U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee blasts Snyder, Schuette in midst of court battle over gay marriage ban
U.S. Rep Dan Kildee had strong words for Gov. Rick Snyder just one day after a lawyer made the case for the state of Michigan's current constitutional gay marriage ban in a federal appeals court.
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In an appeal brief filed in May, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said that the ban's removal by a federal court "denies each of those voters the dignity of a meaningful vote, labels each with the stigma of irrationality, and treats Michigan's electorate as incapable of deciding this profound and sensitive issue."
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette 1943 (SCOTUS Majority Opinion)
"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.”
U.S. Constitution › Article VI
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution;
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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