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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Jaredb8 wrote:
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How is it a privilege to be able to visit your spouse in a hospital if they are unconscious? I think that is a right? That's just one example. Get a clue what you are talking about before you spout off.
The government does not grant right's, by it's very nature the passage of a law granting something unto you is a privilege.

And I suggest you take your own advice, you too emotion to present a rational argument, you should take a step back before you "spout off."

BTW, I haven't "denied" you anything, I have TWICE voted NAY to a Constitutional Amendment to restrict or otherwise define marriage.

As you say, you should have a "clue before you spout off."

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How is it a privilege to be able to visit your spouse in a hospital if they are unconscious? I think that is a right? That's just one example. Get a clue what you are talking about before you spout off.
BTW, your information is a bit dated:

-In 2010, the federal Department of Health and Human Services issued rules that require hospitals participating in Medicaid, the government health program for the poor, and Medicare, the health program for seniors, to allow patients to choose who can visit and how often.

A 2010 DHHS news release said all visitors chosen by a patient or their representative -- including same-sex domestic partners -- are to be given "full and equal" access to patients. The hospitals are required to have written policies on visitation rights.

Those rules went into effect in January 2011. Hospitals that don't conform could be terminated from participating in Medicare and Medicaid, according to the Human Rights Campaign, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interest group that advocated for the rules.- http://www.pressherald.com/news/truth-test-mi...

- http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/lgbthealth...

OK, say it with me- RED HERRING...

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This wasn't about the denial of "your" choice, it was about your denial of the right's of others.
You attempt to grasp at this "marriage is a right" but only in the case of homosexual and heterosexual two person unrelated unions.
What of poly-marriage and incestuous marriage? Are they any less in love? Should they be denied their happiness?
Sorry if I don't buy into your holier than though "I am fighting for equal right's" nonsense when you are really only interested in your own personal gain.
Me personally, my position is get government out of the marriage business, remove the benefits which in and of themselves do not treat people equally, and let people Unite in relationships as they choose.
I'm sorry that you are so upset that my position is far more one of "EQUALITY" and "INCLUSION for ALL" than your position.
It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, jew or gentile, Catholic or Protestant, Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, Buddhist Taoist Atheist or agnostic. Rock n' roll, R&B, funk, dance, electronica, jazz, country or western. Black, white Hispanic or Asian. This marriage proposal might make you cry.

And anyone who even SNIFFLES watching this can't deny they don't understand SAME SEX MARRIAGE isn't any different than what they see here in this AWESOME proposal I love how he just kneels and waits for her answer, never says a word. Dude stole my script!!(It's the same fantasy ending I had in every one of my marriage proposal dreams and two realities.)

It ain't the equipment any of us (gay or straight) want to commit to. It's the person INSIDE the body.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Sort of sad if we think about it.

All these trolls thinking of their own mother's marriage as nothing more than a contact to be a bitch at a puppy farm.

Now watch what "marriage" means to most of us and enjoy!
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DNF wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, jew or gentile, Catholic or Protestant, Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, Buddhist Taoist Atheist or agnostic. Rock n' roll, R&B, funk, dance, electronica, jazz, country or western. Black, white Hispanic or Asian. This marriage proposal might make you cry.
And anyone who even SNIFFLES watching this can't deny they don't understand SAME SEX MARRIAGE isn't any different than what they see here in this AWESOME proposal I love how he just kneels and waits for her answer, never says a word. Dude stole my script!!(It's the same fantasy ending I had in every one of my marriage proposal dreams and two realities.)
It ain't the equipment any of us (gay or straight) want to commit to. It's the person INSIDE the body.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sort of sad if we think about it.
All these trolls thinking of their own mother's marriage as nothing more than a contact to be a bitch at a puppy farm.
Now watch what "marriage" means to most of us and enjoy!
Frankie likes it! Thanks for sharing.

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<quoted text> Bragging and sharing stories with one's close circle of friends is entirely different than being a celebrity and using the media to announce your sexual orientation. Don't you agree? Besides, I've not heard of any heterosexual celebrities getting the waves and claiming "I'm straight", have you? It is a tactic dedicated solely to the public announcement of homosexuality. Nothing happened to make me any less reasonable that you thought me to be yesterday, Jared brought up the subject and I thought I'd comment on it. What is wrong with that? I haven't tried to use any media to announce my orientation, have you?
Every single solitary straight person who has publically announced their opposition to same-sex marriage is in essence "outing" themselves as proud heterosexuals.

You guys get on television and go on and on about the evils of homosexuality, which is an explicit endorsement of the notion that heterosexuality is THE ONLY acceptable orientation in their eyes.

Your very protest against gays and same-sex marriage is a flagrant example of how you proclaim your heterosexuality.

And Randy, you do use media to announce your orientation. You're here talking about it right now.

Bottom line, LGBT people are going to continue to "come out" until such a time that it is no longer necessary.

You might as well get used to it.

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North Korea is a LOW RENT district already, but if those idiots shot a cannon at themselves or some other stupid act of WAR, then the land will not be worth a plug nickel.
And the little dictator, 29 year old FOOL will lose his sand box all together to play tin-solder in.
Maybe the US and S. Korea will have to bring back Napalm to clean off the land in N. Korea.
What will the great Obama do? Will his background as a street agitator prepare him for this? What will China do? China continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea.

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You should stew on my post a bit longer, it might take you some time to absorb it.
Then again you are so self-absorbed as it is, it may not matter.
Spot on.

