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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“Reality bites”

Since: Dec 11

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#178442 Feb 5, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Say something of sense.
I still am waiting for you to.
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#178443 Feb 5, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Gender segregated institutions would be forced to deal with same sex marriage among staff and inmates; consider the consequences. We already have too much prison rape; same sex marriage could bring much worse; forced prison marriage. In our prisons, regulations control behavior. Those rules were created to keep sex out of prisons by gender segregating inmates.
Consent is problematic, at best, among the imprisoned and institutionalized. Not all marriage is based on love, people marry for economic and social advantage too. Don't bring more harm than good, out of legitimate sympathy for gay couples. Use your head, not your heart or random other parts...
Forced prison marriages? Use YOUR head, Brian. There's no such thing as forced prison marriages. It's a figment of your demented imagination.
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#178445 Feb 5, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
P.S. I don't judge other people's hearts, just their words and actions.
Well then, Brian, that makes you the stupidest man alive.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#178446 Feb 5, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
So Jane Dodo is a wiccan, following her heart?
No. Janey-Doody is a jackass.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#178447 Feb 5, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>I still am waiting for you to.
That is a long wait for a train that doesn’t come
Jane Dodo

Hoboken, NJ

#178448 Feb 5, 2013
British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.

In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation.
CacheFly

Monrovia, CA

#178449 Feb 5, 2013
Who is going to listen to some idiot from the UK, who were kicked out of the USA in 1776 for their english stupity.

“Reality bites”

Since: Dec 11

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#178450 Feb 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a long wait for a train that doesn’t come
Damn that train is late

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178451 Feb 5, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>Damn that train is late
But, it is rolling on down the track toward full marriage equality. Kimare agrees with me, but he ain't happy about it.
CacheFly

Monrovia, CA

#178452 Feb 5, 2013
Ya got buggers all over your lips, what have you been doing poster #178451 ?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#178453 Feb 5, 2013
CacheFly wrote:
Ya got buggers all over your lips, what have you been doing poster #178451 ?
Those ARE her lips.

Snicker.
CacheFly

Monrovia, CA

#178454 Feb 5, 2013
Get that vib-O-bed out of your backsides.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#178455 Feb 5, 2013
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/14/moha...

Mohammed reclaimed its place as the most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2011 — convincingly ahead of Harry, in second place, according to data released by the government this week.

The government declared that Harry was the most popular boy’s name, but if you add up the five most popular different spellings of Mohammed, that name comes top.

Mohammed is also the most popular boy’s name of the past five years for England and Wales, ahead of Oliver and Jack. It came first or second every year since 2007, the only name to do so.

And it could become even more popular in 2012, given the adulation around long-distance runner Mo Farah, who won two gold medals for Britain at the Olympics.

The popularity of the name comes as Britain’s Muslim population is expected to double in the next 20 years.

The country, which was about 2% Muslim in 1990, grew to 4.6% Muslim in 2010, with nearly 2.9 million followers of the faith, according to analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

By 2030, the United Kingdom will be just over 8% Muslim, with more than 5.5 million adherents, the Washington-based think tank projected in a 2011 report,“The Future of the Global Muslim Population.”

Mohammed first became the most popular boy’s name in England in 2009, then was knocked back into second place the next year as Oliver enjoyed a huge surge in popularity.

Harry, the name of Prince William’s younger brother and J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard, leaped into second place in 2011, with 7,523 boys given the moniker, topping the 7,007 Olivers.

But the name of the Muslim prophet was given to 7,907 baby boys, according to CNN analysis of Office of National Statistics data. Mohammed, Muhammad and Mohammad were all among the top 100 most popular names, with Muhammed and Mohamed also coming in the top 200.

A total of 37,564 babies have been given a variation of the name in the past five years. Some 36,653 Olivers and 36,581 Jacks were born in England and Wales since 2007. The British government keeps separate statistics for Scotland and for Northern Ireland, the other two nations that make up the United Kingdom.

The 2011 British census had an optional question about religion. Results are expected in November.

