Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Supreme Court to Rule on Homosexual Marriage

Growing up, I didn't really believe in stories of homosexuals. It was a foreign concept. Then what does one think happens, but a best friend of mine turns out to be homosexual.

That was like 40 years ago.

I don't care to share the story of our friendship, except to say it was never open and especially since he died of AIDS, is a big regret.

I consider myself a conservative, and all to often follow the party line, but here I must wander astray.

I maintain recognizing Gays/Lesbians equal rights to marriage is a Conservative/Libertarian principle which we, Conservatives should endorse.

California Gay-Marriage Case on Path to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO—The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Tuesday declined to rehear arguments over California's ban on gay marriage, which the court invalidated in February, sending the case on a trajectory to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The decision came after proponents of Proposition 8—the 2008 California voter initiative banning gay marriage—asked that the February decision by a three-judge panel be reviewed by a larger panel of 11 judges.

To be heard by the larger panel, a majority of the court's 25 active judges would have to vote to rehear the case. The motion failed to get a majority, the decision said.
Andy Pugno, a lawyer for the group supporting Prop 8, said the ruling "essentially clears the way to where we ultimately knew this was going, which is the U.S. Supreme Court."


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