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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Randy -Rock- Hudson

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I've got to say that I'm pretty stunned by your comments...
Straight people "come out" at a very young age; talking about their attractions to others. As they get older, they openly talk about their sexual conquests, marriages, attempts to get pregnant, etc.
There are entire television programs built on heterosexual love and sex. You see it on commercials (sex sells). You see it in print media.
We, rightly or wrongly, are bombarded by it.
So, if an individual "comes out" as being attracted to people of the same gender; it's a little hypocritical to call it "sexual harassment".
Besides, claiming one's orientation in our society today, is more of a statement of pride and self-acceptance. In an environment of hate and fear of gays, it is a way of saying to yourself and the community at large, "I will no longer abide by your archaic and ignorant demands!"
Furthermore, when a celebrity does this, it helps other young and other LGBT people to feel less isolated and more empowered.
I thought you were a reasonable person.
What happened?
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?
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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.

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I'm not imposing my choice on you but you are on me. My marriage will never effect you directly but your choice to keep me from marrying does directly effect me. Big difference. You can have your beliefs but let me have mine as well.
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.
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veryvermilion wrote:
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I've got to say that I'm pretty stunned by your comments...
Straight people "come out" at a very young age; talking about their attractions to others. As they get older, they openly talk about their sexual conquests, marriages, attempts to get pregnant, etc.
There are entire television programs built on heterosexual love and sex. You see it on commercials (sex sells). You see it in print media.
We, rightly or wrongly, are bombarded by it.
So, if an individual "comes out" as being attracted to people of the same gender; it's a little hypocritical to call it "sexual harassment".
Besides, claiming one's orientation in our society today, is more of a statement of pride and self-acceptance. In an environment of hate and fear of gays, it is a way of saying to yourself and the community at large, "I will no longer abide by your archaic and ignorant demands!"
Furthermore, when a celebrity does this, it helps other young and other LGBT people to feel less isolated and more empowered.
I thought you were a reasonable person.
What happened?
Very well said, unfortunately itíll be lost on people with hate and ignorance in their hearts and minds.
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Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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But, we've all seen him go after either side.
Last night I was accused of being a homophobe, then the very next post called me a queer.

One of my proudest Topix moments!
Frankie Rizzo

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The vast majority of women who do try it don't.
Hence the difference in screams coming from gay bedrooms and hetero bedrooms...
Smile.
YUK!YUK!YUK!

How do you make your new girlfriend scream twice?- Do her in the a** then wipe your d*** on the curtains!
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April 03, 2013 Wednesday meeting, live.

The Council Sierra Madre, Ca. Chamber's are poorly lit, must be that Vampire's don't like too much light, didn't see any mirror's hanging on the wall either.

Looks like the writing is on the walls, dump the SMPD and hire the L.A. County Sheriffs Department, more cars and uniforms on the street at half the cost.

Sierra Madre owes $2.4 million dollars.

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<quoted text> Now I can marry my brother.
You're in the right state.

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It's the 1,138 rights that straight couples have that gay couples don't. It's not the word we are fighting for.
Those aren't "right's" they are "privileges."

There is a difference, and one should no interchange the terms in a whimsical manner just to suit their argument.

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BeeBoop deluxe wrote:
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.
People really are in denial of the China Factor.
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Since Mike Touhey sold off the land and made his special deals then skipped town with his money.

We believe that citizens do not want this and they must be allowed to vote on whether they want our city land sold.

It's about our land and once it's built, the trees are never returned.

It's forever.

We don't need to commercialize our Civic Center.

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akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>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.
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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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>YUK!YUK!YUK!

How do you make your new girlfriend scream twice?- Do her in the a** then wipe your d*** on the curtains!
LOL

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akpilot wrote:
<quoted text>Those aren't "right's" they are "privileges."

There is a difference, and one should no interchange the terms in a whimsical manner just to suit their argument.
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.
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Thirteen Rutgers University faculty members are demanding the resignation of university President Robert Barchi over his response to a video showing basketball coach Mike Rice hitting, shoving and berating his players with anti-gay slurs

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Jaredb8 wrote:
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I'm not stoping anyone from getting married but others are trying to stop me. How am I denying anyone anything??
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.

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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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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.
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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“Religious Freedom to Marry”

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akpilot wrote:
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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.



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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