The new stategic tactic that wing nuts are employing in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision upholding same-sex marriage is to ignore the court’s decision.
While not necessarily advocating blowing off the Constitution, GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is using the impending decision to fire up the evangelical base:
Joe.My.God: “Ted Cruz: I’ll ‘Always Always Always’ Fight Against ‘Mandatory Gay Marriage’
The Belerico Project: “Brian Fischer Vows to Not Follow Supreme Court Decision”
In this recent video he vows to ‘NEVER capitulate to any Nazi-esque order’ to recognize gay marriage and that “they can’t arrest us all” if we don’t follow the Supreme Court decision expected in late June.
Joe.My.God: “Texas: ‘Defy SCOTUS’ Bill Might See New Life Today in State House Vote”
Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, intends to attach an amendment similar to his previous bill barring the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples to a bill protecting clergy from being forced to perform same-sex marriages during a House floor vote on Thursday, May 21. Bell filed HB 4105, also known as “The Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act,” ahead of an anticipated summer Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality. It would have withheld pay from county clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. After its defeat last week, Bell told reporters he wasn’t giving up on it. Though an amendment must be considered germane to a bill, Equality Texas reports that Bell intends to attach HB 4105 to SB 2065, which passed the Senate last week on a 21-10 vote with all Republicans and one Democrat voting for it. While HB 4105 died before it could get a vote, it garnered support from the majority of the House HOP caucus.
Fortunately, an Alabama judge is telling confused county employees that they need to issue marriage certificates:
The Advocate: “Alabama Must Obey Federal Decisions on Marriage Equality”
The federal judge who twice struck down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage today issued another pro-equality decision, granting class action status to all same-sex couples seeking to marry in Alabama, and rebuking state officials who have tried to ignore her earlier rulings.
U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, who in January found Alabama’s statutory and constitutional bans on marriage equality to violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the U.S. Constitution, reaffirmed that all state agencies are bound to abide by her earlier rulings.
While Granade’s 14-page order prohibited state officials from enforcing the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, it also included a stay pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the marriage cases currently before it. That decision is expected in June, which means the Alabama ruling will not take effect until that time.
And now back to our breaking coverage of Josh Duggar’s child molestation admittance. There’s nothing more entertaining than the hypocricy this group uses as its umbrella.