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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sheesh void of hate wrote:
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I do have to call you out on a bit of the above commentary...
Specifically regarding the legalisation of pot. Do you really think legalisation will increase usage? If so, you really ought to take a long hard look at prohibition and what it did, or rather didn't do, for alcohol consumption. Oh, you can look at what it did for organised crime if you want, as that was a magnificant failure for progress.
Hmm, interesting question. The impulse answer would seem to be that more people would use marijuana because of its legal status. This would seem to be confirmed by the numbers coming out of Colorado in regards to college students where it is claimed that the numbers have climbed drastically. But is all what it seems to be on the surface when we dig a bit deeper? Are there in fact an increased number of users, or are the users simply more open about the usage since it is now legal?

Now I don't agree completely with your analogy to prohibition of alcohol, I don't think the law lead to an increase in usage, it simply didn't result in a decrease. And there is certainly no doubt that organized crime received a boost thanks to the Amendment.
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<quoted text>So does al gore. Yes the gunships are moving in, soon the tanks will be rolling in the rural areas, then the china men will be rolling in on food trucks to sell the rice, we all need to be alerted and buy our anti-tank weapons before obama stops the sell of them and our missile launchers to get those warships. Hey if it's a false alarm at least we will be ready for the next false alarm on the internet.
Off topic but perhaps I should purchase some extra ammo for my 45 and my Ar-15, Maybe an English to Chinese dictionary would also help?Those damn pesky under handed sneaky Chinese! Oh,oh,I just heard a noise in the back yard!!! Could it be? No,truthfully that Randy never ceases to amaze me with his utter B.S.! 60,000 Chinese at the mexican boarder,that would hardly be enough for the job now would it? LOL
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AKpile of crap you are a pathetic little fat man.

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Is this a rant from your inner Gay man or your butch Lesbian? Either way your attempt to marginalize and insult me is as lame and tired as your tree analogy.
Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.

You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;

The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;

An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.

Even funnier?

The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!

Smile.
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Sooooooo....are their wives aware of this? Do they love their wives? If both parties are aware, does it matter?
If the reason a gay person marries a straight person is to stay in the closet, they propably do not tell their wife they are gay.

Lesbians who marry straight men may not yet realize that they are lesbians. Girls are condition at an early age to look forward to marriage and children. They often marry for the wedding, and to please their parents.
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Food isn't just for nutrition either. There's sex, also, know as coital sexual intercourse, which an opposite sex couple engages in, and there is other sexual activity. A SSC is sexual with each other, they cannot have sex, by design definition.
It makes you look simpleminded when you say Same Sex Couples cannot have sex.

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Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.
You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
You forgot a significant possibility in your analogy: finding apples on the tree but refusing to call them apples as they are a varity you don't like-like the reality of gay and lesbain households raising children, functioning the same as ANY OTHER family, and your refusal to accept the fact.
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KiMare wrote:
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Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.
You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
Yeah.... we've all seen a walnut tree hanging apples. Sober up.
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Yet another lack-luster performance by the resident moron.. You really are trying to steal the title from Rose aren't you?
I'll take that as the lousy dodge it is.

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If the reason a gay person marries a straight person is to stay in the closet, they propably do not tell their wife they are gay.
Do they love their wives? If both parties are aware, does it matter?
Lesbians who marry straight men may not yet realize that they are lesbians. Girls are condition at an early age to look forward to marriage and children. They often marry for the wedding, and to please their parents.
Does that work in reverse? Are there lesbians who may not know they're straight? Anne Heche? Chirlane McCray?

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It makes you look simpleminded when you say Same Sex Couples cannot have sex.
No, just accurate. Just ask Bill Clinton. What form of birth control do same sex couples use?
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I'm a lesbian and for birth control I use Kimare's personality. Come to think of it, his personality is a total lists-blocker.
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Which way to the crooked road to where the wackO, GOP, Republicans hang out at?

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Which way to the crooked road to where the wackO, GOP, Republicans hang out at?
You've found it on this thread.

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<quoted text>are you saying bigfoot isn't real? How bout sponge bob?
Nooo! Bigfoot is real! We play pinochle on the third wednesday of every month. Sponge bob has been excluded though. Keeps getting the cards wet.:(

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Food isn't just for nutrition either. There's sex, also, know as coital sexual intercourse, which an opposite sex couple engages in, and there is other sexual activity. A SSC is sexual with each other, they cannot have sex, by design definition.
Would it be masturbation if I told you to go fxck yourself?:o)

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just as Alice answered I am surprised that someone can make $7472 in 4 weeks on the internet. did you see this link >>>>>> bit90.com <<<<<<

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Hmm, interesting question. The impulse answer would seem to be that more people would use marijuana because of its legal status. This would seem to be confirmed by the numbers coming out of Colorado in regards to college students where it is claimed that the numbers have climbed drastically. But is all what it seems to be on the surface when we dig a bit deeper? Are there in fact an increased number of users, or are the users simply more open about the usage since it is now legal?
Now I don't agree completely with your analogy to prohibition of alcohol, I don't think the law lead to an increase in usage, it simply didn't result in a decrease. And there is certainly no doubt that organized crime received a boost thanks to the Amendment.
I doubt there has been an increase in the number of actual users in college. What might happen is that some people will relocate in states that legalise it. For people who've settled down with families and careers this isn't easy. But for those in college...

I didn't claim there was an increase in alcohol use with prohibition. What actually happened was an initial decrease due to a lack of supply. You can't drink what doesn't exist. Once the infrastructure was in place, the party was back on with pretty much the same consumption. What happened, in the negative column, was that people died due to poorly brewed hooch (toxins like lead) and mixed drinks emerged so people could choke down inferior bathtub rotgut gin. Then there was the criminal activity associated with territory ownership and distribution. Just like we see with drugs these days. Make it legal and tax it. Win win all around. No change in consumption, revenue for the tax man, quality product produced by non-black market producers. Have a look at the stuff being sold in Amsterdam as well as some of the CA market with prescription cannabis.

Did you know that the reason cannabis was demonised was for paper and rope products? The pulp wood industry and the nylon industry didn't want the competition. Thank Hearst and DuPont.
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Jeb Bush admits he is a "crack Addict." Finally.

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Hypocritical response since it was you trying to marginalize and insult me.
You still have nothing but ad homoan attacks for the tree analogy. Here, try again;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
Should the apple tree not bearing fruit be cut into fire wood? What about a tree that bares both fruit and nuts? Should it be eradicated?

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