Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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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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Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184689 Mar 26, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
That is why I keep telling people they are standing on the wrong side of history.
50 or 100 years form today, everyone will be looking back at people and organizations that opposed the right thing to do, and not in a positive light.
Religion has been going slowly downhill since it became so political in the last 30 years, but this.... they will be looked on in the same light that we look back at slaveholders a hundred years ago.
I never hear of anyone that spits hate at those that were against the civil rights of Blacks. People are smart enough to realize that times change, most slave owners were not the evil beaters that hollywood makes them out to be. Most people realize religion never saved anyone, it's your relationship with God.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184690 Mar 26, 2013
endocannabanoid system wrote:
<quoted text>
rome was only official a christian empire from 325(constatine) until the visigoths sacked rome in 410 ad.
only 85 years
is that what the bong told you today?

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184691 Mar 26, 2013
endocannabanoid system wrote:
<quoted text>
speaking of "hateraid"
comparing dogs with gays is what ronald did...
just another OLD fool with limited time for his bigoted veiws...
if he went out in public with those veiws....he would be shouted down....
there fore he can only find his bigoted breathen at a tea party rally....and it might as well be a KLAN meeting...
because the right wing bigotry towards gays on this issue, mirrors racism to the tea(every pun intended)
Ron is much deeper then you think. He loves his homosexual friends and even the blacks. How does what Ron say imply he is in a certain political party that you hate? You are just like he is.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184692 Mar 26, 2013
Big D wrote:
It is over... arguments around Prop 8 are done :)
We won’t hear the result until June most likely
tomorrow... DOMA
now everyone go back to work.
endocannabanoid system

Anderson, CA

#184693 Mar 26, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I never hear of anyone that spits hate at those that were against the civil rights of Blacks. People are smart enough to realize that times change, most slave owners were not the evil beaters that hollywood makes them out to be. Most people realize religion never saved anyone, it's your relationship with God.
right!!! in 1860,

the slave owners were like "yeah well give up those slaves"

the south tried to secede because they wanted to remain a slave using republic.

we fought a HUGE CIVIL war over slavery....

i guess they didnt teach that at your school.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#184694 Mar 26, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I never hear of anyone that spits hate at those that were against the civil rights of Blacks. People are smart enough to realize that times change, most slave owners were not the evil beaters that hollywood makes them out to be. Most people realize religion never saved anyone, it's your relationship with God.
I am not the one spitting hate, I am warning you about how history, and of how your organizations will be looked upon in the future because of your obvious hatred and un-American values.

If I hated you, I wouldn’t be warning you, I would just let you go down the toilet as you seem to insist on doing.

You are standing on the wrong side of history, and what you are doing and saying are going down in history books for future generations.
endocannabanoid system

Anderson, CA

#184695 Mar 26, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Ron is much deeper then you think. He loves his homosexual friends and even the blacks. How does what Ron say imply he is in a certain political party that you hate? You are just like he is.
i am just like he is.....right, I breathe air, eat food and live in the same state....that is about the end of it.

I dont eqaute gay and lesbians with dogs.

..... and unlike ALL of you right wing bigots...i beleieve in gay and lesbian civil rights

im sure his gay and lesbian friends would love to read that post he left.

to use your own words??

YOU LIE!!!
AhawwS

La Puente, CA

#184697 Mar 26, 2013
See Ya in Washington D.C. in January 2013
Dorn

La Puente, CA

#184698 Mar 26, 2013
"How gay marriage has disappeared as a political issue"
a news headline today

Maybe that is because Republicans are aware that some of their relatives are finally "coming out of the closet".
Big D

Modesto, CA

#184699 Mar 26, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
Well, well, well.....
Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Stephen G. Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg pounded Cooper for linking marriage to child-bearing, with Kagan asking if states could also prohibit couples over age 55 from getting married. Cooper responded that even in that case, at least one member of the marriage would likely still be fertile, a suggestion that drew laughter from the courtroom.
I have been telling them the procreation argument is just a joke, I am glad the court made fun of that dead argument. I am a little surprised they brought it up, it was ripe to be trounced on. But I suppose they really don’t have a lot to work with opposing the appeal.

