Judge Puts W.Va. Gay Marriage Suit on Hold

There are 6 comments on the Jun 10, 2014, EDGE story titled Judge Puts W.Va. Gay Marriage Suit on Hold. In it, EDGE reports that:

A federal judge has put a lawsuit challenging West Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage on hold until a federal appeals court decides a similar Virginia case.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Jun 10, 2014
I lived in Huntington, WV a couple of years and it's the GAYEST place I've ever seen.:)

I think in this case, the judge made the right decisions putting this case on hold while the Virginia case is decided by the appeals court. I'm fairly optimistic that we will prevail in the Virginia case in the federal appeals court, which will also have the affect of legalizing marriage equality in several states, including West Virginia, without the necessity of a court case in that state.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jun 10, 2014
Once again I find myself agreeing with you, Foxy. On all points, even the Huntington one. This is in danger of becoming an embarrassing habit. I need to see my therapist... Now!

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#3 Jun 10, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I think in this case, the judge made the right decisions putting this case on hold while the Virginia case is decided by the appeals court.
Putting the case on hold is certainly expedient and possibly even prudent.

There are basically five possibilities:

1) The judge had no idea what the facts would show and didn't really want to make the decision himself.

2) The judge didn't want to overturn the ban, and he figured his decision would make him an obvious outlier. So he avoided it and hoped for a gift from the Circuit Court of Appeals.

3) The judge didn't want to overturn the ban, but he's read all the other decisions. So he knew where the facts would lead. So he avoided the decision and left it to the Circuit Court of Appeals to shove the decision down his throat.

4) The judge wanted to overturn the ban, but he didn't want to take the political heat. So he avoided the decision.

5) The judge wanted to overturn the ban, and he knew the facts would support that decision. He was confident that the Circuit Court of Appeals would overturn the ban. In this case, he could have added to the string of court decisions that support the correct outcome, possibly even influencing the decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals. But instead, he avoided the controversy.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jun 11, 2014
Honesty, I'm surprised MORE of these cases haven't been put on hold, especially in states where other cases in the same appeals circuit are much father along in the process.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Jun 11, 2014
Btw, wtf is up with Topix? I don't care for the "new & improved" format at all.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Jun 11, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Btw, wtf is up with Topix? I don't care for the "new & improved" format at all.
what's "new & improved" ? looks the same to me here.(using chrome).

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