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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Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#193318 May 26, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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One of the assumptions that gay marriage calls into question is: why pairs? If not man-woman, then why not man-woman-woman, and so forth? The response of gay marriage proponents is generally ridicule. I don't think this is a ridiculous question. "Why can't you marry your dog, then?" is a ridiculous question.
Marriage, in our society, is between consenting adult persons. But "why only two?" isn't a ridiculous question. It's easy enough to show that gay marriage does not empirically lead to pressure to legalise polygamy; that hasn't happened anywhere that gay marriage is legal. But this is different from explaining why opening up the boundaries of the 20th-century understanding of marriage shouldn't raise the possibility of legalising polygamy. Why shouldn't it be legal for more than two consenting adults to marry each other?
There are, obviously, a whole lot of societies in the world where polygamy is legal and normal. In fact the anthropological record suggests that the overwhelming majority of human societies have allowed men to have more than one wife simultaneously.
The arguments placed before the courts by proponents of same-sex marriage have never included plural marriage.

Many people who fear same-sex marriage have used that tired, old refrain--"If we allow same-sex couples to marry, where will it end?"

THEY are the ones bringing up polygamy.

The arguments in favor of same-sex marriage ARE NOT an natural leap to arguments in favor of polygamy. They have NOTHING to do with one another, other than they both discuss marriage.

Polygamists would be more likely to use heterosexual marriage rights to defend their arguments in court. This is especially true with the Defense of Marriage Act, which clearly prohibits same-sex marriage as not being recognized by the federal government.

Opposite-sex couples already have the rights and protections of marriage. Polygamists would naturally use those rights and protections that are already in existence to argue their case.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193319 May 26, 2013
Orem wrote:
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Whoop Whoop
WOO~HOOOO! Whoop Whoop!
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#193320 May 26, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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No. You don't get it. Let's start with the basics. I'll take you through it step by step.
Is a man who molests only boys gay?
Dude, you should really take your problems to a medical proffesional like a PHD. Keeping these feelings within yourself can be dangerous. You are sicker than you know.
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#193321 May 26, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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If you are asking if a gay man can be a pedophile, then the answer is yes. But so can a straight man, a gay woman, and a straight woman.
From a psychiatric, medical, and legal perspective, there is no such thing as a "gay pedophile" or a "straight pedophile".
You'll never see someone charged with the crime "gay pedophilia" or "straight pedophilia".
You'll never see someone with the diagnosis of "gay pedophilia" or "straight pedophilia"
In each of these cases, there are only terms of "pedophilia" or "child sex abuse" or some other similar; non-sexual orientation specific term.
This Rizzoto dude is a sick puppy. I suggested he go see a medical proffesional with his inner thoughts about himself.
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#193322 May 26, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
168,835 posts later, and not one good argument against gay marriage.
Aww go suck and egg
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193323 May 26, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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The arguments placed before the courts by proponents of same-sex marriage have never included plural marriage.
Many people who fear same-sex marriage have used that tired, old refrain--"If we allow same-sex couples to marry, where will it end?"
THEY are the ones bringing up polygamy.
The arguments in favor of same-sex marriage ARE NOT an natural leap to arguments in favor of polygamy. They have NOTHING to do with one another, other than they both discuss marriage.
Polygamists would be more likely to use heterosexual marriage rights to defend their arguments in court. This is especially true with the Defense of Marriage Act, which clearly prohibits same-sex marriage as not being recognized by the federal government.
Opposite-sex couples already have the rights and protections of marriage. Polygamists would naturally use those rights and protections that are already in existence to argue their case.
The DOMA prevents polygamy equally to preventing same sex marriage. I know you don't like it that polygamy is equal to same sex marriage but that's your problem fruitcake.

You don't have the market cornered on discrimination, quit acting as if you do.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193324 May 26, 2013
Bruno wrote:
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This Rizzoto dude is a sick puppy. I suggested he go see a medical proffesional with his inner thoughts about himself.
Didn't work for you juicy fruits.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193325 May 26, 2013
Bruno wrote:
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Dude, you should really take your problems to a medical proffesional like a PHD. Keeping these feelings within yourself can be dangerous. You are sicker than you know.
Didn't help you.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193326 May 26, 2013
On one thing I think we can all agree. That Bruno clown is a third rate jackass!

Am I right? Anyone disagree?

Too funny!
laughing man

Tempe, AZ

#193327 May 26, 2013
When all else fails, and it always will, invoke the "you're in the closet" meme.

Who knows, maybe it'll stick, just like the proverbial hooker's panties when she throws them against the wall.
meme generator

Tempe, AZ

#193328 May 26, 2013
I went shopping for wallpaper last night, therefore your property values went up.
Orem

Durham, NC

#193329 May 26, 2013
laughing man wrote:
When all else fails, and it always will, invoke the "you're in the closet" meme.
Who knows, maybe it'll stick, just like the proverbial hooker's panties when she throws them against the wall.
Whoop Whoop
meme generator

Tempe, AZ

#193330 May 26, 2013
Pride parades save lives!!!!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193331 May 26, 2013
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193332 May 26, 2013
"Homophobia is not a phobia. They are not scared. They are just a bunch of a**holes." -Jon Gnarr. Mayor of Reykjavic, Iceland

Please stop the erroneous assumption someone is scared of homosexuals! Thank you.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#193334 May 26, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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The arguments placed before the courts by proponents of same-sex marriage have never included plural marriage.
Many people who fear same-sex marriage have used that tired, old refrain--"If we allow same-sex couples to marry, where will it end?"
THEY are the ones bringing up polygamy.
The arguments in favor of same-sex marriage ARE NOT an natural leap to arguments in favor of polygamy. They have NOTHING to do with one another, other than they both discuss marriage.
Polygamists would be more likely to use heterosexual marriage rights to defend their arguments in court. This is especially true with the Defense of Marriage Act, which clearly prohibits same-sex marriage as not being recognized by the federal government.
Opposite-sex couples already have the rights and protections of marriage. Polygamists would naturally use those rights and protections that are already in existence to argue their case.
Polygamists were held in check by the same standard as everyone else, one man and one woman as husband and wife. Now that that standard is no more in a few states, they have an in.
Gongers

Covina, CA

#193336 May 26, 2013
Another crooked COP.

Bong the Gong and get this mess over with.

A South Lake Tahoe police officer pleaded guilty May 22, 2013 Wednesday to multiple counts of witness tampering and obstruction of an official proceeding.

A three-year, multi-agency investigation involving the FBI led to 44-year-old John Gerald Polandís arrest in January 2013 on five counts of witness tampering.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#193338 May 26, 2013
Orem wrote:
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Read this NorCal Native and stop defending queer sexual predators.
Whoop Whoop
Calm down power trooper.
CheckedPoints

Covina, CA

#193339 May 26, 2013
Be sure to check first before you go out drinking with your racist buddies or gal friends, the entire Glendora, California and city hall staff do.

http://www.mrcheckpoint.com/
laughing man

Tempe, AZ

#193341 May 26, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
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Homosexuality is not indicative of a healthy society and more so of an indicator that one is near complete moral decline.
You didn't get the Memo?

"Allowing gays in Boy Scouts 'will save a lot of lives,' Huntsville gay advocate says"

http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/allowing_...

"HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to open its doors to gays will at once save lives while perhaps creating new opportunities for discrimination.

That paradox is the perspective of James Robinson, the executive director of the GLBT organization in Huntsville...."

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