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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The Supreme Court has supported citizen's fundamental rights to marry 14 times since 1888
Here are a few of their comments regarding marriage...
Loving v. Virginia,(1967):“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men.”
Boddie v. Connecticut,(1971):“[M]arriage involves interests of basic importance to our society” and is “a fundamental human relationship.”
Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur,(1974)“This Court has long recognized that freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage and family life is one of the liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
Moore v. City of East Cleveland,(1977)(plurality):“[ W]hen the government intrudes on choices concerning family living arrangements, this Court must examine carefully the importance of the governmental interests advanced and the extent to which they are served by the challenged regulation.”
Zablocki v. Redhail,(1978):“[T]he right to marry is of fundamental importance for all individuals.”
Turner v. Safley,(1987):“[T]he decision to marry is a fundamental right” and an “expression of emotional support and public commitment.”
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey,(1992):“These matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime, choices central to personal dignity and autonomy, are central to the liberty protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”
Lawrence v. Texas,(2003):“[O]ur laws and tradition afford constitutional protection to personal decisions relating to marriage, procreation, contraception, family relationships, and education.… Persons in a homosexual relationship may seek autonomy for these purposes, just as heterosexual persons do.”
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In all those cases, the Supreme Court based their decision on the definition of marriage as a union of husband AND wife.
Only when all unrelated, consenting, adult couples are able to marry the person of their choice will we be fully equal.
So many points.....

*Marriage is an individual right, not a couples right.

*Marriage is still defined and regulated by the state.

*A person can marry whomever they want without state recognition.

*First cousins can legally marry in several states.

*Polygamy is a valid form of marriage world wide, and is practiced in this country, albeit without state recognition.

*The list goes on

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As you know, each decision of the court can contain multiple findings, on which future conclusions may be drawn.
Just because "Loving" dealt with interracial marriage, one aspect of the case found that marriage is a fundamental right of U.S. citizens.
Gay twirl censored bs.

The basis for government recognition of marriage is procreation. Here is the context of the SCOTUS decisions you sited;

"We are dealing here with legislation which involves one of the basic civil rights of man. Marriage and procreation are fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race."- Skinner v Oklahoma

"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival."- Loving v Virginia

"Our Court has not recognized a fundamental right to marry that departs in any respect from the right defined by the US Supreme Court in cases like Skinner which acknowledged that marriage is "fundamental to the very existence and survival of the [human] race" because it is the primary institution supporting procreation and child-rearing (316 US at 541; see also Zablocki, 434 US 374; Griswold, 381 US 479). The binary nature of marriage—its inclusion of one woman and one man—reflects the biological fact that human procreation cannot be accomplished without the genetic contribution of both a male and a female. Marriage creates a supportive environment for procreation to occur and the resulting offspring to be nurtured. Although plaintiffs suggest that the connection between procreation and marriage has become anachronistic because of scientific advances in assisted reproduction technology, the fact remains that the vast majority of children are conceived naturally through sexual contact between a woman and a man."- Hernandez v Robels

"It is an institution in the maintenance of which in its purity the public is deeply interested, for it is the foundation of the family and of society, without which there would be neither civilization nor progress. "- Maynard v Hill

Why do you always discriminate against honesty and truth?

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Not "Slippery Slope", Logical Implication. Please get it right.
Bazinga! That nails it. Bravo!

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As you know, each decision of the court can contain multiple findings, on which future conclusions may be drawn.
Just because "Loving" dealt with interracial marriage, one aspect of the case found that marriage is a fundamental right of U.S. citizens.
Marriage, the lawfully wedded union of husband and wife. That is the definition of marriage within that fundamental right.

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<quoted text>No its not.
Definition of MARRIAGE
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a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>
b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock
c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
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: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially: the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
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: an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>
In the various USSC rulings on marriage, which definition of marriage did they use?
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<quoted text>No its not.
Definition of MARRIAGE
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a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>
b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock
c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
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: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially: the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
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: an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>
Aw shuddup Jizzybirdy you dopey jackass!

P.S. Cool beans! YUK!YUK!YUK! What a dope!

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<quoted text>Gays are fruity pansies! The only motorized bikes they could handle operating are scooters!lmfao!
Why are you so immature?

http://www.gbmcc.co.uk/home

http://dartmouthharleyclub.com/

http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/InThisIssu...

http://www.outsports.com/2012/1/10/4052364/me...

http://www.riderclubs.com/clubs/gay-and-lesbi...

