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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Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#182106 Mar 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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My opinions are not stupid.
Ok.... how about this: Your opinions are not based in fact or reality.
not really too

Madison, WI

#182107 Mar 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Look back. I often specify adults.
You're grasping at straws.
I want 8 wives, all under the age of 15. Why are you trying to diminish my marriage rights?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#182108 Mar 1, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>Lets support TRUE marriage equality, Frank. Other countries that support polygamy allow teenagers to be married. So Frank why don't you support 12,13,14 year old kids being married???? Come on Frank In Saudi Arabia, polygamy is legal, and no age restrictions. What could possibly be of harm to society???
Those countries consider sex appropriate for those age children, we do not. Are you now going to claim sex is irrelevant in marriage?

12 year old girls getting pregnant is not healthy or wise.

We are not talking about Saudi Arabia, we are talking about California.

If you want to discuss 12 year olds having sex, go to your favorite kiddie porn site. Hope you get caught, pervert.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#182109 Mar 1, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Ok.... how about this: Your opinions are not based in fact or reality.
Prop 8 mentioning polygamy (a man and a woman) and the CA Supreme court mentioning polygamy in it's decision is fact and reality.

Your denial is not.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#182110 Mar 1, 2013
not really too wrote:
<quoted text>I want 8 wives, all under the age of 15. Why are you trying to diminish my marriage rights?
Because the children are too young to have children. And too irresponsible.

You're grasping at straws.

I often specify adults for just this reason. Jackasses like you. There's a class action suit against me for neglecting to specify it this time, Get in on it!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#182111 Mar 1, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text> Look, dumbass,....
CAN YOU READ??? Let me condense it for you:
...our conclusion.. DOES NOT MEAN.. constitutional right to polygamous relationships.
Right, they wanted to eliminate the gender part of prop 8 but keep the number part. They wanted to make damn sure repealing it didn't possibly legalize poly or make it easier to legalize poly.

Proves my point. Prop 8 mentions polygamy, The courts decision mentions polygamy.

“Reality bites”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#182112 Mar 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Those countries consider sex appropriate for those age children, we do not. Are you now going to claim sex is irrelevant in marriage?
12 year old girls getting pregnant is not healthy or wise.
We are not talking about Saudi Arabia, we are talking about California.
If you want to discuss 12 year olds having sex, go to your favorite kiddie porn site. Hope you get caught, pervert.
OH I see you only want polygamy legal in California. You want to talk about marriage equality don't you?

In June 2005, Jeffs was charged with sexual assault on a minor and with conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly arranging, in April 2001, a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin, Allen. The girl, Elissa Wall (then only known as "Jane Doe IV") testified that she begged "Uncle Rulon" to let her wait until she was older, or choose another man for her. Rulon Jeffs was apparently "sympathetic", but Warren Jeffs was not, and she was forced to go through with the marriage. The 14-year-old alleged that her new husband raped her repeatedly and that she repeatedly miscarried

It looks like age was not a problem in this polygamous marriage.

“Reality bites”

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#182113 Mar 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Because the children are too young to have children. And too irresponsible.
You're grasping at straws.
I often specify adults for just this reason. Jackasses like you. There's a class action suit against me for neglecting to specify it this time, Get in on it!
Come on Frank, having children is not a requirement in marriage. Why are you grasping at straws??
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182115 Mar 1, 2013
People he is either too stupid to understand, or too stubborn to admit how obviously wrong he is no matter how many point it out in how many different ways
sanford

Covina, CA

#182116 Mar 1, 2013
D stands for DUMMY
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182117 Mar 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Racial slur reported.
Who, me ?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182118 Mar 1, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Right, they wanted to eliminate the gender part of prop 8 but keep the number part. They wanted to make damn sure repealing it didn't possibly legalize poly or make it easier to legalize poly.
Proves my point. Prop 8 mentions polygamy, The courts decision mentions polygamy.
Yeah because Prop 8 funded out of Utah was all about banning polygamy in California, Same sex marriage just got in the way, an unintended consequence. But they used that consequence in their advertisements to trick people into thinking it was about Same Sex Marriage

( people are staring at me, I am laughing so hard typing that )
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182119 Mar 1, 2013
Edgar wrote:
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If nobody else will answer this, then I will:
Our right to limit marriage to one person is backed by the fact that no stigma in our psyche rationally provokes us to want to mate with more than one person. Maybe on a conscious level that may seem like the case sometimes, but it doesn't resonate subconsciously, or at least has not yet been shown to by psychologists.
Which is exactly the opposite case for homosexuality. Scientists, biologists, psychologists - they've all reached the same conclusion regarding this. When it's looked at in an objective, unbiased light, any experienced practician can see the trend: homosexuality is just as genetic as taste buds. The desire to commit bigamy is not.
Gay relationships are not the equivalent of bigamy and shouldn't be equated as such.
I don't know how you could have invented such claptrap. "Stigma" ? You cannot be serious. Stigma is shame attached to something. Such as the gays can well attest to. To use that word in this context is irrational, to say the least. Stigma cannot be used in this way. Stigma is something that describes taboos, and if anyone has the right to enact taboos, then the heterosexuals have the right to deny the homosexuals in exactly the same way. You are using mighty big words to describe an invalid notion. Stigma is not used to describe any reasoning that we use to decide upon our mating choices. Our right to limit marriage to one person is backed by the archaic Christian tenets. Nothing more. And since we have, apparently, decided to throw religion to the wind, we have no choice but to allow polygamy in the same legislation that is being used to allow SSM. Anything else is a matter of obfuscation. "Allow this, but deny that." ? If the gays can misappropriate marriage to lay claim to governmental rights that are provided to help valid families, then so can polygamists.

