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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MikeNSF wrote:
As I was saying....( a few years ago ), The bigots are on the wrong side of history, on this issue, and today's Supreme Court decision proved me right. All the haters managed to do was delay the inevitable but they couldn't stop it. Victory is sweet....
Welcome California as the 13 state to legalize gay marriage. And with the striking down of DOMA, gays now have legal standing to successfully challenge EVERY state ban on same sex marriage.
I'll be marching in this year's San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade with a new sense of FREEDOM and PRIDE!
I'm very happy for you in CA! It has been a long time coming.

I lived in San Francisco when Gavin Newsom threw open the doors to City Hall and began marrying same-sex couples.

Every time I had the chance to do so, I would drive by and MARVEL at the massive numbers of people who came from around the state to participate.

Back in those days I was a bit of a jewelry hound. I had dozens of men's rings.

I decided to take them down to City Hall and distribute them to those couples who didn't have rings to use for their ceremony. It was the least that I could do.

Now that national marriage equality seems only a stone's throw away, I think it might be time to work on finding a good guy to have in my own life.

There are plenty out there.

Maybe I'll find my way back out to CA. Maybe I'll go up north. Or maybe I'll stay put here in the south, oppressive though it is.

It feels so good to be on the other side of this decision. I know many of us were so afraid of what the courts would do. We knew what the RIGHT thing would be for them to do, but they don't always do the RIGHT thing.

Many people on this thread are trying to spin it as a loss for the LGBT community. I say, "Let them gnash their teeth, beat their breast, stomp their feet, and cry into their beer."

But anyone who is conscious KNOWS what these decisions mean for the LGBT community.

The days of kicking us aside are quickly coming to an end.

America is only doing what many other nations have already done. And it's high time.

Again, congratulations to CA and all of the other states that this ruling has and will impact!!!

(whew!)
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The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less “correct” than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority—a tiny minority, in fact—freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let’s fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States—and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet.

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/double...
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Now they can be misrable like straight people who pretend to love each other. Please someone make me laugh my husband is being a bitch today

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Yawn. Does anyone know where the channel button is for this squawker?
It's not where you like it.
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Hi frank everyone is black momma

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go file the paperwork, go file the suits, pay the fees, pay the attornies.
it'll be interesting to watch.
is that what you did for ssm?

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Jonah1 wrote:
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I've never expressed my thoughts or opinions of polygamists or polygamy at any time. Not once. Why do you ASSume you are privy to some emotional status I have concerning either?
No need to answer, the question was rhetorical. Your need to be a jack*ss is already fully documented through your posts.
Oh, is Frankie now ONLY supporting polygamy?

Not sure if you are aware, but he spent quite a bit of time also trying to gather support for incestuous marriages.

His goals have always been as transparent as glass. He wanted to frighten others about the "slippery slope" of legalizing same-sex marriage. So he has pretended to support same-sex marriage as long as polygamy and incestuous marriage is supported as well.

He did this (and continues to do so) despite the fact that people no longer find him credible.

He's been able to get a few others to play along with him.

But they're all so obviously against same-sex marriage.

If anyone is interested, I'll buy the hats and the cake for their little pity party, which I'm sure they're planning right now.
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Marriage Equality for ALL wrote:
Hang in there Frankie. Someday the masses will come to recognize your innate orientation and enact anti-discrimination laws to protect you and your family. I'm flabbergasted as to why these so-called "progressives," fail to recognize that their cause and your cause are one of the same, ideologically and ethically speaking.
Here's an article that may provide you some consolation:
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/double...
There are three TV shows now casting polygamy in a favorable or at least not so bigoted light. This alone is evidence of polygamy coming out of the shadows, thanks in large part to our gay citizens' fight for same sex marriage.

Their struggle is helping to normalize polygamy too. But it it seems to them it's an unpleasant byproduct and obviously not altruism!

“Crusading Fundies r hilarious!”

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It's just marriage hon.
No it isn't. Polygamy is not marriage hon, it's marriages. There's a difference. But don't let facts get in the way of your bleating.

Polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy.

