Proposition 8: High court to likely i...

Proposition 8: High court to likely issue opinion Wednesday

There are 9 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Jun 25, 2013, titled Proposition 8: High court to likely issue opinion Wednesday. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, Kris Perry, center, and her partner Sandy Stier, left, both from Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, as key decisions are expected to be announced.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jun 25, 2013
Tick tock.......

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#2 Jun 25, 2013
Well considering they announced the last day of the session would be Wednesday I think it's more than "likely". It's pretty much a guarantee.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Jun 25, 2013
Hear that!
.
That's the sound of Wedding Bells warming up for National Gay American Wedding Day!
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Air Raid Sirens will sound off at noon to spice up our celebration and mark our place in the History Books
Speedieg

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jun 25, 2013
Sadly we are in for a huge disappointment, at best they will push prop 8 back to calf, will hold DOMA as constitutional as they originally did with sodomy. If sodomynwere to go back before the court with its current mix it would be illegal again.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#5 Jun 25, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
Hear that!
.
That's the sound of Wedding Bells warming up for National Gay American Wedding Day!
.
Air Raid Sirens will sound off at noon to spice up our celebration and mark our place in the History Books
From your mouth to God's ear.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Jun 25, 2013
Speedieg wrote:
Sadly we are in for a huge disappointment, at best they will push prop 8 back to calf, will hold DOMA as constitutional as they originally did with sodomy. If sodomynwere to go back before the court with its current mix it would be illegal again.
Only those with unrealistic expectations will be disappointed- i.e. those who thought they'd issue a sweeping ruling overturning all bans in every state.

Prop 8 will be overturned on standing, giving us California back.
DOMA will be overturned giving at least those married couples residing in the 12 states with marriage equality (& DC) federal benefits.

The rest was always destined for another case another day before another SCOTUS.
Speedieg

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jun 25, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Only those with unrealistic expectations will be disappointed- i.e. those who thought they'd issue a sweeping ruling overturning all bans in every state.
Prop 8 will be overturned on standing, giving us California back.
DOMA will be overturned giving at least those married couples residing in the 12 states with marriage equality (& DC) federal benefits.
The rest was always destined for another case another day before another SCOTUS.
I think your missing an important point, if someone is legally married in a state with gay marriage and is granted benefits at the federal level what happens when the move and live in a gay marriage ban state? Scotus knows this will create a mess and therefore won't go for it.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#8 Jun 25, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Only those with unrealistic expectations will be disappointed- i.e. those who thought they'd issue a sweeping ruling overturning all bans in every state.
Prop 8 will be overturned on standing, giving us California back.
DOMA will be overturned giving at least those married couples residing in the 12 states with marriage equality (& DC) federal benefits.
The rest was always destined for another case another day before another SCOTUS.
Hope you are right. It seems the most logical, but logic doesn't always win out.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Jun 26, 2013
Speedieg wrote:
<quoted text>
I think your missing an important point, if someone is legally married in a state with gay marriage and is granted benefits at the federal level what happens when the move and live in a gay marriage ban state? Scotus knows this will create a mess and therefore won't go for it.
Yes, it will definitely "create a mess", especially for the military, which is exactly what I'm counting on.

I hope I'm wrong, but without such specific direction from the SCOTUS, their ruling will be open to interpretation, and the lawsuits will follow.

That's why I've always maintained overturning DOMA was just the first step on the way to national marriage equality.

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