Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,822

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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Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#186799 Apr 5, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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We already got it. You wish for us to ignore the obvious differences in the relationships. This, we cannot do. Go live your lives. Do not seek that which you do not rate. We are equals, in every Constitutional way. Since the Constitution does not mention SSM, we are equals. We can all vote, own property, own and bear arms, etc. Go and enjoy your rights, as we do.
The Supreme Court has supported citizen's fundamental rights to marry 14 times since 1888

Here are a few of their comments regarding marriage...

Loving v. Virginia,(1967):“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”

Boddie v. Connecticut,(1971):“[M]arriage involves interests of basic importance to our society” and is “a fundamental human relationship.”

Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur,(1974)“This Court has long recognized that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Moore v. City of East Cleveland,(1977)(plurality):“[ W]hen the government intrudes on choices concerning family living arrangements, this Court must examine carefully the importance of the governmental interests advanced and the extent to which they are served by the challenged regulation.”

Zablocki v. Redhail,(1978):“[T]he right to marry is of fundamental importance for all individuals.”

Turner v. Safley,(1987):“[T]he decision to marry is a fundamental right” and an “expression of emotional support and public commitment.”

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey,(1992):“These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

Lawrence v. Texas,(2003):“[O]ur laws and tradition afford constitutional protection to personal decisions relating to marriage, procreation, contraception, family relationships, and education.… Persons in a homosexual relationship may seek autonomy for these purposes, just as heterosexual persons do.”

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Only when all unrelated, consenting, adult couples are able to marry the person of their choice will we be fully equal.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186800 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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So what you are truly saying then is all you are opposed to is the use of a word?? Doesent that seem silly??
Yeah, I hate to agree with you, I smelt the wire in the bush there. It is plenty more, than just the title, that we object to, it's the governmental mandates that we are objecting to. The official implementation of legislated morality that has our hair standing up.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186801 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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That is the entire issue
a word
A word they don’t own, as it relates to dozens of religions and no religion at all. They want to define that word not only for themselves but to force that word upon others not of their religion.
The word scares them to the core of their being.
The rights don’t concern them... it is the word itself that shakes them to their core.
These people are frightened to death over how someone might use that word.
It is really pathetic when you think about it.
Nice try. We are not forcing the definition of that word, you are chiseling it open, to all. Reducing its meaning, by allowing any to lay claim to it, like allowing all the illegal aliens (I refuse to call them "Guest Workers") to call themselves "American Citizens". Wrong move, there, pal. And, using the word "scares". A little too much, LOL, we are not scared, do not attempt to feel superior through such childish means... Did it make you feel all big, bad and strong? Pictured us all in the corner, cowering? LOL. Thanks for the laugh.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186802 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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You are wrong thinking that all those in poly marriages are criminals, they are not.
Umm... He doesn't. You said that, not him. I remember you saying that, months ago. Blanket job. And we pointed out that it was the same argument that your side had objected to, when it was used against the gays. Remember? I know that you do. Silly "Super Big D". And, what was it that you threatened to have Riccardo arrested for, if he spoke at a school? I must have missed your response.....
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186803 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Not true in 11 states one district, and 17 nations ( I think, they are converting so fast it is hard to keep track )
12 states if you consider that California has 18,000 legally married same sex couples
More to follow
Boy, oh, boy. According to you, the number is rising so fast, that by the end of the night, all of America will support it. I'll expect the whole of my neighborhood to burn a cross on my lawn, because I am against it.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#186804 Apr 5, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Ahh. You DO admit to having "special needs", then? Good. And you DO admit that "coming out" is a "special effort"? Good. Your need doesn't include any obligation, on my part, to have to listen to it. Keep it to yourselves, and tote your own loads. Used to be, in order to unburden oneself, one had to go to a psychiatrist, and pay large money to someone to listen to this type of self-indulgent whining. Now, it is publicity stunts and propaganda.
"Self-indulgent whining?" Why do you have to be so insulting?

Look, you may not think that we have the constitutional right to marry, but the last time I looked we sure as hell have the right to free speech.

Should the blacks have kept their issues to themselves? Should they have forgone public demonstrations and sought the help of their therapists?

What about women? Maybe they should have just bucked up and kept quiet too.

I'm sorry that you're disturbed by homosexuality. But that is your issue--not mine.

Man up and stop complaining. If you don't want to hear about us, by all means stop coming to this site. Don't watch television. Stop reading the newspapers.

But we're not going to drop our voices for your convenience.

As long as folks like you continue to believe that we are less equal than you, we're going to keep talking, and marching, and protesting, and suing.

We will have our voices heard by those who make decisions about our lives. We will politely request equality. But when it's refused, we will demand it.

Damn man; how can you honestly believe that gays are inferior to straights? How is that possible? This is the 21st Century!

Science has already declared us to be normal. Medicine took us off the list of disorders FORTY YEARS AGO!

You've had ample time to wrap your head around this fact.

