'marriage' is an inevitability. Furthermore, it demonstrates how wrong outlaw judges in Florida have been all along in striking down the rights of voters to constitutionally respect marriage as the union of one man, one woman as guaranteed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Judges Garcia, Zabel, Cohen and Hinkle, will go down in history as corrupt jurists who twisted the state constitution to serve their own corrupt purposes. We commend Judges Feldman and Simmons for honoring their oath of office and upholding the rule of law."

http://news.yahoo.com/federal-judge-upholds-la-same-sex-marriage-ban-165757659.html

http://christiannews.net/2014/08/12/first-judge-upholds-states-ban-on-same-sex-marriage/

 

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