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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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Houses in Union City do not need air conditioning. Especially here right on the bay. But this is silly! You're in Broke Dick Holler Tennessee trying to tell me my climate sucks?
I hate the East Coast humidity. I live in New York half the year. I love NY but hate the climate.
Had a good buddy in Vietnam and after, a brave gay man. Hailed from Nashville. Musician. We kept in touch. Died recently. I'll miss him.
This in no way means I like you fruitcake! Or would miss your whiny ass!
I'll tell you the God's honest truth--and I'm being 100% honest with you. I wouldn't live in Union City if you paid for my house. I had the opportunity to move to any city just outside of San Francisco and made the conscious decision to come back to TN.

I traveled all over California when I lived on the West Coast--even lived in Seattle for a year--and there's no other city out there that's worth a damn other than San Francisco.

About all that Union City is good for is growing salt at the ass-end of the bay.

Enjoy yourself as you straddle the Hayward fault. When it rolls, I hope, for your sake, you're somewhere else.

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Let's welcome New Zealand to the list of countries that now recognize same-sex marriage!

Argentina
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Iceland
Netherlands
NEW ZEALAND!!!
Norway
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
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I'll tell you the God's honest truth--and I'm being 100% honest with you. I wouldn't live in Union City if you paid for my house. I had the opportunity to move to any city just outside of San Francisco and made the conscious decision to come back to TN.
I traveled all over California when I lived on the West Coast--even lived in Seattle for a year--and there's no other city out there that's worth a damn other than San Francisco.
About all that Union City is good for is growing salt at the ass-end of the bay.
Enjoy yourself as you straddle the Hayward fault. When it rolls, I hope, for your sake, you're somewhere else.
I am painfully aware of the Hayward fault, having been an earthquake scientist for many years. I have instrumented it, I have written papers on it.

I live in Union City to be near my Filipino family. I married a Filipina, our son married a Filipina and we have Filipino grandchildren. Nothing wrong with Union City or it's fine Filipino citizens. Your redneck ville should be so lucky.

You run down my town from some dump in Tennessee! Too funny.
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Maybe Rose_NoHo will stop by and awe Marram with an "intelligent and insightful" post!

Maybe a real gem of intelligence and insight such as "Do you think you should have been aborted, monster?"

Or the old standby "I hate you!" or "You are worthy of hate".

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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veryvermilion wrote:
Let's welcome New Zealand to the list of countries that now recognize same-sex marriage!
Argentina
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Iceland
Netherlands
NEW ZEALAND!!!
Norway
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Ss marriage is only ever a imposter sterile duplicated half of marriage.

But hey, you go right ahead and celebrate by putting on your queen costume. I'm sure it will fit right in there...

Smirk.

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Relax. Danth's Law.
The psycho jackass stalks me. Makes derogatory threads about me. His only purpose here is his obsession with me.
Nice that you are concerned about my well being though Fruitcake!
Backatcha.
I support marriage equality. You do not. Who's the hypocrite?
You rarely participate in a discussion, you’re too busy verbally Gay bashing Gay Americans. I’ve told you this before I support marriage rights for Gay Americans and no others (btw, I don’t have to). If you want marriage rights for those who don’t currently have it then go fight for it. But, if you think you can suck off the teat of Gay Americans your mistaken. You do realize it’s haters like you that backed Gay Americans in to a corner. We got organized, we got funded, we’re smarter and we’re fighting back. The problem with “mouth pieces” like you is that all you do is run your mouth. You’re not fooling anyone with your hollow support of all forms of marriage. So continue to pat yourself on the back for your childish quips and Gay Americans will continue to fight for and get marriage rights before all is said and done.

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I am painfully aware of the Hayward fault, having been an earthquake scientist for many years. I have instrumented it, I have written papers on it.
I live in Union City to be near my Filipino family. I married a Filipina, our son married a Filipina and we have Filipino grandchildren. Nothing wrong with Union City or it's fine Filipino citizens. Your redneck ville should be so lucky.
You run down my town from some dump in Tennessee! Too funny.
HEY HEY HEY! I grew up in TN. Don't knock it. Lots of beautiful country. Hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and caves. I spent many a happy hours (not bar happy hours) running about in the woods, exploring caves, hiking in the Fall Creek Falls area, riding dirt bikes around J Percy Priest Reservoir (running from Army Corp of Engineers cops) among other things.

You guys have to contend with quakes, & we had twisters. Now I live on the east coast a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and have to deal with hurricanes and northeasters (nor'easters for the lazy of tongue). Quite frankly, there ain't no place to hide from mother nature. Shook, stirred, blown away or fed to the waves, take yer pick. I would have to say I'd be thinking of living in a teepee if I were near a fault line. Not much to knock down so not much to put back up. And I ain't allergic to sleeping on the ground & bathing in cold mountain streams.
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You rarely participate in a discussion, you’re too busy verbally Gay bashing Gay Americans. I’ve told you this before I support marriage rights for Gay Americans and no others (btw, I don’t have to). If you want marriage rights for those who don’t currently have it then go fight for it. But, if you think you can suck off the teat of Gay Americans your mistaken. You do realize it’s haters like you that backed Gay Americans in to a corner. We got organized, we got funded, we’re smarter and we’re fighting back. The problem with “mouth pieces” like you is that all you do is run your mouth. You’re not fooling anyone with your hollow support of all forms of marriage. So continue to pat yourself on the back for your childish quips and Gay Americans will continue to fight for and get marriage rights before all is said and done.
Right. I support marriage equality and you do not.