I am a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States. There's no law against me seeking the rights that I believe I'm entitled to.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186805 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Not at all. We want equality. Just as blacks had their own bathrooms, drinking fountains etc. yes they had their own bathrooms and water to drink but they also just wanted equality. Just as you want to say we can have civil unions we want marriage. It's the same principal. 40 years from now you will look just as stupid as those that were for their civil rights.
I learned this in 1st grade, hope it helps:
Principle ends in "le", just like ru"le"..."the principal has a principle"
And...
Principal ends in "pal", "the princi"pal" is my pal".
Don't say that I never helped ya...
:-D
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186806 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Thank you for your support and when we get married you and your wife will be invited.
I want you to videotape the ensuing fight between Big D and Frankie, for Youtube, you also said you'd invite him, and I'll bet that the fur will fly, when they get a couple of drinks in them.... My money's on the guy in the wheelchair.
I'm giving 4:1 odds.... Make sure that you give them both plenty of whiskey...
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186807 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Like the word Liberal too, as in our radical liberal founders.
lots of words have changed meanings
Awful doesn’t mean anything close to what it originally meant, a beautiful sunset would fill a person with awe.
Yeah, like "homophobe" used to mean a self-hating homo, because that was the way it was. Now, it has been hijacked.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186808 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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As proud as I can be, it bothers me that someone cannot make the right decision, until it personally affects them or someone in their immediate family.
These are supposed to be our representatives, it should not have to happen within their own family for them to empathize with the people they represent.
But I should probably only growl about that under my breath, a win is a win.
They are nothing, but a bunch of soft-bellied hypocrites, changing their tunes, for some bias. They change their tunes for purposes of keeping the peace with their mixed-up kids. They have no business using their personal lives to legislate. Remember the saying "Leave your personal life at home"?.....Yeah, that's EXACTLY what that meant.(Nods, while saying) "....Yeah, that's right, at home!".

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#186809 Apr 5, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Yes, Lililth, we know. You have also threatened to cut and slice anyone who says a bad word to your child. How's the school going?
I stopped going to school
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186810 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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As proud as I can be, it bothers me that someone cannot make the right decision, until it personally affects them or someone in their immediate family.
These are supposed to be our representatives, it should not have to happen within their own family for them to empathize with the people they represent.
But I should probably only growl about that under my breath, a win is a win.
Oh, almost forgot...."Growl under my breath" my ass! You're glad to get any support, at any cost, even from the wishy-washy ones. You're cheering for any who show the least bit of wavering. Don't lie now. You're cheering for traitors, for those who lack the courage of their convictions.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186811 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Do it
Get the signatures for a ballot measure on those
please take video for You tube
I love the slippery slope arguments. Making Guns legal will lead to making personal atomic weapons legal... it is a slippery slope!
I want pictures of your goat before you propose
Poly is likely to happen at some point... I wont live long enough to worry about the others.
" Making Guns legal"....Oh my, did I miss something?
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186812 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Your view is skewed. Blacks couldn't marry whites because you bible bumpers didnt want it how's that working for you?
I believe that it's not working.....for you, as it was Bible Thumpers that freed the slaves. If memory serves, both sides had them.(Sighs, while saying, ruefully)"....Yeah...... "
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#186813 Apr 5, 2013
After our Republican friends invaded our Southern States, they divided them into military districts. They then imposed their infamous 14th Amendment. The original intent of that legislation was to punish the defeated White Christian male by providing the means for the African to rule over him. It was not to "legalize" the "marriage" of two persons of the same SEX. Even so, we dog lovers gratefully applaud the unintended consequences.

Ronald
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186814 Apr 5, 2013
poledancer45 wrote:
<quoted text>Sweetie your absolutely right... It harms no hetero and only serves to strenghten the very things they claim it harms which leaves you with only one motive on there part... Hate!!
Damn, your logic is truly..........Baffling. Is that how you dance, all frenzied and crazy and shit?

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#186815 Apr 5, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Damn, your logic is truly..........Baffling. Is that how you dance, all frenzied and crazy and shit?
honey this girl rocks the house
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186816 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Are skinny people different than fat people? Are tall people different than short. Do some men like big girls as opposed to small. Do some people like mushrooms and some don't. It's all preference. Just as I am attracted to men. Not all men I also have my preference as to a type just as a straight man does to a certain type of women. You can't "choose" what you like or are attracted to. So stop trying to say being gay is a choice. It's not. I was married to a woman and tried to live up to society's expectations. I was unhappy because I wasn't being true to myself or my feelings. You would rather have all gay men marry women and have unhealthy marriages. That's a stupid solution. Besides if us gays stole your women you wouldn't be left with any of the good looking ones. Be careful what you wish for.
Yes, fat people exude an odor of cellulite. They sweat more. They are unable to run as far as skinny people. They are unable to tie their own shoelaces. They ruin car seats. They.... Well, you get the point. Tall people are taller than short people. They ask the short people "How do my nuts smell?" Fat people like big girls. Less chance of hurting a fattie, in the event of a roll-over. And, it seems that an unhealthy amount of good looking girls are already drawn to homos, they are called "fag-hags", and they operate under the delusion that they can fix a homo. They can sense the faulty wiring. Women are more sensitive than men. It's one of the defining traits of REAL women. Something that no LBGT can emulate.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#186817 Apr 5, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Damn, your logic is truly..........Baffling. Is that how you dance, all frenzied and crazy and shit?
i mae perfect sence... your the one who is confuscing
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#186818 Apr 5, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>LOL...please don't insult African Americans.
SSM is illegal in Nigeria.

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