Utah files Amendment 3 Appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States
It was reported earlier today, that Utah has officially filed its appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Seeking a reversal of the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling – on the matter of same sex marriage – and upholding the legality of the State of Utah’s Constitutional Amendment 3 – which bans it.
I think it’s safe to say that, considering the 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal have already proffered overlapping opinions – in support of same sex marriage – there are a great number of folks who feel the Supreme Court might simply allow the 10th Circuit Court’s rulings to stand – by simply failing to grant a Writ of Certiorari To Utah, in the matter.
In any event, it has been the position of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to join in with Governor Gary Herbert, in challenging the circuit court’s ruling. Rather than accepting it as sufficiently litigated – having been decided on constitutional grounds. And this failure to move, instead, to protect couples and their families rights from being further trampled asunder, has left people from all across the country bemoaning not only the injustice, but the mounting costs of continuing to flog this dead horse.
Myself – when I read the article in the Salt Lake Tribune and see the pictures of Cherilyn Eagar, president of the American Leadership Fund, speaking at a rally this past June – a rally co-sponsored by, among others, the Utah Eagle Forum. And mentally juxtapose images of the forum’s Gail Ruzicka – I am at once (or should I say, once again) appalled at the bitter, brittle, and miserable little hardened hearts, who have the temerity to think they are God’s own chosen. And presume the right to impose their shrunken little world-view on the rest of the citizens of Utah. To borrow on a phrase, Life is short – it’s only made narrow, as well.