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Saturday, May 10, 2014

An Arkansas judge on Friday struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, opening the door for gay couples to wed. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the 2004 amendment's definition of marriage as allowable only between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and violates the rights of same-sex couples. State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office is expected to quickly appeal Piazza's ruling to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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The local Fox affiliate is doing a good job on this story, http://www.fox16.com/story/d/story/arkansas-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-ruled-unconstitu/28797/Tbpk1MFpN0KqrxbLDpnXmw

For example they provide a link to the ruling here, http://www.fox16.com/media/lib/9/4/a/2/4a2cc892-9495-4a96-8fdc-a1885c5612df/Same_Sex_Marriage_Ruling.pdf

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Let's try that again.

The local Fox affiliate is doing a good job on this story, www.fox16.com

For example they provide a link to the ruling here, www.fox16.com

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-09 06:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thank God we have judges who impose freedom rather than letting the people decide their own laws.
It gives the appearance of a democracy when they do that.

#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-10 09:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Thank God we have judges who impose freedom rather than letting the people decide their own laws.
It gives the appearance of a democracy when they do that.
#2 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-10 09:16 AM

Thankfully, we have CHECKS and BALANCES so that when "the people" do decide their own laws, there is a branch of government that helps determine if said law violates the constitution. You know that document you idiots are always clammering on about? That whole Founding Fathers thing that you spew your inept ramblings about? THIS is their intention. They created this. You love it when it works in your favor and hate it when it doesn't.

And why am I even explaining this to you? You're completely incapable of living up to the theology you so proclaim to love. You passed the point of insignificance the moment you questioned just how many of those sex-abuse accusers were telling the truth, instead of acknowledging that just ONE is too much and deserves to be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Instead, you defend the church to the end. Worthless.

#3 | Posted by deadseasquirrel at 2014-05-10 10:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

It's all relative in Arkansas, where siblings and cousins are still free to marry...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2014-05-10 11:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

siblings and cousins are still free to marry...

Why not? It's a violation of equal protection to limit marriage to exclude them.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-05-10 02:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Thank God we have judges who impose freedom rather than letting the people decide their own laws.
It gives the appearance of a democracy when they do that.
#2 | Posted by Diablo

When a judge can impose freedom that the majority wouldn't voluntarily confer, that's a good day for liberty.

It's a bad day for democracy in that it shows democracy can be as unjust and unfair as any other method of government. But we all knew that already.

You should read the judge's ruling. It's only 13 pages and gives a nice overview of why anti-gay marriage laws run into problems.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-10 02:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think it's pretty cool that the unconstitutionality of gay marriage bans isn't really cause for discussion anymore.

You've Come A Long Way, Baby!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-11 03:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

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