Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,188

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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Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#201943 Jul 12, 2013
Fearless Contrarian wrote:
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Thanks Rock Hudson- I should have also mentioned that while primal instincts play a strong role in guiding or regulating behavior, humans are not completely govern by them. Since complex psychological factors play an equally influential role in driving behavior, people can and often do go against their innate impulses or inhibitions. Those that do behave contrary to their evolutionary instincts and deviate from nature’s imperative are an extreme minority. If deviant sexual preferences were to be normalized through socialization, the genetic progression and continuity of the human race would be threatened. Thus to preserve the propagation, diversity, and health of future generations, society should be very cautious to promote anti-evolutionary sexual behavior (e.g. homosexuality) as a normal alternative lifestyle to heterosexuality.
Have a good weekend!
You can paint a turd gold, but it's still a turd. This is the case with your post.

The fields of psychology, psychiatry, biology and sociology have determined that homosexuality is not a disorder and not a deviant behavior. And here you are, using terminology from these fields to try to convince us that homosexuality presents a danger to humanity.

Please... Give us a break.

You're an armchair, wanna-be clinician--at best.

Here's a clue... Check out the fact that there are over 7 BILLION people on the planet. Homosexuality has done nothing to negatively impact the "propagation, diversity, and health of future generations..."
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201945 Jul 12, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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You can paint a turd gold, but it's still a turd...
Or you can paint it very vermilion, but it's still a turd.

“Religion kills”

Since: Jun 13

Down Under

#201946 Jul 12, 2013
Fountainhead wrote:
Homosexuals steal God’s good things
Anonymous The Muskogee Phoenix Mon Apr 22, 2013, 11:18 PM CDT
— Sodomites are continually stealing good things for wicked purposes. They stole the word “gay,” which originally only meant “happy,” so that decent people are almost embarrassed to use it. I cannot imagine a less appropriate word to describe their ungodly, unhappy lifestyle.
They stole the rainbow to symbolize their evil lifestyle. Seeing as the rainbow was a special creation of God (Genesis 9) to symbolize his promise of never flooding the entire world with water again, it wouldn’t surprise me if the sodomites hijacked God’s symbol for their own to deliberately mock him.
In the madness of their lust, the species of sodomite that term themselves “transsexual,” believe they can steal God’s prerogative to decide what gender they will be. They haven’t succeeded. The males are male and the females are female. All they’re able to manage in their attempts to fulfill their blasphemous designs are unspeakable disfigurements of their bodies and souls.
Now, they want the sacred institution of marriage for their own. I’ve got news for them: They can’t have it. Oh, all the governments of the world may very well try to break God’s bands asunder (Psalm 2:3) by making laws saying they can marry, but he that dwells in heaven is laughing them to scorn (Psalm 2:4). He has already made his position clear, from Genesis 2 to Matthew 19:4-5, that marriage is only between men and women, and from Genesis 19 to Jude 7 how he feels about sodomites. He isn’t about change his mind just because laws are passed by a bunch of government reprobates who “are not fit to govern a brothel,” as the godly protector on England, Oliver Cromwell, once accused Parliament. Romans 1:32 describes the only governmental “right” God ever decreed for sodomites.
The sodomites and their Godphobic, christianphobic, righteousnessphobic supporters can bray all they want about their adversaries being “on the wrong side of history,” but when Christ returns “in flaming fire taking vengeance,”(2 Thessalonians 1:8) they will realize, to their eternal horror, that Christians were truly on the right side of history.
JOSHUA ASHWOOD
Fort Gibson
http://muskogeephoenix.com/opinion/x109743199...
Fundies steal the Goddess' good things. LOLOL

Keep going with that. I'll see if I can find some examples.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201947 Jul 12, 2013
Rosa_Winkel wrote:
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Fundies steal the Goddess' good things. LOLOL
Keep going with that. I'll see if I can find some examples.
I heard that Jizzy steals beers.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201948 Jul 12, 2013
Well, I'm headed out to Chik-fil-A. I'll see you gentlemen later. See you later too, Jizzy.

YUK!YUK!YUK!

“Religion kills”

Since: Jun 13

Down Under

#201949 Jul 12, 2013
Here's one:
"I'm totally against a baby being brought up by two mothers - the baby has human rights," - Fred Nile

He went on to say: "It's a very poor example for the rest of the Australian population.

"She needn't have made it public - it just promotes their lesbian lifestyle and trying to make it natural where it's unnatural."

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking...

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#201950 Jul 12, 2013
Sparkle_is_stripper wrote:
<quoted text>be careful wishing for civil rights to be up for a vote... cause the next vote might just be to take one of yours
The voters twice voted to clearly define marriage, as it had always been understood, as amnion of one man and one woman. No rights were voted on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition_22

Prior to 1977, marriage was defined in Section 4100 of the California Civil Code. This stated that marriage is "a personal relation arising out of a civil contract, to which consent of the parties making that contract is necessary".[6] While related sections of the law made references to sex, a State Assembly committee that was debating adding sex-specific terms to this section in 1977 noted: "Under existing law it is not clear whether partners of the same sex can get married".[7] That year, the legislature amended the legal definition of marriage to remove any ambiguity. In 1992 the legal definition of marriage was moved from the Civil Code to Section 300 of the Family Code.

