Judge overturns California's ban on s...

Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201845 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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

Hayward, CA

#188827 Apr 16, 2013
Cat Purrs wrote:
R1 works for Topix
Don't tell Bill or Jizzy! It will break their hearts. And send them into a tail spin of angst.
Medium Tex

United States

#188828 Apr 16, 2013
Cat Purrs wrote:
R1 works for Topix
Yup, and he got the registered Cat Purrs account deleted.

WOO HOO!!!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188829 Apr 16, 2013
Medium Tex wrote:
<quoted text>Yup, and he got the registered Cat Purrs account deleted.
WOO HOO!!!
Thanks R1!

Please banish that silly jackass "just the facts"!

And give Big D many bad judge-its, then banish his dopey ass too!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#188830 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I haven't seen one "correct post" from you tick guy.
What's a "correct post" anyway? One against marriage equality?
one that uses a rational reason for not having SSm legal in the US. you have not put up even one of those yet.

why?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#188831 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Is it your position that denying equal protection is OK if granting it would be too complicated?
it would show that it is not a logical conclusion that legalizing SSm would mean we have to legalize polygamous marriage.

logic is fun!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188832 Apr 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>one that uses a rational reason for not having SSm legal in the US. you have not put up even one of those yet.
why?
Because I support same sex marriage. Duh.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#188833 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure Big D, you would vote for poly despite the fact that you ridicule it with silly space alien and marry your goat schtick every chance you get.
We believe you.
I am not ridiculing poly, I am ridiculing you and your stupid arguments against same sex marriage trying ( and failing ) using things you are not actually even personally interested in.

Not laughing at Poly... laughing at you
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188834 Apr 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it would show that it is not a logical conclusion that legalizing SSm would mean we have to legalize polygamous marriage.
logic is fun!
I find it difficult to see the logic of defending monogamous marriage as the historic norm when several states have already departed from the principle that it is heterosexual, monogamous marriage that is essential to social stability.

Put bluntly, if heterosexuality is no longer legally, morally or socially relevant to marriage, why should monogamy continue to be so important?

Logic is brutal!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188835 Apr 16, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not ridiculing poly, I am ridiculing you and your stupid arguments against same sex marriage trying ( and failing ) using things you are not actually even personally interested in.
Not laughing at Poly... laughing at you
Sure Big D, sure.

P.S. great argument!(Not.)
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188836 Apr 16, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not ridiculing poly, I am ridiculing you and your stupid arguments against same sex marriage trying ( and failing ) using things you are not actually even personally interested in.
Not laughing at Poly... laughing at you
Ha ha. so funny.

I find it difficult to see the logic of defending monogamous marriage as the historic norm when several states have already departed from the principle that it is heterosexual, monogamous marriage that is essential to social stability.

Put bluntly, if heterosexuality is no longer legally, morally or socially relevant to marriage, why should monogamy continue to be so important?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188837 Apr 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>one that uses a rational reason for not having SSm legal in the US. you have not put up even one of those yet.
why?
http://www.secularhumanism.org/...
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188838 Apr 16, 2013
So why is polygamy illegal? Why don’t Mormons have the right to enter into multiple marriages sanctified by their church, if not the state? There’s a short answer to this question but not a very good one: polygamy is illegal and unprotected by the Constitution because the Supreme Court doesn’t like it.

Over one hundred years ago, the Court held in Reynolds v. U.S. that polygamy was “an offence against society.” The Reynolds decision upheld the criminal conviction of a man accused of taking a second wife in the belief that he had a religious duty to practice polygamy, a duty he would violate at risk of damnation. The Court compared polygamy to murders sanctified by religious belief, such as human sacrifice or the burning of women on their husbands’ funeral pyres.

Nice!

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#188839 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
So why is polygamy illegal? Why don’t Mormons have the right to enter into multiple marriages sanctified by their church, if not the state? There’s a short answer to this question but not a very good one: polygamy is illegal and unprotected by the Constitution because the Supreme Court doesn’t like it.
Over one hundred years ago, the Court held in Reynolds v. U.S. that polygamy was “an offence against society.” The Reynolds decision upheld the criminal conviction of a man accused of taking a second wife in the belief that he had a religious duty to practice polygamy, a duty he would violate at risk of damnation. The Court compared polygamy to murders sanctified by religious belief, such as human sacrifice or the burning of women on their husbands’ funeral pyres.
Nice!
it is a silly religious cult tradition, and we are abetter society than making our laws based on stone-age cults and myths.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#188840 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I find it difficult to see the logic of defending monogamous marriage as the historic norm when several states have already departed from the principle that it is heterosexual, monogamous marriage that is essential to social stability.
Put bluntly, if heterosexuality is no longer legally, morally or socially relevant to marriage, why should monogamy continue to be so important?
Logic is brutal!
heterosexual marraige is in now way essential to social stability, as proven by the countries that have had it for a while and now have a higher standard of living, healthier, happier citizens and better educated kids.

facts are fun!!

your argument was proven wrong before you were told to parrot it...so sad.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#188841 Apr 16, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Ha ha. so funny.
I find it difficult to see the logic of defending monogamous marriage as the historic norm when several states have already departed from the principle that it is heterosexual, monogamous marriage that is essential to social stability.
Put bluntly, if heterosexuality is no longer legally, morally or socially relevant to marriage, why should monogamy continue to be so important?
Yes we all know the slippery slope arguments against same sex marriage, we have heard them for years.

but some of us are less afraid of that slippery slope than you are. Because the word "marriage" does not belong to a belief system. We will take the issues, one at a time.

This ones time has come, same sex marriage.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188842 Apr 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it is a silly religious cult tradition, and we are abetter society than making our laws based on stone-age cults and myths.
You find others beliefs and traditions "silly" and therefore unsupportable, yet you expect others to respect and support yours?

What harm would a loving marriage of three adult consenting men cause you?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188843 Apr 16, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>heterosexual marraige is in now way essential to social stability, as proven by the countries that have had it for a while and now have a higher standard of living, healthier, happier citizens and better educated kids.
facts are fun!!
your argument was proven wrong before you were told to parrot it...so sad.
What? Is in now way? wha?

What is my argument? And when did you prove it wrong? Who told me to parrot an argument I never made?

Are you stupid or just upset? You make no sense.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188844 Apr 16, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes we all know the slippery slope arguments against same sex marriage, we have heard them for years.
but some of us are less afraid of that slippery slope than you are. Because the word "marriage" does not belong to a belief system. We will take the issues, one at a time.
This ones time has come, same sex marriage.
But I am not making the slippery slope argument, you are.

http://www2.law.ucla.edu/volokh/marriage.pdf
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#188846 Apr 16, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes we all know the slippery slope arguments against same sex marriage, we have heard them for years.
but some of us are less afraid of that slippery slope than you are. Because the word "marriage" does not belong to a belief system. We will take the issues, one at a time.
This ones time has come, same sex marriage.
I cannot debate with you because you are so dishonest. You know damn well I support marriage equality. For opposite sex, same sex, poly and yes, even incest marriage. And you do not.

Stop being dishonest, it's stupid and no way to win an argument. Anyone of intelligence can see right through your attempts at a straw man argument and lack of an argument against true marriage equality.

I am not going to waste my time with your straw man argument that I am lying about supporting marriage equality. So stop trying.
heartandmind

Moline, IL

#188847 Apr 16, 2013
frank, great, then go start a law suit or something to get the ball rolling.

we'll watch and see how far you get. believe me, we won't be impeding your progress - we'll just be watching from the sidelines to see first hand your success or failure in attempting to get poly marriage legal.

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