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Conservative group petitions President Obama to stop Supreme Court from ruling on gay marriage

News release from the conservative Faith and Freedom Institute:

img0064ALTOONA, Penn., Dec. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that they will hear two cases concerning same-sex marriage. One case is from New York and concerns the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The other case is from California and concerns a state constitutional amendment to limit marriage to one man and one woman. We of The Faith and Freedom Institute believe that marriage should remain between one man and one woman. In addition we believe that the decision concerning same-sex marriage should not be decided by unelected members in the federal judiciary. We believe the issue of same-sex marriage should be left to the States and to the American People. For the sake of national unity, we believe the Congress should remove from the U.S. Supreme Court and all federal courts jurisdiction over the issue of same-sex marriage. The Constitution gives the Congress this power in Article III, Sections 1 & 2. For the above reasons, The Faith and Freedom Institute has filed a petition on the White House petition page to ask the President to propose legislation to Congress to deny the U.S. Supreme and lower federal courts jurisdiction concerning the issue of same-sex marriage. See the Petition below.

We petition the Obama Administration to ask Congress to deny the US Supreme Court and all federal courts jurisdiction concerning same-sex marriage.

The President should propose legislation to the Congress to remove from the US Supreme Court and lower federal courts jurisdiction concerning the issue of same-sex marriage. The US Constitution gives this power to Congress in Article III, Sections 1 and 2. Also see Federalist Paper 80.

The Tenth Amendment clearly intended issues concerning marriage to be left to the States or to the people.

Sadly, the issue of same-sex marriage has deeply divided the American People. Honorable Americans on both sides of this issue have strong feelings concerning this matter.

We believe for the sake of national unity that the issue of same-sex marriage should not be decided by unelected members in the federal judiciary. We think that good judgment and wisdom demands that this issue be left to the American People.

(The text of the above petition was drafted by TFFI attorney David New)

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"Honorable Americans on both sides of this issue have strong feelings concerning this matter."

"for the sake of national unity ... the issue of same-sex marriage should not be decided by unelected members in the federal judiciary. We think that good judgment and wisdom demands that this issue be left to the American People."

Looks and sounds like a mob wants to bring out the rope again.

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