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MA Judicial activism affects Ocean State

Posted by Sal on October 2, 2006

Yet another judicial activism from a Liberal judge in the State of MA. This time, a Massachusetts state judge is interpreting Rhode Island law. A Suffolk County Superior Court judge ruled that RI same-sex couples could have marriages performed in MA, because RI law does not expressly prohibit Same-sex marriage. This opens a flood of same-sex couples from RI to get married in MA.

Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch, however, has stated that these marriages will not be recognized in RI, opening the door for a federal “full faith and credit” lawsuit.

Now, I’m no lawyer, and maybe the more legally-minded readers of this board can add more insight, but if laws involve interstate issues, they need to be settled at the federal level, not at the state level. The ruling oligarchy of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts (a.k.a. the Judiciary) is again trying to impose its will on the American people, and this time, state boundaries are not even a concern of theirs.

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Double Standard?

Posted by Ryan on October 2, 2006

Representative Mark Foley should go to jail no matter how much “rehab” he gets if the allegations are true. Recitivism for these kinds of crimes is ridiculously high and the only hope for our youth is to lock up these predators. Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Congress has had to deal with lurid sex scandals, and the Republicans are at least honest about dealing with the problem.

That being said, I understand the outrage coming from members of Congress, including the Dems in this political season, but where were the Dems on these particular issues?

  1. Barney Frank and his affiar with a male prostitute Steve Gobie led to an investigation, a House reprimand, and oddly his subsequent eight reelections and a documentary as a champion of gay rights.
  2. Gerry Studds was sexually involved with a Congressional page who was a minor, but he only got censured because he came out as a homosexual, the first openly gay Congressman. Young Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich wanted him and a Republican with a similar issue tossed from the chamber, but the Dems had other plans for Studds, who served until 1996.
  3. Bill Clinton… former Arkansas Governor and US President, sexual predator, perjurer, obstructor of investigations, disbarred lawyer, and of course the loyal and devoted husband (ahem). Republicans were picking on him, of course.

Where was the outrage within the Democratic party in these and other cases? I think there is a bit of a double standard here. I hope the Republicans can mute this issue as a “systemic” problem by citing these and other examples.

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