Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,187

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Menlo Park, CA

#52 Aug 4, 2010
The voice of reason wrote:
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Turd burgers??
That is why I don't eat at your house.

“Fly low and avoid the penguins”

Since: Dec 09

Pasadena

#54 Aug 4, 2010
joey wrote:
the main stream media isnt telling you that federal judge vaughn walker is queer.no wonder he overturned decesion in favor of queers.this is like putting the fox in the hen house and asking him if he likes chicken.no ethics problem here?
So only straights get to be the judge on this? Should we only have black judges decide on cases where blacks are the defendents? So we should only allow a Mexican American judge decide on the Arizona law? What if someone's of mixed race? Or a couple is on trial? Do we need both a male and female judge to preside?
Rediculous

Pleasanton, CA

#55 Aug 4, 2010
Dont worry, Aids will take its course and someday extinct them all!

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Menlo Park, CA

#56 Aug 4, 2010
Rigby wrote:
The ruling is of course preposterous and will be struck down by the Supremes.
All it proves is that a radical homosexual cannot be an impartial judge.
It is ludicrous to claim that a right to marry is a right to redefine marriage.
Homosexual marriage is a failed policy. It has never attracted any significant percent of the homosexual population as actual participants in ANY country that allows it, and studies have shown that such marriages are not usual even exclusive relationships!
Yes IT seems to be as successful as Hetero marraiges. The last marriage I was at was defined by the two people getting married. A thing called the Vow.
inyourface

Whittier, CA

#57 Aug 4, 2010
hooray, just another move in the collapse of american society...im salivating at the chance to wreak havoc since morals dont apply anymore.
Bye Bye Bigots

Toronto, Canada

#58 Aug 4, 2010
Adam & Steve......lets celebrate !!!!
Not a Founding Father

Claremont, CA

#59 Aug 4, 2010
WPArtist wrote:
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So only straights get to be the judge on this? Should we only have black judges decide on cases where blacks are the defendents? So we should only allow a Mexican American judge decide on the Arizona law? What if someone's of mixed race? Or a couple is on trial? Do we need both a male and female judge to preside?
Actually, this is what the 9th circuit and perhaps SCOTUS will remedy. One of the reasons SCOTUS has nine justices. Theoretically, the increased numbers and diversity of the make up of the court will span prejudices. In the end, we have to hope that cases are decided on the law but even justices are human and bring life experience and views with them.
PottyMouth

San Diego, CA

#60 Aug 4, 2010
I bet all you pickle sniffers think this is a victory. Well, you can call it what you want "Same Sex Marriage" or what ever you want. I am just going to call it a "Homosexual Registration." I also will treat it as such. Nothing really has changed any way. You had all these rights before any way with civil unions.
Sheba sex operator

Toronto, Canada

#61 Aug 4, 2010
Rediculous wrote:
Dont worry, Aids will take its course and someday extinct them all!
and straight swingers, adulterous, extra marital affair champs will get it eventually...

home- schooled?

“Down To Earth”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#62 Aug 4, 2010
Archie Bunker wrote:
...Edith agrees.
Oh AWWWCHIEEEEEEEEE!

Edith rarely agreed with Archie. She just pitied him.
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Menlo Park, CA

#63 Aug 4, 2010
Not a Founding Father wrote:
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Nope, it's a representative republic. Many progressives make that mistake. There is a difference.
Many "conservatives" make the same mistake. Our constitution is about equal rights under the law. The freedom to do what one wants as long as he does not hurt another. No on eis allowed to vote on individual matters that do not affect them. It is in the constitution of our Republic. Get it!

