Thursday, July 10, 2014

Colorado District Court strikes Ban on Same-Sex Marriage then WUSSES out

Photo via Channel 9 News - Colorado KUSA




As reported here, on June 27, 2013, Boulder County's Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall began issuing Marriage Licenses to same-sex couples immediately upon the decision issued by the Federal 10th Circuit Court striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage thereby opening the door towards full civil rights for all citizens under the US Constitution.

The US 10th Circuit Court issued a "stay" on that decision in order to hold the matter until it could be reviewed by the US Supreme Court (a SCOTUS with 5 fully entrenched radically right wing male justices in the majority.  Maybe all members of the GLBT community should incorporate than they might turn one or two of the SCOTUS radicals to the light side from the dark) then, immediately issued a stay in that decision because ...well, maybe civil rights for all might break out in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico (as well as those portions of the Yellowstone National Park extending into Montana and Idaho... but I digress)


Unfortunately, the court chose to remain firmly entrenched in waffle mode by issuing an immediate "stay" in that decision.

That's right, after 49 pages of ruminating legalese, the court refuses to act on the "courage" of its conviction.

WTF?

Article XIV
1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
.......

.....wasn't to be part of the US Constitution   -  a mere clerical error, gone unnoticed, for over 200 years...


Who knows what would happen if the Courts ever actually took a definitive stand to enforce the US Constitution?

Mayhem might ensue - people of all shapes and sizes, races, colors, ages, faiths or non-faiths, economic level, sexual preference, gender, and ability might actually enjoy "... Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

No, we can't have that!  After all, people might get all uppity and start living "the dream" of equality.


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