Error of Man: Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings

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By Adam Liptak | New York Times

26scotus-mobile-cnd03-articleLargeWASHINGTON — In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there.

The rulings leave in place laws banning same-sex marriage around the nation, and the court declined to say whether there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. But in clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California, the nation’s most populous state, the court effectively increased to 13 the number of states that allow such unions.

The decision on federal benefits will immediately extend many benefits to couples in the states where same-sex marriage is legal, and it will give the Obama administration the ability to broaden other benefits through executive actions.

The case concerning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, was decided on technical grounds, with the majority saying that it was not properly before the court. Because officials in California had declined to appeal a trial court’s decision against them and because the proponents of Proposition 8 were not entitled to step into the state’s shoes to appeal the decision, the court said, it was powerless to issue a decision. That left in place a trial court victory for two same-sex couples who had sought to marry.

The decision on the federal law was 5 to 4, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy writing the majority opinion, which the four liberal-leaning justices joined.

“The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity,” Justice Kennedy wrote. “By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was in the minority, as were Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.

The ruling overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, which passed with bipartisan support and which President Bill Clinton signed.

 Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-gay-marriage.html

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18 Comments on “Error of Man: Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings”

  1. Jerry Maclin

    Mr. Dyson is under the anti-christ delusion. He simply has a defeatist, pacifistic mentality that is the reason why EX & other Ministries must continue to speak truth to “temporary” power. In the human mind once information is offered the first thing that happens is they will decide based upon what they “FEEL”. That being the case Mr. Dyson is obviously involved in the “FEEL” congregation. It doesn’t matter whether or not you feel that God would accept peoples life style and the information may be atiquated, he gave us a manual to work with and just like you would not use a Land Rover manual with a Porsche you can’t use the U.S. Supreme Court or a book written by some theological liberal minded human that had effeminiate tendacies. The only thing that matters is what the Scriptures say; period. The only way to obey truth is to seek truth, and once you receive it apply it. Application has nothing to do with how you feel. I will continue to pray for those who praticipate in the abomination known as homosexuality. Were not called to hate, but to reprove and rebuke and pray, after all were not wresting with humans (EPH 6:12). I like many have family members who participate in that abomination but if my God says “NO” than I say “NO”; but using the fact that I disagree as a tool to marginalize me or call me names simply shows that your a horrible Witch and/or Sorcerer who failed to manipulate me so now you want to call me names. SO WHAT, Bishop Jackson was right in this particular matter. Keep sharing the truth; EX.

    Jerry Maclin
    Pastor, Warriors Temple

  2. Janine

    WATCH OUT WORLD …JUDGEMENT IS COMING

    Leviticus 26: 14 – 36

    14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.

    This is just part of the punishment that God uses to forewarns the Israelites and God will not go against His standards even though we think we are “modern” . Sin is sin. We will just have to hold on to Jesus until all of this passes away . Lord help us…

  3. Stan Rogers

    Noah ‘s flood, Sodom, Babylon, Media/Persia, Greece, Great Britain, Germany and soon to be America. Nations that loss power due to sodomy.

  4. darrell

    i no longer support obama … he is the epitomy of anti christ… this is a device formulated by satan… leding people into death… the bibe sys many will come with good intentions claiming to love God… but there hearts r far frm him… the bible also states tht satan will host a body of a powerful man .. thts why we bind powers nd principalities nd spiritual wickedness in high places… the pope was a dirty man as well.. but this obama ministration is and was founded by the devil to lead people to ruin… remember to watch nd pray saints of God…… he is no leader of mine… he upholds satan.. by helping eliminate the expansion of life…

  5. Sam

    I saw this all over Twitter. I am disheartened but will encourage myself that God is still in control and we are never on the loosing side with Jesus Christ!

  6. Kimberley

    I am too sad looking at the events that have taken place. I am an elementary school teacher and this lgbt agenda has been developing for the past decade. We now have to teach are 1st graders about same sex couples but I refuse to talk about sexuality among little babies. If you go to youtube and type lgbt agenda you will see how this agenda is trying to end the family unit intended by christ.

  7. Iris Allison

    I have been discussing and teaching these decisions since before they went in front of the supreme court (notice small “s” and “c”). True believers will now have to face facts, that we are NOT of this world, and that if we choose to stand on the Word, we WILL be called intolerant, bigots, and any other name they want to attach. Are You Ready to Stand for Christ, and take the 39 lashes coming your way???? Be encouraged, God already said we are overcomers :-) if we Stand on Him.

  8. Kurt

    When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute: when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by the scoundrels – and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil.

    Ayn Rand

    And by the way, wasn’t Michael Eric Dyson ordained a Baptist minister at 19 years of age?

  9. Alyise

    Did Dyson just try to use a system of strategic words to justify and in-dignify the ideas of civil rights and humanism to be compared to a homosexual agenda….. I can give him 5 reasons why he is making a fool and mockery of himself and all that are backing this craziness… 1. God said no… (Leviticus 18:22) ‘You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination…. 2. Jesus said no… (Matthews 19) 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
    5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?…. 3. The Bible said no… 4. Science says no…. You can not procreate or substantially sustain life through homosexuality… 5. history says no….Sodom and Gomorrah …. Need I say more… really…

  10. michelleluv

    The bible is truly being fulfilled and we as believers must be aware and prepared to stand on the word of God. This agenda has been being pushed for years. My pastor for years has been preaching the word of God and believed that this country someday would support Gay Marriage. He also believed that the highest court in the land would give in to it. Same sex marriage someday will be allowed in every state of this country. We must understand that this is not a Christian nation but a nation that has Christians in it. This country is continuing to get further and further away from God. History tells us that that just about every nation that was destroyed by God was because of sexual immorality. We are on a collision course with God. If God does not judge this nation then he would have to apologize to Soddom and Gommorah. We must pray for our country. Remember the word says; when my people who are called by my name would seek my face and pray then will you hear from heaven then will I heal your land.

  11. LeeLee

    Why is it this is being pointed to “black people” only? I DO NOT CARE about the civil rights movement. This is far beyond a “civil rights movement” Dyson is quoting what he wants from the bible stating “Love Thy Neighbor” I love my neighbor and before I allow them to go into sin and hurt their self I will tell them what the word of GOD says. Dyson is perverting the bible he is changing words to fit what he “feels is right”. This is far beyond OBAMA I have never been a fan of OBAMA I am a servant of GOD.

    The door of the church is open to all kinds but, we go to church to seek change. How do you live in sin and still go to church. You are there to seek a change the word of GOD is clear and will NOT change It is impossible for the same sex to make a seed. GOD wants us to be fruitful and multiply this saddens me. I will continue to seek for knowledge GOD is working with me he is really opening my eyes to the wicked ways of this world.

  12. Harold

    Michael Eric Dyson is a Reprobate. Which Bible is he reading? Has someone written a new Christian Bible? Jesus also said the soul that sinneth shall die- and that is not talking about physical death it is/was spiritual death- eternal separation from God; AKA Hell.

    Jesus did say: Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

  13. Marilyn

    Haha!! I guess Mr. Dyson told us Christians something! He can speak his words until he is blue in the face, if they don’t line up with God’s words he’s just blowing hot air in the worlds ears.. God’s word, my Bible says homosexuality is a sin. So they can sit and live in that sin, or seek Jesus the Christ to be Saved, so the Holy Spirit can renew their mind – from THAT sin…

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