SHOCK! Nevada Judge Defends Traditional Marriage
The last couple of years, we have seen one judge after another cave in to the demands and lawsuits of gay activists and rule against traditional marriage. Homosexuals, in one court case after another, are given not equal, but privileged rights over those given to the rest of the population.
In Nevada, a pair of lesbians filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Their lawsuit claimed that the marriage amendment was discriminatory against homosexuals who wanted to marry the same sex.
The lawsuit was heard by Judge Robert C. Jones, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Nevada. Judge Jones, a Las Vegas native, was appointed to the court in 2003 by President George W. Bush.
Judge Jones’ decision was rendered just a few days after hearing arguments, which surprised many involved, since most decisions take weeks and even months. Yet, Jones managed to put together a 41 page decision in which he ruled against the lesbian couple’s claim of discrimination. In denying their claim, Jones explained that the lesbians were not being discriminated against by the amendment, but they were just required to abide by the same laws and criteria as everyone else.
Part of Jones’ decision stated:
“Like heterosexual persons, they may not marry members of the same sex. A homosexual man may marry anyone a heterosexual man may marry, and a homosexual woman may marry anyone a heterosexual woman may marry. Homosexuals have not historically been denied the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, or the right to own property. The protection of the traditional institution of marriage, which is a conceivable basis for the distinction in this case, is a legitimate state interest.”
Jones added that if the state were to legalize same-sex marriage that heterosexuals might:
“Cease to value the civil institution as highly as they previously had and hence enter into it less frequently… because they no longer wish to be associated with the civil institution as redefined.”
“It simply cannot be seriously maintained, in light of these and other recent democratic victories, that homosexuals do not have the ability to protect themselves from discrimination through democratic processes such that extraordinary protection from majoritarian processes is appropriate.”
Some gay activists are now wondering if Jones’ decision will have any effect on the US Supreme Court if they decide to hear any of the same-sex marriage lawsuits that have landed at their door. We can only hope and pray that his decision does have an influence on the high court.
It’s great to know that there is at least one judge in the United States that understands the values that have made America what it is. I know it wouldn’t happen while Obama is in the White House, but I’d really like to see Judge Robert C. Jones join the US Supreme Court one of these days as he seems to rule on the law and not on personal agenda.