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

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I wonder if Big D is going to pontificate down to us today from the top of jackass mountain?
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Rock Hudson wrote:
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Contradiction in terms. They were erroneously married. This is the error. This is why they must not repeat the error. The error of being married. You should know this. This might be the stake in the heart of Prop 8, but it is the error of being married that is being used to further the error of their marriages. Repetition of a mistake is an error. The fact that they were married does not make it right. And it does give free license to make more mistakes. Slavery was once legal. Allowing slavery to resurface would be a mistake. Using your logic, which we both know is faulty, we should allow slavery to resurface, because "it happened before, it should again". That's some kind of thought process...
You can have that opinion, same as opinions that the moon landings were faked or your opinion of which imaginary playmate is the big kahuna, or that JFK is alive and well and living with Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa in Cuba

But they are legally married under the law, as legal as your marriage or mine, your personal opinion means squat in a court of law. Only the law is recognized in court, and the law is, they were legally married.

Other same sex couples are suing for equal rights with those married same sex couples.

That is why they will win, one way or the other

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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Do you really think anybody believes the bullshit you post on here?
You've become a perfect example of self-mockery.
From where I sit, you continue to look like a self-loathing, one-trick-pony, closet case; whose biggest contribution to the umpteen forums you haunt is to cut and paste snippets of your own fabricated ass-holery.
Do us all a favor and come up with something new, Mary.
Oh Francis dear, you know my stuff is always fresh.
Frankie Rizzo

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You can have that opinion, same as opinions that the moon landings were faked or your opinion of which imaginary playmate is the big kahuna, or that JFK is alive and well and living with Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa in Cuba
But they are legally married under the law, as legal as your marriage or mine, your personal opinion means squat in a court of law. Only the law is recognized in court, and the law is, they were legally married.
Other same sex couples are suing for equal rights with those married same sex couples.
That is why they will win, one way or the other
What no "I will fight you for truth! justice! and the American way!"?
Frankie Rizzo

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Oh Francis dear, you know my stuff is always fresh.
That's Mr. Rizzo to you.

Yes your stuff is so fresh it steams.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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Big D wrote:
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You can have that opinion, same as opinions that the moon landings were faked or your opinion of which imaginary playmate is the big kahuna, or that JFK is alive and well and living with Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa in Cuba
But they are legally married under the law, as legal as your marriage or mine, your personal opinion means squat in a court of law. Only the law is recognized in court, and the law is, they were legally married.
Other same sex couples are suing for equal rights with those married same sex couples.
That is why they will win, one way or the other
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.
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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
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Make mine a GeeHauder to GO?

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

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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?
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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.
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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
Go spin around three times, do two back flips and a somersault while whistling Dixie and come back.

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<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.
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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.
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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?
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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...
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Flappy Jacks is still open and ruining this blog.

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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.

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Rock Hudson wrote:
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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.

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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).
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I consider being called a Rose-clone an extreme honor and complement. She rocks (pun intended).
You can't be serious.

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