Thursday, July 06, 2006

Two Courts Rule Against Gay Marriage, Proponents "Devastated"

It appears that New York and Georgia gays will have to wait to impose their agenda on the denizens of those states. The Enemy Press AP reports in the Washington Times that the New York Court of Appeals ruled that "same-sex unions are not allowed under state law," while the Georgia Supreme Court ruled "that the ban did not violate the state's single-subject rule for ballot measures. The ban had been approved by 76 percent of voters in 2004."

In a bald faced statement, "'It's a sad day for New York families,' said plaintiff Kathy Burke of Schenectady, who is raising an 11-year-old son with her partner, Tonja Alvis. 'My family deserves the same protections as my next door neighbors.'" Pray tell - oops, how insensitive of me, no prayer allowed - exactly what protections have been taken away from you by this ruling? Are you now free to be shot or robbed or murdered openly in New York now? Of course not. What they bemoan is the fact that their radical sexual agenda isn't going to be enforced by the state. At least at this point in time.

Just to show you stupidity or disingenuousness isn't limited to the plaintiffs, listen to what Chief Judge of New York said in her dissent. "...Chief Judge Judith Kaye said the court failed to uphold its responsibility to correct inequalities when it decided to simply leave the issue to lawmakers. 'It is uniquely the function of the Judicial Branch to safeguard individual liberties guaranteed by the New York State Constitution, and to order redress for their violation, she wrote. 'The court's duty to protect constitutional rights is an imperative of the separation of powers, not its enemy. I am confident that future generations will look back on today's decision as an unfortunate misstep.'"

These statements show clearly how dangerous it is to have those who try to impose their own views on the voters of a state. The job of the judicial branch is only to decide the constitutionality of laws, not make laws. This judge has decided her own values override the will of the people. Such judges must be removed from office as soon as possible. No one's rights are violated by the blocking of so-called gay "marriage." Gays have the right to marry anyone of the opposite sex, the same as heterosexuals. No, it's obvious that many in the judiciary believe it's their duty to impose what they deem constitutional rights on an unwilling populace. Fortunately Judge Kay is in the minority and hopefully will remain there on her days on the high court.

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