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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This article DOES NOT conclude that there is no valid purpose for homosexuality. Where do you come up with such nonsense?
And you KNOW that you lie when you say that homosexuality has been recognized as a defective aberration by every culture. Where does the article you cited say this?
Again, I can only be left with one conclusion; namely that pull your ideas from your behind only because your head is so firmly lodged up there.
Are you purporting that there IS a purpose for homosexuality? And, we all know that no society has ever smiled upon homosexuality, except for the ancient Greeks, who no longer exist, and the oh, so decadent Romans, also gone for walkies down the ol' Extinction Trail... It would seem that any of the ancient civilizations that may have engaged in such behavior have fallen, by the wayside. Detrititus on the road...
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They are desperate, they are losing the legal battle ( which is the only battle of any importance ), so they are desperately trying to convince themselves that their ignorant bias has an excuse.
They cannot win, they are losing on every front, people are even leaving their churches as they have exposed themselves to be little more than a hate group.
Sometimes I think the Westborough Baptist church has done more for Same Sex marriage than anyone else has. Winston Churchill once indicated that England owes more to the vices of John than to the enlightenment or valor of other kings ( or something like that, I didnít look it up ), I can see his point. It is much the same here.
The ignorant and hateful bias of these people has exposed what they are, and people turn their backs on them. When the pulpit become a political grandstand, they lost their innocence and their way, and it exposed them for what they actually are.
You have it exactly right, they are desperate, and really have no hope left.
Chuckle... The English owe the ability to reign in a tyrant to John. It has nothing to do with dubious sexual preferences. Please....It is not the same at all. We all owe John Soft Sword for the introduction of the Magna Carta, which was the precedent for our own Constitution. John Longshanks wasn't tapping little page boys behind the tapestries... No desperation....not at all. It's kinda funny how you label an equal and opposite reaction as "desperation"... Shows how much you don't understand about the issue. BTW, more thumbs up from the public, in response to my bumper sticker. Don't even have to talk to anyone to gauge the depth of your lies.
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Still getting a laugh about the fool who thought he'd/she'd try to run an 18-wheeler off the road, and almost ending up in a ditch for it.... Shows the lack of reasoning associated with the type...
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<quoted text>Patriotism? Doesn't that involve knowing how the system actually WORKS???????? Judicial review is part of what makes America great. You don't like it? TOUGH!
I think he is a recent immigrant, he doesnít understand that the US is not a pure democracy
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"desperate" "hate group" "ignorant bias" "ignorant and hateful" "have no hope" "desperately trying to convince..."
What a drama queen! Too funny. Try and relax tough guy.
Yeah, it's funny. He tries to be seen as Mr. Suave, Mr. Debonair, Mr. Urbane. And come across as Frylock the Enforcer...
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is Rose divorced yet wrote:
Question for the group.
No-one would marry that, anyway..Trying to pass itself of as a woman, and pulling out the "Midnight Intruder"...
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I like it when a minority of them call a majority of Christians.. not Christian ( chuckle ). Each one seems to have personal knowledge of how everything is supposed to be, and anyone that disagrees with them... is not "right with their particular god". Funny part is, they all seem to KNOW what their God is thinking, and it doesnít seem to be the same god.
I have pointed out the thousands of Christian churches that want to preform Same sex marriages, where is the demand for their religious freedom?
No.. it is all ignorant bias, they pick and choose the church that will tell them what they want to hear. Just like they pick a news station that will report what they want to hear, and then they close their eyes to actual knowledge and pick the "facts" they want to believe regardless of reality.
I donít actually hate these people, but I certainly feel sorry for them. But I will not let them dictate to other Americans.
Well, you post lies, everyday, and your biased crowd laps it up, like dogs..

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If scientists determine that homosexuality is related to epi-genetics, then that's fine. They will have in their possession an answer to the question, "How are homosexuals created?"
But it will not in any way indicate that homosexuals are a "defect".
In order for someone to be defective, then that person either has to be unable to function in society.
Gays are integrated in society. We do everything that straight people do.
Here's what the American Psychological Association says about homosexuality... "Both heterosexual behavior and homosexual behavior are normal aspects of human sexuality. Both have been documented in many different cultures and historical eras. Despite the persistence of stereotypes that portray lesbian, gay, and bisexual people as disturbed, several decades of research and clinical experience have led all mainstream medical and mental health organizations in this country to conclude that these orientations represent normal forms of human experience."
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--The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1973.
--The American Law Institute continually updates its Model Penal Code, which is a group of laws that they suggest be implemented at the state level. They recommend to legislators: "that private sexual behavior between consenting adults should be removed from the list of crimes and thereby legalized."
--The American Bar Association in 1974 expressed its approval of the Model Penal Code, including its decriminalization of consensual adult homosexual acts.
--The World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in 1981.
--The American Medical Association (AMA) released a report in 1994-DEC which calls for "nonjudgmental recognition of sexual orientation by physicians. They also changed their definition of homosexuality to that of a "normal variant" (like being left handed) rather than as a "disease."
--The Academy of Pediatrics and the Council on Child and Adolescent Health have also stated that homosexuality is not a choice and cannot be changed.
So I guess scientists HAVE decided that homosexuality is normal after all.
Your arrogance will be your undoing. That you believe you know something that all of these professional organizations do not is the very definition of "delusions of grandeur".
I've said this many times to you... You really should look things up before you get on here and make an ass of yourself.
Seriously?

YOU determine whether it is a defect or not?

Unless a defect totally disables you from participation in society it is not a defect? In other words, a transgendered person doesn't have a defective cross between mind and body?

Once again your denial makes you silly stupid...