You are a bigot and a hypocrite. So pat yourself on the back.
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HEY HEY HEY! I grew up in TN. Don't knock it. Lots of beautiful country. Hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, and caves. I spent many a happy hours (not bar happy hours) running about in the woods, exploring caves, hiking in the Fall Creek Falls area, riding dirt bikes around J Percy Priest Reservoir (running from Army Corp of Engineers cops) among other things.
You guys have to contend with quakes, & we had twisters. Now I live on the east coast a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean and have to deal with hurricanes and northeasters (nor'easters for the lazy of tongue). Quite frankly, there ain't no place to hide from mother nature. Shook, stirred, blown away or fed to the waves, take yer pick. I would have to say I'd be thinking of living in a teepee if I were near a fault line. Not much to knock down so not much to put back up. And I ain't allergic to sleeping on the ground & bathing in cold mountain streams.
I know. It's beautiful. Spent a year in Tennessee. Had a good friend who lived in Nashville.

I just said it sucks because that jackass VV clown lives there. And he says my town sucks.
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I am being cyber bullied on this thread by Marram, VV, Jizzy and Rose_NoHo.
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You rarely participate in a discussion, you’re too busy verbally Gay bashing Gay Americans. I’ve told you this before I support marriage rights for Gay Americans and no others (btw, I don’t have to). If you want marriage rights for those who don’t currently have it then go fight for it. But, if you think you can suck off the teat of Gay Americans your mistaken. You do realize it’s haters like you that backed Gay Americans in to a corner. We got organized, we got funded, we’re smarter and we’re fighting back. The problem with “mouth pieces” like you is that all you do is run your mouth. You’re not fooling anyone with your hollow support of all forms of marriage. So continue to pat yourself on the back for your childish quips and Gay Americans will continue to fight for and get marriage rights before all is said and done.
What possible harm would a marriage of three consenting adult men cause you? I support those three guys right to equality and a shot at happiness. You do not. I rest my case fruitcake. You are a hater.

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I am being cyber bullied on this thread by Marram, VV, Jizzy and Rose_NoHo.
Bullied?!? OH NO!!

Well that does it! I'm going to Walgreen's right now and buy you a sympathy card!

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What possible harm would a marriage of three consenting adult men cause you? I support those three guys right to equality and a shot at happiness. You do not. I rest my case fruitcake. You are a hater.
Lolo, the term "fruitcake" went out with Archie Bunker. Update your lexicon.
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Bullied?!? OH NO!!
Well that does it! I'm going to Walgreen's right now and buy you a sympathy card!
Yes. Jizzy is stalking me. And he also bullies me. Bill is worse. Bill says it's time for my "dirt nap". He posts a picture of a tombstone with my name on it. He often issues death threats and/or threats of violent homosexual mouth and/or anal rape.

P.S. I like those cards that talk or sing a song when you open them.

P.P.S. Slip some cash in there too!

P.P.S. Walgreens? Real classy. Like Tennessee.

YUK!YUK!YUK! VV!
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Lolo, the term "fruitcake" went out with Archie Bunker. Update your lexicon.
OK, gotcha Fruitloops!

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Baby, I'm an EXCELLENT social worker.
I bet you are, your post's really show your genius.

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As I said before, I read the article in its entirety. Barlow, Sakheim, and Beck's study looked at the impact of the anxiety produced from the threat of an electrical shock would have on the sexual responses of a small group of men. They theorize that some men had a sexual response to the possibility of receiving an electric shock.
Having had a penis all my life, I can tell you from personal experience that when I become anxious or frightened, the last thing that happens to my dork is for it to start getting erect.
Now this might not be the case for those few people who get excited by torture.
Now Barlow, Sakheim, and Beck's study did not look at erections as it relates to visual stimuli.
Adams, Wright, and Lohr's study DID look at this connection.
Every good study tries to provide a possible theory (or theories) for the results they encountered. It provides a leaping-off point for future research.
But their article still stands as proof that heterosexual men who self-report a strong distaste for homosexuality may have a tendency to become sexually aroused when presented with visual stimulation of homosexual acts.
Their work has not be disproven.
So you like everything about the study except the part where they say our results may be skewed?

Yeah, you are a pro.

Oh, and I would expect someone with a master's degree to use better English. "Their work has not be disproven." Really?

Try this- Their work has not been disproved.

Pick up a dictionary sometime.
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VV has been cyber-bullying me and my whole town.

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So you like everything about the study except the part where they say our results may be skewed?
Yeah, you are a pro.
Oh, and I would expect someone with a master's degree to use better English. "Their work has not be disproven." Really?
Try this- Their work has not been disproved.
Pick up a dictionary sometime.
Their data was not skewed by the findings of another group of researchers.

They suggested that there "may be" another explanation for their findings.

After I looked at the work of the other researchers I am of the opinion that a penile reaction due to fear of an electric shock is not the same as a penile reaction due to homoerotic films or pictures.

Why do you have such a problem with this? There are many public figures who have a history of vehemently speaking out against homosexuality, but were then found tapping their toes in public toilets, hiring gay escorts, or having beers at a gay bar.

How do we know you're not another one of "those"? How do we know that any of you regulars aren't some self-loathing, deeply closeted gay or bisexual man?

I think it's an appropriate question.

And finally, I stand by "disproven". It's not like I made up the word. Maybe you haven't heard of "Google". You try looking up the word there.

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