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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Big D

Modesto, CA

#190394 Apr 28, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Proposition 22 was a law enacted by California voters in March 2000 to restrict marriages to only those between opposite-sex couples. In May 2008, it was struck down by the California Supreme Court as contrary to the state constitution.
The Act was proposed by means of the initiative process. It was authored by the state senator William "Pete" Knight and is known informally as the Knight initiative. Voters adopted the measure on March 7, 2000 with 61% in favor to 39% against.[1] This large margin of victory surprised many, since a Field Poll immediately prior to the election estimated support at only 53%, with 40% against and 7% undecided.[2]
The Act added Section 308.5 of the Family Code, which read "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California". Because the Act was an ordinary statute, it could be struck down if it were inconsistent with the state constitution. This occurred on May 15, 2008 when the state supreme court, ruling on In re Marriage Cases, declared that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry.[3] This 4Ė3 decision invalidated Proposition 22 and some related California laws.
Are you trying to argue that there are not 18,000 legally married and recognized same sex couples in California today?

Wrong! Go study and come back
GeeHauders

Covina, CA

#190396 Apr 28, 2013
Make mine a GeeHauder to GO?

When your wear a rag on your head, no wonder you get caught up doing stupid things.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#190398 Apr 28, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Ss couples are a defective sterile failure of mating behavior.
Moreover, it is an insult to intelligence trying to equate a ss duplicated sterile half to marriage.
You should know this, it is the foundation of Prop 8.
Smirk.
says the troll who is in a plural genitalia marriage; vagina, vagina. penis. how many gay marriages have your opinions thwarted?
GeeWankers

Covina, CA

#190399 Apr 28, 2013
Look at those Muslim fools in Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan these fools just can be still for one minute, instead they are back at killing themselves.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#190400 Apr 28, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you trying to argue that there are not 18,000 legally married and recognized same sex couples in California today?
Wrong! Go study and come back
Go spin around three times, do two back flips and a somersault while whistling Dixie and come back.

Since: Jan 10

Lewis Center, OH

#190401 Apr 28, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>As an American, you have equal rights, to marry according to the dictates of the majority. That's it. Elitist haters? You steal my words. You have no rights to marry a man, you moron. you may be changing that, but you are making the law recognize monstrosities. Such as yourself.
How does if feel to be on the side of the losing elitist haterís? Thatís right youíre losing the fight to repress and marginalize Gay Americans. Your hysterical tantrums and name calling (just like the entirety of your ilk) are failing you. Hate is being exposed and overcome and all you can do is whine about it. Your (you and your ilk) attempts to come up with new marginalizing descriptors are failing as they only strengthen Gay Americanís resolve for Gay Marriage Equality. The truly awesome aspect of your (you and your ilk) incessant baseless hateful comments is that they increase support for Gay Americans rights.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#190402 Apr 28, 2013
Marram wrote:
<quoted text>
How does if feel to be on the side of the losing elitist haterís? Thatís right youíre losing the fight to repress and marginalize Gay Americans. Your hysterical tantrums and name calling (just like the entirety of your ilk) are failing you. Hate is being exposed and overcome and all you can do is whine about it. Your (you and your ilk) attempts to come up with new marginalizing descriptors are failing as they only strengthen Gay Americanís resolve for Gay Marriage Equality. The truly awesome aspect of your (you and your ilk) incessant baseless hateful comments is that they increase support for Gay Americans rights.
Relax fruitloops.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#190403 Apr 28, 2013
Dusty Mangina wrote:
<quoted text>
says the troll who is in a plural genitalia marriage; vagina, vagina. penis. how many gay marriages have your opinions thwarted?
Says the troll who is pyschotically obsessed with everything about the troll who is in a plural genitalia marriage; vagina, vagina. penis

how many gay marriages have your opinions encouraged?
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#190405 Apr 28, 2013
Marram wrote:
<quoted text>
How does if feel to be on the side of the losing elitist haterís? Thatís right youíre losing the fight to repress and marginalize Gay Americans. Your hysterical tantrums and name calling (just like the entirety of your ilk) are failing you. Hate is being exposed and overcome and all you can do is whine about it. Your (you and your ilk) attempts to come up with new marginalizing descriptors are failing as they only strengthen Gay Americanís resolve for Gay Marriage Equality. The truly awesome aspect of your (you and your ilk) incessant baseless hateful comments is that they increase support for Gay Americans rights.
If you were more than just another Chongo-clone, you might be interesting enough to debate with. Pity...
Chuck Conners

Covina, CA

#190406 Apr 28, 2013
Flappy Jacks is still open and ruining this blog.

Since: Jan 10

Lewis Center, OH

#190407 Apr 28, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Ss couples are a defective sterile failure of mating behavior.
Moreover, it is an insult to intelligence trying to equate a ss duplicated sterile half to marriage.
You should know this, it is the foundation of Prop 8.
Smirk.
Repetition is insanity, not reality. I think you repeat your nonsense as a vain attempt to convince yourself of something. Youíre not a monster mutation, youíre just a confused person.

Since: Jan 10

Lewis Center, OH

#190408 Apr 28, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
If you were more than just another Chongo-clone, you might be interesting enough to debate with. Pity...
Proof. All you have is marginalizing and name calling to offer to the debate.

Since: Jan 10

Lewis Center, OH

#190409 Apr 28, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
<quoted text>
If you were more than just another Chongo-clone, you might be interesting enough to debate with. Pity...
I consider being called a Rose-clone an extreme honor and complement. She rocks (pun intended).
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#190410 Apr 28, 2013
Marram wrote:
<quoted text>
I consider being called a Rose-clone an extreme honor and complement. She rocks (pun intended).
You can't be serious.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#190411 Apr 28, 2013
Marram wrote:
<quoted text>
Proof. All you have is marginalizing and name calling to offer to the debate.
No, that's you.
Chuck Conners

Covina, CA

#190412 Apr 28, 2013
Flappy Jacks is still open and marginalizing this blog.
free

Anonymous Proxy

#190413 Apr 28, 2013
free
Farier

Covina, CA

#190415 Apr 28, 2013
This topic is being ridden in to the ground by those born-again Mormons?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#190416 Apr 28, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Are you trying to argue that there are not 18,000 legally married and recognized same sex couples in California today?
Wrong! Go study and come back
The voters of the state of California twice voted to define marriage as a union of one man AND one woman. All those same sex marriages should not have legally taken place.
TimeGoes

Covina, CA

#190417 Apr 28, 2013
What's crazy gene been up to this past weekend?

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