Sunday, August 15, 2010

Under the U.S. Supreme Court: Kennedy key to gay marriage By Michael Kirkland, United Press International -

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Now that a federal judge has blocked California's voter-enacted ban on same sex marriages, his injunction is expected to be favorably viewed by the federal appeals court where the case is headed now.

The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals, headquartered in San Francisco, is considered the most liberal of the 13 federal courts of appeal in the United States.

But what about the U.S. Supreme Court, where this or a similar future case is inevitably headed, where moderate conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy holds sway?

Any number of analyses show Kennedy voting in the majority in more than 90 percent of cases, more than any other justice. He votes mostly with the conservative bloc. Frequently, he is the pivot around which the four other conservative justices swing, often writing the majority opinion in 5-4 decisions.

Kennedy, 72, is a Roman Catholic, like all the other conservative justices on the high court. Read more:

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by Joe Garofoli - The San Francisco Chronicle

Who has standing to appeal Prop. 8 ruling?
by Erwin Chemerinsky - Los Angeles Times

Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
 A flashback far more severe than in
Brokeback Mountain

Looking for Time Bombs and Tea Leaves on Gay Marriage
By Adam Liptak – July 19, 2010
The New York Times
American Bar Association (ABA)
Backs Marriage Equality for Gays and Lesbians
ABA Journal

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle
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Same-sex marriage - The Big Picture 
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Prop. 8 overturned: Why Vaughn Walker ruled against gay-marriage ban 
By Warren Richey – August 4, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
 Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone - law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

"Someday, maybe, there will exist a 
well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is 
the mutilation of a 
child's spirit."

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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