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Will Utah Eventually End America's Same-Sex Marriage Debate?

The final ruling on Kitchen v. Herbert could accomplish what DOMA and Prop. 8 cases failed to do.
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Yesterday's emergency ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court not only ended a record run of nearly 1,000 marriages in Utah. The apparently unanimous decision to temporarily restore Utah's state law banning same-sex marriages suggests this case could ...

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Ken johnson

February 21, 2014  7:03pm

Jeff Perry: Good comment. I'm afraid people are getting the religious and legal aspects of marriage confused. The government isn't and shouldn't be interested in the religious aspects of marriage. That is entirely an individual matter and falls under the Freedom of Religion umbrella. The legal contract part of marriage is all the government is interested in. This is why all the Federal judges who have ruled on the gay marriage issue, so far, are in agreement that there is no justification for denying the benefits of this legal contract to couples who don't fit the traditional form. In the process, they have weighed most of the arguments made for limiting this right, and found them wanting. If we lived in a Theocracy, this would be easier. Look at the laws in some of the Muslim countries. We are not a Theocracy. The sole authority in determining how this country is to evolve and what it is to become is the Constitution.

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Ken johnson

February 21, 2014  6:08pm

Aaron Clark: Please give me an example of a part of the Constitution that can be explained as only coming from the Bible. Many of the Founders were Christians, but not all of them wanted the Constitution to be a religious document. And most of the non-believers certainly did not want it to be such. My argument is that those in favor of a non-Christian document won out at the Constitutional convention. Read the constitutions of the various colonies and even those of the original states. Those were religious documents. Compare them to the Federal Constitution. The difference will be obvious. If the Founders wanted a religious document, why wouldn't they have just copied the format of the colonies' and states' constitutions? Even the Christians realized that the Constitution was lacking in the religious realm. Early in the 1800's they tried to get an amendment passed that would do a better job of acknowledging God and Christ in the Preamble. It did not succeed. Our authority: Constitution

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Byron Mullet

February 16, 2014  7:27pm

The Supreme Court will find wisdom on the same sex issue, by affirming a child's right to be moral, to possess, keep and maintain a Christian, biblical conscience in public and private spaces. In other words, when children's religious rights are considered and protected, it will become obvious homosexuals do not have the right to corrupt them in public school indoctrination centers or private same sex "family's". In addition, they and their supporters, will be outed as the intellectual-spiritual child molesters they have become, instead of self coronated god's, with the power to turn perversions into righteousness.

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Irv Spielberg

February 16, 2014  2:34am

Universal GAYety is Coming ! Gays are found throughout history. For the first time ever - finally - they're almost worldwide! Wow! This global gaydom is even foretold in the Bible - predicted by Jesus (see "days of Lot" in Luke 17 and compare with Genesis 19). And the Hebrew prophet Zechariah (14th chapter) says that during the same gay "days" ALL nations will come against Israel and fulfill the "days of Noah" at the same time (see Luke 17 again) - a short time of anti-Jewish genocide found in Zechariah 13:8 when two-thirds of all Jews will die. In other words, when "gay days" have become universal, all hell will break loose! Shockingly, the same "days" will lead to and trigger the "end of days" - and when they begin, human government will quickly wind down in just a few short years. For the first time in history there won't be enough time for anyone to expect to live long enough to be able to attend college, have kids and grand-kids, save for and enjoy retirement, etc. One final thought. The more we see gays "coming out," the sooner Jesus will be "coming down"! (For more, Google or Yahoo "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" and "Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality. When gays have birthdays...")

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Jeff Perry

February 15, 2014  11:44pm

Marriage is a word. ........It is a word to describe a Hindu union, a Sikh union, a Muslim union, a Jewish union. .... Why do Christians want to be associated with a word that describes other Religions that worship Pagan gods?....The interpretation from Hebrew, Greek to modern day English uses the word "Marriage", to aid in translation. ............ A Holy Union that is based on beliefs from the Bible, and in the case of Christians, the New Testament, would be the solution................................................................... ..................................... The documents that the Government calls "Marriage" is a contract between 2 people and the Government.....A Holy Union would be protected under the Freedom of Religion Act, simply because it is Scripture based and there is no contract with the Government.

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