When Proposition 22 came before voters, marriage was defined in the Family Code as "a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman, to which the consent of the parties capable of making that contract is necessary" [italics added].[8]

Even though the definition governing who may marry explicitly precluded contracting a same-sex marriage in California, a separate provision, Section 308, governed recognition of marriages contracted elsewhere. This stated that a "marriage contracted outside this state that would be valid by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the marriage was contracted is valid in this state".[9] Advocates of Proposition 22 described Section 308 as a "loophole", apparently forcing California to recognize a same-sex marriage validly contracted in some other state.[10]

To address this, Proposition 22 did not reword the existing provisions of the Family Code, but added to them the declaration that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California".[11] The official citation of Proposition 22, the "California Defense of Marriage Act", is almost the same as that of a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1996. This federal law had a similar purpose, and was intended to prevent any state from being obligated to recognize a same-sex marriage contracted in another state.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#201951 Jul 12, 2013
Sparkle_is_stripper wrote:
<quoted text>my point for these dumbazzes is that voting on civil rights for a minority might not allways be a vote they wanna and could lose... the supreme court did exactly what it should and prevent the tyranny of a majority from trampling on the rights of a minority which in turn benefits all of us... anyone of these bigots who can't see that relly aren't americans
So now we have the tyranny of the minority.
Mikey

Fullerton, CA

#201952 Jul 12, 2013
Celebrate Diversity wrote:
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"bigots"
"lose the right"
"fix stupid"
"cull the herd"
Dangerous elitist fecal matter.
Yea..a bit off.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#201953 Jul 12, 2013
“The tyranny of the minority is infinitely more odious and intolerable and more to be feared than that of the majority.”
William McKinley (1843-1901)
U.S. Congressman and 25th President of the United States,
Comment to the House of Representatives, January 1886
Cartages

Monrovia, CA

#201954 Jul 12, 2013
Amend and pass the ammunition, brother!

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#201955 Jul 12, 2013

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#201956 Jul 12, 2013

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#201957 Jul 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
“The tyranny of the minority is infinitely more odious and intolerable and more to be feared than that of the majority.”
William McKinley (1843-1901)
U.S. Congressman and 25th President of the United States,
Comment to the House of Representatives, January 1886
He was talking about another person's legal marriage?

Can you prove that this is the "tyranny" he was referring to?

The tyranny of secure and protected children!
The tyranny of happy and productive families!
The tyranny of elderly living a secure retirement!
The tyranny of youth looking toward a successfulfuture!

SUCH Tyranny!!!

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#201958 Jul 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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So now we have the tyranny of the minority.
First, you would have to explain how another person's marriage could be deemed "tyranny", since it harms no one and helps the families involved.

Looking at the definitions of the word, there isn't a single one that seems to apply to gay people seeking the SAME right to legally marry that other couples already enjoy.

Now, gay people have been fighting tyranny themselves, by every definition of the word. And we are finally beating it.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201959 Jul 12, 2013
Big D wrote:
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It is just they are the first to scream "We are a republic not a democracy" ( because their name is republican and their opponents are democrats ) but come an issue like this and they seem to forget all that and scream we are a nation of mob rule.
You switch which issue you are discussing and they get amnesia
"scream!"
"republican!"
"scream!" (again)
"seem to forget!"
"mob rule!"
"amnesia!"
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201960 Jul 12, 2013
Fountainhead wrote:
<quoted text>You might have to ask one. BTW are you a full on Moron?
No, just you Jizzy. No one else here is.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201961 Jul 12, 2013
Jonah1 wrote:
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Yes, I reached the same conclusion. Sad really.
Aw Jizzy's just a big dope. He doesn't feel pain, don't feel sad.
Greener Ps

Monrovia, CA

#201962 Jul 12, 2013
July 12, 2013

Rodney Erickson is trying to get approval for settlement offers for all of Sandusky's victims.

Penn State could soon be paying out millions and millions of dollars to all the victims of coach Jerry Sandusky.

July 12, 2013

How much did Glendora, California pay the ladies that were tormented by a former manager who has since left for greener pastures?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#201963 Jul 12, 2013
Quest wrote:
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He was talking about another person's legal marriage?
Can you prove that this is the "tyranny" he was referring to?
The tyranny of secure and protected children!
The tyranny of happy and productive families!
The tyranny of elderly living a secure retirement!
The tyranny of youth looking toward a successfulfuture!
SUCH Tyranny!!!
Relax fruitloops.

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