Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

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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akpilot wrote:
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Hmm, interesting question. The impulse answer would seem to be that more people would use marijuana because of its legal status. This would seem to be confirmed by the numbers coming out of Colorado in regards to college students where it is claimed that the numbers have climbed drastically. But is all what it seems to be on the surface when we dig a bit deeper? Are there in fact an increased number of users, or are the users simply more open about the usage since it is now legal?
Now I don't agree completely with your analogy to prohibition of alcohol, I don't think the law lead to an increase in usage, it simply didn't result in a decrease. And there is certainly no doubt that organized crime received a boost thanks to the Amendment.
I doubt there has been an increase in the number of actual users in college. What might happen is that some people will relocate in states that legalise it. For people who've settled down with families and careers this isn't easy. But for those in college...

I didn't claim there was an increase in alcohol use with prohibition. What actually happened was an initial decrease due to a lack of supply. You can't drink what doesn't exist. Once the infrastructure was in place, the party was back on with pretty much the same consumption. What happened, in the negative column, was that people died due to poorly brewed hooch (toxins like lead) and mixed drinks emerged so people could choke down inferior bathtub rotgut gin. Then there was the criminal activity associated with territory ownership and distribution. Just like we see with drugs these days. Make it legal and tax it. Win win all around. No change in consumption, revenue for the tax man, quality product produced by non-black market producers. Have a look at the stuff being sold in Amsterdam as well as some of the CA market with prescription cannabis.

Did you know that the reason cannabis was demonised was for paper and rope products? The pulp wood industry and the nylon industry didn't want the competition. Thank Hearst and DuPont.
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Jeb Bush admits he is a "crack Addict." Finally.

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Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.
You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
Should the apple tree not bearing fruit be cut into fire wood? What about a tree that bares both fruit and nuts? Should it be eradicated?

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Kuntmary it's nutty and fruity, all within the same bush (which is malodorous akin to a fish market).
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Which way to the crooked road to where the wackO, GOP, Republicans hang out at?
Interstate 101 at the rest-area stop near Gaviota. You'll find the repubs lined up at the guys restroom at the stalls with the holes cut into the walls.

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That's funny, because it's true.
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Do they love their wives? If both parties are aware, does it matter?
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Does that work in reverse? Are there lesbians who may not know they're straight? Anne Heche? Chirlane McCray?
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I do not know why a straight woman would want to think she is a lesbian.

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Jeb Bush admits he is a "crack Addict." Finally.
Will you still vote for him?
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Would it be masturbation if I told you to go fxck yourself?:o)
No, just a lame attempt at a snappy comeback.
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I do not know why a straight woman would want to think she is a lesbian.
Does that work in reverse? Are there lesbians who may not know they're straight? Anne Heche? Chirlane McCray?

As to the other questions?

Do they love their wives? If both parties are aware, does it matter?
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Oops. Didn't mean to attack you, didn't know you were on our side.
No problemo.
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Flat tax is t e way to go, so the cheating stealing GOP, Republican and Tea Pary member's can't do anymore damage to the USA economy.
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Does that work in reverse? Are there lesbians who may not know they're straight? Anne Heche? Chirlane McCray?
As to the other questions?
Do they love their wives? If both parties are aware, does it matter?
I dpm't know if they love their wives. If a woman is aware that the man she is about to marry is gay would she marry him anyway?
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Barbara Messina was co principal with Angel Carillo, in throwing outoging President Tom King from Walnut and past president Carol Herrera of Diamond Bar off of the executive board of the Cog.
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I dpm't know if they love their wives. If a woman is aware that the man she is about to marry is gay would she marry him anyway?
I live in a pink trailer on the edge of West End and Trona. Would u like to come by for some beers and a little fun? My sores have long since cleared up after using the ointment that the free clinic gave me. I can come by your place if you rather.

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I dpm't know if they love their wives. If a woman is aware that the man she is about to marry is gay would she marry him anyway?
Josh Weed's wife did. Are there lesbians who may not know they're straight?
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You forgot a significant possibility in your analogy: finding apples on the tree but refusing to call them apples as they are a varity you don't like-like the reality of gay and lesbain households raising children, functioning the same as ANY OTHER family, and your refusal to accept the fact.
Sorry, but homosexual couples are desolate. They can never bear apples 'like any other family'. The only way either one can bear apples is to mate like a heterosexual, take the 'apple' to the homosexual walnut tree and hang the poor apple on it.

The denial is all yours honey.

By the way, why does a butch lesbian dress and act like a man to attract another lesbian???

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Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.
You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
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Yeah.... we've all seen a walnut tree hanging apples. Sober up.
And that was the point of the analogy. Gay couples attempting to equate to marriage is as silly as calling a barren walnut tree an apple tree because it hung apples on it's branches.

You got it!

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Should the apple tree not bearing fruit be cut into fire wood? What about a tree that bares both fruit and nuts? Should it be eradicated?
In the context of the analogy, you are suggesting murder?

A walnut is a fruit tree. In the context of the analogy, it is always barren. No need to eradicate, just don't try to tell me it is just like an apple tree.

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