A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that it will not review a three-judge panel's decision to overturn California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.
Following this ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Proposition 8 proponents plan to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, putting the battle for same-sex marriage on a national stage. The Supreme Court could decide to hear the case as part of its docket next year.
The ruling comes after a federal appeals court in Boston ruled Thursday that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), that says states don't have to recognize gay marriages in other states and defines marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes, violates the Constitution and should be struck down. The Supreme Court could also decide to hear this case next year.
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Lou Buren of TWAU BLOG: The will of the people should have never been overturned by one activist judge. Or by any amount of judges. That was a clear cut case of judicial tyranny. When the people vote on something, the will of the people should always prevail. In this case, the people spoke and said they want the will of God upheld. They don't like the perverse sin of homosexuality. And they didn't want it creeping into the realm of marriage.
I hope it does go to the supreme court, because I believe the supreme court will uphold the vote of the people. There are many blog posts on homosexuality in our archives. Feel free to search them.
Homosexuality and gay marriage isn't about equality. And homosexuality isn't an identity. It's an activity and nothing more. Men are men and women are women. Some of them are just mixed up in their minds. We pray they get back on track and that God will show them the error of their ways.