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Louisiana gay marriage ban upheld by federal judge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Ending a long losing streak for gay marriage bans, Judge Martin Feldman yesterday held that the state's gay marriage ban was Constitutional. This broke a streak of 21 consecutive decisions overturning gay marriage bans.


    In his ruling, Judge Martin L. C. Feldman of Federal District Court said that the regulation of marriage was left up to the states and the democratic process; that no fundamental right was being violated by the ban; and that Louisiana had a “legitimate interest ... whether obsolete in the opinion of some, or not, in the opinion of others ... in linking children to an intact family formed by their two biological parents.”
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Keepin' it real in the state that gave us Plessy v. Ferguson.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Eh, the state will be under water in 50 years due to global warming anyways.

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    Yeah ... I thought he was dead.
    Guess he's now a Federal Judge in La.
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  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Gotta love how the judge goes right for the "what if they try to apply this to incest" defense.

    “Must the states permit or recognize a marriage between an aunt and niece?” he wrote. “Aunt and nephew? Brother/brother? Father and child?”
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Interesting fellow, this Feldman.

    It appears he may have violated conflict of interest by blocking a moratorium on offshore drilling. Turns out he owned stock in Transocean and other oil companies affected by it. He cashed in his Exxon-Mobil stock hours before his ruling.

    He's also a member of the much-vilified FISA Court.

  7. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Damn activist judges.
  8. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I don't think that means what you think it means.
  9. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I think you're color blind.
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