“If Judge Zabel is competent to understand the constitution,” (ed. -- and that's a big if) she will throw out the plaintiff’s challenge, Armesto said Wednesday. “She will realize this lawsuit is constitutionally offensive and it seeks to have her violate the constitution from which she derives her authority, and which she swore to uphold when she took her oath of office.”Let me see if I can translate what this guy is saying:
"Judge, if you only had half a brain and were even minimally competent you would see that I am indisputably right and you'd be an idiot and should probably be impeached if you were to look at it any other way."
Nice way to sweet talk the Court!
Note to Armesto -- she's more than "competent."
Not only was there a lot going on yesterday afternoon at 73 West Flagler, but the Herald managed to rise above their usually toothless editorial voice and actually express a clear, unequivocal opinion:
Even Southern states that 150 years ago shed blood for the twisted right to keep people enslaved, and that 50 years ago strenuously resisted removing the shackles of Jim Crow laws, which the Civil Rights Act unlocked, are among those where same-sex marriage bans have been removed by federal courts: Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. . . .(GW is away living out various fantasies that reinforce outmoded gay stereotypes, so someone had to step in and cover this important topic.)
Still, this tide is turning, sweeping away same-sex marriage bans across the country. Sooner or later, the discriminatory barrier will fall in Florida, too. Judge Zabel could strike the death blow to this regressive law, and she should.