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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Since: Nov 13

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#227944 Jan 16, 2014
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio wrote:
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I prefer "refuse to grant" instead of "deny", don't you? It puts things in the proper light.
Of you do you because you are arrogant enough to assume you have authority to choose what are basic human rights. That is the proper light.
Cali Girl 14

Idyllwild, CA

#227945 Jan 16, 2014
poof wrote:
<quoted text>STFU Frankiee
Not Frankie...MYOB Jazzybird!
Xavier Breath

Brooklyn, NY

#227946 Jan 16, 2014
Jake wrote:
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Nothing is permanent except for AIDS and death you stupid boi ...
Didn't you forget small pox, and polio and tuberculosis and cancer

and

oh yes.... the abject stupidity of homophobes.

Since: Nov 13

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#227947 Jan 16, 2014
hmmm ... wow, I had a lot of typos in those couple posts. Guess I ought to proofread before typing in the number and hitting the button. Not that it really matters much, only a dufuss would point them out as some sort of 'point'. Still, ...need to proofread.
Brass nozzle

Covina, CA

#227948 Jan 16, 2014
We could have used more hands on those hard fire hoses used to fight the Glendora foot hills fire this morning.
Jake

Los Angeles, CA

#227949 Jan 16, 2014
Cali Girl 14 wrote:
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No Gustavo,and you know dam well
that is false.Not dumb enough to think
Penguins fly!
Why would you believe such a rediculous rumor like that ? Oh I forgot you are stupid frankie!
Jake

Los Angeles, CA

#227950 Jan 16, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Didn't you forget small pox, and polio and tuberculosis and cancer
and
oh yes.... the abject stupidity of homophobes.
I'm talking about the ones directly related to homosexuals . The deadly virous introduced to this world specifically by homosexuals.
Cali Girl 14

Idyllwild, CA

#227952 Jan 16, 2014
Jake wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you believe such a rediculous rumor like that ? Oh I forgot you are stupid frankie!
No you believe it Gustavo Bruno
Wood Rasp

Covina, CA

#227954 Jan 16, 2014
Wood Rasp has #227952
chief22

El Paso, TX

#227955 Jan 16, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
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Randy, the other side of fear is freedom.
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Here is the simplest way of putting it: Denying a couple the right to marry for the sole reason that they are gay is hurtful and benefits no-one.
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I think you may have embodied your anti-gay stance too deeply for me to reach.
it is not because they are homosexual, it is because they are not of opposite genders.

By the way there is no right to marry in the first place.

Since: Nov 13

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#227956 Jan 16, 2014
chief22 wrote:
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it is not because they are homosexual, it is because they are not of opposite genders.
By the way there is no right to marry in the first place.
Liar (or unwittingly ignorant perhaps)...
According to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was signed through the United Nations by the countries of the world back in 1948, one of the basic human rights is the right to marry.
Traits

Covina, CA

#227957 Jan 16, 2014
6 of 9 are more likely to have psychotic traits

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#227958 Jan 16, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
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Liar (or unwittingly ignorant perhaps)...
According to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was signed through the United Nations by the countries of the world back in 1948, one of the basic human rights is the right to marry.
How deceitful.

The vast majority of those nations would never term ss couples as married, and you know it.

Marriage describes a distinct relationship in every single culture.

A ss couple can never equate to marriage.

Your deceit only exposes the weakness of your position.
Still Bill

Livermore, CA

#227959 Jan 16, 2014
Traits wrote:
6 of 9 are more likely to have psychotic traits
Well we sure know that you do ! Seek professional help NOW !
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio

Wooster, OH

#227960 Jan 16, 2014
Cali Girl 14 wrote:
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STFU about me and it won't be a
problem for you Merlin!
I have no problem. Taking you apart is too simple. Go away, street trash...
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio

Wooster, OH

#227961 Jan 16, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Really? The final say goes to the States, eh? No....... SCOTUS has the final say and our federal constitution is supreme. States may not pass laws that violate the federal constitution.
But, no federal laws have been violated.I obey the Constitution first, the same document that even empowers the SCROTUS.See how that works?

Since: Nov 13

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#227962 Jan 16, 2014
KiMare wrote:
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How deceitful.
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poppycock. Chief22 said marriage is not a right, the United Nations has affirmed that is a basic human right. Very simple rebutal to chief22! The fact that you don't like it in no way makes it decietful....
KiMare wrote:
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...A ss couple can never equate to marriage.
....
Time to come out of denial hun! Many, many SS couples are legally married today.
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio

Wooster, OH

#227963 Jan 16, 2014
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Collect your receipts and run to the courthouse to prove how it has in any way negatively affected your marriage.
Oh wait..... having your feelings hurt because of willful stupidity isn't a valid complaint. Maybe you should petition the court to feel sorry for stupid people.
I knew that responding to you would result in you (yet again) being rude. The courts DID feel sorry for stupid people. It's why we have the issue off SSM plaguing us. If you need evidence of this, look in the mirror, and see it manifested.
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio

Wooster, OH

#227964 Jan 16, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
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Entirely wrong, marriage is a basic human right meant for everone. Citizenship is not.
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I understand you believe this. I don't think I have the ability to change your mind. I do think you have closed off part of your thoughtfulness because of very strong emotional negative reaction to the idea of gay marriage, not sure where that comes from though.
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Don't lie about my position. Nowhere do I calim anything even remotely close to 'anything goes'. I carely chose my words and will repeat them for your benefit:
"Denying a couple the right to marry for the sole reason that they are gay is hurtful and benefits no-one." Take the time to learn what is meant by 'sole reason' and that should clear up that my stance is not anything goes.
I'm enjoying watching you attempt to place me on the defensive. It isn't working, though.
Not wrong at all. Marriage is for a mixed couple. My thoughtfulness obviously encompasses more of a complete picture than does yours. You are not placing all things in the proper perspective. Else, you would not dispute the term "anything goes". It is the very embodiment of SSM. "Anyone can do anything", right? Why else would we even have to have this discussion. It's because common sense has flown out of the window, in the face of the lobbyists. Repeating your mantra will not lend validity to your position. Thank you for your responses, but your narrow "Give them whatever they want" view shows a lack of clarity and focus. And, no, you do not have any such ability, as it would require me to lower the bar of rationality, and some of us will not lose sight of what is right, no matter how fiercely the opposition tries to blur the issue.
Randy Hudson Wooster Ohio

Wooster, OH

#227965 Jan 16, 2014
Six_Of_One wrote:
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Of you do you because you are arrogant enough to assume you have authority to choose what are basic human rights. That is the proper light.
Your self-righteous indignation does you little credit. You accuse me of arrogance, while it is you who is arrogant to assume (wrongly) that my position is wrong, and that yours is right, which it isn't. You should seek therapy. I find your "you have a problem" method of debate tiresome and mundane. As is usually the case, when arguing with a zealot. And, BTW, please learn to use proper grammatical structure, before attempting to use reason. Small steps first, Padawan... You must learn to walk, before trying to run.

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