Zoeller bent on destroying gay marriage

Dateline: Mon 27 Sep 2010

Greg Zoeller, Indiana's attorney general, is determined to put another stake in the heart of gay marriage ever taking place in Indiana.

This info is courtesty Indiana Stonewall Democrats, sent my way via Facebook by Lori Morris.

A new level of hysteria is in the air...


"Dear Hoosier friends,

"Since these things often fly below the radar, I thought you might be interested to know that Indiana Atty General Greg Zoeller has taken the lead in filing an amicus brief on behalf of Indiana and 12 other states, urging the 9th Circuit federal court of appeals to reverse the decision in the Prop 8 case. As you recall, in that case a federal judge ruled that California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the federal Constitution.

"Put another way, Zoeller has used the power of his office (and state tax dollars) to declare it the policy of the State of Indiana that it and every other state must be allowed to continue denying marriage equality to same-sex couples, and to belittle the constitutional arguments to the contrary. Zoeller's name appears on the cover side-by-side with Virginia AG (and current right-wing darling) Ken Cuccinelli.

"Please feel free to forward this to other people, lists, media outlets, etc. (I've been unable to find anything about this on Zoeller's office web site.) I've made a copy of the brief available at http://www.facebook.com/l/daf55LTJAjSUFVj27CBKu5O8E3g;www-personal.umich.edu/~stevesan/indianaperryamicus.pdf"



hendy [Member] said:

And Zoeller also fights the federal health insurance law with 22 other AGs as well. At least he's consistently stupid with precious tax dollars. It's the new way to be conservative: fight with state funds to maintain orthodox/taliban-ish causes.

2010-09-27 10:51:22

ruthholl [Member] said:

Good point, Hendy!

2010-09-27 12:57:12

Tell The Truth [Member] said:

(Steps up to soapbox):

Please tell me how ANY individual state or states, can tell me that one of my federal Constitutional rights is going to be denied. I believe I'm granted Constitutionally-protected status, from any and actions with are not enforced equally on all people (Equal Protection Clause, aka 14th Amendment)

I know California's supposed to be the Land of Fruits and Nuts (apologies to anyone offended by the oft-used moniker), but two of that state's federal judges have been spot-on re: related issues this summer (DOMA and ENDA). Just because they're left-coast does not make them wrong.

The landscape is littered with politicians who have rushed to the defense of folks trying to "protect the sanctity of marriage"--whatever the hell that means--vis-a-vis male/female marriage.

That's worked out so well, hasn't it? Government involvement in that sacred institution is one of the reasons its success rate is only slightly above the average IPS graduation rate.

Thanks for this notice. Zoeller is nuts. He wants to be governor, ya know. It'll be fun to watch the rightwingers duke it out among the Lite Gov, Zoeller, and our new state superitenndent, whose middle name ought to be "unaccountable." Any stage holding those three will tilt far to the right before it collapses under its own stupidity. Alas, in indiana, they'll have wide support (sigh)

We won't have long to wait. In about 7 weeks, the 2012 gubernatorial sweepstakes opens in earnest. I know whom our side will likely nominate. The fun is on the other side.

Pandering. Ain't it grand? It's a piss-poor spectator sport, if you love liberty and the Constitutions.

2010-09-27 13:12:58

VladTheImpaler [unverified] said:

You rock, Zoeller. Show those sodomites the door.

2010-09-27 17:20:33

pastimes14 [Member] said:

THANK YOU for letting this be known!!
Now, how do I get this on my facebook page? I want to let everyone know about this!

2010-09-27 23:34:57

Roberta X [unverified] said:

Why is the Federal Government in the wedlock OR the healthcare business? Where's their Constitutional authority for either one?

You can make a case for the individual States having some power along those lines -- though that may be trumped via the Bill of Rights via 14th Amendment incorporation against the States.

But where, oh where does any state -- or a couple of dozen -- get off telling another State what it ought to be doing? (Not to be a stick in the mud but that kind of debate was sort of what the Senate was supposed to be for -- until we "fixed" it with the 17th Amendment).

2010-09-29 06:38:31

Pete [unverified] said:

Why is it that whenever a conservative is swept into power on a so-called "fiscal" platform literally the first thing they do is go after gay people?

2010-10-04 09:01:12

whosear [Member] said:

Ok, the average coservative doesn't give a hoot what gay people do. Because it's not ones business to get into another's private life except when crimes are committed.

Marriage. Are men and women the same? If so, then same-sex marriage make sense. If not, then they don't.

So what is your belief?

2010-10-07 21:51:06

whosear [Member] said:

btw...why didn't that boggyman conservative Chief Justice John Roberts overturn gay marraige in DC?

Anyone? Anyone?

2010-10-07 22:09:08

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