The *14th Amendment Goes Both Ways Folks
The equal rights canard with regard to same sex ‘marriages’ is premised on the “nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” component of the inappropriately ratified and illegal 14th Amendment.
Fact is, there is no inequality to start with. Consider that simply because marriage is between one man and one woman, it does not exclude those who are of a different sexual orientation from enjoying that same privilege, or right. They can still do so within the definition established by we the people of the state of Michigan!
However, in the manner consistent with this administration’s destroying of the country by devaluing our traditions and mores, the (as yet un-removed by Congress) criminal Eric Holder is insisting that the federal government will validate yet another violation of the 14th amendment (assuming it IS valid) of the constitution. Holder issued a press release today (H/T CS) saying that the federal government will indeed recognize those marriages last Saturday:
Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages performed in the state of Michigan:
“I have determined that the same-sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan will be recognized by the federal government. These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages. The Governor of Michigan has made clear that the marriages that took place on Saturday were lawful and valid when entered into, although Michigan will not extend state rights and benefits tied to these marriages pending further legal proceedings. For purposes of federal law, as I announced in January with respect to similarly situated same-sex couples in Utah, these Michigan couples will not be asked to wait for further resolution in the courts before they may seek federal benefits to which they are entitled.
“Last June’s decision by the Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor was a victory for equal protection under the law and a historic step toward equality for all American families. The Department of Justice continues to work with its federal partners to implement this decision across the government. And we will remain steadfast in our commitment to realizing our country’s founding ideals of equality, opportunity, and justice for all.”
Lets take a look at those schedules of clerks offices shall we? I imagine that we will find there will be a record of planned openings on Saturdays for Marriages for all others from here on, right? Certainly no clerk would willfully violate the 14th amendment’s equal protection clause which this entire charade is premised, right?
And CERTAINLY, our Attorney General Bill Schuette, who has sworn to uphold all parts of the constitution and (not pick out certain parts) will begin the investigation immediately.
“A constitution isn’t a cafeteria plan, like a buffet where you can pick and choose which provisions you’re going to enforce,” Schuette said. “If the United States Supreme Court were to rule and strike down Michigan’s marriage clause, I’ll defend and honor that as well.”
Bill is my guy! I know he’ll be all over this willful violation by these rogue clerks and their extra-constitutional activities like flies on ….
And all will be well again.