A federal judge has ruled that Tennessee must recognize three “gay marriages” of transplants who were “married” in New York and California.
Judge Aleta Trauger, who was born in Denver, made the point to add that “all signs indicate” that, “in the eyes of the United States Constitution,” Christian marriage in Tennessee and other Southern states will soon become “a footnote in the annals of American history.”
GOP State Senator Mike Bell is “saddened” by this ruling. He meekly hopes that “higher courts” will overturn the ruling:
“I am saddened that a federal judge has chosen to, at least in a narrow way, overturn the will of over 81% of the people of the state of Tennessee who devoted to define marriage as between a man and a woman.” he said. “I am hoping the higher courts will overturn this activist judge’s ruling.”
In February, a federal judge ruled that Kentucky had to recognize out-of-state gay marriages. He later ruled that the Kentucky Constitution and laws that ban gay marriage “violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, and they are void and unenforceable.”
In Virginia, Texas, and Oklahoma, federal judges have already struck down the gay marriage bans in those states. The SPLC has challenged Alabama’s gay marriage ban and the ACLU has filed a similar lawsuit in Florida. Similar lawsuits have already or will soon be filed in the remaining Southern states.
Just as we saw when Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina tried to pass laws to crackdown on illegal immigration, the existence of the Union is the reason why “gay marriage” is being imposed on the South. The futility of trying to “Take Back America” by electing Republicans to pass laws like the “Defense of Marriage Act” was exposed when the Republican majority on the US Supreme Court gutted DOMA in the Windsor decision and incited the present round of challenges in the federal courts.
It is a waste of your time to vote for duplicitous Republican politicians. If you oppose federal judges imposing “gay marriage” on Southern states, join us on April 5th at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond.