The law firm Becker & Poliakoff has taken “immediate and severe” action against a lawyer who condemned gay marriage in an email sent to the entire firm, according to one of the firm’s leaders. . . He voiced his opinions on Monday in a “reply all” email to a firmwide announcement about a decision striking down Florida’s ban on gay marriage . . .
Kubitz’s email says the ruling was based on an improper reading of the Constitution. He then goes on to say that homosexuality is condemned by scripture. “Today’s reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts,” he wrote. “For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted disease over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example” . . .
The email began this way: “The issue having been raised, permit me the liberty to reply, lest my usual silence be taken as assent.” The decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said the gay-marriage ban violated due process and equal protection clauses, but “there is not a shred of historical evidence that either of those clauses was ever intended to legitimize homosexuality,” Kubitz said.
“Judge Hinkle and others like-minded have effectively amended the Constitution by judicial fiat. This is a blatant usurpation of power reserved to the states and to the people in violation of the 10th Amendment. … Adding insult to injury, Judge Hinkle invokes our founding fathers as though they would have approved of his ruling. Not so. In his 1796 farewell address then-president George Washington spoke of morality as being indispensable to our societal well-being.
“Today’s reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted disease over the past few decades, with the gay plague of AIDS being a classic example.
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