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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Big D

Modesto, CA

#166101 Oct 31, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
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I don't get it. Please explain it. "universal nature"?
You can get that explanation from the person that I was responding to.

If you want to put into kiddy language other peoples posts for you, I will require a large salary from you.
Javier

Villa Nueva, Argentina

#166102 Oct 31, 2012
Madre Soltera Gana Trabajando Desde Su Casa En Sus Horas Libres $7,438 Důlares al Mes

Natalia Ńlvarez de Argentina,, nunca lo hizo; hasta que la curiosidad se apoderů de ella, llenů una sencilla encuesta en lŪnea y antes de darse cuenta, descubriů el secreto para vencer la crisis y ser capaz de mantener a su familia mientras cuida sus tres hijos.

http://trabajos-en-argentina.webs.com/

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#166104 Oct 31, 2012
Winston Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Rose, you cannot prove a negative.
Can you prove there is no elephant in your bathtub?
Winston Smith wrote:
Did the fossil record exist before the first fossils were found?b
The existence of God or gods is based upon opinion. Likewise the lack of existence is based upon opiinon.
No, if god exists, there is evidence of his existence.
It's quite possible, in fact likely, that there are fossils that exist we haven't found.

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#166105 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
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..There IS evidence...Look around...You think all this just happened ?
<sarcasm>There can't be a natural explanation for it.</sarcasm>

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#166106 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
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You just called him a racial slur.
"Boob" is a racial slur?
DoorMat

Covina, CA

#166107 Oct 31, 2012
Whats that door mat doing there anyway?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#166108 Oct 31, 2012
Finally of course we need to acknowledge that our sources are not there for our benefit, to tell us what was going on, like radio commentators at a social gathering, but that we are eavesdropping on a debate about what Greek homosexuality was and what it should be. This debate seems to have become particularly intense in the 4th century, and the vast majority of our information about it comes from three men, writing in the decades around 350 BC, and almost certainly acquaintances: Plato, Xenophon and Aeschines. It seems clear that what provoked so much debate at this time was the development of a flourishing market for handsome boys, slaves, male prostitutes and the cithara-boys, who sang to the lyre and danced at parties. It was this challenge that our authors were responding to, wondering what the difference was in the end between the love-smitten guests at a dignified symposium and the cithara-boy hired to entertain them, between a politician who had had many admirers and a common whore. Athenian homosexuality, with all its highly patterned practices, was suddenly threatened with a highly visible doppelganger, which replaced the discourse of "admirers", "beloveds" and "gracious favouring" with a world of clients, contracts, prices and tricks. Greek Love was confronted for the first time with a rather too vivid image of sheer homosexual lust.

The sex-market had one other consequence. It made it clearer that some men were rather more devoted to handsome boys than others, going well beyond the call of duty, prepared to spend large amounts of money on them and indeed to get into fights over male slaves, while remaining immune to the charms of courtesans - men like Misgolas "always surrounded by cithara-boys, devoted to this thing like one possessed", or Ariaeus "always accompanied by handsome Striplings". A new type of person was beginning to emerge - the homosexual himself.

∑ The Greeks and Greek Love by James Davidson is published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson on November 29
Big D

Modesto, CA

#166109 Oct 31, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
<quoted text>
Can you prove there is no elephant in your bathtub?
<quoted text>
No, if god exists, there is evidence of his existence.
It's quite possible, in fact likely, that there are fossils that exist we haven't found.
There is an equal amount of evidence for every one of the billions of gods that man has believed all through our history

Since: Apr 11

North Hollywood, CA

#166111 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
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Marriage AND procreation, not Marriage OR procreation...The 2 go hand in hand. So mustn't have one without the other.
Didn't know you had to be married to get knocked up.
Damn, I wasted all that time and money on birth control.
R Hudson wrote:
You wish to cheapen the whole meaning of marriage and we won't let you. And that makes you very mad. Invent your own ceremony.
The ceremony isn't an issue, stupid.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#166113 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage AND procreation, not Marriage OR procreation...The 2 go hand in hand. So mustn't have one without the other. You wish to cheapen the whole meaning of marriage and we won't let you. And that makes you very mad. Invent your own ceremony.
You need to go back to Jr high health class

There are millions of married couples without children, there are millions of never married people with children.

