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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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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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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#187599 Apr 8, 2013
sheesh void of hate wrote:
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I do believe I was the one that started calling him K Mart. Loads of my friends have ink. I've considered it myself - a tribute to my stepson would be all I'd go for. He was quite talented and did a number of drawings suitable for tattoos. Just haven't figured out which one or where I'd put it.
BTW, I saved the best celebrity look alike for last. Since I've greyed out I've been told I look like someone quite famous. The best occurence was when I entered a restaurant I frequent. There's a musician who plays there Friday nights and he was in the middle of a tune, I think it was To All The Girls I've Loved Before. Missus Sheesh and I were talking to the hostess and I noticed that a lot of people were staring at me, smiling. Subsequently I went to a Halloween party at a local dive. I was surprised at how many people didn't know who Willie Nelson was. Pretty much all I had to do was get my wife to put two braids in my hair too. Thankfully my skin doesn't look like I was riding around in a limo standing up in the moon roof during a hail storm.
I look like Brad Pitt. Except fat and old and way uglier.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#187600 Apr 8, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>A will supersedes marriage; don't rewrite marriage laws because your partner doesn't want to include you in his will. If he didn't write you to make medical decisions in a living will, maybe he doesn't trust your judgement.
Marriage would resort in more challenged wills and disputed living wills; that's how same sex marriage harms gays.
You really don't know how the legal system works in this country do you? Wills get contested all the time. Living wills are open to contest as well. Courts operate on their own time frame and death operates on its own schedule regardless of court decisions.

How will marriage resort to more challenged wills and disputed living wills? You make this type of claim frequently and don't give a bit of supporting evidence. Soooo, if you can, provide proof for your claim.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#187603 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>Not at all. And, in case you haven't noticed, you keep putting your balls in the gutter. Double entendre intended.
My balls are nowhere near your wife's mouth.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#187606 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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It does matter, but it is not yours, to claim. That is why they fail to grant recognition. Rightly so. You're not a legally recognized couple by the government. That is also rightly so.
sorry bigot but your losing state by state.. next

oh and doma soon to fall

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#187609 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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It does matter, but it is not yours, to claim. That is why they fail to grant recognition. Rightly so. You're not a legally recognized couple by the government. That is also rightly so.
your just pissed cause you have no one... sad.. try smoking less
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#187610 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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It does matter, but it is not yours, to claim. That is why they fail to grant recognition. Rightly so. You're not a legally recognized couple by the government. That is also rightly so.
it is mine, just as your wife has a right to ownership of the property you both worked to pay for and maintain.

and as for the legal recognition....that's changing buddy. and that is rightly so.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#187611 Apr 8, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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My balls are nowhere near your wife's mouth.
sweetie he ain't got no wife... or girlfriend for that matter
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#187612 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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...Have them previously drawn up, and postdate them. Notarized and the whole 9 yards. Damn, do I have to do all your thinking for you?
well, damn, first you have to prove to me that you CAN think.

sorry pal. your scenario fails as it also ignore the other 1300+ priviliges extended to legally married couples. inheretence is but one example of the issues.

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#187613 Apr 8, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>you're not going to catch very many gays where I live:)
hey i just saw a smart unretarded person in your village... oh... sorry... they were just stopping for fuel and a soda

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#187614 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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4) Most of your side has dumped shit on God. Funny how you, again, run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, use religion against us, and nullify its use against yourselves. Double standard.
I think that most of "his" side have been dumped on by religious folk. Consistently and frequently. Is it any wonder that they'd feel an aversion to religion? BUT, many gays are devoted Christians. So you really need to avoid confusing the two.

Personally, I've no use for organised religion. I was raised Methodist. I've got a brother that is now Baptist and another that is Pentecostal.

I attended my niece's Baptist wedding. Somehow it went from marriage ceremony to member recruitment for the church and a pitch for money. His church actively recruits high earners.

We even had a Baptist church refuse to give aid to a family that had their house burn to the ground. They lived in the community but weren't members.

I've also seen racism run rampant in my old Methodist church. A disturbing amount.

