Louisiana joins fight for "Prop 8"

Louisiana joins fight for

POSTED: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:46pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 11:39am

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) --Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 13 states in filing an amicus brief in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger challengeing the court's decision to interfere with state sovereignty.

 In 2004, the citizens of Louisiana overwhelmingly voted (78%) to include the traditional definition of marriage in their Constitution.

Attorney General “Buddy” Caldwell said, “We are very concerned about the continuing attacks on state sovereignty from the federal government and federal judges. We don’t want federal judges determining how we should live in Louisiana. The people of Louisiana voted in 2004 to include the traditional definition of marriage in their Constitution and I must defend them.”

The brief opines that states and their citizens, not federal judges, have always had primary authority over the basic shape of civil marriage. Nothing in the Constitution takes that authority away from them.

Perry v. Schwarzennegger is set to be argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit the week of December 6, 2010.

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Regardless of whether u believe gay marriage is wrong or right, the point of litigation here is to ensure as a state we maintain our sovereignty. Meaning the people of Louisiana vote for what they believe is right for them. All states have the same rights until "big government" tries to impose it's opinion or will on us through judges appointed by either side of the aisle in Washington. I still believe we in louisiana are better able to make decisions for our state than any politician or judge.

Yeah! Louisiana has a great history of fairness and equality for all of its citizens (sarcasm). I am so proud to be a Cajun until I read stuff like this. Its embarrassing.

Gay marriage is wrong!!! Marriage should be based wholly on Biblical principles! 1) Marriage shall consist of a union between one man and one or more women. (Gen 29:17-28; II Sam 3:2-5; Matthew 25:1) 2) Marriage shall not impede a man's right to take concubines in addition to his wife or wives. (II Sam 5:13; I Kings 11:3; II Chron11:21) 3) A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed. (Deut 22:13-21)

You stand by these principals? Polygamy? The subjugation of women? Even if you and your church do, that shouldn't affect the government's position. A religious marriage and a civil marriage are two separate concepts. I church can say you're married to five different women, but that doesn't give you a tax break.

I hope this post is purely sarcasm. Freedom of religion mean anything? I'm a Christian, but I don't think my religious ideals should play part in my politics, nor should anyone else's. With half of marriages ending in divorce & almost no one being a virgin I think your point is flat and very out played.

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