Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

This is what Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson supports.The abjectly corrupt powers-that-be in Columbus,Georgia are morally depraved individuals.
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It was statewide this time … there have been so many county level decisions that the Florida case has been difficult to follow:
“In the first decision on same-sex marriage with statewide impact, a federal judge ruled Thursday that Florida’s gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional, ordering the state to allow the marriage of same-sex couples and to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.
“When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” wrote U.S District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Tallahassee. “Observers who are not now of age will wonder just how those views could have been held.” …”
The federal judge quoted MLK and cited the Loving decision:
“”When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” Hinkle wrote in his decision. “To paraphrase a civil rights leader from the age when interracial marriage was struck down, the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.
“The Florida ban on same-sex marriage stems entirely, or almost entirely, from moral disapproval of the practice,” he continued, and that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples has “no rational basis.” …
You have to admire Hinkle’s logic: the gay marriage ban is based on morality. Therefore, it has no “rational basis.”

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