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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Judicial Supremacy Imposes Same-Sex Marriage

The New Jersey Supreme Court has overturned the will of the people by forcing New Jersey to issue same-sex marriage licenses, even though the Governor and legislature of New Jersey never authorized this redefinition of marriage. This decision illustrates the dangers and oppressive decrees by unelected judges.

Same-sex marriage is now the law in about one-third of the United States. The next states targeted for adopting same-sex marriage are New Mexico, Oregon, Michigan, Virginia, Nevada, and then Colorado, Utah and Pennsylvania. Judicial supremacy, as displayed in the New Jersey opinion is rapidly advancing the homosexual agenda.

The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed same-sex marriage by pretending that there is a collective right of couples in homosexual relationships. This decision ruled that “[b]ecause State law offers same-sex couples civil unions but not the option of marriage, same-sex couples in New Jersey are now being deprived of the full rights and benefits the State Constitution guarantees.” But the New Jersey Constitution does not guarantee any rights to couples. Instead, it guarantees rights to individuals, and defining marriage to be between one man and one woman does not violate any such couples right.

The Court held that because the U.S. Supreme Court had recently ordered that federal benefits be granted to same-sex couples who are married under state law, the civil union law in New Jersey was inadequate to ensure that homosexual couples in New Jersey are able to receive the same benefits as married couples.

There was no dissent from the New Jersey Court’s ruling, not even by Christie’s own judicial appointments. But many Americans are dissenting with their feet, by moving away from same-sex marriage states and into the many states that continue to recognize the value of marriage as being between only one man and one woman.

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