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North Carolina Judge OK’s GOP Intervention, Says It’s a Waste of Time

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

North Carolina MapThe GOP and NOM have been granted the standing to intervene in a marriage equality case in North Carolina. Joe.My.God reports:

United States District Court Judge William Osteen today ruled that the GOP/NOM legal team has the standing to appeal North Carolina’s marriage equality case… But check out this smackdown towards the end of the ruling: Notwithstanding some of the ongoing cases on a national level, this discussion is merely academic in this court. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has issued its ruling in Bostic. As recognized by the district court in General Synod, this district court, sitting in North Carolina and the Fourth Circuit, is bound to apply that law. The parties to this case have the right to expect nothing less, whether they agree with the law or not. The issue presently before this court is solely whether to permit intervention for the purpose of preserving and taking an appeal. Although it is a very close issue, this court concludes that the motion to intervene should be granted, but only for the purpose of lodging an objection and preserving that objection to this court’s application of Bostic.

In otherwords, you’ll get your day in court, but at this point you’re just wasting everyone’s time and money.

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USA, Oregon: Judge Denies NOM Request to Intervene in Oregon Marriage Equality Case

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

An update in the Oregon marriage equality case – a federal judge has sent National Organization for Marriage packing.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Organization for Marriage cannot defend Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage after the state attorney general refused to do so, paving the way for a ruling on the ban that could come at any time. The NOM argued it should be allowed to intervene on behalf of its members in Oregon. It declined to identify members citing fears they’ll be harassed, but said they include a county clerk who issues wedding licenses; the owner of a wedding business; and a voter who cast a ballot in favor of the 2004 ballot measure that added a same-sex marriage ban to the state constitution.

So a decision in the case could come down at any time. What a week!

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TX: Judge Blocks AG Attempt to Intervene in Lesbian Divorce Case

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

A Texas judge has refused Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s attempt to intervene in a gay divorce case, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Abbott filed a motion to block the divorce of Sabina Daly, 41, of San Antonio, and Angelique Naylor, 39, of Austin, on February 10, a day after Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins had granted the couple a divorce. The women married in Massachusetts in 2004.

At the time, Abbott said he was concerned that the divorce would force the state to recognize the existence of gay marriage. “A divorce is an ending or a termination of a valid legal marriage,” Abbott said. “In this instance there was no valid legal marriage recognized by the state of Texas. Texas can’t have a faulty precedent on the books that validates an illegal law.”

Full Story from On Top Magazine

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