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Utah’s lesson for the other 33 pro-marriage states

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Bruce Parker
Freelance Journalist
              Jax and Heather Collins get married at the Salt Lake County clerk's office Monday, Dec 23, 2013. On Friday, a Federal Judge Robert Shelby that Utah's Amendment 3 is unconstitutional. Utah is one of 33 states that enacted constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2004, 66 percent of Utahns approved Amendment 3 and its traditional definition of marriage. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Ravell Call)

On December 20, on the eve of the nation’s Christmas break, an Obama-appointed federal judge launched a one-man coup against the state of Utah by unilaterally striking down the state’s constitutional marriage amendment — a law passed democratically by two-thirds of Utahans and shared in common with 33 other states.

Nullification-lite: Why states are stepping in to protect the Second Amendment from the feds

4:36 PM 12/18/2013

While New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns are confiscating firearms in apparent violation of the Second Amendment, a growing number of states are on track to end federal gun control once and for all.

South Carolina voting on bill to end Obamacare in state

11:54 AM 12/09/2013

A bill set for fast-track passage in the South Carolina Senate in January aims to eliminate Obamacare in the state. The law could become a model for other states fed up with the federal health-care law.