Your list doesn't include scientists.

And I've always wondered, how can anyone determine whether homosexuality is normal if they do not know the cause or purpose? Inquiring minds want to know...

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Yes, they all seem to think they speak for all of them, but none of them do, I have not even found one of them that can speak for a majority of them.
A large Majority of Christians in the world are Catholic for example, but a majority of Catholics in the US approve of the use of birth control for example, against the teachings of their church.
None of them speak for all Christians, and most of them I have talked to pick and choose passages to follow, and specifically disregard others.
How many followers of Christianity in this forum for example give a half seconds thought to "let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
You and I both know the answer to that.
I have the answer to that, and it is that no-one is casting stones when they are speaking up about beliefs. It is misdirection, on your part, and you know it. Unless you think that no-one should have any kind of opinion, hmmm?
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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
>looks at top of page<
I'm looking for the Judge overturns ban on SSM thread, how did I end up here in the We Hate Christians forum?
Christians are not off topic but if I mention EQUALITY for poly MARRIAGE all hell breaks loose. I'm "OFF TOPIC!!!"
Funny how that works.
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Was allowing your birth horribly wrong?
Seeing that you are a monster and all.
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IOW, you cannot provide any compelling reason to legalize SSM. Thank you for your admission of failing to be up to the task. Accepted.
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LOL.
You're not into the whole "logic" thing are you?
Maybe you should start learning about it.
Start with looking up the term "non sequitur".
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Now, look up the term "red herring".
There might be good reasons for preventing certain parings.
But there aren't any for preventing same sex parings.
Again, he has nailed you to the wall. And you fail to provide any compelling reasons. Accepted, again. He has nailed you with logic, and you fail to grasp it. Your failure is not his failure. He has presented you with a logical retort, and you respond with insults. Again. Don't you ever get tired of being shown up? Look at all the forums that you haunt, and look at the amount of times that you get your ass handed to you. One would think that it was time to stop trying...
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Looks like I'm a tall short fat black woman white gay male transsexual transvestite with a huge member.:)
You forgot to include the word "moron". Additionally, I sense the omission of the word "hater"...
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Equal protection under the law.... the best argument ever.
Sucks to be you.
It is not protection. It is the gilding of a sexually oriented behavior. NOT the same thing, at all.

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I have no personal objection to them, but my official stance is that marriage is for 1 man/1 woman. And I object to the use of the govermental mandates and the misappropriation of traditional roles. Some things should just be left as they were. As per your personal relationships, have at it. Knock your socks off. It's not my place to tell you where you may sleep at night. I'll be the first one to say enjoy what you will. But I do not accept the definition of SSC's as "married". Sorry. Marriage is a contract that is intended to benefit 1 man and 1 woman having their own children. Adopted kids can fit into that, but when we start to change too many of the ingredients in a "marriage", it's not that, anymore.
1.) "Some things should just be left as they were."
Why is that? We didn't leave slavery as it was. We didn't leave gender inequality as it was. Our economy has changed dramatically over the past couple of centuries.
Why is that "some things" should be left as they were, but "other things" are game for being changed?

2.) "...but when we start to change too many of the ingredients in a 'marriage', it's not that, anymore."
How does one change impact marriage? Seriously... Do you think heterosexual couples will be impacted by same-sex marriage? Do you think families will change?
I don't see the logic. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Your religious cult has no basis in US law, Same Sex marriage is a reality in the US, over 120,000 legally married same sex couples are in the us today, and 18,000 of them where married in California and legally recognized here.
Science has proven over and over that homosexuality is a common and normal occurrence in mammalian species
so far you got zip
Please learn what a cult is.
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I have not heard one yet
The procreation argument was dead on arrival
The history/tradition argument was dead before arrival
There is no religious argument that applies to US law
I have not heard a single argument that was anything more than laughing stock.
This is a serious social change affecting many peoples' lives and happiness. It's hardly a "laughing stock" for anyone on either side except you.
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In very plain words, you ignore all the rational arguments that have been delivered. Then you act as if you haven't heard any. Then you attempt (pitifully) to imply that I don't know what "non sequitur" means, and you've made that claim several times before, so your memory is also lacking, as is the rest of your act. Tell me, do you sing and tap dance, too, or is that your whole act? Your whole act sucks. And you know it. those other rooms and forums? They say the same things as I do, so you know that wherever you go, you'll get mocked for playing the same tired old routines. "Yawn"..
Great post. Thank you for sharing.

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It is not protection. It is the gilding of a sexually oriented behavior. NOT the same thing, at all.
is your life as a heterosexual defined by your sexual behavior? no, it's defined by your character. Why can't you seem to think beyond which pegs are going into which holes? pretty shallow, IMHO.
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How many times do I need to explain to you that we are not an Athenian style democracy, it is not the rule of the mob here.
Donít worry, if the Supremes get it wrong, that vote will come up again, and every poll shows Prop 8 crashing and burning, and good luck with the court case challenging that ( chuckle )
It was much easier front the other perspective because bias and injustice were easily shown, and no harm whatsoever was shown by the opposition. That is why they have crashed and burned in front of every court so far.
Listen in! The Supremes are weighing in for you Big D!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Welcome to the United States, you are confusing it with ancient Athens that was a pure democracy, we are also a republic
Perhaps you should go to elementary school, or better go to an immigration center that has classes on citizenship and learn just a little bit about your new country here before making more foolish posts.
In this country, a majority cannot decide to remove rights from a minority over bias, and when ther is no harm to the majority. This is a very different land than ancient athens.
I hope you enjoy your stay and decide to actually become a citicezn of our great nation.
Perhaps you should go jump in a lake.

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