Rizzo wanna cracker?
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Marriage Equality for ALL wrote:
The definition of marriage is plastic. Just like heterosexual marriage is no better or worse than homosexual marriage, marriage between two consenting adults is not inherently more or less “correct” than marriage among three (or four, or six) consenting adults. Though polygamists are a minority—a tiny minority, in fact—freedom has no value unless it extends to even the smallest and most marginalized groups among us. So let’s fight for marriage equality until it extends to every same-sex couple in the United States—and then let’s keep fighting. We’re not done yet.
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/double...
Yes. If polygamy were allowed, it would still be so uncommon these bigots would probably never have to be offended by the sight of a happy poly family.
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Now they can be misrable like straight people who pretend to love each other. Please someone make me laugh my husband is being a bitch today
Divorce lawyers are definitely licking their chops today!
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No it isn't. Polygamy is not marriage hon, it's marriages. There's a difference. But don't let facts get in the way of your bleating.
Polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy.
Rizzo wanna cracker?
Relax spice boy. Don't stroke out. Polygamy is still illegal.

P.S. You are making a fool out of yourself. Have some dignity.

Or not! It's fun when you act like an angry moron.
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You may be posting in the pee or poop forum or some such. I am posting in the Union City, CA forum. This is NOT the gay lesbian chat room power ranger. It is a discussion forum, open to everyone. You know EQUAL RIGHTS.
Then you voice will never be heard
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Your audience is imaginary
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No it isn't. Polygamy is not marriage hon, it's marriages. There's a difference. But don't let facts get in the way of your bleating.
Polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy,polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy, polygamy.
Rizzo wanna cracker?
Weren't you just saying I am incapable of angering you?

Don't bother lying and saying you are not angry after this little display, fool.

“YOU KIDS GET OFF OF MY LAWN !”

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RiccardoFire....

You're a bit clueless but we'll see what happens, as I am neither for nor against plural marriage.
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It's cast in concrete NOW.

So the Glendora, California city council can bark at the moon and roll in the elephant dung!

Gene Murbito, Judy Nelson, Joseph Santoro, Karen Davis and Douglas Tesitor.
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Oh, is Frankie now ONLY supporting polygamy?
Not sure if you are aware, but he spent quite a bit of time also trying to gather support for incestuous marriages.
His goals have always been as transparent as glass. He wanted to frighten others about the "slippery slope" of legalizing same-sex marriage. So he has pretended to support same-sex marriage as long as polygamy and incestuous marriage is supported as well.
He did this (and continues to do so) despite the fact that people no longer find him credible.
He's been able to get a few others to play along with him.
But they're all so obviously against same-sex marriage.
If anyone is interested, I'll buy the hats and the cake for their little pity party, which I'm sure they're planning right now.
Yes. I also support incest marriage. If you want to debate me on this, you will lose. But not to worry, you just want to ridicule me, not have a discussion of marriage equality.

Incest marriage should be allowed. Tell me why it should not, don't ridicule good people who may want to marry a sibling for whatever reason. You hate it when people ridicule gay marriage. Think about it. Stop being a hypocrite.
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The Fabulous Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Then you voice will never be heard
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Your audience is imaginary
That's what bigots like you said about SSM. Remember?

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The same for Bakersfield and Kern county. They even closed their county clerk's office and wouldn't issue marriage licenses it ANYONE, even straights, during the brief time that SSM was legal in CA the first time. Now they HAVE to issue them for SSM marriage.

Suck it! Kern county!

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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Relax spice boy. Don't stroke out. Polygamy is still illegal.
Have I mentioned whether polygamy offends me? Have I mentioned what my feelings are on the issue? Nope, I sure haven't. Any reason you feel the need to ASSume that you know what I feel about it or what my reaction to it is? Nope, there sure isn't. But please, don't let that stop you from continuing to pretend you're a know-it-all jackass!!!
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P.S. You are making a fool out of yourself.
Really, and yet between the two of us, I seem to be the only one that understands that marriages is not the same as a marriage.
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Have some dignity.
You mean the kind of dignity where one hangs out in a Topix thread and hijacks the subject matter in order to be a jackass? That kind of dignity dear?

You know as much about dignity as my cat knows about astrophysics.

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