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8/27/2013 (1 year ago)

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New Mexico marriage falls prey to another activist judge

A New Mexico judge has singlehandedly 'legalized' homosexual marriage in that state following the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act. Homosexual marriages are now taking place across the state.

Once it's no longer shocking, it will be perceived as normal. Once it's normal...

Once it's no longer shocking, it will be perceived as normal. Once it's normal...

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/27/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: New Mexico, gay marriage, activist judge, ruling


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (Catholic Online) - State District Judge Alan Malott issued a ruling that because the state constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, marriage is now possible between people of the same sex.

Never mind this changes the fundamental definition of marriage.

The ruling is incredibly broad and sweeping and legalizes in one stroke all homosexual marriage in the state. Even advocates are stunned.

Following that ruling, the county clerk's office in Santa Fe began issuing the licenses to same-sex couples.

New Mexico is one state that has never adopted legislation to protect marriage as between one man and one woman. Even as the latest homosexual activist offensive against the social order began several years ago, the state never moved to protect marriage. The result, this ruling now gives a legal equivalency between true marriages and homosexual relationships by a kind of judicial fiat.

The decision from the judge is extremely broad. It goes beyond what even advocates for same-sex marriage expected. Laura Schauer Ives, a ACLU lawyer, said the ruling was "monumental," and that the group had not expected it.

This is judicial activism at its worst.

"We were stunned and amazed," Ives said of the decision.

The judge issued his ruling in a case where a lesbian couple demanded recognition of their relationship as one of the pair lay in the hospital with cancer. In that case, cancer survivor Jen Roper claimed to have been married to Angelique Neuman, following a civil ceremony in a Santa Fe hospital. Their civil ceremony was presided over by a district judge. Their case was joined with those of five other lesbian couples also seeking to compel the state to recognize their marriages.

While it is unmistakable that these individuals have deep seated feelings for one another, it must also be recognized that those feelings are grounded in a disordered sexual appetite and should never be equated to the genuine institution of marriage, which can only occur between one man and one woman.

This is the definition of marriage. It has been accepted cross culturally. It is rooted in the Natural Law. And, it has been taught as such by most major religious traditions.

It is clearly taught in the Jewish and Christian tradition which formed the backdrop of Western civilization. It has always been taught by the Church and has been the only definition of marriage recognized. 

The notion of same-sex marriage is a modern contrivance as activist, practicing homosexuals seek to divert attention from their disordered sexual practices and compel society to recognize their relationships as an acceptable alternative on the same level as a real marriage.

This is the first step of a larger, radical agenda. It is expected that over time all fifty states will compel us all to recognize homosexual marriage or face the consequences. However, this will not be the end of the issue - just the beginning of new ones yet unimagined.

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