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Friday, December 20,2013

Gay Marriage is Coming to Utah

Judge Strikes Down Ban as Unconstitutional

By Josh Gross

The Salt Lake City Tribune is reporting that Robert J. Shelby, a U.S. District Court federal judge has struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, saying it violates the U.S. Constitution, specifically its provisions on equal protection and due process.

From the article... 

"Shelby said that while he agreed with Utah that marriage has traditionally been left to regulation by the states, such laws must comply with the Constitution.

"The issue the court must address in this case is not who should define marriage, but the narrow question of whether Utah’s current definition of marriage is permissible under the Constitution," the judge said"

Shelby also wrote in his decision that "The state’s current laws deny its gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry and, in so doing, demean the dignity of these same-sex couples for no rational reason."

The full article can be read here.

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We need an across-the-board decision by the Federal Government.  Here in TN, they’ve gone as far as to create a new holiday- “Traditional Marriage Day” in which the wording of the bill quotes The Holy Bible.  Why does the State feel it has the right to continually define marriage?  Exactly what is “Traditional” Marriage in Tennessee seeing as even Interracial Marriage is STILL outlawed by the State Constitution along with Same Sex Marriage?  http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2013/08/on-wrong-side-of-hypocrisy-traditional.html