Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Federal Judge in Nevada Just Banned Gay Marriage

Judge Robert Jones, a federal judge appointed by President George Bush, just decided a case in favor of heterosexual marriage and denying homosexual or same sex marriage.

Judge Jones, who was educated at Brigham Young University, has been a federal judge since 1983 and has raised four children.  Judge Jones has never been a family court judge in Nevada.

His rationale in denying same sex marriage in Nevada is that he believes that if Nevada allowed same sex couples to get married, straight couples would stop getting married because they would no longer take the institution of marriage seriously. Thus, he states, Nevada has a rational basis for denying a fundamental right to marriage.  Judge Jones clearly believes that the institution of marriage should follow the religious and traditional definition of marriage.

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