‘Same-sex marriage legalized’ in CaliforniaJune 20th, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
It is a well known fact that people do strange things in the name of ‘religion’. People commit suicide, war are fought, people kill each other by calling it ‘religion freedom’. There is a battle for equal rights for the same sex marriage and so on.
To the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights is in the first ten amendments. The term Bill of Rights refers to ‘English Bill of Rights’ that was passed by the Parliament in 1689. They were introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1791 and came into effect on December 15, 1791.
The First Amendment protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from the government. Freedom of expression means the right to freedom of speech.
The first amendment is interpreted by the court , it is applied to their entire federal government and is only applicable to the congress.
The two clauses of the first amendment guarantees a freedom of religion. The clause prohibits the government from passing legislation to establish an official religion.
The rights of speech allows a person to express themselves, the rights to free sppech also include communication.
For now , the alliance for marriage foundation called the U.S. Congress to pass ‘Marriage Protection Amendment’. Hence, the Supreme Court’s decision about the ‘ homosexual marriage’ proves the need to the foundation’s proposed amendment.
Therefore, California becomes the second state to legalize ’same-sex marriage’. The first state was Massachusetts.
The cost for a marriage license is $64, with a confidential license costing $70. Marriage ceremonies cost $35. The department accepts cash only.
Forms and additional information can be found at www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/DepartmentDirectory/AuditorController/County_Clerk/Marriage_License.htm or by calling office at 263-2311.
These are the 10 Amendments
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be con- strued to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people
Borrowed from the Virginia Bill of Rights.