Police, Firefighters Sign Legal Brief In Support Of Same Sex Marriage Challenge
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – More than 100 first responders are offering their support to a legal challenge to Indiana’s law banning same-sex marriage.
Attorney Karen Celestino-Horseman says the police firefighters, EMTs, and others have signed a friend of the court legal brief that will be filed Tuesday with the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
The brief states that although the gay and lesbian emergency workers put their lives on the line for their communities, Indiana denies them equal dignity and respect.
“Indiana and Wisconsin do not treat them equally in their day-to-day work, nor, tragically, in Indiana, even when they make the ultimate sacrifice. Amici submit this brief, therefore, to explain why basic human dignity – enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection – requires the rulings of the court below to be affirmed,” the brief reads.
Lawsuits challenging Indiana’s law have previously been merged by the court with a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s marriage law. Last month, 10 states filed a legal brief of their own in support of Indiana and Wisconsin arguing it is not the role of the judicial branch to determine the legality of gay marriage.
The constitutionality of Indiana’s gay marriage ban will be argued in front of the appellate court on Tuesday, August 26. At the request of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, the court stayed a June ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young to overturn Indiana’s marriage law.
Young’s ruling allowed for a three day period of gay marriages to take place across Indiana before the appeals court stayed the ruling.
I love everyone. If my son was gay I would love him. However, it is a sin. God created man to reproduce. Even a child knows that it is wrong. It speaks of this in the bible. The devil has a lot of people deceived. The problem with this nation is the leadership has no clue how to handle things. They are in a spiritual war. Bring America back to God!!!!!
This is so sad. Our nation is falling for the lie of 'coming out' being a normal human right, when it use to be a disgrace to even talk of such nonsense. Shame on these people for even considering to make such a stand against nature. There is NO good thing that the 'gay' lifestyle adds to society. They can't reproduce. They don't 'really' love. They have added one of the cruelest diseases to humanity, that has no cure. They are animalistic in nature, acting out the passions of their filthy minds, through the corruption of marital relationships. They are lying to humanity, saying God made them this way, when the only human God made was Adam. Our parents made the rest of us, (without homosexuality by the way), cause you don't have 'population' with out 'natural relations', of which they do not engage in. Shame on us for letting the United States of America get so 'soft' against that which is right to do. Homosexuals should not let themselves be defined by 'what' they are (gay), but they should let themselves be defined by 'who' they are (man/woman, in the natural sense). It has come to this, and the children of our country are looking for leadership from parents that fear the consequences of nature becoming corrupted. We need to stop the seriousness of this situation, and let others know that we are not going to stand back and let something so dangerous destroy the safety of our children's minds. God help our nation to rise out of the ashes we have burned ourselves into.
@silvremane Speechless... I am not sure in my 42 years on this planet if I have ever met such an ignorant human being. This makes me want to find a law somewhere that could actually arrest you for a hate crime. Love to know your real name... That is the only way I would respect your right to free speech on this one.. WOW