Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,189

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

#185841 Mar 31, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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The good republican, Strom Thurmond, had intercourse with a minor--a 15 year old black child. He was 23 at the time. And yet he is the longest serving senator in history.
And when are you just going to admit that you are simply trying to "kill the messenger"?
Harvey Milk was a scumbag... Big deal...
Does that mean the entire LGBT movement should be invalidated?
He's not our leader. We have had many leaders throughout our history.
Everybody has skeletons in their closets. Doesn't mean their message was wrong.
I agree, never said the LGBT movement had anything to do with his past crimes. Just some of our so called hero's should not be on Public buildings.
Anonymous

East Granby, CT

#185842 Mar 31, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Yes. Modern science has found the medical reasons for the prohibition of incest procreation have been greatly exaggerated.
Also procreation is irrelevant to marriage in this century, right?
I am a New York resident. I can legally marry my first cousin in NY. Why can't I marry my sister?
I am a New York resident too, I live in western NY. I haven't heard that it is legal to marry your first cousin. But back to discussion, inbred people do to have disabilities mentally and physically! There are amish folk who live in the next town over who are paying men to breed their women because they are all too closely related, they are being born with genetic abnormalities due to the identity of the chromosomes. They have F.A.S physical features and most have aspergers syndrome! This for sure is not something that is being over exaggerated. Why don't you start testing the theory see how it pans out for you and your Genetically grotesque offspring!
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#185843 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>I am a New York resident too, I live in western NY. I haven't heard that it is legal to marry your first cousin. But back to discussion, inbred people do to have disabilities mentally and physically! There are amish folk who live in the next town over who are paying men to breed their women because they are all too closely related, they are being born with genetic abnormalities due to the identity of the chromosomes. They have F.A.S physical features and most have aspergers syndrome! This for sure is not something that is being over exaggerated. Why don't you start testing the theory see how it pans out for you and your Genetically grotesque offspring!
Nice!

No thanks. I don't want to sex up my sister, toots. Just want to discuss marriage equality.
Anonymous

East Granby, CT

#185844 Mar 31, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Modern science has found the medical reasons for the prohibition of incest procreation have been greatly exaggerated.
Also procreation is irrelevant to marriage in this century, right?
I am a New York resident. I can legally marry my first cousin in NY. Why can't I marry my sister?
Also it's like God's way of punishing the degenerates of whome practice such blasphemies!
Anonymous

East Granby, CT

#185845 Mar 31, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Nice!
No thanks. I don't want to sex up my sister, toots. Just want to discuss marriage equality.
So you were being sarcastic. Good lord I hope so! Marriage equality?, Marriage is between a man, woman and God for the final time! If people want to munch carpets, and pack fudge do so on your own filthy time please leave God out of it, it is a slap in his face!
Riding Style

La Puente, CA

#185846 Mar 31, 2013
Bareback or blanket?

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#185847 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>Also it's like God's way of punishing the degenerates of whome practice such blasphemies!
My dear, if God were handing out punishments for "blasphemies", you and I would have been struck dead long ago.

Do you remember a little story about how Christ died for our sins, so that we may be saved through His grace? Look it up sometime...

You nor I have the ability to determine how someone else's behavior or beliefs will be judged. Only God knows.

That's why there's quite a bit of emphasis put on "not judging others" in scripture.

Lighten up a little. Back off. If you don't support same-gender marriage, then state your case and move on.

There's no need to get all worked up over it and start pretending to know God's intentions.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#185848 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>So you were being sarcastic. Good lord I hope so! Marriage equality?, Marriage is between a man, woman and God for the final time! If people want to munch carpets, and pack fudge do so on your own filthy time please leave God out of it, it is a slap in his face!
Do you think you glorify God by getting on here and saying such things? Seriously... I think you're doing yourself and God a disservice when you're so angry and use such foul language.
Houell

La Puente, CA

#185849 Mar 31, 2013
You'll could never find a better neighbor than the Air Force, it was a great community,

A former Myrtle Beach city councilman who helped lead efforts to redevelop the base after its March 31, 1993 closure.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#185850 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>So you were being sarcastic. Good lord I hope so! Marriage equality?, Marriage is between a man, woman and God for the final time! If people want to munch carpets, and pack fudge do so on your own filthy time please leave God out of it, it is a slap in his face!
Country-girl22 said "pack fudge" and "munch carpets". Tee hee hee.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#185852 Mar 31, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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I believe the difference is that very few (at least in here) have the ability to drastically personalize the issue, as VV had done. I was rather surprised, too.
:D
Of the homosexuals that I know most are quite articulate and the majority are in commited long term relationships. The issue is personal for them, drastically.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#185853 Mar 31, 2013
Randy -Rock- Hudson wrote:
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Chicken Hawk
A Gay term for an older man that constantly chases after younger men typically in their 20's.
From: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
A perennial favorite, from one of your heroes...
People like bush and cheney are something else. They are called "Politicians".
I've never heard that use until you brought it in. In the not so distant past it has been used to refer to political figures who've been quick to resort to military action yet avoided any real service themselves. "W" qualifies because his station in life afforded him a pass on combat service. Cheney "had more important things to do."

