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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Frankie Rizzo

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Pietro Armando wrote:
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Common ground. You have your moments Big D. Grazie.
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But at what point, does it become pointless, from a societal/state/commonly understood meaning? If marriage is applied to ANY adult personal consensual intimate relationship, it loses its meaning....or perhaps becomes meaningless.
When marriage means everything, it means nothing.

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Ok for one you need to know the difference. I am gay I was born a male and like men. I am in no way like a transgender person. I like my body and my penis and would never choose to be a woman or have it cut off. We are grouped into a category you might as well call other but we are all really separate groups based on what and who we like. So what do you propose 2 gay men that are in love and want to spend their lives together do to achieve the same societal standard as a male/female couple?
I don't need to know what you do or are, that is not the point. You are free to be whatever. In my example Bono's girlfriend is not transgender, she went from Lesbian to straight without surgery. Some people go both ways, I don't care. Some go many ways, I don't care. Some like 3 or 4 ways, I don't care, but Marriage is between a man and a woman. You have civil relationships.

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I'm talking about PEOPLE. Get the point. No 2 PEOPLE should have anyone tell them they can't be together based on race or gender or any other reason or difference. None of which can be chosen by the PERSON.
Why just 2? Brothers, sisters? where do u draw the line mr morals?

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Pietro Armando wrote:
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How the heck are we supposed to keep up on all of this? Next thing you know Chaz's situation will be compared to Brittany Spears three day marriage.
Maybe he will change back to lose weight, who knows?
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Pietro Armando wrote:
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Common ground. You have your moments Big D. Grazie.
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But at what point, does it become pointless, from a societal/state/commonly understood meaning? If marriage is applied to ANY adult personal consensual intimate relationship, it loses its meaning....or perhaps becomes meaningless.
I donít see any point where someone else being able to marry will affect my marriage or what it means to me in any way whatsoever.

I donít feel the need to cross every bridge today, hence I am not actually very interested in all the slippery slope garbage, it is meaningless, so letís stick to the issue at hand Same Sex marriage.

There are in fact 18,000 legally married same sex couples in California right now, over 100,000 nationally ( donít know the actual exact number )

Those couples being able to devote their lives to one another has not in any way harmed my marriage, in fact my wife and I have talked about this, and we think that being inclusive has actually made us feel stronger about marriage in general.

I realize that mentally to you, it has made it weaker, but I donít see that, the issue is in your head, not in reality. Legally ( which is all I look to the government for ) it is no different than it was before.

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<quoted text>I don't need to know what you do or are, that is not the point. You are free to be whatever. In my example Bono's girlfriend is not transgender, she went from Lesbian to straight without surgery. Some people go both ways, I don't care. Some go many ways, I don't care. Some like 3 or 4 ways, I don't care, but Marriage is between a man and a woman. You have civil relationships.
False gay marriage is legal in 11 states and growing.

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RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Why just 2? Brothers, sisters? where do u draw the line mr morals?
Incest really you went there? You are the ones saying its a man and a woman that's 2 right.
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Incest really you went there? You are the ones saying its a man and a woman that's 2 right.
That's right. And it's wrong.

Please clue Big D that prop 8 discriminates against poly marriage the same as it does against same sex marriage. Maybe he'll listen to you.
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Incest really you went there? You are the ones saying its a man and a woman that's 2 right.
When they go to the slippery slope arguments, you have won.

They can no longer bring any valid argument against same sex marriage so they are dipping into imaginary hypotheticals that are not at issue currently to try and scare people.

That only works with the ignorant, their constituency
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That's right. And it's wrong.
Please clue Big D that prop 8 discriminates against poly marriage the same as it does against same sex marriage. Maybe he'll listen to you.
Actually no it was the same level of illegal both before and after prop 8, zero effect.
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Pietro Armando wrote:
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So a judge bought it......andddddddd....that means.....?
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Far easy to dismiss my point, than offer an opposing view.
well, since i actually agree with what was presented in court by educated, degreed and licensed attornies, anything i say would be redundant.

...and since a judge who's job it is to know the law and to interpret the law understands and accepts those arguments, that would put credibility and validity to the correlations made. kind of sad that has to be pointed out to you. if you don't accept those correlations, oh well. just your opinion - it just differs from the ones actually making decisions about the law.
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Actually no it was the same level of illegal both before and after prop 8, zero effect.
If all the other laws against poly were repealed except prop 8, would polygamy be legal?

100% effect.

