Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Federal appeals judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin natural marriage laws

via Alliance via Sun-Times (AP):
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

As the legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hoping to get a spot in the hearing room.

Attorneys general in both states are trying to reinstate bans that were ruled unconstitutional in June. The outcome of the case also could directly affect hundreds of couples who were married after federal judges overturned the bans but before their rulings were put on hold pending appeal.
I just don't understand how the African American community can stand by and give these people a pass when making such egregious and erroneous comments.  Might as well invoke a Hitler and a Stalin in there too.

Then again, why does the government even have marriage laws to begin with?  For taxes?  Do we get to the point where the government removes children from natural families, say because the family is deemed unfit because it has too many children, and places unnatural families as custodians(if we maintain the current model where government is involved with family welfare)?  Or perhaps we just move to this Libertarian style governance over family affairs where anything goes and children are more or less property of parents similar to the Roman "patria" potestas model.


  1. They need to address the prohibition of polygamy. That recognition of definition comes from somewhere, gee I wonder where? The one Republican-appointee, Posner, isn't much of one. Mark Levin has gone after him in the past. I believe that Posner supported Obama and has spoke glowingly of him. They're both from the same pond, U. of Chicago law school. We've seen the quality of Constitutional instruction from that institution where Obama and Posner taught Constitutional Law (try not to laugh too hard). What the heck, here you go:

  2. And then there's this: He thinks that the state can eminent domain private property to give to private developers, businesses, cronies, etc. The Constitution is clear about eminent domain, but says nothing about marriage. The Constitution was never written to influence marriage. This is either ignorance of the Constitution or ignorance of having to follow the Constitution. You're exactly right about African Americans. The tragedy of the amendments passed to protect African Americans (14th) is that they have been construed to protect what has destroyed African Americans, namely abortion, "separation," protection of drug users and criminals. Posner is wrong on Kelo, has been wrong on a lot of things, and is wrong here. That is the pattern.


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