Friday, July 25, 2014

Marriage Equality Victory, Miami Edition

I'm just thrilled!
The flood of cases that have come out since Windsor amply demonstrates this truth as not one court has found a same-sex marriage ban to be constitutional. As case after case has come out, unified in their well-reasoned constitutional condemnation of the deprivation of one class of person’s right to marry, the answer to the question of whether it is constitutionally permissible to deprive same-sex couples of the right to marry has become increasingly obvious: Of course it is not. Preventing couples from marrying solely on the basis of their sexual orientation serves no governmental interest. It serves only to hurt, to discriminate, to deprive same-sex couples and their families of equal dignity, to label and treat them as second-class citizens, and to deem them unworthy of participation in one of the fundamental institutions of our society.  
The journey of our Nation towards becoming “a more perfect Union” does not stop at any particular generation; it is instead a fluid process through every generation. The Court, therefore, foresees a day when the term “same-sex marriage” is viewed in the same absurd vein as “separate but equal” and is thus forsaken and supplanted by ordinary “marriage.” 

The Champagne is flowing so that's all you get for now!

10 comments:

South Florida Lawyers said...

She did the right thing and I'm proud of her.

Godwhacker said...

She is wise and compassionate! We need more like her!

Anonymous said...

Folks - it's not everyday we have a three way! But the creative juices were flowing today for SFL, GW and me. And this decision tops off the day.

- GB

Anonymous said...

If opponents of marriage equality were smart they would realize that they have lost this battle. Then if they were smart they wouldn't oppose marriage equality. Let's face it, unless you're a gay person who wants to get married this has ZERO effect on you. Why you up in someone else's business?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Pam Bondi will call one her ex-husbands to complain about the ruling and how it violates the sanctity of marriage.

Lewd and lascivious behavior said...

@9:28

Has Pam Bondi lived in open adultery, against 798 Florida statutes?

Section 798.02, F.S. Lewd and lascivious behavior.—If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree.

http://www.crowleypoliticalreport.com/2014/06/will-pam-bondi-enforce-shacking-up-law.html

Anonymous said...

Victoria Ferrer:

Victoria Ferrer is running a sitting judge who has a great record of service to this community. Why is a 6 year lawyer running?

Seems this photo answers that question:

https://m.facebook.com/VictoriaCandidate/photos/pb.458492700953116.-2207520000.1406484453./473105956158457/?type=1&source=42&ref=m_notif&notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

Why is Hector doing this? Rumor is this is the 3rd sitting judge he has targeted. Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Hectorsito - lay off the pastelitos ...

Anonymous said...

11:52 Since we don't know what goes on in her bedroom, we don't know whether it's lewd and lascivious.
And since we're not in her bedroom, she shouldn't be in mine.

Anonymous said...

Hector de Jesus (I know, oxymoron) aka Joseph Stalin!