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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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an Italian in Australia

Lakemba, Australia

#225826 Dec 2, 2013
Hmmmm... we're having this debate now in australia. the key debate here in australia centres around two things. firstly 95% or more of the population is not gay so does not care about it, but more importantly the word "marriage" just like the rainbow, appears to be under hijack and siege by the gays. The ket debate is about reproduction and natures process of human evolution. Put simply if everyone turned gay we would die off as gays cannot reproduce- not naturally in a gay relationship. Therefore to demand that same sex marriage be deemed as just another marriage is ethically, logically and technically wrong. true marriages play the most important role in our healthy social fabric including the development of human history to this point sice we all have a mother and a father. to suddenly demand a change in this key tenent of human existance purely to serve a very small minority of gays who happen to have the very loud support of the jewish/anglo/swedish/dutch presses and media- which is substantial, just isnt right. it goes to show how powerful the media is that half of straight society now supports gay marriage, without even knowing they are also supporting hiv, std's drug use and gay on gay violence which are all key factors in the gay community .

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Who cares

La Puente, CA

#225827 Dec 2, 2013
UCLA beat the snot out of USC this past weekend, some of the USA grads etc. are really upset, Who cares!
ROCK STAR LOVER OVER NIGH

San Leandro, CA

#225828 Dec 2, 2013
They may have overturned it BUT!--- We can all have fun together at an amazing website called celebrityadulttoystore.com LETS ALL HAVE FUN AND LOVIN WITHOUT THEM!....ENJOY YOUR LIFE HOW EVER ONE WANTS TOO!''''

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#225829 Dec 2, 2013
an Italian in Australia wrote:
Hmmmm... we're having this debate now in australia. the key debate here in australia centres around two things. firstly 95% or more of the population is not gay so does not care about it, but more importantly the word "marriage" just like the rainbow, appears to be under hijack and siege by the gays. The ket debate is about reproduction and natures process of human evolution. Put simply if everyone turned gay we would die off as gays cannot reproduce- not naturally in a gay relationship. Therefore to demand that same sex marriage be deemed as just another marriage is ethically, logically and technically wrong. true marriages play the most important role in our healthy social fabric including the development of human history to this point sice we all have a mother and a father. to suddenly demand a change in this key tenent of human existance purely to serve a very small minority of gays who happen to have the very loud support of the jewish/anglo/swedish/dutch presses and media- which is substantial, just isnt right. it goes to show how powerful the media is that half of straight society now supports gay marriage, without even knowing they are also supporting hiv, std's drug use and gay on gay violence which are all key factors in the gay community .
Well said!

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Stomped In

La Puente, CA

#225830 Dec 2, 2013
Wasn't that a great game this past weekend, having UCLA mopping up the football field with USA.

UCLA stomped In the USA players, in to the grass is more like it.
chaz bono

Los Angeles, CA

#225831 Dec 2, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Go tell your children,what to do,
I already have a dad.
I do too, but he died when he skied into a tree. Wanna be friends, maybe make out?
Gustavo

Redondo Beach, CA

#225832 Dec 2, 2013
Cali Girl 13 wrote:
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Go tell your children,what to do,
I already have a dad.
You take after your daddy ...
Cali Girl 13

Los Angeles, CA

#225834 Dec 2, 2013
Gustavo wrote:
<quoted text>You take after your daddy ...
Yes and proud of it....What's it to u?

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#225835 Dec 2, 2013
an Italian in Australia wrote:
Hmmmm... we're having this debate now in australia. the key debate here in australia centres around two things. firstly 95% or more of the population is not gay so does not care about it, but more importantly the word "marriage" just like the rainbow, appears to be under hijack and siege by the gays. The ket debate is about reproduction and natures process of human evolution. Put simply if everyone turned gay we would die off as gays cannot reproduce-...
Well, stupid, gay marriage won't turn everybody gay.

Since: Apr 11

Panorama City, CA

#225836 Dec 2, 2013
Stomped In wrote:
Wasn't that a great game this past weekend, having UCLA mopping up the football field with USA.
UCLA stomped In the USA players, in to the grass is more like it.
I think you mean USC, in either case, the Bruins kicked...
chaz bono

Los Angeles, CA

#225837 Dec 2, 2013
Gustavo wrote:
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You take after your daddy ...
Please be respectful, afterall you are in OUR country. Just because you get and use American food stamps, doesn't give you the right to be rude to Cali Girl.
Snare S

La Puente, CA

#225838 Dec 2, 2013
Snare drum is best, # 225838

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#225839 Dec 2, 2013
UCLA beat wrote:
UCLA beat the snot out of USC
How did it taste?

