The Supreme Court has refused to take up the issue of federal judges usurping the authority of state legislatures and various referendums regarding same-sex marriage. Most establishment Republicans have remained silent. Most governors have given into the unlawful rulings.
They don’t want to take a position and face voters.
If the Supreme Court won’t act, it’s time for the states to step up to the bar of justice and do what they are empowered to do.
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The federal courts have been telling individual states that what’s written in their Constitutions and what people have voted on are null and void. Federal judges have declared, for example, that Kentucky and Virginia must acknowledge marriage between people of the same sex.
Here’s Kentucky’s constitutional provision: “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.”
The referendum was approved by 75% of the voters and applies to everybody regardless of gender or sexual proclivities. The “consent of the governed” has spoken loudly in more than 30 states on the same-sex marriage issue
What good are state constitutions if two or three federal judges can nullify any provision? If judges can say one provision is “unconstitutional” based on a legal fiction, what’s to say they can’t do it on other provisions?
United we stand. The courts are picking off states one at a time.
So what can these states do? Just say no. The states are governments. They have constitutions and elected representatives.
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