Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,192

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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#184195 Mar 22, 2013
akpilot wrote:
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Isn't it interesting that we will immediately dismiss the possibility of a "god" because of scientific advances? Advances which include the creation of life. And advancement which must be assumed to be a FIRST if one is to dismiss a "GOD".
Sure, it may not be the "god" of the bible, but I find it quite naive to think there is NO possibility that in fact, another more intelligent life-form, a "god", didn't come along and kick start the human race much the same as we are doing today.
Think of the things we build and create, is it possible we aren't the "big man" on the block? Perhaps we are simply living in a big ant farm as entertainment for our "god"?
Why stop there? Perhaps we're living in an ant farm as entertainment for our "god" who lives in a bigger ant farm as entertainment for a bigger "god" who lives in an ant farm as entertainment for an even bigger "god"....
Mr Anderson

Anderson, CA

#184196 Mar 22, 2013
akpilot wrote:
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Giving more power to the Federal Government is not "expanding right's".
There is no Constitutional Right to marriage.
The problem is, those whom are in favor of same sex marriage can comprehend that. The other thing they can't comprehend is the one can be in favor of same sex marriage while also understanding that there is no Constitutional mandate to accept it.
The Constitution isn't, nor was it ever designed to "grant right's". Read it sometime. It is nothing more than the architecture and structure to form a government. It is an outline of power's. It is a restrictive document on the Federal Government. It is a document which is designed to protect the States from infringement. Until this fabricated incorporation doctrine by the SCOTUS, the Bill of Right's was strictly a mandate for the Federal Government.
The States are sovereign.
so i take it you still dont have a decent arguement why people shouldnt have all the rights you do??

the voters cant decide on a minority groups rights.....

look it up sometime.

the judge presideing in this case KNOWS that.

that is why ill be dancing....
when they strike down prop hate.

deal with the new century....you know, the 20th.

you are clearly on the wrong side of history, as most young people(like myself) veiw this as a civil rights issue, not a moral one, as you do.

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Lewis Center, OH

#184197 Mar 22, 2013
akpilot wrote:
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You didn't answer the question.
So it is your claim that treating a naturalized citizen different than a natural born citizen under Article II Sec 1 of the US Constitution is NOT a violation of the equal right's provision of the 14th Amendment -BUT- treating the union of 2 members of the opposite sex differently than the union of 2 members of the same sex IS?!?!
Yes

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#184198 Mar 23, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
Huh? How about not throwing the baby out with the bath water? There's a difference between abuse and criminal activity and simply divorcing for trivial matters. So its okay that a wife or husband can no fault divorce, but can be charged criminally in some states for adultery? How about states that allow the offended spouse to sue the "other woman", or "other man"? Do you disagree with that?....
Divorce maintains consent in marriage; if same sex marriage was licensed I believe the left would attack the consent standard next.

Same sex marriage could harm homosexuals with suits of alienation of affection. Imagine what would happen if every homosexual would become liable for financial damages after a casual tryst.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alienation_of_af...

Same sex marriage is bad because it harms gays.

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#184199 Mar 23, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Lied? Not at all... You just want to argue over linguistics. Another attempt to DISTRACT us from the ridiculousness of your comments.
And what part of "turn the other cheek" and "beat your swords into ploughshares, spears into prune hooks" and "love your neighbor as you love yourself" makes you think that there has EVER been a "justified war" or "justified capital punishment"? You are dead wrong, as always.
Interesting how you claim that evolution has determined that homosexuality is a defect, when "evolution" is the one who seems to have come up with us and continues to make us.
And you know nothing about what science has "virtually proven". You make such amateurish mistakes that you embarrass yourself when you wade into anything of substance.
And our very existence will come to an end by someone like you. You are NOBODY'S savior! You fan the flames of hate. You want homosexuals to disappear from the planet. Every single thing you say about us indicates that what I claim about you is TRUE.
1. A lie on a lie.

2. A perversion of Scripture.

3. A dumb claim that all evolutionary mutations are good (tell that to a spinal bifida victim).

4. Another slanderous imposition that flies in the face of truth and reality.

Your Father of Lies must be so proud.

Smirk.

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#184200 Mar 23, 2013

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#184201 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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1. Of course it doesn't have to be. The law determined that faithfulness to a mate was unnecessary with no-fault divorce. Now we have horrendous consequences of domestic violence and child abuse. Not to mention a devastating drop in every area of the social health of children of divorce.
Now there is a silly and stupid attempt to dumb down marriage to a friendship of any gender, totally denying the part of children. Any sensible person would say the law will be two for two if that happens.
2. That would be like the law requiring sex or children or any other such silly demands.
Here is an analogy that exposes that idiocy;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
veryvermilion wrote:
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You know what I think? I think you have your head so far up your ass that you've become disoriented by the natural fermentation of the apples and walnuts you have ingested.
You don't know law. You don't know science. You don't know sociology. You don't know psychology. You don't know religion. You are horrible at analogies.
I'm surprised you can type on the computer. Maybe you just write your comments on a 3 X 5 index card in purple crayon and your wife types what you've written into your computer.
A perfect example of a gay troll attack.

