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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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guest

Long Beach, CA

#224427 Nov 12, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Hey,"Don't go off Topic boy"! Don't
ya want to leave a love message
for "Chance"! Stay on Topic...."Oh
How he dances"! LMFAOAY.....
You're a mess. Get control of yourself. You sound like a pre-teen child having a rant.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#224428 Nov 12, 2013
Here is an ON TOPIC news story from today:
Hawaii to become 15th state to grant gay marriage — leapfrogging Illinois
Hugh Gentry / Reuters
By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News
Hawaii’s Senate on Tuesday passed same-sex marriage legislation in an historic ballot in the state where gays and lesbians couples first sought the right to wed more than 20 years ago.
The bill, approved 19-4, heads to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a supporter of same-sex marriage who is expected to sign the measure into law on Wednesday, making Hawaii the 15th state to grant gay marriage. Weddings can begin Dec. 2.
Fourteen states plus the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. Hawaii’s ballot comes a week after lawmakers in Illinois voted to approve same-sex marriage, but Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will sign their bill on Nov. 20.
Passage of the Hawaiian bill “marks a pivotal moment in our state’s history, a moment enshrined in equality and justice,” Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria, who introduced the bill, said in a statement.
The Senate first approved the legislation and then sent it to the House, where the vote was seen as the key ballot.
In a rare move, the House allowed the public to speak during the debate: More than 1,000 people, most of them actually opposed to same-sex marriage, spoke over five days, providing 56 hours of testimony in what some referred to as a public or citizen’s “filibuster.”
Nearly 24,000 written testimonies — evenly split between opponents and supporters — were also submitted.
Most opponents were concerned about religious groups possibly being forced to solemnize or celebrate same-sex marriages.
House lawmakers tacked on exemptions to the bill allowing religious groups and affiliated nonprofits to be exempt from having to provide goods, services or facilities for the solemnization or celebration of same-sex marriages. They will be immune from legal liability, too. The exemptions were modeled after similar language in Connecticut’s gay marriage law.
The Senate accepted those changes.
“Working together with our colleagues in the State House we have come to a compromise which provides a balance between religious freedom and equal rights,” Galuteria said.
The Aloha state was at the forefront of the gay marriage debate back in the early 1990s, when three same-sex couples sued for the right to wed. Though the courts sided with the couples, a voter approved amendment to the state constitution in 1998 mandated that only the legislature could decide who gets to marry, thereby nullifying the court case.
Passage of the Hawaiian bill “marks a pivotal moment in our state’s history, a moment enshrined in equality and justice,” Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria, who introduced the bill, said in a statement.
The Senate first approved the legislation and then sent it to the House, where the vote was seen as the key ballot.
In a rare move, the House allowed the public to speak during the debate: More than 1,000 people, most of them actually opposed to same-sex marriage, spoke over five days, providing 56 hours of testimony in what some referred to as a public or citizen’s “filibuster.”
Nearly 24,000 written testimonies — evenly split between opponents and supporters — were also submitted.
Most opponents were concerned about religious groups possibly being forced to solemnize or celebrate same-sex marriages.
House lawmakers tacked on exemptions to the bill allowing religious groups and affiliated nonprofits to be exempt from having to provide goods, services or facilities for the solemnization or celebration of same-sex marriages. They will be immune from legal liability, too. The exemptions were modeled after similar language in Connecticut’s gay marriage law.
The Senate accepted those changes.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224429 Nov 12, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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I don't feel bad but he seems wishy-
washy....One time nice,next time
insulting.....Go figure!
Schizophrenia. He's off his anti psychotic medication again. All these silly big shot posts about his boat* at the marina**.

*old packing crate
**L.A. River drainage canal

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Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224430 Nov 12, 2013
guest wrote:
Here is an ON TOPIC news story from today:
Hawaii to become 15th state to grant gay marriage — leapfrogging Illinois
Hugh Gentry / Reuters
By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News
Hawaii’s Senate on Tuesday passed same-sex marriage legislation in an historic ballot in the state where gays and lesbians couples first sought the right to wed more than 20 years ago.
The bill, approved 19-4, heads to Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a supporter of same-sex marriage who is expected to sign the measure into law on Wednesday, making Hawaii the 15th state to grant gay marriage. Weddings can begin Dec. 2.
Fourteen states plus the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage. Hawaii’s ballot comes a week after lawmakers in Illinois voted to approve same-sex marriage, but Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will sign their bill on Nov. 20.
Passage of the Hawaiian bill “marks a pivotal moment in our state’s history, a moment enshrined in equality and justice,” Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria, who introduced the bill, said in a statement.
The Senate first approved the legislation and then sent it to the House, where the vote was seen as the key ballot.
In a rare move, the House allowed the public to speak during the debate: More than 1,000 people, most of them actually opposed to same-sex marriage, spoke over five days, providing 56 hours of testimony in what some referred to as a public or citizen’s “filibuster.”
Nearly 24,000 written testimonies — evenly split between opponents and supporters — were also submitted.
Most opponents were concerned about religious groups possibly being forced to solemnize or celebrate same-sex marriages.
House lawmakers tacked on exemptions to the bill allowing religious groups and affiliated nonprofits to be exempt from having to provide goods, services or facilities for the solemnization or celebration of same-sex marriages. They will be immune from legal liability, too. The exemptions were modeled after similar language in Connecticut’s gay marriage law.
The Senate accepted those changes.
“Working together with our colleagues in the State House we have come to a compromise which provides a balance between religious freedom and equal rights,” Galuteria said.
The Aloha state was at the forefront of the gay marriage debate back in the early 1990s, when three same-sex couples sued for the right to wed. Though the courts sided with the couples, a voter approved amendment to the state constitution in 1998 mandated that only the legislature could decide who gets to marry, thereby nullifying the court case.
Passage of the Hawaiian bill “marks a pivotal moment in our state’s history, a moment enshrined in equality and justice,” Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria, who introduced the bill, said in a statement.
The Senate first approved the legislation and then sent it to the House, where the vote was seen as the key ballot.
In a rare move, the House allowed the public to speak during the debate: More than 1,000 people, most of them actually opposed to same-sex marriage, spoke over five days, providing 56 hours of testimony in what some referred to as a public or citizen’s “filibuster.”
Nearly 24,000 written testimonies — evenly split between opponents and supporters — were also submitted.
Most opponents were concerned about religious groups possibly being forced to solemnize or celebrate same-sex marriages.
House lawmakers tacked on exemptions to the bill allowing religious groups and affiliated nonprofits to be exempt from having to provide goods, services or facilities for the solemnization or celebration of same-sex marriages. They will be immune from legal liability, too. The exemptions were modeled after similar language in Connecticut’s gay marriage law.
The Senate accepted those changes.
Too wordy.