Scientists, biologists, psychologists have all provided enough data to support either side, let's not make false claims that SSM is approved of by all, it is not. Downs Syndrome is also as genetic as the taste buds, but also not to be desired. Also aberrational.

Gay relationships are not the equivalent of heterosexuality and shouldn't be equated as such.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182120 Mar 1, 2013
Edgar wrote:
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I'm sorry, which side of this argument are you on again? The anti-equality one?
Yea, the pro-equality guy here is quite the "bigot", eh?
No, it's you "anti-equality" gays that are the bigots. You wish to have your choices validated, but refuse to admit the validity of any other ones.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182121 Mar 1, 2013
Edgar wrote:
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You bet, buddy.
History has shown this: given enough momentum, a rights-activism movement in America cannot be stopped (i.e. racial equality, gender equality, the American revolution...)
Everyone has a purpose. That's what sets the two sides of this debate apart; one side's extreme is shown to consistently show more faith in human capability than the other.
And it ain't your side, if I may resort to briefly using Texan slang.
Human capability has nothing, at all, to do with SSM. More balderdash. This is a classic non sequitur. "Capability" ? We don't care what you are capable of, just how we define marriage. Go be capable. Don't ask us to accept SSM. The one has nothing to do with the other. Except to highlight how a national agenda can be controlled through infiltration.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182122 Mar 1, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>Not, you remind me of the Black Knight. Go ahead and google it.
Naw, you go ahead with that.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182123 Mar 1, 2013
not really too wrote:
<quoted text>I want 8 wives, all under the age of 15. Why are you trying to diminish my marriage rights?
We have laws against that, but you knew that. This would make you a pedophile. Are you a pedophile ? Or are you simply trying to apply a laughably silly analogy ?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182124 Mar 1, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Human capability has nothing, at all, to do with SSM. More balderdash. This is a classic non sequitur. "Capability" ? We don't care what you are capable of, just how we define marriage. Go be capable. Don't ask us to accept SSM. The one has nothing to do with the other. Except to highlight how a national agenda can be controlled through infiltration.
Well you are in for a sad day shortly here.

I was only a week ago under the opinion that the Supreme court ruling would only affect California.

But events this week, not only the white house, but over 200 major business petitioning the supreme court showing how acceptance of Same Sex marriage across all 50 states has become a business imperative for them to be able to hire, retain, and transfer the best people for a job, without interference with different states having different rules with regards to their legally married same sex employees.

The outcome in a couple of months here is pretty darn clear, over 100 Republican leaders are now on the same bandwagon calling for the federal legalization of Same sex marriage.
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182125 Mar 1, 2013
Jazybird58 wrote:
<quoted text>OH I see you only want polygamy legal in California. You want to talk about marriage equality don't you?
In June 2005, Jeffs was charged with sexual assault on a minor and with conspiracy to commit sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly arranging, in April 2001, a marriage between a 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin, Allen. The girl, Elissa Wall (then only known as "Jane Doe IV") testified that she begged "Uncle Rulon" to let her wait until she was older, or choose another man for her. Rulon Jeffs was apparently "sympathetic", but Warren Jeffs was not, and she was forced to go through with the marriage. The 14-year-old alleged that her new husband raped her repeatedly and that she repeatedly miscarried
It looks like age was not a problem in this polygamous marriage.
I'm noticing the pattern of you defending pedophiles. Are you a pedophile ?

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#182126 Mar 1, 2013
KiMare wrote:
As I have noted many times before, I focus on one single aspect of gay sex for two reasons; One, intercourse is at the heart of a union between a couple. Anal sex is an extremely poor counterfeit of nature's design. And two, anal sex is an inherently harmful, unhealthy and demeaning, clearly indicating a genetic defect.
While lesbian sex is simply unhealthy and demeaning, it still is a silly attempt by duplicate genders trying to imitate the design of evolution, the 'reunion' of diverse genders to one life form.
Edgar wrote:
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But it isn't your decision what another couple wants to do, is it?
First, I wasn't making a 'decision', I was stating facts. You have no counter to those, so you did a slimy, devious diversion. Why would a legitimate cause need to do that?

Second, you insinuate that something as momentus as imposing a counterfeit relationship on the fundamental relationship of society will have no effect. Already obviously silly stupid.

Smirk.

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