Marriage Watch

Get Ready For A Flood Of Marriage Cases

The Supreme Court 2011Don’t worry if you’ve lost track of the number of courts that have overturned marriage equality bans at this point. It’s happening so fast nobody can keep up. Freedom to Marry says we’re at 22 wins in just the last year! And in just a few week, we could get that number up into the thirties.

Last week it was Kentucky, believe it or not, that saw its marriage ban start to crumble. That’s not a huge surprise, because Governor Steve Beshear’s defense of the state’s ban was more-than-usually insane: his lawyers say that if queers can marry, heterosexuals stop having so much sex and the economy is destroyed.

Yes. Really. That was their argument.

Not too surprisingly, the judge called these arguments “not those of serious people.” Haha.

Lots of other courts are primed for a ruling right now. We could get a decision at any moment in Virginia, Oklahoma, or Florida.

And we’re going to have a ton of hearings very soon in some western states. From Ohio to Hawaii, appeals courts will hear at least eight different cases in early August and early September. If the rulings in those cases happen swiftly enough, they’ll be able to appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court. It’s going to be an awfully busy fall for marriage attorneys jostling to be heard by the highest court in the land.

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  • MarionPaige

    Again, there is THE BIG REVEAL at the end of this grand fabricated controversy rainbow – which is that, relatively speaking, there ain’t a whole lot of people interested in marrying someone of the same sex. The numbers on married same-sex couples are that the total number of married same sex couples has barely approached 100,000. 100,000 married sames sex couples in all of North America is insignificant. 100,000 same sex couples (most of which are female / female) doesn’t come close to justifying the price society had to pay for 8 years of George Bush.

    History will record that Marriage Equality Activists were willing to risk all, including having another 8 years of a Republican in the white house, all over a controversy that they fabricated.

  • MarionPaige

    Let History Record that “” was first to call BULLSHIT on THE GREAT GAY MARRIAGE SCAM.

  • Qjersey

    @MarionPaige: Somebody is drinking some fucked up lefty Kool Aid

  • Mezaien

    No meter what you do! the USA is not, never been, not going to be a Christian, country. I will kill for the freedom I deserved. As a radical liberal, I can`t wait to exterminate Christian.

  • tdx3fan

    @MarionPaige: It must be nice to take your rights for granted. I have wanted to marry my partner since two months after we met. I have been unable to legally do so for almost 4 years now.

    I also don’t think you have any credible evidence to back your argument. The droves of people that are marrying as soon as they legally can just doesn’t speak to what you are saying.

    Also, this is America… this country was founded on the nation that no one should suffer any indifference that is unfair to them. If only one person wanted to get married, they should still have the right to do so… the argument against that is un-American.

  • jwrappaport

    @MarionPaige: It’s not just about marriage, it’s about dignity – it’s about the legal recognition of our existence and validation of our relationships. That’s what this is about.

  • Jonty Coppersmith

    The editor would probably do well to delete Mezaien’s post above talking about exterminating Christians. I’m not a fan of the religion, especially those who take the book literally, but I don’t want to be associated with calls for exterminating anyone.

  • MarionPaige

    When you ask WHY the so-called anti-gay marriage forces have not pointed out the low numbers of gay people who have taken advantage of legalized same sex marriage in those states where it is available, you begin to get the full impact of just how deep this bullshit gay marriage scam runs. Anti-Gay Marriage forces WANT it to appear that there is this horde of homosexuals lined up to launch an assault on marriage.

    The US Supreme Court that got The Prop 8 appeal would have been an entirely different Court had George Bush never been president. The blind fucking drive for gay marriage at all cost is what created a US Supreme Court that would NOT hold that gay marriage was a constitutional right.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    MarionPaige, Have you been listening to “The Rainbow Belongs to God” over and over on repeat all? Equality is inevitable. One set of popular Americans cannot withhold rights from a set of unpopular Americans. This principle of equality is above mere justices, Bible thumpers, and politicians. The idea of equality may be challenged, but it can not be defeated.

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