Judge: Va. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Feb 13, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WSET-TV Lynchburg

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state in the South to have its voter-approved prohibition overturned.

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Another one bites the dust!

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Keep 'em coming!

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No sense in ever ruling otherwise .. Achilles' heel ..

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Up next- Texas & Michigan.

Depending on how quickly the appeals courts work, we could have decisions in the 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, & 10th circuits by the end of the year.

That said, I doubt any case will be accepted by the SCOTUS this year- the normal cutoff for taking new cases is Oct.

These cases will all likely be held for the 2015/16 term, except maybe the 9th circuit since no one there has standing to appeal.

So we will probably have 19 states (including Nevada & Oregon), with the remaining state rulings all stayed pending a SCOTUS ruling.

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Updated timeline-

Texas- awaiting ruling.
Kentucky- awaiting order clarifying immediate effect/stay/appeal
Michigan- trial begins Feb 25th
10th circuit- oral arguments scheduled for Apr 10th
Oregon- hearing scheduled Apr 23rd.
9th circuit- "fast track" granted, oral arguments likely in Apr.
4th circuit- pending appeal schedule; oral arguments likely in Apr/May.
Pennsylvania- federal trial begins Jun 9

There are 40+ cases pending at some stage, but those are the main ones to watch right now.
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Can one of the legal minds on here explain why she would stay her ruling? And what effect that will have, considering the AG has stated he will not appeal?
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Another ban over ruled...another 1000 "sh-teater" posts.

Topix math.

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AZAdam wrote:
Can one of the legal minds on here explain why she would stay her ruling? And what effect that will have, considering the AG has stated he will not appeal?
Since trial court rulings are merely round one, she doesn't have the final say on the case and even though the AG isn't appealing the ruling on behalf of the state registrar, who is the first named defendant, it will be appealed by the good Christian lawyers representing the second named defendant, the County Clerk in Norfolk. Unless it's a pretty much life or death situation, or the wrong being addressed so grievous that delay was itself harmful, almost all federal trial court rulings are routinely stayed pending an appeal process that can take some time sometimes.(There's also a "defendant-intervenor " in this case, another County Clerk and their good Christian legal representatives, but their ride is over at this point.)
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The destruction of America picks up the pace.

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AZAdam wrote:
Can one of the legal minds on here explain why she would stay her ruling? And what effect that will have, considering the AG has stated he will not appeal?
What Rick said, plus she didn't want to see the mess Utah made from having marriage equality in place for a couple of weeks repeat itself in Virginia.

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Frontline Fighter wrote:
The destruction of America picks up the pace.
Coming soon to a state near you. Equal rights are equal rights.

No doubt your parents said the same crap when integration was involved. Hate is learned from haters.

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Frontline Fighter wrote:
The destruction of America picks up the pace.
LOL!!!! Too funny!!

Since you seem to sure of it, please explain to us exactly how allowing marriage equality for same-sex couples is going to "destroy" America.

This oughta be good!!
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eJohn wrote:
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LOL!!!! Too funny!!
Since you seem to sure of it, please explain to us exactly how allowing marriage equality for same-sex couples is going to "destroy" America.
This oughta be good!!
There is an epic spiritual battle raging between the angels of God and demons (fallen angels). This battle plays out all around us in ways you're not godly enough to understand.

The pedophiles and homosexuals and other liberal filth may think they're winning this battle, but in the end, God will have the final say. The only thing up for debate is whether this great nation stays on the right side of god and keeps it's place as the shining city on a hill or sides with Satan and goes the way of Sodom and Gamorah,
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AZAdam wrote:
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There is an epic spiritual battle raging between the angels of God and demons (fallen angels). This battle plays out all around us in ways you're not godly enough to understand.
The pedophiles and homosexuals and other liberal filth may think they're winning this battle, but in the end, God will have the final say. The only thing up for debate is whether this great nation stays on the right side of god and keeps it's place as the shining city on a hill or sides with Satan and goes the way of Sodom and Gamorah,
This argument doesn't go over well in court. That's why they flounder for a better one which does not exist - and lose and lose.

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AZAdam wrote:
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There is an epic spiritual battle raging between the angels of God and demons (fallen angels). This battle plays out all around us in ways you're not godly enough to understand.
The pedophiles and homosexuals and other liberal filth may think they're winning this battle, but in the end, God will have the final say. The only thing up for debate is whether this great nation stays on the right side of god and keeps it's place as the shining city on a hill or sides with Satan and goes the way of Sodom and Gamorah,
Hocus pocus!
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AZAdam wrote:
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Sodom and Gamorah,
Can spell "Sodom," can't spell "Gomorrah."

Because one of the words is more closely related to sex acts you can't stop thinking about....

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AZAdam wrote:
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There is an epic spiritual battle raging between the angels of God and demons (fallen angels). This battle plays out all around us in ways you're not godly enough to understand.
The pedophiles and homosexuals and other liberal filth may think they're winning this battle, but in the end, God will have the final say. The only thing up for debate is whether this great nation stays on the right side of god and keeps it's place as the shining city on a hill or sides with Satan and goes the way of Sodom and Gamorah,
LOL!!! Here's another good story:

There was this little girl in Kansas named Dorothy. She and her little dog got sucked up into a tornado and transported to the magical Land of Oz!!! She had to do all sorts of thing to try to get back to her home in Kansas!!

Have you heard that one?? It's SUPER scary in parts!! But she wins in the end.

How'd I do?? Your crazy stories of doom and gloom and untold future horrors mean about as much to me as The Wizard of Oz should to you. They're both works of fiction.

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AZAdam wrote:
There is an epic spiritual battle raging between the angels of God and demons (fallen angels). This battle plays out all around us in ways you're not godly enough to understand.
The pedophiles and homosexuals and other liberal filth may think they're winning this battle, but in the end, God will have the final say. The only thing up for debate is whether this great nation stays on the right side of god and keeps it's place as the shining city on a hill or sides with Satan and goes the way of Sodom and Gamorah,
That's sweet of your God, too bad you haven't bothered to actually read that book you're thumping, because right now, Christians like you are playing the Sodomites.

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