The ruling just came down from the 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals regarding the State of Utah's efforts to ban same-sex marriage. Their words are pretty simple and direct.
"We hold that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right to marry, establish a family, raise children, and enjoy the full protection of a state's marital laws. A state may not deny the issuance of a marriage license to two persons, or refuse to recognize their marriage, based solely upon the sex of the persons in the marriage union."
Well, actually it is not simple and direct at all. That is just a quote. If you are a legal junkie, here it is in all its 100 page glory.
The ruling is on hold pending appeal. Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson said that they are not issuing licenses at this time. There is obviously a lot to sort out.
Boner of the Day (Monday June 2, 2014)
Here are the candidates for today’s Boner of the Day:
Boner Candidate #1: Gay Stamps, Who Knows Who Licked ‘em
An Anit-Gay activist group refuses mail with Harvey Milk stamp saying: “Honoring predator Harvey Milk on a U.S. postage stamp is disturbing to say the least. Harvey Milk was a very disreputable man and used his charm and power to prey on young boys with emotional problems and drug addiction. He is the last person we should be featuring on a stamp.”
Boner Candidate #2: Lickin Them Sandwiches, Lickin ‘em Good
Cook at Recovery Facility Allegedly Licked Sandwiches. According to witnesses she would “Take a piece of cheese, lick it and put it on sandwiches at the academy”
Boner Candidate #3: She Was Covered By Christ
A Tennessee bride has defended her curious decision to strap her newborn daughter into the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle, saying the baby was 'awake and well-secured' and that she was 'covered by Christ'.
With over 100 votes, Boner Candidate #1 "Gay Stamps, Who Knows Who Licked 'em" won the "coveted" Boner of the Day Award
Monday (Memorial Day)
Tuesday – Killer Homo Impulses Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro discussed on air with Dr. Robi Ludwig the idea that Elliot Rodger (the UCSB Killer) went on a rampage because he was gay. (Read Full Story Here)
Wednesday – Your dead kids don’t trump my constitutional rights Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, insisted the deaths of innocent people "don't trump" his constitutional rights to a gun. (Read Full Story Here)
Thursday – Modest is Hottest A group of female high school students in Wasatch County say their school took "modesty" standards too far when their yearbook photos were digitally altered to cover up skin, without their knowledge or permission. (Read Full Story Here)
Friday - Isla Vista shootings? I blame the gays. In a discussion with Tony Perkins, president of the hate group Family Research Council, FRC senior fellow Ken Blackwell blamed gays and the acceptance of them for Elliot Rodger's mass shooting. (Read Full Story Here)