“Fly low and avoid the penguins”

Since: Dec 09

Pasadena

#64 Aug 4, 2010
Not a Founding Father wrote:
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Actually, this is what the 9th circuit and perhaps SCOTUS will remedy. One of the reasons SCOTUS has nine justices. Theoretically, the increased numbers and diversity of the make up of the court will span prejudices. In the end, we have to hope that cases are decided on the law but even justices are human and bring life experience and views with them.
Well let's not bring law into this!!! This is about god's will!!!!!
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Menlo Park, CA

#65 Aug 4, 2010
inyourface wrote:
hooray, just another move in the collapse of american society...im salivating at the chance to wreak havoc since morals dont apply anymore.
Did the judge make you gay?
serfs up

Deltona, FL

#66 Aug 4, 2010
Sad wrote:
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It violates the constitution silly. We can't make any laws in violation of the constitution. You need a basic history lesson?
The fiat currency we have violates the constitution. You are now seeing why the founding fathers used silver and gold as the currency of choice. It had its flaws, but not like we are seeing and it will get worse. Yeah, they made a point of it in the constitution. Party hearty.

“I love my wife. :)”

Since: Mar 08

Seattle, WA

#67 Aug 4, 2010
Rigby wrote:
The ruling is of course preposterous and will be struck down by the Supremes.
All it proves is that a radical homosexual cannot be an impartial judge.
It is ludicrous to claim that a right to marry is a right to redefine marriage.
Homosexual marriage is a failed policy. It has never attracted any significant percent of the homosexual population as actual participants in ANY country that allows it, and studies have shown that such marriages are not usual even exclusive relationships!
Hi David Moore from Pekin...still spending all your time on Topix, I see.
Charlie

Papeete, French Polynesia

#68 Aug 4, 2010
The judge's decision is consistent with what marriage has essentially come to mean in the minds of some: the entitlement to state benefits, rights and privileges for people living in a domestic relationship.

If this decision is allowed to stand and marriage no longer represents the right of people to live together in a relationship of a presumably reproductive nature, it remains to be seen how long before this entitlement is extended to other classifications of domestic relationships.

Brothers and sisters, sisters and sisters, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, uncles and nieces, roommates and friends, Alice, Bob, Ted and Mary altogether…… and let’s not overlook the fellow and his pet goldfish.

With the definition of marriage changed like this, would anyone have any objections if other domestic relationships were to be included in the entitlement to receive state benefits, rights and privileges?
Charlie

Papeete, French Polynesia

#69 Aug 4, 2010
Why did this decision not surprise me?

Because public administrators are mostly idiots these days. America has become an idiocracy.

The entire pro-gay marriage argument is based on an idiotic fallacy. The marriage question has been deceptively framed as a DENIAL of rights to same-sex couples, which the judge mindlessly accepted, whereas it is a GRANTING of rights to opposite-sex couples.

The grant of rights to certain classes does not imply that ALL classes are necessarily entitled to these same rights. When people raise the prospect of someone marrying his pet goldfish or grandmother, they are pointing out this very fallacy.

But the gay marriage advocates and the judges and politicians sympathetic to their cause just don't seem to get it.

Democracy is dead! IDIOCRACY RULES!

Since: May 08

Long Beach, California

#70 Aug 4, 2010
PottyMouth wrote:
Gays will be prancing around in the streets tonite. They will be screaming and dry humping each other in public. Wearing leather jock straps or diapers. The news will actual show this stuff on TV. GREAT!
Pretty much, except for the diaper part, I think that's a hetro thing.

But yeah, we'll be partying tonight. Dat's fo sho!

Don't you just hate it?

Since: Apr 10

Lakeport

#71 Aug 4, 2010
That wouldnt effect the high rate of suicide for the demographic. Would it?

Since: May 08

Long Beach, California

#72 Aug 4, 2010
Charlie wrote:
Why did this decision not surprise me?
Because public administrators are mostly idiots these days. America has become an idiocracy.
The entire pro-gay marriage argument is based on an idiotic fallacy. The marriage question has been deceptively framed as a DENIAL of rights to same-sex couples, which the judge mindlessly accepted, whereas it is a GRANTING of rights to opposite-sex couples.
The grant of rights to certain classes does not imply that ALL classes are necessarily entitled to these same rights. When people raise the prospect of someone marrying his pet goldfish or grandmother, they are pointing out this very fallacy.
But the gay marriage advocates and the judges and politicians sympathetic to their cause just don't seem to get it.
Democracy is dead! IDIOCRACY RULES!
Sorry, but this was just plain stupid not to mention idiotic in it's own right.

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