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Regardless of where you come down on the gay marriage issue, that a single unelected Federal judge would overrule the wishes of the majority of Californians should frighten you.
Proposition 8 was put on the California ballot in the November 2008 election, five months after the California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.
Almost 80 percent of the California electorate voted and the measure—which provided that only marriage between a man a woman is valid or recognized in California—passed with 52.24 percent of the vote. It passed by about 600,000 of the 13.4 million votes cast. And it came in an election year that saw Democrat Barack Obama garner 61 percent of the vote, or more than 8.27 million votes in California.
U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that the gay marriage ban violates the Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses while failing “to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”
Thomas Jefferson was very outspoken on his views of the Federal courts. Read this article to learn more…
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission’s recent ruling may have cleared the way for an Islamic center to be built near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but this doesn’t mean the controversy is over.
A Texas judge has thrown out the case against a supporter of Republican candidate Debra Medina and a Tea Party sympathizer Chris Howe. The man was jailed for five hours on March 2 for holding a political sign in her support outside a polling place during a primary election.
Several states and a small business lobby group have mounted a legal challenge to the Federal government in Florida, demanding that the court hear their case against healthcare overhaul.
Iranian General Hossein Kan’ani Moghadam announced Tuesday that his nation’s military has begun digging mass graves for our troops should the United States decide to level the Persian soccer pitch.
A highly decorated 18-year Army veteran was officially charged with disobeying orders and dereliction of duty after refusing to be deployed to Afghanistan because he questions whether Barack Obama is eligible to be president.
There is no end to the folly that the de-stimulating stimulus bill has wrought. Not only has unemployment consistently remained at 9.5 percent and above, but hundreds of thousands of additional potential workers have just given up looking. Some analysts say the real unemployment rate is above 15 percent.
Sharron Angle, Nevada’s Republican nominee for the United States Senate, said in an interview earlier this year that the recent expansion of Federal entitlement programs is an attempt by President Obama and other Democratic leaders to "make government our god."
In a vote last week the United States Senate approved the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the 112th justice of the Supreme Court.