Look, not ONE reasoned response to a single point of reality.

Pure ad homoan attacks of my person.

Do you really think this helps your cause?

Snicker.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#184202 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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I think he clearly pointed out that you are an idiot in denial.
How can a duplicated half of a marriage equate to marriage.
The math clearly doesn't add up.
Smirk.
Marram wrote:
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It doesnít surprise me that you canít add. You canít make a good analogy either.
I really want to respect your posts, maybe I have misread your stupidity.

Please explain how M + F = U + U.

Please explain what you don't comprehend about the analogy. At this point it seems clear you just diss it because it exposes the stupidity of your argument.

Smile.

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#184203 Mar 23, 2013
Some Never Came Home wrote:
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You'd think,considering his/her/it's (Kimare) condition(And I have my doubts) He would be more empathetic and sympathetic to the plight of the Gay Americans on marriage equality,even if his brain turned out to be a heterosexual in nature! There is something terribly,terribly wrong with that boy? Girl? It?
If you posted examples of where I hide or distorted truth, you would have a point.

However, empathy that embraces denial is simply dysfunctional enablement.

How about this. Give me your definition of marriage, instead of potshots from the side lines. Or are you a coward?

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#184204 Mar 23, 2013
Marram wrote:
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This response is why I posted the original post. Youíre just too stupid to realize how transparent you are. Is English your first language? BTW, I do know how a human life is created, but, reproduction does not equal superiority. And a coupleís ability to reproduce or not reproduce has no bearing on a right to marry. Why would you think reproduction has anything to do with marriage rights? Itís these types of bigoted viewpoints that are convincing more and more Americans to support Gay Marriage Equality.
At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.

Gays are a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level.

Your position is a farce.

Smile.

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#184205 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
http://www.thepublicdiscourse. com/2013/03/9622/
Just goes to show that you don't vote with your dick...

It's complete and utter hogwash.

He, like anyone, can express an OPINION. But where are his numbers? Where are his statistics? Where is any study that would back up his claims?

The sounds of crickets chirping are overwhelming...

Here's a game we can play... For every queen you find who is firmly against same-sex marriage, I'll show you a heterosexual Christian who is in favor of it.

http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/chick-fil-a

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Knoxville, TN

#184206 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
KiMare wrote:
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1. Of course it doesn't have to be. The law determined that faithfulness to a mate was unnecessary with no-fault divorce. Now we have horrendous consequences of domestic violence and child abuse. Not to mention a devastating drop in every area of the social health of children of divorce.
Now there is a silly and stupid attempt to dumb down marriage to a friendship of any gender, totally denying the part of children. Any sensible person would say the law will be two for two if that happens.
2. That would be like the law requiring sex or children or any other such silly demands.
Here is an analogy that exposes that idiocy;
The differences between marriage with/without kids and gay couples;
An apple tree bearing fruit.
An apple tree not bearing fruit for some reason.
An walnut tree who never bears any fruit wanting to be a apple tree.
An walnut tree hanging apples on it's branches pretending to be a apple tree.
Even funnier?
The claim that if the government doesn't 'require' apple trees to bear fruit, then it is discrimination not to call walnut trees apple trees too!
Smile.
<quoted text>
A perfect example of a gay troll attack.
Look, not ONE reasoned response to a single point of reality.
Pure ad homoan attacks of my person.
Do you really think this helps your cause?
Snicker.
You want to talk about no-fault divorce? Start your own forum here on Topix. This one is about same-gender marriage.

Children are to all marriages, as sheep are to all farmers.(not all farmers raise sheep).

I still don't understand your analogy with apples and walnuts. It's absurd. Just another one of your failed attempts to be clever.

I only troll the troll. It seems to be the primary language you understand.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

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#184207 Mar 23, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Just goes to show that you don't vote with your dick...
It's complete and utter hogwash.
He, like anyone, can express an OPINION. But where are his numbers? Where are his statistics? Where is any study that would back up his claims?
The sounds of crickets chirping are overwhelming...
Here's a game we can play... For every queen you find who is firmly against same-sex marriage, I'll show you a heterosexual Christian who is in favor of it.
http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/chick-fil-a
That's your argument? Another vulgar ad homoan attack?

VV, you are an embarrassment to humanity...

Sad.

