Anti-marriage equality all stars react to SCOTUS decision (as told through Star Wars comparisons)
Sadly, we were too busy celebrating yesterday to spend time combing for haters. But rest assure, those elected officials and local and national lobbying groups hell-bent on keeping LGBTQ couples from getting married spent the day with bird shit in their cereal.
Here’s some highlights from those who were outraged by yesterday’s legalization of same-sex marriage, and some character comparisons if the players involved were in the Star Wars universe. (all words direct from the links above)
Delegate Bob Marshall, author of Virginia’s 2006 ban on same-sex marriage, possible replacement for Emperor Palpatine:
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.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President, and totally viable Darth Maul:
“The Court decision ensures that the debate over natural marriage will continue and the good news is that time is not on the side of those who want to redefine marriage. As more states are forced to redefine marriage, contrary to nature and directly in conflict with the will of millions, more Americans will see and experience attacks on their religious freedom. Parents will find a wedge being driven between them and their children as school curriculum is changed to contradict the morals parents are teaching their children. As more and more people lose their livelihoods because they refuse to not just tolerate but celebrate same-sex marriage, Americans will see the true goal, which is for activists to use the Court to impose a redefinition of natural marriage on the entire nation.
“Congress should respond to today’s announcement by moving forward with the State Marriage Defense Act, which is consistent with last year’s Windsor ruling and ensures that the federal government in its definition of marriage respects the duly enacted marriage laws of the states,”
Victoria Cobb, Virginia Family Foundation, fan of pre-abortion ultrasounds, Asajj Ventress from the first few seasons of Clone Wars, before she gets betrayed and becomes a bounty hunter (know your expanded universe folks!)
“We are disappointed that the Supreme Court has sidestepped this important issue, at least for now, and left Virginians without a definitive answer. Unfortunately, over one million Virginians who legally voted to adopt the marriage amendment have been disenfranchised, leaving them to wonder if their vote on any issue is safe from government reprisal. Those voters were also denied a defense by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who put his political aspirations ahead of both the Constitution of Virginia and the oath of office.
“There are still multiple cases, including those in the 5th, 6th, 8th, and 11th circuits, that working their way to the Supreme Court. The issue of the legal definition of marriage is far from settled, and should be decided by the people, and not the courts. Most experts still believe the Supreme Court will eventually rule on this matter.
Brian S. Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, Jabba the Hutt
“We are surprised and extremely disappointed that the US Supreme Court has refused to grant review of the same-sex marriage cases pending before them. This is wrong on so many levels. First, the entire idea that marriage can be redefined from the bench is illegitimate. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman; it has been this throughout the history of civilization and will remain this no matter what unelected judges say. Second, it’s mind-boggling that lower court judges would be allowed to impose the redefinition of marriage in these states, and our highest court would have nothing to say about it. Third, the effect of the lower court rulings is to say that a constitutional right to same-sex ‘marriage’ has existed in every state in the union since 1868 when the 14th Amendment was ratified, but somehow nobody noticed until quite recently. That’s the absurd belief we are being told to accept.”
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