Appeals Court ruling will likely move the test of our constitution to the US Supreme Court.
Michigan has the RIGHT to determine its own marriage law.
In an about-damned-time move, a Federal Appeals court short circuits the freight train of moral relativism that has been messing with the hearts and minds of our nations youth and impressionable politicians. As Fox News reports:
“The ruling concluded that states have the right to set rules for marriage.”
Indeed they do.
In fact, you can thank the court for clarifying what the US constitution has already guaranteed; That it’s none of the federal government’s business. There is no place in the construct of our nation that allows a single judge to override the will of the people to determine their own state’s social construct. It isn’t provided for, and frankly a sanction should be forthcoming for any judge who attempts to legislate from the bench.
Of course the US Supreme Court will now be expected to take this up and settle once and for all the question of whether we still have a constitution or not. As there is no question of what the 9th and 10th amendment mean, it is only the most perverse interpretation of the 14th that even pretends to be supportive of such a radical takeover of state’s rights.
The justices could not legitimately rule in favor of overruling the states rights in this regard. As there is nothing that prevents a ghey man from marrying a woman, or a ghey woman from marrying a man, it is clearly a protection they already receive. There is no state sponsored targeting, but rather a structured order which ALL must follow for the good of the common community.
But wait. Maybe even Rick Snyder gets it.
“When I became governor, I took an oath to support and defend our state constitution, without exceptions. My obligation to carry out that oath is not a matter of personal preference. As I have said throughout this process, I will respect the court’s decision as it examines the legality of same-sex marriage.”
Well Kind of.
Snyder’s “respect the court’s decision’ statement does signal that he will NOT defend the state constitution appropriately. It might require or have to involve a deeper fight including nullification as an option. Will he go there? He continues
“The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the language in our state’s constitution. This means there is no change in Michigan’s marriage laws. As I have previously stated, the same-sex couples who married at county clerk offices in the period between U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman’s ruling in March and the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ temporary stay of that ruling, were legally married.”
No. No they were NOT legally married. The definition is wrong to begin with. They happened to fall into a window where it was still up for question according to the courts, but not legally, as it is a constitutional question of whether they CAN be. And by golly, someone certainly took an OATH to defend the state constitution “WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS,” Right?
But folks, never fear. There is always a way to motivate a CPA. If social order, mental health, the constitution, the health of our state, and morality isn’t enough, just throw down the shekels, and we can make sure that appropriate business gets done. Two faces can consolidate into one when money is in play. Snyder closes with this message:
“However, the Court of Appeals decision does not allow for state benefits of marriage for those same-sex couples in accordance with our state constitution. That decision only can be changed if today’s Appeals Court ruling is overturned.”
Just remember, in this world, GOLD has magical qualities.
The ruling yesterday was the correct application of the Constitution. The fact there was a dissent opinion written speaks to the failure of our enforcement of it. We can only hope that our state leaders would be willing to protect and assert the guarantee afforded us by a compact written over 200 years ago.
In the meantime, the fight likely continues until the referees do their job properly.