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#225840 Dec 2, 2013
Stomped In wrote:
Wasn't that a great game this past weekend, having UCLA mopping up the football field with USA.
UCLA stomped In the USA players, in to the grass is more like it.
It was just a game retard, usc is playing on limited scholarships, without a true head coach and are beat up, were you surprised jack?
Snare S

La Puente, CA

#225841 Dec 2, 2013
Snare drum is best, # 225841
Tom Tom

Los Angeles, CA

#225842 Dec 2, 2013
Floor tom toms rock!#225842
guest

Long Beach, CA

#225843 Dec 2, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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Well said!
Go back under your rock, troll.
guest

Long Beach, CA

#225844 Dec 2, 2013
2013: A landmark year for gay rights

In no other year has the battle for same-sex marriage — a centerpiece of the gay rights movement — gained so much momentum. A little over 10 years ago, such unions weren't permitted in any state.

Years of campaigning started paying off at warp speed, prompting Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign to call 2013 "the gayest year in gay history." A whopping eight states allowed gay marriage this year, doubling the total count in the nation. Among them was Hawaii, where two women kicked off the same-sex marriage debate in 1990 when they applied for a marriage license. That led to the Bill Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted when gays could not marry in any state.

Nearly 23 years later, a landmark Supreme Court decision on June 26 struck down DOMA, in a 5-4 decision. Gay marriages must be recognized by the federal government for the first time. The ruling stopped short of declaring same-sex marriage bans illegal, although it did clear the way for legally wed gay couples to jointly file their taxes, seek immigration benefits, and qualify for other federal marriage privileges. That same day, the justices made gay marriage legal again in California, the nation's most populous state, by declining to overturn a lower court's ruling. A few months later, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex marriage.

"It's been such a banner year, it's been hard to keep up with," Richard Socarides, a gay rights activist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, told Yahoo News. "Acceptance of gays and lesbians as a cultural phenomenon has always led the political acceptance," he added. "2013 was a year where we started to catch up politically [to] where the culture was, and where the American people already were."

The change in public opinion in favor of same-sex marriage is among the most dramatic on any public-policy issue in the past decade. And much of that shift is due to young people, born after 1980, coming of age and bringing with them more liberal attitudes on the subject. Seventy percent of millenials aged 18 to 32 said they support same-sex marriage in a March 2013 Pew poll, almost twice the 38 percent of baby boomers who back it.

That generational disconnect is also visible in some major cultural gay milestones this year. Actress Jodie Foster, 50, and NBA player Jason Collins, 34, both formally came out as gay in 2013 — the Foster at the Golden Globes and Collins in the pages of Sports Illustrated. But among many younger Americans, the idea of being in the "closet" itself is becoming increasingly antiquated.

Traditional partisan lines on the issue — with Republicans generally opposing gay marriage and Democrats more likely to support it — are also starting to break down. In November, seven Senate Republicans crossed the aisle to join the entire Democratic caucus in supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will prevent businesses with more than 15 employees from firing workers for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

More than 100 prominent Republicans also urged the finding of a constitutional right to wed in a brief filed with the Supreme Court in February 2013. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced he supported gay marriage after finding out that his son is gay, becoming the first nationally elected Republican to do so. In September, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife served as witnesses to a same-sex wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Gay rights advocates say that keeping up 2013's momentum next year is crucial. The movement hopes to pass more same-sex marriage laws in New Mexico —the sole state that doesn't explicitly ban or permit the practice — and Oregon. Meanwhile, through a mix of court cases and legislative measures, activists hope to expand the marriage map to Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania in the following election.

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guest

Long Beach, CA

#225845 Dec 2, 2013
2013: A landmark year for gay rights

From twin pro-gay Supreme Court rulings, to the president of the United States referencing "our gay brothers and sisters" in his inaugural address, to the first male pro athlete coming out of the closet, 2013 has been a "banner year" for gay rights.

In no other year has the battle for same-sex marriage — a centerpiece of the gay rights movement — gained so much momentum. A little over 10 years ago, such unions weren't permitted in any state.

Years of campaigning started paying off at warp speed, prompting Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign to call 2013 "the gayest year in gay history." A whopping eight states allowed gay marriage this year, doubling the total count in the nation. Among them was Hawaii, where two women kicked off the same-sex marriage debate in 1990 when they applied for a marriage license. That led to the Bill Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted when gays could not marry in any state.

