Monday, March 31, 2014

Obama DOJ OKs Illegal 'Gay Marriages,' Harms Kids

It's routine now: First an activist judge negates a state constitution defining marriage, followed by activist clerks issuing same-sex "marriage" licenses, then a higher court halts the rogue "marriages" -- even becoming null and void.  However then, the Obama administration decrees it will recognize the "marriages" regardless.

UPDATE 7/19/14: Supreme Court Blocks "Gay Marriages" OKd by Obama's DOJ

UPDATE 7/28/14: 4th Circuit Appeals Court Says Mother & Father No Better than Gay 'Parents' (see article excerpts below)

For background, read Suddenly, 'Gay Marriages' Start, then Stop in Michigan as well as Federal Judge Orders Utah 'Gay Marriages' to Proceed

In addition, read how activist judges across America are forbidding voters the right to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

And also read Lawless Obama Administration: States Should Violate Oath for 'Gay Marriage'

Homosexualists always ask, "How will a 'gay marriage' affect someone else?"  Answer: It greatly affects the children; click headlines below to read how.

Parents Unnecessary, Homosexualists Argue in Court

White House Says Kids Don't Need Mom, 2 Dads OK

Homosexualists Use Children to Battle Christianity

And from the archive, read American Voters Getting Message - Gay Agenda Targets Children and also read about The Gay Agenda Effect on Children

-- From "U.S. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan" by Matt Apuzzo, New York Times 3/28/14

The federal government will recognize more than 300 same-sex marriages that were performed in Michigan last weekend, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Friday, a day after Michigan’s governor said his state would not.

Mr. Holder’s announcement caps a period of rapid change and uncertainty over the status of same-sex marriage in Michigan. On March 21, a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, and the next morning gay and lesbian couples rushed to exchange vows. By late that afternoon, however, an appeals court stayed the judge’s ruling.

Mr. Holder said the federal government viewed it differently. “These families will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages,” he said in a statement released by the Justice Department.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Feds recognizing Mich. gay marriages though state won't" by Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 3/28/14

At least for now, couples married Saturday in four counties in Michigan — Ingham, Muskegon, Oakland and Washtenaw — will have the same standing regarding federal income and estate tax benefits, as well as any other federal rights, afforded other married couples. But a court could eventually reject that standing.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriages on hold" by Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 1/6/14

The Supreme Court put a stop to same-sex marriages in conservative Utah on Monday while the state appeals a federal district court's ruling that had legalized the unions.

The justices, acting on a petition sent to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ruled that gay marriages cannot continue during the appeals process. The case is pending before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby ruled Dec. 20 that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates gay and lesbian couples' constitutional rights. Since then, more than 900 same-sex couples in the state have wed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Same-sex marriages in Utah legal under federal law, Attorney General Holder says" by Sari Horwitz, Washington Post 1/10/14

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. intervened in the legal battle over gay marriage in Utah on Friday and announced that same-sex marriages that took place in Utah are considered legal under federal law even though state officials will not recognize those unions.

On Jan. 6., the Supreme Court halted Utah’s same-sex marriages, staying Shelby’s decision pending appeal and putting the marriages in legal limbo. On Wednesday, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s office sent a memo to state officials saying Utah would not consider same-sex marriages lawful, as it appealed Shelby’s ruling.

“It is outrageous that the Justice Department would move so brazenly and publicly to undermine Utah’s standing constitutional provision regulating marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said Brian Brown, [National Organization for Marriage] president. “It is the right of the states to determine marriage, and the voters and legislature of Utah have done just that.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Utah’s decision to freeze same-sex marriages debated in court" by Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune 3/13/14

Assistant Utah Attorney General Kyle J. Kaiser told U.S. District Court Judge Dale A. Kimball that couples who married after Utah’s Amendment 3 was found unconstitutional on Dec. 20 knew the state was seeking to stay the ruling and planned to appeal it.

Assistant Utah Attorney General Joni J. Jones told Kimball that the couples "had no rights under Utah law" until the Dec. 20 decision and once the ruling was stayed, they did not retain vested rights.

Jones said the state is merely not recognizing the marriages while the question of whether same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marriage is resolved, she said

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From "Opponents in gay marriage lawsuits clash over impact on kids" by Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post 3/31/14

In hundreds of pages of filings in a federal appeals court, Utah, Oklahoma and their allies are arguing that children belong in homes with a father and mother. They also express concerns that same-sex marriages could result in a declining birth rate.

That blueprint is being followed around the country, as states claim that gay-parent homes are weaker incubators for kids than homes run by heterosexuals. Allowing same-sex marriages threatens to shift the focus of marriage from being "child centric" to "adult centric," they argue.

In Bishop vs. Smith, the Oklahoma gay marriage case, defendants argue in their brief that many social-science studies confirm that children do best when raised by both biological parents. It cited Supreme Court decisions stating that a constitutional "liberty interest" exists for the "natural" family and that children have a right to know their natural parents.

The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in both cases in April.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 7/28/14: From "Bush-and-Obama-Appointed Judge: It's 'Dubious Proposition That Same-Sex Couples are Less Capable Parents'" by Terence P. Jeffrey,

[U.S. 4th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Henry F.] Floyd made the [headline, above] remark while declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right and dismissing the argument made in favor of Virginia's marriage amendment that it safeguards the need of children to be raised by both a mother and a father.

"The proponents aver that 'children develop best when reared by their married biological parents in a stable family unit,'" wrote Floyd. "They dwell on the importance of 'gender-differentiated parenting' and argue that sanctioning same-sex marriage will deprive children of the benefit of being raised by a mother and a father, who have 'distinct parenting styles.' In essence, the proponents argue that the Virginia Marriage Laws safeguard children by preventing same-sex couples from marrying and starting inferior families."

. . . said Floyd. "For example, as the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers, and Virginia Psychological Association (collectively, the APA) explain in their amicus brief, 'there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation,' and 'the same factors'—including family stability, economic resources, and the quality of parent-child relationships—'are linked to children’s positive development, whether they are raised by heterosexual, lesbian, or gay parents.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

In addition, read American Decline: President Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians