Friday, April 3, 2009

Marriage to between a man and woman violates Iowa's constitution

Iowa's Supreme Court rules [link to the actual case] that marriage to between a man and woman violated Iowa's constitution. In a news article on AzCentral, the Court said, "We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective. The Legislature has excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification."

By using the term "historically disfavored class of persons" the Court demonstrated the extent to which Gay Rights' Doublespeak has entered the national psyche. The commentary referred to the passage of the Marriage Amendment in California as a "right-wing ballot initiatives." This ruling joins the other rulings in finding way to overturn legislative action through judge made law and hold that gay couples are a "class" without ever defining the class.

As an example of the bias of the Court, I would refer to the Court's reference to the fact that "lesbian and gay people continue to be frequent victims of hate crimes. See Criminal Justice Information Servs. Div., FBI, Hate Crime Statistics 2007, (according to FBI-collected data, the only hate crimes occurring more frequently than sexual-orientation-motivated hate crimes are crimes based on race or religious bias).

Please look at the report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 2007, the FBI reports 9,006 "Hate Crimes." of that total number, in the entire U.S. they report a total of 1,460 offenses. Iowa reported 5 incidents of bias motivation due to sexual orientation in 2007 in the entire state. This is the number of incidents, not the number of offenses.

To give some perspective on this number, there were 904 forcible rapes in Iowa during 2007 and 6,551 aggravated assaults.

What does the Court mean by "frequent?" Is it a frequent crime that out of a population of 2,988,046 there are FIVE incidents attributed to "bias motivation due to sexual orientation?"

We have come so far and have gotten so far from reality that we can justify overthrowing a basic structure of our society because there were five incidents of bias against an undefined class. The Court buys into this entirely disconnected and unsupported language of the Gay Rights movement and makes it into law!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Iowa oligarchy. The people no longer run the state.