The Pentecostal church has some pretty weird notions too.

I'm happy to attend to my religious needs by walking in the woods.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#187616 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Those rules were in place, in this country, we don't shove anything down anyone's throats, Mr. Misdirection. If you don't like it here, why don't you go and create a new Utopia, instead of muddying up ours? Remember, I suggested that you call it "Libertine-istan"? You can be the first president... President "Shylock" Super Big D.
Yes they "were in place" Along with the rules that made people slaves and denied women the vote etc etc

just because something was true before doesn’t make it a good thing

Go back far enough and you would be tied to a stake and burned for being a protestant

Just because something used to be true, doesn’t make it a good thing or somehow "right"

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#187617 Apr 8, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>Did I ever say that I was a saint? No, I don't live my life directly by the bible, I just know for a fact that it says in there a man shall not lie with another man, so that is why I throw it out there!
That, my dear, is up for debate. What the original Hebrew texts refer to is the wife's bed. In the Jewish faith that bed is sacred.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#187620 Apr 8, 2013
poledancer45 wrote:
<quoted text>sorry bigot but your losing state by state.. next
oh and doma soon to fall
LOL I love it when they mention "there are 38 states that..... "

Used to be 50, now 38, and dropping fast.

Justice is going to triumph, and same sex marriage will eventually be recognized in all 50, it is just a matter of time.

I don’t think DOMA can survive what just happened, we will know in June probably, but I would be shocked if section 3 didn’t fall, and it would not surprise me if the entire thing was overturned.

It will eventually anyway
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#187621 Apr 8, 2013
Funny how some people can get so upset about an issue that is not likely to affect their personal lives in any way like same sex marriage! What a bunch of nosy busybodies! Could someone please explain how same sex marriage will disrupt their personal life? I think it's that old American fear that someone, somewhere, sometime may be having a good time and we can't have that!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#187624 Apr 8, 2013
HEY! Brian_G! DO ME A FAVOR!
Read the following post and tell me how a will fixes it. Then explain to me just exactly how same sex marriage will make this problem worse for homosexuals. I'll just sit back and wait for your wisdom.
heartandmind wrote:
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congratulations on mutual home ownership.
my partner of 23+ yrs and i own 2 homes, a few vehicles, a boat and a trailer for vacations.....yet, when one of us dies, the other will have to pay inheretance taxes, despite both of us being on the titles, deeds and mortgages as well as the insurance policies for them all. we've both worked full time our whole time together in order to pay for all those things.
unlike you and your legal husband - when one of passes away, the other will not have to pay those inheretance taxes.
so how does that make sense? if we've both paid for the asset, then why should we have to pay inheretance tax when the other passes?
Xavier Breath

West New York, NJ

#187626 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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...Have them previously drawn up, and postdate them. Notarized and the whole 9 yards. Damn, do I have to do all your thinking for you?
Suggesting that someone commit fraud hardly grants you the moral high ground.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#187627 Apr 8, 2013
But I can put one of those rubber thingys on my 'old fella' for I am a Protestant!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#187628 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Here's a solution to that... Right before one of you dies, sign over all interest to the survivor. That way, you won't have to pay inheritance tax.
Oh that works out just great!

"HONEY! I'm having a fatal (insert acute cause of death here), get out the property deeds and the auto/boat/motorcycle titles and go to our attorney's office, then the county courthouse and take care of all the legal matters. I don't wanna leave you twisting in the wind!"

Since: Apr 13

Bellevue, WA

#187629 Apr 8, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>you're not going to catch very many gays where I live:)
hey country fried... which scent you sporting for your man today... marlboro or camel... or maybe just a little smear of old motor oil on the neck and wrists
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#187630 Apr 8, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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We can start out with a super-simple example of thoughts: I think that you have mis-spelled "inheritance". How's that? Add another: I think that you have omitted to capitalize the first letters of your sentences. Good so far? Need some more examples of thought?
LOL.

you do make me chuckle, chuckles.

your thoughts still remain a muddled mess.

good luck though.

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