A federal district court judge indicated today he will strike down Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.
Raymond P. Moore, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Colorado Tuesday indcated, as expected, he will rule that Colorado’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Delaying his decision today was whether or not he will stay his ruling, as every other opposed ruling in the past year has been by a federal court.
The ruling will come three weeks to the day that a state judge in a separate case also found Colorado’s eight-year old same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
"There is a fuse that has been lit that is burning across the federal courts," Judge Moore said Tuesday, noting the almost two dozens rulings all in support of same-sex marriage since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA.
The AP reports that “Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers is not opposing the injunction, but wants it to be stayed until the nation’s highest court decides the issue.”
However, the attorney for the gay couples told the judge repeatedly that “justice delayed is justice denied.”
"Fundamental rights cannot be stayed," said Mari Newman, one of the attorneys filing suit on behalf of the six couples
Clerks in Boulder, Denver, and Pueblo counties have already issued licenses to gay couples after court rulings saying same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. However, the Colorado Supreme Court last week ordered Denver to stop while the state ban remains in place, and the Pueblo clerk stopped on Monday because of that ruling.
If Judge Moore does not stay his ruling, Colorado same-sex couples might be able to marry immediately, at least temporarily. Suthers, who asked Judge Moore to strike down the ban to stop a rogue county clerk from issuing licenses, likely will pursue a stay from a higher court if Moore does not stay his own ruling.
Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!
I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pv8mCHbOrs (Part 1)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neEVoFODQOE (Part 2 - Has very important points on Reverse Racism and how it doesn’t exist, and it also dismantles the “We All Bleed Red” mentality.)
Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.
After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.
There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.
PLEASE, DON’T TURN A BLIND EYE ANY LONGER
I’m sorry if this “bothers” you but it really needs to be said. Look at the labels before you buy. These companies don’t deserve your business
Sadly no one here will even pay attention to this. More people will pay attention to the stupid things Justin bieber does or the stuff that whore kim kardashian says..
honestly the beagle one hits me the hardest. one of my very best friends is a beagle and he the is the sweetest, most compassionate being i know.
i read an article about why beagles are chosen to testing and its because they are one of the most docile and forgiving animals, and that makes me so sad because its so true.
I fucking hate animal testing. I just wish the world wasn’t so cruel to such beautiful creatures.
Human life begins at the moment of fertilization. http://ift.tt/1xeARBj
Some days you don’t even need to make fun of them, they do it all themselves. - Rachel
The Denver County clerk’s office on Thursday begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson confirmed to The Denver Post.Julie Hoehing, left, and Nancy Cooley, middle, hug and kiss after they were married, while daughter Lia Cooley watches at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (Mark Leffingwell/AP)
The Denver County clerk’s office on Thursday begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson confirmed to The Denver Post.
Johnson’s decision came after a Boulder County judge said he would allow Boulder’s clerk to continue issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, rejecting a request from Attorney General John Suthers to issue an injunction.
When Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall began issuing the licenses on June 25, Johnson had said Denver would hold off until officials felt they had the legal authority to follow suit.
This story will be updated.
Some news outlets and politicians share this hatred. Many conservative Fox News hosts emit hatred nightly. Sean Hannity not only provides a forum for intolerant bigoted guests to spew hate speeches, but connects with them in their contempt. He actually joined in when a guest on his show portrayed “all Muslims as barbaric terrorists that need to be hunted down and killed.” (3)
Laura Ingraham, another radio host on Fox, has stated she hates the government, Planned Parenthood, immigrants, and the poor. One of her recent fabrications to rile up her base was when she claimed that the government has “resisted audits” on Planned Parenthood. Does she realize the government has records of all of the audits they conduct, at Planned Parenthood, on a regular basis?
Ann Coulter’s hatred engulfs kids, soccer, and moms. In a recent column, she wrote: “Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay… Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls — all in front of a crowd. Liberal moms like soccer because it’s a sport in which athletic talent finds so little expression that girls can play with boys. No serious sport is co-ed, even at the kindergarten level.” (4)
Limbaugh has had a long history of mocking, attacking and disparaging women on his nationally-syndicated radio show. His preferred targets are liberal-minded and progressive women he calls “feminazis,” but he also calls some of them “sluts,” like Sandra Fluke.
As the king of hatred, Limbaugh has made inflammatory remarks that include “If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.”
|—||Gerry Myers, "Republican Hatred Overshadows America’s Founding Values" (via holygoddamnshitballs)|