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Delegate Bob Marshall, Marriage Amendment co-Author, Responds to Supreme Court

Delegate Bob Marshall, Marriage Amendment co-Author, Responds to Supreme Court

STATEMENT FROM DELEGATE MARSHALL:

The US Supreme Court has left the scene of a "hit and run" it caused by letting stand the decision of two federal Appeals judges striking down Virginia's voter-approved Marriage Amendment.

By failing to gain the support of four justices to hear the appeal of Virginia's marriage case, the Supreme Court has placed the Government of the Commonwealth in the hands of two federal judges whose very names are unknown to "We the people."

The Supreme Court's decision disregards the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," and will fundamentally compromise and seriously erode the bonds of allegiance by the most patriotic of citizens, to government at all levels because this is not the America of the Founder's vision!

Nor did the Founders establish a system of Government whereby a few unknown appointed federal judges could establish and impose their own law on the the populace which contradicts the laws passed by the people's duly-elected representatives.

Shortly before he was appointed Chief Justice in 1969, Chief Justice Warren Berger noted, "A Court which is final and unreviewable needs more careful scrutiny than any other. Unreviewable power is most likely to self-indulge ... no public institution, or the people who operate it, can be above public debate."

The Founders gave Congress vast authority over the cases federal courts are permitted to rule on:
Congress has "unlimited control over the Court's appellate jurisdiction, as well as total jurisdiction of the lower federal courts. ... Congress is in position to restrict the actual exercise of judicial review at times, or even to frustrate it altogether."


(Edward S. Corwin, Understanding the Constitution)

Failure of Members of Congress or candidates for Congress of either political party to rein in such abuses of power by federal judges by abolishing their ability to hear such cases as is expressly provided for in the Constitution should be disqualified from holding office.

Make no mistake: Once natural marriage is abolished, marriage will soon include polygamy, or threesomes, leaving innocent children to suffer the consequences and other far reaching consequences of attempting to force legal acceptance of so-called same sex marriage.

(PREVIOUS STATEMENT )


Same Sex Marriage - A Judicial Kiss of Death for America

Previously, Delegate Bob Marshall of Virginia said , July 28 2014, in reaction to the Virginia Court decision to overturn traditional marriage:


In the long run, advocates and defenders of so-called same sex marriage are their own best undertakers for their hubris in attempting to deny and defy the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," by which nations and cultures around the world have recognized for millennia that marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.

Although former Justice William O. Douglas explained that, "The Fourteenth Amendment was passed to give blacks first-class citizenship," two Richmond federal judges ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment, written in the blood of 600,000+ Americans, was passed to establish same sex "marriage" as a civil right based on immoral behavior including acts that disqualify individuals from giving blood.

(Virginia) Judges Robert Gregory and Henry Floyd are ignorant of the purpose of the 14th Amendment, and arrogant to think they have the moral and legal authority to negate the votes of 1.3 million Virginia voters who gave their approval in 2006 to Virginia's one-man, one-woman Marshall-Newman Marriage Amendment.

Judges Gregory and Floyd, who opine that two men or two women may "marry" each other do not define what they mean by "marriage," don't explain what consummates a homosexual "marriage" or why their decision does not support polygamy or marriages between adults and children "who love each other." Will three lesbian women in Massachusetts, a "throuple," move to Virginia to have their aberrant "marriage" relationship sanctioned by Judges Gregory and Floyd?

Massive legal and social coercion will be used by GLBT advocates to secure compliance with their amoral agenda. Photographers and bakers are being fined or forced to provide services to same sex "marriages" against their conscience. The "Human Rights Campaign" is now defending teachers fired from Catholic schools after marrying same-sex partners. Pastors who refuse to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies will be sued. Church charities that feed, clothe, house, and care for the less fortunate will suffer as these lawsuits increase.

The Bob Jones Supreme Court decision upheld IRS denial of tax exempt status because the school violated "public policy" by imposing race distinctions among students. The GLBT lobby claims refusing same-sex marriage is akin to discrimination based on skin color, when in reality sexual behavior is not the same as race. Equality of persons is not the same as equality of behavior.

If judicial elites impose a radical and immoral marriage regime on American citizens in defiance of the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," the result would be to tear the social fabric in ways that can scarcely be imagined, nor contained by judicial arrogance.

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