At least four different spellings of the name Mohammed are among the 1,000 most popular American boys’ names in 2011, according to the Social Security Administration.

Mohamed is the top, in 428th place, with Muhammad in 480th, Mohammed in 562nd and Mohammad in 609th.

The United States is about 0.8% Muslim, with about 2.6 million adherents, the Pew Forum calculates.
Jane Dodo wrote:
British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.
In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178456 Feb 5, 2013
CacheFly wrote:
Ya got buggers all over your lips, what have you been doing poster #178451 ?
Kiimare's lips ARE my lips because I'm his internal lesbian.

FYI, Dilbert, you've spelled "boogers" wrong. Kind of takes the wind out of your sales when you fail to make your point.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#178457 Feb 5, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.
In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation.
Pietro Armando wrote:
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/ 2012/08/14/mohammed-retakes-to p-spot-in-english-baby-names/
Mohammed reclaimed its place as the most popular name for baby boys born in England and Wales in 2011 — convincingly ahead of Harry, in second place, according to data released by the government this week.
The government declared that Harry was the most popular boy’s name, but if you add up the five most popular different spellings of Mohammed, that name comes top.
Mohammed is also the most popular boy’s name of the past five years for England and Wales, ahead of Oliver and Jack. It came first or second every year since 2007, the only name to do so.
And it could become even more popular in 2012, given the adulation around long-distance runner Mo Farah, who won two gold medals for Britain at the Olympics.
The popularity of the name comes as Britain’s Muslim population is expected to double in the next 20 years.
The country, which was about 2% Muslim in 1990, grew to 4.6% Muslim in 2010, with nearly 2.9 million followers of the faith, according to analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
By 2030, the United Kingdom will be just over 8% Muslim, with more than 5.5 million adherents, the Washington-based think tank projected in a 2011 report,“The Future of the Global Muslim Population.”
Mohammed first became the most popular boy’s name in England in 2009, then was knocked back into second place the next year as Oliver enjoyed a huge surge in popularity.
Harry, the name of Prince William’s younger brother and J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard, leaped into second place in 2011, with 7,523 boys given the moniker, topping the 7,007 Olivers.
But the name of the Muslim prophet was given to 7,907 baby boys, according to CNN analysis of Office of National Statistics data. Mohammed, Muhammad and Mohammad were all among the top 100 most popular names, with Muhammed and Mohamed also coming in the top 200.
A total of 37,564 babies have been given a variation of the name in the past five years. Some 36,653 Olivers and 36,581 Jacks were born in England and Wales since 2007. The British government keeps separate statistics for Scotland and for Northern Ireland, the other two nations that make up the United Kingdom.
The 2011 British census had an optional question about religion. Results are expected in November.
At least four different spellings of the name Mohammed are among the 1,000 most popular American boys’ names in 2011, according to the Social Security Administration.
Mohamed is the top, in 428th place, with Muhammad in 480th, Mohammed in 562nd and Mohammad in 609th.
The United States is about 0.8% Muslim, with about 2.6 million adherents, the Pew Forum calculates.<quoted text>
In all of recorded human history, gay couples claiming marriage have extremely rarely and briefly appeared. They have NEVER established themselves and spread.

I see trouble on the horizon...

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178459 Feb 5, 2013
KiMare wrote:
Jane Dodo wrote:
British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.
In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation.
<quoted text>
In all of recorded human history, gay couples claiming marriage have extremely rarely and briefly appeared. They have NEVER established themselves and spread.
I see trouble on the horizon...
me

I forget, in which cultures was SSM legally recognized previously? I eagerly await your answer.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178461 Feb 5, 2013

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178462 Feb 5, 2013
Sure, now he goes on break.........
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#178464 Feb 5, 2013
Jane Dodo wrote:
British lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex marriage championed by Prime Minister David Cameron, despite strong opposition from within his Conservative Party.
In a first House of Commons vote, lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in support of the legislation.
It was no big deal in the UK, since they were always a very gay country anyway.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#178465 Feb 5, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
It was no big deal in the UK, since they were always a very gay country anyway.
Bi, if we're going to be technical.

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