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Cali Girl 13ss

Los Angeles, CA

#224431 Nov 12, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>You're a mess. Get control of yourself. You sound like a pre-teen child having a rant.
Get control of yourself...When you
Saw a straight guys abs you drooled
all over your keyboard.You sound
like a spoiled entitled biotch!
guest

Long Beach, CA

#224433 Nov 12, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Too wordy.
I didn't write it. Tell it to Reuters.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#224434 Nov 12, 2013
Cali Girl 13ss wrote:
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Get control of yourself...When you
Saw a straight guys abs you drooled
all over your keyboard.You sound
like a spoiled entitled biotch!
You sound like an angry closet case.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#224435 Nov 12, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Schizophrenia. He's off his anti psychotic medication again. All these silly big shot posts about his boat* at the marina**.
*old packing crate
**L.A. River drainage canal
Retarded. Fail. Try again.
Cleric

Bangalore, India

#224436 Nov 12, 2013
Gays suck.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#224437 Nov 12, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Retarded. Fail. Try again.
Fine with me. Stick up for Gustavo, the biggest homophobe on Topix. See if I care fruitcake. Just defending your right to be gay. You two are a lot alike.

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Long Beach, CA

#224438 Nov 12, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Fine with me. Stick up for Gustavo, the biggest homophobe on Topix. See if I care fruitcake. Just defending your right to be gay. You two are a lot alike.
No.
Guest razored

La Puente, CA

#224439 Nov 12, 2013
Grab a razor, guest.

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#224440 Nov 13, 2013
And in other news, gay couples are still legally marrying in California ....
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#224441 Nov 13, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Gets a rise out of you every time. Makes ya stupider. Ah good times!
Now gimme a extra moronic ad hominem. Say I'm retarded!
It's evident from your posts that you are learning disabled.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#224442 Nov 13, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Obama promises sh!t he knows he can't deliver then says "Sorry Folks!" when it's time to deliver.
But Romney is the "lying douche bag".
Priceless.
...yawn...
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#224443 Nov 13, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
While evangelical Christians are known for celebrating faith in God at mega-churches, now atheists are celebrating their lack of faith in God in a “mega-church” setting.
The important thing to notice is that atheists are finally admitting that atheism is a religion. In fact, it's the federally mandated state religion per the rulings of the SCOTUS. As you can see, "separation of church and state" only applies when the religion is Christianity ... not when the religion is atheism.
You are a lunatic. Atheism is NOT a religion, and there is no federally mandated religion.

Do Christians think it is ok to lie?
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#224444 Nov 13, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't write it. Tell it to Reuters.
Frankie has A.D.D. Anything over three sentences sends him into a panic.
Gustavo

Redondo Beach, CA

#224445 Nov 13, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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I don't feel bad but he seems wishy-
washy....One time nice,next time
insulting.....Go figure!
Why is it when anything said in here someone doesn't agree with, all of the sudden is insulting?... Go figure!!

frankie is a liar and he is just trying to get into your pants...
just like the old days but failed ...
Gustavo

Redondo Beach, CA

#224446 Nov 13, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Schizophrenia. He's off his anti psychotic medication again. All these silly big shot posts about his boat* at the marina**.
*old packing crate
**L.A. River drainage canal
Jealous boi ... see if I offer to tow you around any more ..
I was thinking of hiring you to do some work for me but I won't;
you can keep collecting bottles and cans along with your government handout you silly jackass ...
Gustavo

Redondo Beach, CA

#224447 Nov 13, 2013
Cali Girl 13ss wrote:
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Get control of yourself...When you
Saw a straight guys abs you drooled
all over your keyboard.You sound
like a spoiled entitled biotch!
Who is insulting now? haha we just can't help it at the time can we .... you are being wishy washy ..

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