The 18,000 legally married same sex couples didnít cheapen the meaning of my heterosexual marriage, if yours was, I wonder if perhaps you should spend more time on that, then worrying about others.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#166114 Oct 31, 2012
http://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2...

...
By redefining marriage to include same sex couples we are playing with sexual and societal fire. Just as the entitlement state passes on the cost of our good intentions to our children and grandchildren - unsustainable dependency and debt -- so, too, same-sex marriage will pass along the consequences of our good intentions to our children and grandchildren - gender confusion and the loss of motherhood and fatherhood as values, just to cite two obvious consequences.

It is not enough to mean well in life. One must also do well. And the two are frequently not the same thing.

There are reasons no moral thinker in history ever advocated same-sex marriage.
Brucie Bedwetter

Pulaski, TN

#166116 Oct 31, 2012
My newest and bestest slogan is "reported"!

WAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#166118 Oct 31, 2012
Big D wrote:
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Not at all kiddo... just not here to educate you, I honestly donít care if you understand what people are saying or not, in fact it is tad more entertaining that you donít.
Hey, Who taught everything you know starting with how to use the reply button you ingrate!

Now you're a big shot tough guy poster thanks to me. So now you're gonna be a wiseguy?

Too Funny!

You want to deny people you don't like equal rights. Not funny.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#166119 Oct 31, 2012
Big D wrote:
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You need to go back to Jr high health class
There are millions of married couples without children, there are millions of never married people with children.
The 18,000 legally married same sex couples didnít cheapen the meaning of my heterosexual marriage, if yours was, I wonder if perhaps you should spend more time on that, then worrying about others.
No they didn't. But your marriage did!

Too Funny!
Big D

Modesto, CA

#166122 Oct 31, 2012
Mike DiRucci wrote:
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No they didn't. But your marriage did!
Too Funny!
Wrong again kiddo... have you ever been right about anything, you would think it would happen occasionally by accident, a broken clock is right twice a day.

My marriage is fine, we are closing in on 25 years and quite happy :) Homosexuals getting married didnít hurt ours at all, I am somewhat surprised by folks that claim it did.

Their marriages must be terribly fragile

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#166124 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
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Oh boy, that's a real kneeslapper. Didn't I step on you one night in TJ ?
He's a real funny guy. I think it's really Winston. Judging by the lack of imagination and general dopiness.

Fun stuff!
RiccardoFire

Los Angeles, CA

#166126 Oct 31, 2012
R Hudson wrote:
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The CEREMONY is THE issue, remember ?
No, the ceremony is when DiRucci puts his pud into his dearest Hud.

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#166127 Oct 31, 2012
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again kiddo... have you ever been right about anything, you would think it would happen occasionally by accident, a broken clock is right twice a day.
My marriage is fine, we are closing in on 25 years and quite happy :) Homosexuals getting married didnít hurt ours at all, I am somewhat surprised by folks that claim it did.
Their marriages must be terribly fragile
Wha? Does anyone read this silly blather all the way through?

What does it mean? Please explain it better.

Fun!
Big D

Modesto, CA

#166132 Oct 31, 2012
Seriously R Hudson, in what way did the thousands upon thousands of legal gay marriages cheapen your marriage?

They didnít cheapen mine, they didnít cheapen any of my childrenís marriages either.( certainly not in cost for my daughters - chuckle )

But not in any way were they less because others could marry as well.

In what way did they cheapen yours?

“Formerly Frankie Rizzo”

Since: Sep 12

Canarsie, NY

#166134 Oct 31, 2012
Big D wrote:
Seriously R Hudson, in what way did the thousands upon thousands of legal gay marriages cheapen your marriage?
They didnít cheapen mine, they didnít cheapen any of my childrenís marriages either.( certainly not in cost for my daughters - chuckle )
But not in any way were they less because others could marry as well.
In what way did they cheapen yours?
Cool story! But please explain it better.

Funny!

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