Prop 8 discriminates against polygamy the same as it does same sex marriage. You know, EQUALLY.
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When they go to the slippery slope arguments, you have won.
They can no longer bring any valid argument against same sex marriage so they are dipping into imaginary hypotheticals that are not at issue currently to try and scare people.
That only works with the ignorant, their constituency
http://www2.law.ucla.edu/volokh/marriage.pdf
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If all the other laws against poly were repealed except prop 8, would polygamy be legal?
100% effect.
Prop 8 discriminates against polygamy the same as it does same sex marriage. You know, EQUALLY.
Go repeal all those laws and you will have a case, right now you have squat

Prop 8 has zero effect

Prop 8 had absolutely no effect whatsoever on something that was already illegal.
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If all the other laws against poly were repealed except prop 8, would polygamy be legal?
100% effect.
Prop 8 discriminates against polygamy the same as it does same sex marriage. You know, EQUALLY.
If there was even a hint of a chance that those previous laws could be overturned before prop 8 is overturned it might be worth mentioning in passing, but as it stands... zero chance and not worth even refering to.

This argument will only work with the religious nut jobs that are frightened to death of the slippery slope arguments, nada for anyone else.
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Go repeal all those laws and you will have a case, right now you have squat
Prop 8 has zero effect
Prop 8 had absolutely no effect whatsoever on something that was already illegal.
For the ...x time, I do not want to go out and (follow Big D orders). I simply want to fully explore marriage equality.

If the other laws against polygamy were repealed but Prop 8 was still in force, would polygamy be legal? No? Why not? Prop 8 has "zero effect" on polygamy, right?
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Big D wrote:
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If there was even a hint of a chance that those previous laws could be overturned before prop 8 is overturned it might be worth mentioning in passing, but as it stands... zero chance and not worth even refering to.
This argument will only work with the religious nut jobs that are frightened to death of the slippery slope arguments, nada for anyone else.
I am not arguing against marriage equality, you are. I am arguing for it. Perhaps you are misunderstanding me, hence your frustration?

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Big D wrote:
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I donít see any point where someone else being able to marry will affect my marriage or what it means to me in any way whatsoever.
So then there's no need to bar any consenting adults from entering in a marriage. Plural marriage won't affect you personally in anyway, nor will first cousins, or siblings.
I donít feel the need to cross every bridge today, hence I am not actually very interested in all the slippery slope garbage, it is meaningless, so letís stick to the issue at hand Same Sex marriage.
Its only meaningless because it steals some of the lime light from that sacred secular cow, SSM.

The Mighty Big D has spoken! He does not feel the need to cross that bridge.
There are in fact 18,000 legally married same sex couples in California right now, over 100,000 nationally ( donít know the actual exact number )
There are thousands of polygamists/plural marriage practitioners in the country too.
Those couples being able to devote their lives to one another has not in any way harmed my marriage, in fact my wife and I have talked about this, and we think that being inclusive has actually made us feel stronger about marriage in general.
does the Brown family make you feel stronger too.
I realize that mentally to you, it has made it weaker, but I donít see that, the issue is in your head, not in reality. Legally ( which is all I look to the government for ) it is no different than it was before.
We both know you failed to address the question. At what point does marriage as matter of public policy/common societal understanding and/or norm, become meaningless. Today its SSM, tomorrow poly, after that.....?
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Pietro Armando wrote:
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So then there's no need to bar any consenting adults from entering in a marriage. Plural marriage won't affect you personally in anyway, nor will first cousins, or siblings.
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Its only meaningless because it steals some of the lime light from that sacred secular cow, SSM.
The Mighty Big D has spoken! He does not feel the need to cross that bridge.
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There are thousands of polygamists/plural marriage practitioners in the country too.
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does the Brown family make you feel stronger too.
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We both know you failed to address the question. At what point does marriage as matter of public policy/common societal understanding and/or norm, become meaningless. Today its SSM, tomorrow poly, after that.....?
OK you stick with the slippery slope, but I should warn you, it wonít bother anyone other than you people that are already scared to death that same sex couples can marry in 10 states and one district and are recognized in 12 and that number is growing every year.

That argument wont work on anyone else, and your numbers are dwindling as to the folks that argument will work on.

It certainly didnít work with the courts, I donít know who you are trying to convince. That kind of "scary" argument will only work on the fearful and those that already want to dictate to everyone else what they are allowed to do.
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Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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I am not arguing against marriage equality, you are. I am arguing for it. Perhaps you are misunderstanding me, hence your frustration?
Oh I donít have an frustration except I keep making the mistake of overestimating your reasoning capacity.

Do I have to explain it to you again? I would vote in favor of Poly marriage, I have not been arguing against it at all, you cannot separate in your pea brain discussion about an issue regarding it and the actual position.

You are like a village idiot with one foot nailed to the floor, running in circles and donít know what to do.

But while you run around in circles, more and more states and nations are recognizing same sex marriage. Hope that makes you happy as you claim it does.

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