If the last three links don't work, here they are in parts, just copy & paste them together in a new window.

http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/
InThisIssue-articleid-3499-sec tionid-651.html

http://www.outsports.com/2012/1/10/4052364/
meet-openly-gay-pro-motorcycle -racer-luke-huff

http://www.riderclubs.com/clubs/
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poledancer45 wrote:
<quoted text>why do you hate america
Wow, that was relevant right!? I don't hate my country! I was simply saying I have never seen a masculine gay man.

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The key word misused here is "always". Simply because it was done in the past, doesn't automatically mean it shouldn't be done now, or should be. If SSM is such a hot idea, why having societies, across time and place, incorporated it into their societal structures? Why didn't it naturally develop alongside of both monogamous, and polygamous, opposite sex marriage?
Many countries are incorporating it. The Netherlaands, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Portugal, Denmark, Argentina, Canada and South Africa. Several more are working at recognising same sex marriage soon. If something is going to happen it has to have a start.
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<quoted text>Wow, that was relevant right!? I don't hate my country! I was simply saying I have never seen a masculine gay man.
If you disagree with Lilith, she thinks that means you hate your country. A real genius eh?
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Why are you so immature?
http://www.gbmcc.co.uk/home
http://dartmouthharleyclub.com/
http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/InThisIssu...
http://www.outsports.com/2012/1/10/4052364/me...
http://www.riderclubs.com/clubs/gay-and-lesbi...
If the last three links don't work, here they are in parts, just copy & paste them together in a new window.
http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/
InThisIssue-articleid-3499-sec tionid-651.html
http://www.outsports.com/2012/1/10/4052364/
meet-openly-gay-pro-motorcycle -racer-luke-huff
http://www.riderclubs.com/clubs/
gay-and-lesbian-motorcycle-clu bs.html
You still haven't proved anything to me! Anybody can ride fruity crotch rockets! I'd like to see a tiny little petite gay man riding a big Harley;)
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If you disagree with Lilith, she thinks that means you hate your country. A real genius eh?
That woman is a discrace! She probably thinks she deserves the patriot of the year award because she jiggles her loose skin for a living wearing american flag printed underwear.YUK.LOL

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<quoted text>Wow, that was relevant right!? I don't hate my country! I was simply saying I have never seen a masculine gay man.
You must live in a back-water town, because I've known masculine gay men. You'd never, in a million years, have guessed that these men were gay.

Maybe you should get out of the house a bit more, Cuntry-Grill 22.
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Looks like the bible thumpers are out voted again!

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<quoted text>That woman is a discrace! She probably thinks she deserves the patriot of the year award because she jiggles her loose skin for a living wearing american flag printed underwear.YUK.LOL
Whatever biatch... This girl has firm skin with double d firm breasts. You on the other bon bon eating trailer trash side with hips that look like shelves. The only wiggling you do is like the michelin man

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If you disagree with Lilith, she thinks that means you hate your country. A real genius eh?
gee I thought you said you supported gay rights
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<quoted text>No its not.
Definition of MARRIAGE
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a (1): the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2): the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage <same-sex marriage>
b: the mutual relation of married persons : wedlock
c: the institution whereby individuals are joined in a marriage
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: an act of marrying or the rite by which the married status is effected; especially: the wedding ceremony and attendant festivities or formalities
3
: an intimate or close union <the marriage of painting and poetry — J. T. Shawcross>
Hey Jizzybirdy! Remember you used to lie and say posts from Madison, WI were not yours because you live in Chicago? I do!

YUK!YUK!YUK! What a lying jackass!
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Looks like the bible thumpers are out voted again!

Next problem to solve.

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Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>That woman is a discrace! She probably thinks she deserves the patriot of the year award because she jiggles her loose skin for a living wearing american flag printed underwear.YUK.LOL
Sorry but this girl won't wear an American flag untill all have equall rights... Don't pay income tax either and haven't for 8 years

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You must live in a back-water town, because I've known masculine gay men. You'd never, in a million years, have guessed that these men were gay.
Maybe you should get out of the house a bit more, Cuntry-Grill 22.
Sweetie that biatch lives in a trailer next to a box of chocolate

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