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#185854 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>And what does that tell ya;)
You're the prom queen for the illiterate generation.
Country-Girl22 wrote:
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I'm just going to do the best I can when it comes to my boys and make sure they grow up right and they don't get brain washed ...!
Soooo, you're putting the boys up for adoption then?
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>Woah, woah, woah, I missed that conversation, outdated medical theory? What's that inbred people don't have deformities or mental limitations? Oh geez, how about he starts sleeping with his close relatives to test his theory and see the outcome!
Yup, illiterate AND uninformed. Inbreeding doesn't mean the offspring will be born with three legs and no brain. Not that I find it appealing.
Anonymous

Nassau, NY

#185855 Mar 31, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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My dear, if God were handing out punishments for "blasphemies", you and I would have been struck dead long ago.
Do you remember a little story about how Christ died for our sins, so that we may be saved through His grace? Look it up sometime...
You nor I have the ability to determine how someone else's behavior or beliefs will be judged. Only God knows.
That's why there's quite a bit of emphasis put on "not judging others" in scripture.
Lighten up a little. Back off. If you don't support same-gender marriage, then state your case and move on.
There's no need to get all worked up over it and start pretending to know God's intentions.
Look it up it clearly says a man shall not lye with another man! Yes Jesus died for our sins but I think you are justifying this a little too much! It's like me saying it's okay I can go commite a murder but I'll be okay as long I confess my sins because that's what jesus died for! Marriage is HOLY matramony, and when you wed gays, that's like lieing under oath!
Anonymous

Nassau, NY

#185856 Mar 31, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Country-girl22 said "pack fudge" and "munch carpets". Tee hee hee.
Yeah, is that funny!

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#185857 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>Look it up it clearly says a man shall not lye with another man! Yes Jesus died for our sins but I think you are justifying this a little too much! It's like me saying it's okay I can go commite a murder but I'll be okay as long I confess my sins because that's what jesus died for! Marriage is HOLY matramony, and when you wed gays, that's like lieing under oath!
You keep quoting a fictional book. It also talks of slaves and gang rape of virgins. Do you believe all of it or just the things that are convenient for you??

“Dont hate cuz u aint me”

Since: Dec 09

Lynwood

#185858 Mar 31, 2013
So wat up

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#185859 Mar 31, 2013
Country-Girl22 wrote:
<quoted text>So you were being sarcastic. Good lord I hope so! Marriage equality?, Marriage is between a man, woman and God for the final time! If people want to munch carpets, and pack fudge do so on your own filthy time please leave God out of it, it is a slap in his face!
If marriage is strictly a religious thing why do you need a marriage license issued by the government and why are divorces settled in court by lawyers? Why can you get married by a priest but also by a judge, mayor or many other government employees? Why do they say by the power vested in me by the state of _______??? All of these things prove it's a civil matter not religious. If you can't see that you are just dumb. You can have your beliefs but don't impose your will upon others. If your beliefs and faith are hat get you by that should be enough for you. Don't hold others from having their own beliefs. That's what this country is about freedom.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#185860 Mar 31, 2013
Quest wrote:
<quoted text>And the nice things is that no one will have to marry.
Would you argue that since many black people disapprove of interracial marriage, that the laws banning it should have been left in place?
At least try to make a logical argument.
Not "Ohhh Ohhh, I Googled me a gay person who doesn't like other gay people marrying!!!!"
Geesh.
Prove that marriage is harmful to the gay couples and families involved, or prove that married gay couples are harmful to society.
Or stop posting silly things.
One of the major problems with such bans is that they only ban some racial combinations not all. Every marriage applicant would have to be racially classified prior to granting of a marriage license. How is one who is a product of two or more races, to be classified. There are only two sexes, each is needed in order to make more.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#185861 Mar 31, 2013
sheesh void of hate wrote:
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You're the prom queen for the illiterate generation.
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Soooo, you're putting the boys up for adoption then?
<quoted text>
Yup, illiterate AND uninformed. Inbreeding doesn't mean the offspring will be born with three legs and no brain. Not that I find it appealing.
"Not that I find it appealing." - Cultural conditioning.

How about this scenario. A brother and sister who never knew each other fall in love not knowing they are related. They later find out. What should they do?

Incest marriage should be allowed. It will be so extremely rare that it's almost guaranteed those against it will never have to be offended by the sight of a happy incestuous family.

Same with consensual adult poly marriage. Won't hurt anyone. Those against it will probably never have to be offended by the sight of a happy poly family.

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