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Homosexual Activist Judge Strikes Down California Gay Marriage Ban – Fox News

A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a California ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the Proposition 8 ballot initiative was unconstitutional.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaugh Walker, one of three openly gay federal judges in the country, gave opponents of the controversial Proposition 8 ballot a major victory.

Despite the favorable ruling for same-sex couples, gay marriage will not be allowed to resume. That’s because the judge said he wants to decide whether his order should be suspended while the proponents pursue their appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judge ordered both sides to submit written arguments by Aug. 6 on the issue.

Supporters argued the ban was necessary to safeguard the traditional understanding of marriage and to encourage responsible childbearing. California voters passed the ban as Proposition 8 in November 2008, five months after the state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage.

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples,” the judge wrote in a 136-page ruling that laid out in precise detail why the ban does not pass constitutional muster.

The judge found that the gay marriage ban violates the Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses.

“Because Proposition 8 disadvantages gays and lesbians without any rational justification, Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” the judge ruled.

Both sides previously said an appeal was certain if Walker did not rule in their favor. The case would go first to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, then the Supreme Court if the high court justices agree to review it.

“In America, we should uphold and respect the right of people to make policy changes through the democratic process, especially changes that do nothing more than uphold the definition of marriage that has existed since the founding of this country and beyond,” said Jim Campbell, a lawyer on the defense team.

Walker heard 13 days of testimony and arguments since January during the first trial in federal court to examine if states can prohibit gays from getting married.

The verdict was the second in a federal gay marriage case to come down in recent weeks. A federal judge in Massachusetts decided last month the state’s legally married gay couples had been wrongly denied the federal financial benefits of marriage because of a law preventing the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex unions.

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Food Stamp Use Hit Record 40.8 Million In May – Boston Globe

The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday.

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program subsidies for food purchases jumped 19 percent from a year earlier and increased 0.9 percent from April, the US Department of Agriculture said in a statement.

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Violent Protests Erupt In Kashmir After 2 Killed – NewsMeat

The death toll in Kashmir rose to 48 Thursday after two more people were killed when paramilitary forces opened fire on demonstrators angry about decades of Indian rule over the region.

Kashmir has been rocked by violent protests for nearly two months with demonstrators hurling rocks at paramilitary soldiers and setting government buildings and vehicles ablaze.

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Top Five Most Crime-Ridden U.S. Judicial Districts All On Mexican Border – Human Events

When measured by the number of criminal defendants charged with federal crimes by U.S. attorneys, the top five U.S. judicial districts for fiscal 2009 were all on the U.S.-Mexico border.

In fact, these five judicial districts are the only five on the U.S.-Mexico border, covering its entire expanse from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. There are a total of 94 federal judicial districts.

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Student Wins Battle Over Pledge Of Allegiance In School – First Things

After two months of wrangling, Massachusetts High School student Sean Harrington finally succeeded in getting his school to allow the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited by students in class.

Principal Charles Skidmore said that the old policy has now been changed. “All principals in the district must ensure that the Pledge of Allegiance is said every school day in all classrooms,” he wrote.

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Tunnel To Nowhere Among Millions Wasted In Stimulus Spending – CNS

The federal government is spending $62 million on a tunnel to nowhere in Pittsburgh, Pa., $89,000 on a sidewalk that leads to a ditch in Boynton, Okla., and almost $200,000 to study voter perception of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

That’s according to a report released on Tuesday by the offices of Republican Senators John McCain and Tom Coburn.

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Judge Rules Jail Too Dangerous For Tranny Criminal – Daily Mail

A transexual named Jan Krause, who waged a five-year spying campaign against her neighbors, has been spared jail time after a judge agreed it would be too dangerous for her.

Krause conducted a ‘cold war’ of surveilance against her victims, posting recordings of them on YouTube, crashing into their cars and erecting a roof-mounted device which emitted a high-pitched whine in their direction.

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CNN Poll Shows 6 Out Of 10 Americans Doubt Obama’s Birth Story – WorldNetDaily

A new poll by CNN delivered some bad news on President Barack Obama’s apparent birthday: six out of ten American citizens are uncertain that he was even born in the United States.

The question was: “Do you think Barack Obama was definitely born in the United States, probably born in the United States, probably born in another country, or definitely born in another country?”

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2 thoughts on “Daily Benefactor News – Homosexual Activist Judge Strikes Down California Gay Marriage Ban – More Articles”

  1. Why do you accuse this judge of being an activist? Because he happens to be openly gay and declared this law as unconstitutional? Would he not have been an activist if he had be straight and upheld the law?

    As a heterosexual male in California I salute this ruling. I also applaud his being activist enough to hold everything until both sides can file written appeals.

    Coming from a family of evangelical Christians who support the ban, I can tell you this law has nothing to do saving the sanctity of the traditional marriage or the more absurd notion that it is about keeping the word marriage between men and women while allowing gay couples to have some sort of partnership while enjoying the same legal benefits. This is outright homophobic bigotry. Period. This law was not about the will of the people either. It is about one group using force of government to deny rights to another group of people.

  2. we are a country run by a system of laws. laws that say there will be no laws made that will support any specific religous belief.

    yes……. it the same as civil rights and women’s right to vote, because it is about being equal to heterosexuals before the law.

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