NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- In a first for the South, Virginia's same-sex marriage ban has been overturned, with a federal judge ruling that the voter-approved amendment is unconstitutional and declaring the move "another moment history when We the People becomes more inclusive."See how one single solitary plaintiff became "we the people," in deciding to overturn and set aside a referendum that was overwhelmingly ratified by all the voters of Virginia? It kind of makes me wonder if people actually understand how the system was supposed to work in this country. The will of the people is found in the actual votes of the people.
One lawyer/judge/queen has disemboweled the plain meaning of democracy. She decided that she alone could determine what was legally permitted to the people to decide what is law. You and I know that once they cross over that little tiny wicket barrier they rapidly move on to decide all the laws for us. Laws long based on the standards of the community such as legal age of consent, polygamy, home schooling, zoning, etc are all tossed onto the PCB/lead/mercury waste-heap of history when not only are the people refused the right to determine their laws, so too are their elected representatives.
I am always surprised that we don't wake up each morning and find that Justice has once again made the newspapers by being found raped, robbed and murdered during the night.
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