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Social conservatives: lawsuit fighting gay-marriage ban is like Bull Connor fighting civil rights

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GayWith Florida’s gay-marriage ban threatened in Miami court, social conservatives launched a counteroffensive Friday by accusing same-sex union proponents of opposing civil rights.

The new argument from the Christian Family Coalition and other groups adopts the very talking points of gay-marriage backers, who sued last month to strike down Florida’s ban as a violation of constitutional rights guaranteeing equal treatment.

But the supporters of the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment say the rights of Floridians would be violated if a judge struck down the law because it was approved by voters, 62 percent of them, in 2008.

The press conference came a day after a federal judge made Virginia the latest state where a gay-marriage ban was struck down.

Florida’s gay-marriage opponents said Florida's law should be fought not in court but at the ballot box, and they repeatedly singled out the Miami-Dade judge hearing the case. 

“Will Judge Sarah Zabel do to our voting rights what Bull Connor did to our civil rights?” the Rev Nathaniel J. Wilcox, an African-American leader of a group called People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality, said in comparing the judge overhearing the case to the infamous Alabama sheriff who supported segregation.

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Ed Jenkins

The citizens are outraged at this attack on settled law by a group of perverts. The state constitution has a provision overwhelmingly approved by the voters of this state very recently which should have been unnecessary since it was understood to be part of the law before that anyway but even so the people already expressed their opinion. A provision in the constitution cannot be unconstitutional so there are no arguments to be made on that item and if one is to look at the federal constitution there is no provision on perverts marrying each other so there are no arguments to be made there. The citizens urge law enforcement to return to enforcing the states unnatural acts laws in order eliminate this perversion from our family friendly state.

Ed Jenkins

The citizens will be outraged if a judge tries to alter items in the constitution which a judge has no ability to do for the benefit of a group of perverts whose behavior is not condoned by the state especially in the case of an item that has been settled since the beginning of time and although there should have been no need was settled again by a super majority of the citizens recently. There is no ability for a judge to declare that a provision in the constitution is not constitutional since it has to be constitutional. Further there is no mention of permitted perverted activities in the Federal constitution so there is no ability to us that document as a reference other than to say that law prohibiting this perverted behavior were in place when the founders wrote that document and therefore the founders found those laws constitutional. The citizens believe the best action is to rid the state of this perverted activity by enforcing our unnatural acts laws on any admitted perverts such as those mentioned in the article.

Seth Platt

@ The phony GOP Troll posting as Ed Jenkins: your grasp of the English language is even more tenuous than your political acumen.
Please stop debasing the name of the Undefeated Season 1972 Miami Dolphins Player Ed Jenkins.
By using a local hometown African American hero's name to debase the Democratic Party for your political gain you do great harm to his memory and your own cause.
Have some guts and post your hateful remarks with your own name.

Norman Dostal

silly bigots-when will they learn? YOU HAVE LOST-you do NOT get to vote on rights! simpletons-make way!! Your god is false!

D

Shut the hell up you dumb homo. No one wants you sick perverts around here since more than 60% voted against your disgusting behavior a few years ago. Courts rule one way one day and another the next but the laws are still on the books you loser homo.

D Jr.

Mommy, mommy, daddy didn't take his pills again today and is mumbling weird stuff again. Make him stop!

MarvinM

If I get a drivers' license in another state, all states acknowledge it as valid. It is never questioned.

But if I get a marriage license in another state, the state I'm currently in gets to decide if the marriage is valid? That just seems wrong and untenable.

fairmack

Universal GAYety is Coming !

Gays are found throughout history. For the first time ever - finally - they're almost worldwide! Wow!
This global gaydom is even foretold in the Bible - predicted by Jesus (see "days of Lot" in Luke 17 and compare with Genesis 19).
And the Hebrew prophet Zechariah (14th chapter) says that during the same gay "days" ALL nations will come against Israel and fulfill the "days of Noah" at the same time (see Luke 17 again) - a short time of anti-Jewish genocide found in Zechariah 13:8 when two-thirds of all Jews will die.
In other words, when "gay days" have become universal, all hell will break loose!
Shockingly, the same "days" will lead to and trigger the "end of days" - and when they begin, human government will quickly wind down in just a few short years. For the first time in history there won't be enough time for anyone to expect to live long enough to be able to attend college, have kids and grand-kids, save for and enjoy retirement, etc.
One final thought. The more we see gays "coming out," the sooner Jesus will be "coming down"!
(For more, Google or Yahoo "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up," "Jesus Never Mentioned Homosexuality. When gays have birthdays...," and "FOR GAYS ONLY: Jesus Predicted...")

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