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.







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  • ConservaDave2

    Pray for Justices Scalia and Kennedy. At ages when they might prefer to retire pray that they stand strong and that their love for America and her Constitution outweighs the temptation to call it quits. They will be true American heroes if they can outlast Obama as if Obama is given the opportunity to choose their replacements, the Constitution will be done for as the guiding principle of this once great country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Vieto/100000372915035 George Vieto

    Thank goodness there is a good judge in America.

  • fredefreeloader

    Finally a Judge with the balls to put the faggots in their place – a marriage is between a MAN and a WOMAN – Period

  • MOM JAN

    WE IN NEVADA ARE VERY PROUD OF JUDGES JONES,
    WE HAVE A LOT OF JUDGES WITH MORALS THAT STAND
    UP FOR OUR’S AND THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.
    REMEMBER JUDGE MILLS LANE? HE WAS THE BEST AND
    IS MISSED.
    KEEP STANDING UP FOR US IN NEVADA JUDGE JIONES.
    MOM JAN
    .

  • threebarrs

    I was thrilled to hear of Judge Jones decision. Thanks you and God bless you!!! I am so tired of the progressives and LGBT groups continually trying to tear apart anything that is made of good sense or Christian ethics. Thank you again Judge Jones!

  • Sagebrush6

    I have to agree 100% with Judge Jones. Thank you judge.

  • NoDuh

    Hate to burst everyone’s bubble, but this is the same argument the Virginia state supreme court used to defend laws prohibiting interracial marriage – the laws applied to all races equaly so they were not discrimiatory. We all know how the constitutionality of those laws,and that arguement, ended up.

  • Gale

    God Bless You Judge. Thank you for your courage to do the right thing.

    Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
    C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 – 1963)