Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,038

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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“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#186689 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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I know, they are desperately trying to preserve the sanctity of Britney Spears "just for fun" 3 day marriage.
Oh but of course.....that's exactly what's being preserved.(Rolls eyes). Let's not forget the nice lesbian couple....you know the one....in their wedding photos one wears the tuxedo, the other, the wedding gown. We have to preserve the "husband and wife".
My marriage is not a failure, come same sex marriage or not, I donít see any reason not to deny you the same rights, privileges, recognition and yes... the word... that my wife and I have.
If he wants the SAME rights, privileges, recognition, and yes....the word....that you and your wife have, then he should also get himself a wife. Makes sense.
18,000 same sex marriages in California didnít hurt my marriage at all, not sure why their marriages are so fragile that it would hurt theirs. Maybe they should be focused on why their own marriages are so fragile rather than worry about what others are doing.
Hmmmmm.....if we follow that logic....SSM wouldn't hurt your, or anyone else's marriage, nor would polygamy, nor marriage between siblings.....why should we limit who can get all those rights, responsibilities, privileges, etc,?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186690 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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I know and I'm proud of them. I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. It's hard for me to vote because both sides are messed up.
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.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#186691 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.
If you want "equality" and "marriage" like everybody else, then marry, enter into a legally recognized, in ALL fifty states, union of husband and wife, like everybody else. Stop arguing for something different and saying you're not.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186692 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmmm.....if we follow that logic....SSM wouldn't hurt your, or anyone else's marriage, nor would polygamy, nor marriage between siblings.....why should we limit who can get all those rights, responsibilities, privileges, etc,?
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.
Screech

Covina, CA

#186693 Apr 5, 2013
Both Judy Nelson of the Glendora city council, California and Debbie Neal of the military banner group in Glendora, California are a couple of misguided dangerous FOOLS.

Much to the outrage of parents, some students at a Massachusetts middle school this week were denied lunch. The 25 kids in question weren't allowed to eat because they couldn't afford to pay.

These two screeches' would be in favor of doing what the Mass. middle school did, since they are both tea party member's.

Ad over the hill, useless air breathers.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#186694 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Like the word Liberal too, as in our radical liberal founders.
They were also considered rebels, and traitors, to the crown. Mid 19th century Southerners were also considered rebels, and traitors. History is written by the victors.
lots of words have changed meanings
True
Awful doesnít mean anything close to what it originally meant, a beautiful sunset would fill a person with awe.
Up is now down, left is now right, who is on first.....

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186695 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
<quoted text>If you want "equality" and "marriage" like everybody else, then marry, enter into a legally recognized, in ALL fifty states, union of husband and wife, like everybody else. Stop arguing for something different and saying you're not.
Your view is skewed. Blacks couldn't marry whites because you bible bumpers didnt want it how's that working for you?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186696 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.
http://www2.law.ucla.edu/volokh/marriage.pdf
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186697 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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They were also considered rebels, and traitors, to the crown. Mid 19th century Southerners were also considered rebels, and traitors. History is written by the victors.
<quoted text>
True
<quoted text>
Up is now down, left is now right, who is on first.....
Oh yes... I like Franklin, treason is a term made up by the winners to use as an excuse for hanging the losers. Or something like that, not a direct quote

I can show logically that black is white

personally I think we are too hung up on words, the word marriage does not frighten me at all. I can have it, they can have it, and their having it does not change my own.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#186698 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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That is what I donít understand, I am a heterosexual male, married with 4 kids, none of the happen to be gay. 18,000 same sex couples legally married in California.
My marriage was not harmed in any way, none of my childrenís marriages where harmed.
What is the big deal?
They want to deny others happiness, out of what... meanness? spite? they canít claim any harm.
I just donít get what the big deal is, if they want to marry, let them, it harms no one.
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!!