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#184208 Mar 23, 2013
Some Never Came Home wrote:
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So,I guess what you're saying is you'd be fine with a gay man marrying your daughter or a gay women marrying your son? LoL,
Orrrrrrrr....a gay man marrying a gay woman. See, legal gay marriage, valid in all fifty states.
Sorry but not the same! Not equality,don't be ridiculous! Bottom line,marriage equality is coming and you can't do anything to stop it,rightfully so!
Of course its the same silly. Man marries woman, and vice versa. Equality. Simple enough.
And it will do nothing to harm your marriage and it will do nothing to harm my marriage!
Ahhhhhhh....the ole "it will do nothing to harm your marriage....." argument. Of that's true, plural marriage would also not harm my marriage, so why not legalize that too?
And it will be of great benefit to the 10's of thousands of children being raised in same sex marriages and family's,Great isn't it!
It'd be greater if those "10's of thousands of children....." were being raised by their OWN married mother and father. Great isn't it!

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Knoxville, TN

#184210 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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At it's most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
Gays are a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level.
Your position is a farce.
Smile.
You say, "Gays are a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level."

If that is true then:

"Infertile couples are a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level."

"Elderly couples who are incapable of reproducing or have no desire to reproduce are a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level."

"Any couple who is unwilling or unable to reproduce is a direct defect of mating behavior. Hence, they do not 'equate' to marriage at the fundamental level."

Maybe it's you have an epigenetic related inability to understand how children and marriage are not always tied to one another.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#184211 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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That's your argument? Another vulgar ad homoan attack?
VV, you are an embarrassment to humanity...
Sad.
You can't come up with an argument against what I say, so you accuse me of attacking you.

Girl, you'll know when I'm attacking you.

I'm still rubbing the sleep out of my eyes. Haven't even had a cup of coffee.

I'm hardly in attack mode.

You'll know I've attacked you when you have to go into therapy to deal with the PTSD you'll encounter from a REAL attack by me.

To put it another way, I don't attack you. I hold back. I hold WAY back.

Stop frettin' Miss Thing. You don't got nothin' to worry about from this old queen.

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#184212 Mar 23, 2013
Marram wrote:
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This response is why I posted the original post. Youíre just too stupid to realize how transparent you are.
Tsk tsk....that's not very nice. Temper temper!
Is English your first language?
So signora.
BTW, I do know how a human life is created, but, reproduction does not equal superiority
Very good, I see your Dad had "the talk" with you. Reproduction does equal functional superiority.
. And a coupleís ability to reproduce or not reproduce has no bearing on a right to marry. Why would you think reproduction has anything to do with marriage rights?
Reproduction is the reason marriage exists in the first place. Sadly far too many people are reproducing outside of marriage.
Itís these types of bigoted viewpoints that are convincing more and more Americans to support Gay Marriage Equality.
You give far more emphasis on that motivation, than it merits, as to why "more and more Americans...support Gay marriage equality". It might just be indifference. It depends on who you ask, and what questions are asked. Besides, Americans as a whole aren't marrying at the sane rates as they did 30 years ago. If they were do u really think SSM would have any significant support?

“Vita e' Bella.”

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#184213 Mar 23, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Just goes to show that you don't vote with your dick...
It's complete and utter hogwash.
He, like anyone, can express an OPINION. But where are his numbers? Where are his statistics? Where is any study that would back up his claims?
The sounds of crickets chirping are overwhelming...
Here's a game we can play... For every queen you find who is firmly against same-sex marriage, I'll show you a heterosexual Christian who is in favor of it.
http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/chick-fil-a
Two different points of views expressing different perspectives. The first piece addresses the negative effect SSM could have on marriage, as in husband and wife, and on society as a whole in that regard. The second addresses the issue of rights, prejudice, boycotts, etc.

The first author illustrated that not every gay person is marching lock step behind the rainbow flag, and can oppose SSM for the same reasons that straight people do, the negative effect it will have on marriage as a whole.

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#184214 Mar 23, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Just goes to show that you don't vote with your dick...
It's complete and utter hogwash.
He, like anyone, can express an OPINION. But where are his numbers? Where are his statistics? Where is any study that would back up his claims?
The sounds of crickets chirping are overwhelming...
Here's a game we can play... For every queen you find who is firmly against same-sex marriage, I'll show you a heterosexual Christian who is in favor of it.
http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/chick-fil-a
Well, that's a slam-dunk victory, because there are a millioin-fold more Christians who support SSM than there are LGBT people who reject it.2904

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#184215 Mar 23, 2013
KiMare wrote:
http://www.thepublicdiscourse. com/2013/03/9622/
Sweet Jesus, a Pea Tardy member explaining to us the difference between chess and checkers.

I'll bet he'd love your completely lame apples/oranges/nut analogy too.

Fools seldom differ.

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