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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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Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186038 Apr 1, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>True and notice the gays that also believe in a higher power like "Veryvermillion" won't take a stand for God because of D's stance on SSM. We see the greater importance V. Please don't give me the stirring the pot lecture, I know that for me, I choose God.
Many also fear the great Rose_NoHo's disapproval. She's almost as hateful as Big D when it comes to religion.

And of course old Jizzybird/Apollo911 or whatever with his bowl of spaghetti that flies doesn't understand the irony.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186039 Apr 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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If Big D pushes that crap on my kids I will stand up and smite him and declare victory for truth, justice and the American way! Like Superman!
Always cracks me up when he gets emotional and says dopey stuff like that. Reminds me of the old Superman TV show's opening.
We do teach science in schools, I am even invited to a few on specific aspects of science. I have worked with schools and even some church groups on Astronomy

Come on over, stand up and smite me ( chuckle ) you may be in for a bit of a shock when you try.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186040 Apr 1, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>You are bound by a huge fairy tale, one that requires a bigger faith then the Historical Fact of Jesus Christ walking the earth. Your peer review are other puddle of crud believers, a group...a religious organization. I don't have the faith to believe in the puddle of crud, don't push that on our kids today.
You are free to believe in the magic tree, rib woman and talking snake all you like, this is America and I will treat you with the exact same respect I treat volcano worshipers and Scientologists
.

As long as you donít try to toss any virgins into volcanos, or deny same sex couples rights, but when you politicize your religion, you are open to fire from every direction. You have lost your innocence and have demoted your belief system into a political party... like Tea Baggers
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186041 Apr 1, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>No that would be you.
No it's you Jizzybirdy you silly jackass!

We missed your dumb ass. Welcome back.

P.S. Sgt. Friday really said "All we want are the facts, ma'am". Not "Just the facts" you dope.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186042 Apr 1, 2013
Big D wrote:
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We do teach science in schools, I am even invited to a few on specific aspects of science. I have worked with schools and even some church groups on Astronomy
Come on over, stand up and smite me ( chuckle ) you may be in for a bit of a shock when you try.
I'm a retired research geologist telescope guy. But that's as irrelevant as your hobby is.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186043 Apr 1, 2013
Big D wrote:
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You are free to believe in the magic tree, rib woman and talking snake all you like, this is America and I will treat you with the exact same respect I treat volcano worshipers and Scientologists
Gee thanks. But no one asked for your permission.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186044 Apr 1, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
Did anybody see the Jerry Springer episode today? I was just watching it, and that right there is why I think same sex relations are gross. You have guys who dress and act like girls, and girls who look and dress and act like guys. Total trash!!!!
So you base your opinions off Jerry Springer? A show where everyone knows its scripted and fake. That's sad you think it's real.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186045 Apr 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>Big D tries to change the subject to religion all the time. He's a fanatic when it comes to religion.
Why can't anyone understand the decision the courts are making is based on the constitution and should have nothing to do with religion.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186046 Apr 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I'm a retired research geologist telescope guy. But that's as irrelevant as your hobby is.
It is a hobby I am most active in, and other studies I am involved in also relate to geology as well, I have been asked to speak on Physical anthropology, but it has been a while.

You donít think you are putting my interests down by calling them hobbies do you? LOL, not at all... I actually promote science, because I enjoy it. It isnít a put down at all, I have never claimed to be a professional
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186047 Apr 1, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Why can't anyone understand the decision the courts are making is based on the constitution and should have nothing to do with religion.
Because their objection is not based on the constitution, and is why they are failing ( in the long term )

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#186048 Apr 1, 2013
Isn't this America where we are freedoms of Religion allows us to believe what we want. Yet we should base laws that apply to everyone off of one single religion. That's just dumb.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186049 Apr 1, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Why can't anyone understand the decision the courts are making is based on the constitution and should have nothing to do with religion.
Agree. Big D won't stop being off topic and spewing his hate for religion.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#186050 Apr 1, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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Why can't anyone understand the decision the courts are making is based on the constitution and should have nothing to do with religion.
Because those people do not believe in the ideals of the U.S. Constitution, nor support them. If they did, we wouldn't be having this argument.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#186051 Apr 1, 2013
Not just a single religion, all of the holy texts from EVERY religion describe marriage as male/female.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#186052 Apr 1, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Not quite. I never said same sex sexual behavior is new. Quite the contrary. However despite its existence, it has not translated into SSM across time and place. If it did, would this debate be necessary? No, SSM would already b part of our culture.
Just like the question that was asked about marriage in general--whether or not it is a cultural constraint something-or-other--I believe that same-sex couples have been "marrying" one another since the beginning.

Just because it MIGHT not have been widely recognized legally, socially, religiously DOES NOT mean that same-gender couples haven't been having their own "marriages" (long-term monogamous relationships) since the beginning.

Many of us have created life-long relationships that not have been called "marriage", but that's only because the people around us wouldn't allow us to call it "marriage".

For all practical purposes the relationships that we have engaged in for the 11,000 years that we know same-sex people have been documented to have been on the planet, there have been "marriages" in that couples have done everything else that opposite sex couples have done; including having children--either through adoption or by way of a surrogate.

There's that saying, "If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck; then it's a duck".

So if same-sex couples have been pairing up monogamously throughout history (as they have now), then their relationships HAVE BEEN, per se, same-sex marriages--at least to the couples who have engaged in them.

My ex and I were never married in front of a congregation, though we did go to San Francisco city hall and become registered as domestic partners--the closest we could legally come to marriage. We had a private ceremony just between the two of us and under the watchful eyes of God. I consider myself as having been married, even though you may not.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186053 Apr 1, 2013
Big D wrote:
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It is a hobby I am most active in, and other studies I am involved in also relate to geology as well, I have been asked to speak on Physical anthropology, but it has been a while.
You donít think you are putting my interests down by calling them hobbies do you? LOL, not at all... I actually promote science, because I enjoy it. It isnít a put down at all, I have never claimed to be a professional
It's as irrelevant to this discussion as my MS geology is. You brought your hobby up in an attempt to patronize me.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186054 Apr 1, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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So you base your opinions off Jerry Springer? A show where everyone knows its scripted and fake. That's sad you think it's real.
Only a minor step up from Faux News
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186055 Apr 1, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Not just a single religion, all of the holy texts from EVERY religion describe marriage as male/female.
Not at all true, there are thousands of churches here in the US who wish to preform same sex marriages and their religious rights and freedoms are being denied.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#186056 Apr 1, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Only a minor step up from Faux News
http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-repor...
Big D

Modesto, CA

#186057 Apr 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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It's as irrelevant to this discussion as my MS geology is. You brought your hobby up in an attempt to patronize me.
Nope I was reminding Ricardo that I am invited to schools to talk about what I would talk about, while I could have him arrested for talking about what he would talk about.

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