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186699 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
<quoted text>If you want "equality" and "marriage" like everybody else, then marry, enter into a legally recognized, in ALL fifty states, union of husband and wife, like everybody else. Stop arguing for something different and saying you're not.
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.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#186700 Apr 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Do it
Sounds like a Nike commercial.
Get the signatures for a ballot measure on those
please take video for You tube
Why should rights be voted on? Why shouldn't marriage equality apply to everyone? Aren't those a couple of slogans uttered by SSMers?
I love the slippery slope arguments. Making Guns legal will lead to making personal atomic weapons legal... it is a slippery slope!
Great analogy Potsie! How quickly the SSMers scream, "Slipperly slope", "That's not fair", instead of having the honesty to admit they're legitimate possibilities.
I want pictures of your goat before you propose
Easy Big D.....keep your sexual fantasies to yourself. No one mentioned a goat.
Poly is likely to happen at some point...
See.....marriage equality is on the march.
I wont live long enough to worry about the others.
That would be "other", marriage between siblings....basically blood relatives....other than first cousins. So what you're implying is, you won't be around to see the total devaluation of marriage by the state?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186701 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
LOL...please don't insult African Americans.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186702 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
<quoted text>
Are skinny people different than fat people?
They weigh less and an airline has proposed weighing passengers to determine equal fares.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#186703 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?
Sounds like you're equating race with gender/sexes. There's only two sexes. Numerous races/ethnicities. Interracial marriage bans only banned certain racial combinations, not all. For example Blacks could marry "orientals" but not whites. A person of mixed racial/ethnicity coulld marry.....?

That's why the analogy fails

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186704 Apr 5, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>LOL...please don't insult African Americans.
I don't insult anyone I leave to religious homophobic bigots like you.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186705 Apr 5, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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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.
Most of us here against gay marriage are not against people being gay whether you were born that way or had surgery to change into it. Like Bono's daughter that changed from Lesbian to straight with surgery and her/his girlfriend that went from Lesbian to straight without surgery.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#186706 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!!
A lot of things people do like Harvey Milk and his teen boys didn't harm me, marrying a sister doesn't harm me....but does that make it right?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186707 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Sounds like a Nike commercial.
<quoted text>
Why should rights be voted on? Why shouldn't marriage equality apply to everyone? Aren't those a couple of slogans uttered by SSMers?
<quoted text>
Great analogy Potsie! How quickly the SSMers scream, "Slipperly slope", "That's not fair", instead of having the honesty to admit they're legitimate possibilities.
<quoted text>
Easy Big D.....keep your sexual fantasies to yourself. No one mentioned a goat.
<quoted text>
See.....marriage equality is on the march.
<quoted text>
That would be "other", marriage between siblings....basically blood relatives....other than first cousins. So what you're implying is, you won't be around to see the total devaluation of marriage by the state?
I have tried once to show someone why it would not fly yet, and he could not separate what I was trying to show from my actual position on the subject

Donít want to go through that again

Go get the signatures on those measures and the general public can inform you of why that cannot happenÖ at least yet. Or if you donít think you need public consent ( understand that if we put overturning Prop 8 on a ballot, it will be overturned in a walk which is exactly what will happen if the Supremes donít do the right thing ), then go to court for your issues, and let them inform you.

My marriage has not been devalued one tiny little bit by 18,000 same sex couples being legally married right now in California.

If yours was, if you were actually harmed by their being able to marry why didnít you show up in court, your lawyers could not find a single couple to show up in court to show how their marriage was harmed.

But to be honest I would take a look at your marriage and try to find out why yours is so fragile, that would probably do you more good than worrying about what other people are doing.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#186708 Apr 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you're equating race with gender/sexes. There's only two sexes. Numerous races/ethnicities. Interracial marriage bans only banned certain racial combinations, not all. For example Blacks could marry "orientals" but not whites. A person of mixed racial/ethnicity coulld marry.....?
That's why the analogy fails
...and yet, the analogy still prevailed in court before a seated judge.

and you, an internet stranger, proclaims it as invalid. yeah. sure. we're buying every word you type pal.

LOL

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