Thursday, September 04, 2014

First, and only, win for state bans on same-sex marriages

A U.S. District Court judge in New Orleans became the first and only judge to uphold a state same-sex marriage ban.  According to the NYT:

"Since the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year in the case of United States v. Windsor, there have been 21 consecutive federal court decisions finding that same-sex marriage bans were unconstitutional, according to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group."

The decision is likely to be overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which has not yet decided on the issue.  Since Romer v. Evans ( 1996), a Supreme Court majority has been sending  signals that this  marriage ban will fall.  At the Supreme Court level it may be another 5-4 decision with the swing-voter, Kennedy giving the victory to the ban opponents.


  1. Homosexual marriage is incompatible with nature. This said, a free society reserves the right to follow nature's laws. This district judge made a good call. Secession has not been a part of my vocabulary, but it's getting damned closer.

  2. 44: Thanks for the comment., Perhaps you were just blowing off steam in mentioning secession. If you're serious, rather than wasting time and energy on secession, start pushing for a constitutional amendment that reflects your views. It is a peaceful solution.

  3. You're correct about blowing off steam. The reason I mentioned secession is I'm tired of central government's overreach into the states' respective civil affairs. Slavery and Jim Crow laws violated nature's law that " ...that all Men are created equal , that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights...". Banning same-sex marriage never violated nor threatened the natural order and well-being of society.