The key will be Kennedy, who has supported gay rights in the past, particularly in Colorado

However I don’t think it will be that close of a decision, I actually expect Roberts to join them, and possibly others.
ghjgjh

West Covina, CA

#184700 Mar 26, 2013
Who cares about this topic?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#184701 Mar 26, 2013
Dorn wrote:
"How gay marriage has disappeared as a political issue"
a news headline today
Maybe that is because Republicans are aware that some of their relatives are finally "coming out of the closet".
What is sad is that they have no empathy for their fellow Americans, unless it happens within their own families.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#184704 Mar 26, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>But what will happen to all these fake lawyers on Topix that INSIST marriage is a right because of procreation? Looks like they just got outed as phonies by SCOTUS.
I am not sure any of them actually have a degree in law ( LOL ), I don’t and I could easily defeat that argument without even researching anything.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184705 Mar 26, 2013
endocannabanoid system wrote:
<quoted text>
right!!! in 1860,
the slave owners were like "yeah well give up those slaves"
the south tried to secede because they wanted to remain a slave using republic.
we fought a HUGE CIVIL war over slavery....
i guess they didnt teach that at your school.
Stop calling Lincoln a liar: The war was fought over Southern independence, not over slavery. Lincoln said repeatedly the war was not being fought over slavery. In August 1862, over a year after the war started, Lincoln wrote an open letter to a prominent Republican abolitionist, Horace Greeley, in which he said he did not agree with those who would only “save” the Union if they could destroy slavery at the same time. Lincoln added that if he could “save” the Union without freeing a single slave, he would do so (Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862, published in the New York Tribune).

I guess they didn't teach you how to spell or history at your school.
endocannabanoid system

Anderson, CA

#184706 Mar 26, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
What is sad is that they have no empathy for their fellow Americans, unless it happens within their own families.
i just read this story in the redding record searchlight.

it is interesting, and i think youd find it funny.

the local tea party has expelled all reporters from tognights "TOWN HALL MEETING" with congressman douglas la malfa.

talk about civil war!

the moderate north state republicans are up in arms on the comment thread(which for some reason i cant access)

they sound like democrats....

and they are rightfully accusing the tea party of slipping so far into nazi land, that they would need to sensor what a public official would have to say to his constituents.

it reminds me of the bachmann campaign or sharon angle(nevade senate candidate in 10) who wouldnt talk AT ALL to mainstream media outlets......

along with all their wars, on every group of people in the country?

not talking to the press, is not a good way to get them to write about your party's candidates, in a constructive way...

the culture wars are ramping up, and the social conservatives are losing the war badly.

they are also losing the sanity battle with themselves.
endocannabanoid system

Anderson, CA

#184707 Mar 26, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
I have been telling them the procreation argument is just a joke, I am glad the court made fun of that dead argument. I am a little surprised they brought it up, it was ripe to be trounced on. But I suppose they really don’t have a lot to work with opposing the appeal.
The key will be Kennedy, who has supported gay rights in the past, particularly in Colorado
However I don’t think it will be that close of a decision, I actually expect Roberts to join them, and possibly others.
6 to 3 would be the safest bet.
A signature

La Puente, CA

#184708 Mar 26, 2013
Don't forget to sign the petition for the investigation of Glendora, California - just like the city of Bell, California.

Did you know that the city manager of Glendora, California (CHRIS JEFFERS) sent his former finance director JOSH BETTS to Bell, California to be there finance director?

Both Chris and Josh have been involved in some pretty nasty and ugly issues while at Glendora, California and other cities they worked at separately
Big D

Modesto, CA

#184709 Mar 26, 2013
endocannabanoid system wrote:
<quoted text>
6 to 3 would be the safest bet.
Sounds about right, I don’t know of course, but that sounds about right to me

It will probably be identical on overturning DOMA
endocannabanoid system

Anderson, CA

#184710 Mar 26, 2013
along those same lines as the redding tea party situation??

a 2nd amendment rights meeting in hayfork ca.

was restricted only to people who would sign a
"2nd amendment rights protection promise"

(they had little arm bands too, just kidding, but they might as well have)

and local reporters were told to go f%%K off.

they appartently are ashamed of their message...

anyone who wanted to broadly enter pro 2nd amendment activism, would try to publicize their cause??

wouldnt they??

their official manifesto sounds very much like Bush's "you either with us or you are against us"

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#184711 Mar 26, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not the one spitting hate, I am warning you about how history, and of how your organizations will be looked upon in the future because of your obvious hatred and un-American values.
If I hated you, I wouldn’t be warning you, I would just let you go down the toilet as you seem to insist on doing.
You are standing on the wrong side of history, and what you are doing and saying are going down in history books for future generations.
I don't belong to any organization that has hatred for gay people. I am not Mormon. I have never seen a history book list names of people that were not for the civil rights of blacks other then a few groups like the kkk. I really could care less on the gay marriage issue, it won't affect me. You liberals seem to have fun saying that line of crap about being on the wrong side of history. LOL.

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