Puerto Rico Federal District Court Judge gets it right on Marriage
I will applaud a judge when he gets it right. This judge got it right. Read this cogent reasoned opinion by a federal district court judge declaring Puerto Rico's laws on marriage valid and dismissing the complaint by same sex marriage advocates.
Ryan Anderson does an excellent job of summarizing the matter. Read about it here
For my part I read the Opinion by Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez . I encourage anyone who wants to examine a well articulated defense of law, precedent, stare decisis and logic to read the opinion.
Finally he chides his fellow judges for failing to act as judges by asking some very interesting questions. Again nothing can substitute for reading the actual opinion.
I have said this before and today's pronouncement from the U.S. Supreme Court only confirms it once again. We do not live in a democratic republic. We do not live in a federal system of government where there are states that have rights, duties, responsibilities and limitations on what they can do and a federal government that is "limited" in its jurisdiction.
Today's decision by the Court to enjoin enforcement of some of Texas' new abortion regulations law is a perfect example of federal over-reaching. The law passed addressed regulatory rules for free standing surgical centers (read abortion mills) that would protect patients from shoddy abortionists like Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia or Stephen Bingham, lately of New Jersey.
How many women have to die before these justices recognize the error they have made?