Constitutional Crisis – Marriage ban on same-sex marriages declared unconstitutional in Virginia

14 02 2014

Virginia’s ban on same-sex Marriage declared unconstitutional.   The judge’s ruling fails the test on whether it violates the Constitution of the United States, as his ruling is prima facie, on the “Declaration of Independence”, which while respected as a basis for the laws of our land, isn’t LAW itself.  Also, from looking there may be a conflict on Article 1 – Sections 1 and 15A of the Constitution of Virginia…

Article 1 Section 15-A. Marriage.

“That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage.”

The amendment ratified November 7, 2006, and effective January 1, 2007—Added a new section (15-A).

Article 1 Section 1. Equality and rights of men.

“That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”

This is problematic.  However, on the face, the district judge made a bad ruling.





It only took 10 years – Bin Laden Finally Dead

2 05 2011

It took a small covert group to do it, and we all owe a round of drinks for all involved!  Sadly, Obama may get the credit but I doubt it’ll save him in 2012.

Further details as Bin Laden has been buried at sea.  Don’t know if the sea needed additional pollution but heck, the sharks can have at him.  Just another piece of chum.

Though a downer on the issue, a “Nuclear Hellstorm” was promised in Europe, planes crashing in London in particular, should Osama Bin Laden be captured or killed.  Considering the source, I’m not sure if it’s just bluster or otherwise.  Time will tell, and I don’t mean the magazine.

It’s funny though.  Less than 48 hours after the big meal at Linguine’s with DaTechGuy (which sadly I could not attend due to work and personal obligations), Bin Laden is food for Sharks.





WRKO Host Reese Hopkins out on Bail after Mistrial

10 04 2011

A bit of an old story perhaps, but those who listened to WRKO, and “Reese” would really look in on this story.  I admit I was on the bandwagon thinking he was guilty, shocked that he would do that from what I’ve heard from him, but reading the details of the mistrial changed my mind.

The details of the mistrial are here.  All but one juror wanted an acquittal on the more serious charge.  All but two wanted acquittal on the second charge.  The judge declared a mistrial after two days of deliberations.  The details of his bail is here.  Hopefully he can find some measure of peace that he is out of prison, and may even win an acquittal on the charges, as it appears more and more that these were vengeful, hyped-up charges from someone in his past.

This is a further look from an article on Brian Henchey’s Myspace Page.