Same-sex marriage backers urge Ohio to drop its appeal

Supporters of gay marriage in Ohio have delivered petitions to the state’s attorney general urging him to drop his appeal of a federal judge’s order on same-sex marriage.
Associated Press
May 16, 2014

 

The state is appealing Judge Timothy Black’s decision ordering Ohio to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. Most of the judge’s April 14 ruling was put on hold pending the anticipated appeal.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has said marriage is between a man and a woman and he will continue defending Ohio’s voterapproved gay marriage ban.

The group Why Marriage Matters Ohio delivered more than 6,000 signatures to DeWine’s office Thursday, demanding he stop the appeal.

Comments

ram03

Last I checked Ohio is still a sovereign state. So it can write whatever laws it wants regardless of what the fed thinks. Don't like it? Then move. Voter approved, so get over it. Democracy is great until you don't get your way.

Donegan

One of the original purposes of the federal government is to step in and protect the Citizens rights against state laws that infringe upon those rights. Yes Ohio is a sovereign state but just because they are sovereign does not give them the right to overstep the constitution.
Look at this the same way as civil rights during the 60's and you can see the correlation.

paws4thought

There is no resemblance between gay marriage and the civil rights movement. There is nothing in the constitution that gives gays the "right" to marriage.

Donegan

14th amendment. " No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
If one citizen gets that right they all do. The states are denying rights to the LGBT community the same as they did the minorities of the 60's. They cannot make laws that punish one citizen over another.

paws4thought

There is no logic in your comment. Again, there is nothing in the constitution that gives gays the "right" to be married.

Donegan

There is no where in the Constitution that says hetero couples have a right to get married either. Your point?
The government regulates marriage right? Well how can it prohibit one citizen while allowing others? That is not equal. Read up on the constitution. You may learn a thing or two.

44846GWP

You better "Paws", and think some more......you are wrong.

thinkagain's picture
thinkagain

Hey fudgepacktastic, you haven’t been right ever.

44846GWP

Troll.

paws4thought

1 U.S. Code § 7 - Definition of “marriage” and “spouse”

Current through Pub. L. 113-100. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
US Code
Notes
Updates
PREV | NEXT
In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.

Donegan

Taxes, filing, registering ect. I do not want the government involved at all, It is those who wish to restrict the Citizens right to get married through regulation who want the government involved. Citizens are equal in the eyes of the government according to the constitution. How do you expect a tax break because you are married yet want to deny others? See how this goes?

paws4thought

Again, your argument is incorrect. My neighbor gets a tax break for having a child. Why don't I get the same break for having a dog? You are comparing apples and oranges.

Donegan

Dogs are not human so cannot be Citizens, Try again.
Are you really that stupid to compare a child to a dog? Bet you voted for Obama.

44846GWP

I voted for Obama, and I think "Paws" is WRONG! Don't lump Obama voters with the likes of him.

paws4thought

A dog is a "dependent." It depends on how you look at things. Obviously, your mind is too small to comprehend that.

Donegan

Guess you are that stupid. The Constitution is written for Humans, Not pets, no matter how you think of them.
The Constitution starts off "We the people" Not "We the people, Dogs, cats, livestock, whatever animal nuts think deserve the same rights as citizens"

paws4thought

Obviously attempting to make valid debate points is something that is foreign to you. Stick to subjects that match your brain: simple.

Donegan

Valid debate points? You are trying to debate Citizens rights and the Constitution using your pets as examples and think you are making valid points?
There is no Debate, There is no discussion. The LGBT community as citizens are guaranteed the same rights as every other citizen according to the 14th amendment.
14th Amendment
"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Now run along and debate your pets having the same rights as humans with someone else.

Locoboriqua1970's picture
Locoboriqua1970

I think the bible states enough about gays that the gov't views are meaningless. ADAMN AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE. And didn't GOD destroy two cities because " men laid with men. Its not morally right , PERIOD