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DNF wrote:
<quoted text>It doesn't matter if you're gay, straight, jew or gentile, Catholic or Protestant, Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, Buddhist Taoist Atheist or agnostic. Rock n' roll, R&B, funk, dance, electronica, jazz, country or western. Black, white Hispanic or Asian. This marriage proposal might make you cry.
And anyone who even SNIFFLES watching this can't deny they don't understand SAME SEX MARRIAGE isn't any different than what they see here in this AWESOME proposal I love how he just kneels and waits for her answer, never says a word. Dude stole my script!!(It's the same fantasy ending I had in every one of my marriage proposal dreams and two realities.)
It ain't the equipment any of us (gay or straight) want to commit to. It's the person INSIDE the body.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sort of sad if we think about it.
All these trolls thinking of their own mother's marriage as nothing more than a contact to be a bitch at a puppy farm.
Now watch what "marriage" means to most of us and enjoy!
Have no problem with love or commitment or even contracts.

But none of that changes the distinction of marriage from all other friendships.

Inside or out, ss couples are ever only a duplicated half of marriage.

Smile.

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Every single solitary straight person who has publically announced their opposition to same-sex marriage is in essence "outing" themselves as proud heterosexuals.
You guys get on television and go on and on about the evils of homosexuality, which is an explicit endorsement of the notion that heterosexuality is THE ONLY acceptable orientation in their eyes.
Your very protest against gays and same-sex marriage is a flagrant example of how you proclaim your heterosexuality.
And Randy, you do use media to announce your orientation. You're here talking about it right now.
Bottom line, LGBT people are going to continue to "come out" until such a time that it is no longer necessary.
You might as well get used to it.
I thought I was just pointing out how idiotic it is to equate an ever only duplicated sterile half to the gender diversity of marriage.

Most people don't know I'm a lesbian trapped in a straight man until I tell them.

Kind of messes up your gay twirl, doesn't it.

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akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>You should stew on my post a bit longer, it might take you some time to absorb it.

Then again you are so self-absorbed as it is, it may not matter.
So you can't answer my question??

I'm not stoping anyone from getting married but others are trying to stop me. How am I denying anyone anything??

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KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>Spot on.
How is not answering a simple question spot on. Well I guess for you avoiding intellectual debate is your typical style so you would think it to be spot on for someone else to do the same.
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I thought I was just pointing out how idiotic it is to equate an ever only duplicated sterile half to the gender diversity of marriage.
Most people don't know I'm a lesbian trapped in a straight man until I tell them.
Kind of messes up your gay twirl, doesn't it.
Smirk.
Most people DO know that you're a neurotic, delusional mess.
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So you can't answer my question??
I'm not stoping anyone from getting married but others are trying to stop me. How am I denying anyone anything??
You are denying them the right to be an ignorant bigot and a tyrant

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Big D wrote:
<quoted text>You are denying them the right to be an ignorant bigot and a tyrant
Ok that I will give you. Lol
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Ok that I will give you. Lol
Some people are so insecure, that they cannot feel good about themselves unless they are depriving others different than themselves.
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Interesting comments and opinion here, comments and opinion non the less. No one has quoted The Constitution of the United States. It appears to obvious as to why. No one has quoted those people who wrote The Constitution or those who authored The Bill of Rights. Is anyone interested in preserving the rights of the people and the states? Doesn't "We the People" have any meaning? Which branch of elected represent "We the People"? Does anyone know the meaning of oligarchy? Does any care? Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said, "..I think IT NO BUSINESS OF THE COURTS AS OPPOSED TO THE POLITICAL BRANCHES TO TAKE SIDES IN THIS CULTURAL WAR...Today's opinion has NO foundation in American constitutional law , and barely pretends to. The people have adopted an entirely reasonable provision that which does not even disfavor homosexuals in any substantive sense, but merely denies them preferential treatment...STRIKING IT DOWN IS AN ACT, NOT OF JUDICIAL JUDGEMENT, BUT OF POLITICAL WILL."(emphasis added) Imposing his own judicially-driven political agenda on the people of California is not his job. he swore an oath when he accepted his position to defend and uphold The Constitution of The States. Did he lie? He does not have any power to do what he did. Who said, "All government of right originates from the people, is founded in consent, and was instituted for the general good."? If a person is going to comment on Constitutional matters and topics, it would stand to reason to know those documents that founded this country. Get educated, otherwise, it is a political agenda. The answer is very obvious. Impeach him.
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RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>What will the great Obama do? Will his background as a street agitator prepare him for this? What will China do? China continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea.
Crisis?

NK blusters and threats as they do every few years during exercises and then when they back down they will say... ok give me something for backing down.

This isnít a crisis, it is their standard and boring tactics for a hand out.

You really think they will attack? I mean full attack, not some lobbing of a few artillery shells.

Full attack... and lose their country, not going to happen.
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Just more stupid rattle trap posting by out of towner's.
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RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>What will the great Obama do? Will his background as a street agitator prepare him for this? What will China do? China continued moving tanks and armored vehicles and flying flights near North Korea this week as part of a military buildup in the northeastern part of the country that U.S. officials say is related to the crisis with North Korea.
Obama will apologize to Kim Jong Un. Which is the worst thing he could do.

All the leaders of the players involved in both Koreas, China, Japan and the USA are new and untested. Anyone of them makes a dumb move there could be terrible consequences. The world is in their hands. Hope for sanity and no mistakes. Good luck to the world.
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Xavier Breath wrote:
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Most people DO know that you're a neurotic, delusional mess.
Takes one to know one.

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