Nearly 23 years later, a landmark Supreme Court decision on June 26 struck down DOMA, in a 5-4 decision. Gay marriages must be recognized by the federal government for the first time. The ruling stopped short of declaring same-sex marriage bans illegal, although it did clear the way for legally wed gay couples to jointly file their taxes, seek immigration benefits, and qualify for other federal marriage privileges. That same day, the justices made gay marriage legal again in California, the nation's most populous state, by declining to overturn a lower court's ruling. A few months later, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex marriage.

"It's been such a banner year, it's been hard to keep up with," Richard Socarides, a gay rights activist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, told Yahoo News. "Acceptance of gays and lesbians as a cultural phenomenon has always led the political acceptance," he added. "2013 was a year where we started to catch up politically [to] where the culture was, and where the American people already were."

The change in public opinion in favor of same-sex marriage is among the most dramatic on any public-policy issue in the past decade. And much of that shift is due to young people, born after 1980, coming of age and bringing with them more liberal attitudes on the subject. Seventy percent of millenials aged 18 to 32 said they support same-sex marriage in a March 2013 Pew poll, almost twice the 38 percent of baby boomers who back it. Among many younger Americans, the idea of being in the "closet" itself is becoming increasingly antiquated.

Traditional partisan lines on the issue — with Republicans generally opposing gay marriage and Democrats more likely to support it — are also starting to break down. In November, seven Senate Republicans crossed the aisle to join the entire Democratic caucus in supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will prevent businesses with more than 15 employees from firing workers for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

More than 100 prominent Republicans also urged the finding of a constitutional right to wed in a brief filed with the Supreme Court in February 2013. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced he supported gay marriage after finding out that his son is gay, becoming the first nationally elected Republican to do so. In September, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife served as witnesses to a same-sex wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Gay rights advocates say that keeping up 2013's momentum next year is crucial. The movement hopes to pass more same-sex marriage laws in New Mexico —the sole state that doesn't explicitly ban or permit the practice — and Oregon. Meanwhile, through a mix of court cases and legislative measures, activists hope to expand the marriage map to Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania in the following election.

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“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#225847 Dec 3, 2013
guest wrote:
2013: A landmark year for gay rights
In no other year has the battle for same-sex marriage — a centerpiece of the gay rights movement — gained so much momentum. A little over 10 years ago, such unions weren't permitted in any state.
Years of campaigning started paying off at warp speed, prompting Fred Sainz of the Human Rights Campaign to call 2013 "the gayest year in gay history." A whopping eight states allowed gay marriage this year, doubling the total count in the nation. Among them was Hawaii, where two women kicked off the same-sex marriage debate in 1990 when they applied for a marriage license. That led to the Bill Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), enacted when gays could not marry in any state.
Nearly 23 years later, a landmark Supreme Court decision on June 26 struck down DOMA, in a 5-4 decision. Gay marriages must be recognized by the federal government for the first time. The ruling stopped short of declaring same-sex marriage bans illegal, although it did clear the way for legally wed gay couples to jointly file their taxes, seek immigration benefits, and qualify for other federal marriage privileges. That same day, the justices made gay marriage legal again in California, the nation's most populous state, by declining to overturn a lower court's ruling. A few months later, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same-sex marriage.
"It's been such a banner year, it's been hard to keep up with," Richard Socarides, a gay rights activist and former adviser to Bill Clinton, told Yahoo News. "Acceptance of gays and lesbians as a cultural phenomenon has always led the political acceptance," he added. "2013 was a year where we started to catch up politically [to] where the culture was, and where the American people already were."
The change in public opinion in favor of same-sex marriage is among the most dramatic on any public-policy issue in the past decade. And much of that shift is due to young people, born after 1980, coming of age and bringing with them more liberal attitudes on the subject. Seventy percent of millenials aged 18 to 32 said they support same-sex marriage in a March 2013 Pew poll, almost twice the 38 percent of baby boomers who back it.
That generational disconnect is also visible in some major cultural gay milestones this year. Actress Jodie Foster, 50, and NBA player Jason Coll.....hat doesn't explicitly ban or permit the practice — and Oregon. Meanwhile, through a mix of court cases and legislative measures, activists hope to expand the marriage map to Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania in the following election.
Ss marriage is an oxymoron.

A ss couple is only ever a mutually sterile, pointlessly duplicate gendered half of marriage.

Nothing in 2013 changed that one iota.

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