Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DOMA is DEAD! PROP 8 thrown Out

In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court strikes down DOMA!


This ruling means that the federal ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The federal government can no longer with hold federal benefits from same sex couples. Read the full opinion  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf No surprise on the dissenting votes are Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito the 4 biggest ASSHOLES on the court. 
A ruling on a second case is also expected soon. 

Update! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that proponents of Proposition 8 did not have proper legal standing to appeal a lower court decision.


The 5 to 4 vote in Hollingsworth v. Perry was written by Chief Justice John Roberts; the dissent by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The majority opinion vacates the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court ruling and remands “with instruction to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.” That should leave the more broadly decided district court opinion intact. 


It still does not mean Marriage Equality fight is over for the rest of the nation. It only will make it more difficult for the other 37 states to defend their bigoted ways. 
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