Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 20 comments on the Aug 4, 2010, www.cnn.com story titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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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Big D

Modesto, CA

#179381 Feb 12, 2013
Nugent lost wrote:
Ted Nugent amounts to a hill of beans, all gas and no action.
Don’t be so mean, consider contributing to the Ted Nugent charity….... the Ted Nugent suicide watch/legal defence fund

“Reality bites”

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#179382 Feb 12, 2013
Frankie RIzzo wrote:
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Why are you whining to Pietro? He's not a hypocrite like you who supports marriage equality for only people you approve of and denies it to everyone else.
He's consistent. You're not because you are a bigot, and very stupid.
Hope that helps!
He asked, dumbazz

“Reality bites”

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#179383 Feb 12, 2013
Frankie RIzzo wrote:
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I bet your job that you have to run off to now is very menial and low paying. Dumb labor is cheap. You should have stayed in school.
I'm not being rude, you're just insignificant.
Why are you so pissed?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#179384 Feb 12, 2013
Neil Andblowme wrote:
<quoted text>who?
Is on first.
Anonymous

Fullerton, CA

#179385 Feb 12, 2013
recount

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#179386 Feb 12, 2013
DorN wrote:
Straight parents do produce gay offspring.
They want their sons or daughts to be able to marry the person of their choice.
That's fine, marry who they wish, however it does not mean society has to legally redefine marriage for them.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#179387 Feb 12, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>Gawdd you people really are clueless. Do single couples have the same rights and privileges of marries couples?
Of course not, silly rabbit.
How about married couples VRS Civil Unions???
Lets see if YOU can find out.
How about this. A gay couple, been together for 25 years. One is involved in a horrific auto crash, leaves him brain dead, can the other ask to have the plug pulled?????( If he is even allowed in the room)
Income tax, wills, probate, the list is quite extensive
Perhaps it is.....issues that can be resolved without redefining marriage.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#179388 Feb 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Of course not, silly rabbit.
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Perhaps it is.....issues that can be resolved without redefining marriage.
Excellent suggestion, we could strike the word "marriage" from all government and legal use, and everyone can have a civil unions, legally defined however they want ( would even include Frankie's obsession ), and if they want to call it "marriage" that is just a personal preference.

Works for me, that way every individual little church could define “marriage” for their own little followers and it will have no legal significance.
Neil Andblowme

Hoboken, NJ

#179389 Feb 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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That's fine, marry who they wish, however it does not mean society has to legally redefine marriage for them.
Aren't you whining for a "redefinition" for polygamy?
Neil Andblowme

Hoboken, NJ

#179390 Feb 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Of course not, silly rabbit.
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Perhaps it is.....issues that can be resolved without redefining marriage.
Let me guess.... does it involve waving a magic wand?
Neil Andblowme

Hoboken, NJ

#179391 Feb 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Is on first.
Nobody

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#179392 Feb 12, 2013
Neil Andblowme wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody
"Who's" on first, "What's" on second,....
Nugent lost

Monrovia, CA

#179393 Feb 12, 2013
Did you see that yellow bellied ted nugent running down the road?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

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#179394 Feb 12, 2013
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy_in_No...
Neil Andblowme wrote:
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Aren't you whining for a "redefinition" for polygamy?
Is it really redefining it?

Polygamy in the United States has a long history. Many Native American tribes practiced polygamy (generally polygyny)[7] and European mountain men often took native wives and adopted the practice.[8] Some tribes seem to have continued the practice into the 20th century.[8]

Scots-Irish settlers, and some Welsh emigrants, carried long-standing multiple partner traditions to the Americas from Europe.[8] Utopian and communal groups established during the mid-19th century had varying marriage systems, including group marriage and polygyny.(Loue, pp. 27–30) There is also some evidence in the American South for multiple marriage partners, particularly after the Civil War.[8]

Polygamy has also been practiced, discreetly, by some Muslims living in America.[9]

Christian polygamy is a more modern development of a polygamist culture.[10][11] They assert that the movement has no connection with Joseph Smith.

Because polygamy has been illegal throughout the United States since the mid-19th century, and in many individual states before that, sources on alternative marriage practices are limited. Consequently, it is difficult to get a clear picture of the extent of the practice in the past and at the present time.
Nugent lost

Monrovia, CA

#179395 Feb 12, 2013
Some one give Ted Nugent bus-fare to get his sorry behind back home on his stuupid ranch.
Frankie RIzzo

Union City, CA

#179396 Feb 12, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>Why are you so pissed?
I'm not. Why are you so stupid?
Frankie RIzzo

Union City, CA

#179397 Feb 12, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Excellent suggestion, we could strike the word "marriage" from all government and legal use, and everyone can have a civil unions, legally defined however they want ( would even include Frankie's obsession ), and if they want to call it "marriage" that is just a personal preference.
Works for me, that way every individual little church could define “marriage” for their own little followers and it will have no legal significance.
The only obsession here is yours, Fruitcake. Your obsession with me.

Do you have a better argument against marriage equality then the Big D "You're obsessed!" Straw man? I admit it's better than your old "You're a liar!" straw man, but it's still a just a straw man designed to cover your hypocrisy.

Why are you a hypocrite against equal rights? Don't say because all poly people are criminals and child abusers, we heard that. It's ignorant and stupid.

What possible harm would a marriage of three adult committed women possibly cause your bigoted ass?
Frankie RIzzo

Union City, CA

#179398 Feb 12, 2013
Neil Andblowme wrote:
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Aren't you whining for a "redefinition" for polygamy?
Nope. Just make it legal. Don't redefine it.

But I am whining for a redefinition of marriage to include same sex just like you.

I have no stake in it. But you do. You're welcome ingrate. Equality is for everyone, even bigots and hypocrites like you.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#179399 Feb 12, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Racial differences are tiny and unimportant but gender differences are great and essential to the survival of the human race. Loving v Virginia is US Supreme Court precedent for marriage as one man and one woman.
If you reject segregation, reject gender apartheid marriage; keep marriage integrated and gender diverse as male/female.
You said that if gay marriage became legal, then members of pro sports teams would be forced to marry each other against their wills. Have you estimated a time when you think that will start happening? Figured out who will be the first to be forced to marry? Members of the Ravens?

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#179400 Feb 12, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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That's fine, marry who they wish, however it does not mean society has to legally redefine marriage for them.
But the current definition violates the 14th Amendment.

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