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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Pietro Armando

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IOW, you can't come up with a rational argument against gay marriage, so you just lie and claim you have one I won't except.(Why not just post the actual argument? Oh, yeah, you don't have one!)
And then you called me names.
Then you had to look up the term "non sequitur" because you didn't know what it means. And it's clear you still don't.
Must suck to high heaven to be you!
Is it not the joining of certain "body parts" and the natural result, that provides the biological foundation to marriage?

Appealing to biology is logical.

Perhaps you can answer the questions I posed.
If its the consensus of society that marriage is simply a union of two consenting adults, there's no need to prohibit any two person, consenting adult, union, including blood relatives. Why should it matter who marries who, or who can't marry who?
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You have no idea the "special rights" the gay cult in this country is asking for but you will when your child, grandchild, or even yourself is terminated from a job to hire a homosexual. The gay cult is suing churches to force those of faith to marry them; the gay cult is suing privately owned business who refuse to perform gay marriage which is infringing on the rights of God loving heterosexuals.
Are liars like YOU considered "god loving?" No one is suing churches to force them to do ANYTHING. And no one is firing ANYONE so they can be replaced by a homosexual. Good grief. Do you really think LYING proves your point?
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Is it not the joining of certain "body parts" and the natural result, that provides the biological foundation to marriage?
Appealing to biology is logical.
Perhaps you can answer the questions I posed.
If its the consensus of society that marriage is simply a union of two consenting adults, there's no need to prohibit any two person, consenting adult, union, including blood relatives. Why should it matter who marries who, or who can't marry who?
A biological foundation to marriage? HUH? It's a legal contract.... there's nothing biological about it.
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IOW, you can't come up with a rational argument against gay marriage, so you just lie and claim you have one I won't except.(Why not just post the actual argument? Oh, yeah, you don't have one!)
And then you called me names.
Then you had to look up the term "non sequitur" because you didn't know what it means. And it's clear you still don't.
Must suck to high heaven to be you!
What kind of horseshit are they making up about you now? These losers are SO desperate.
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The efforts by the few shall be rewarded.

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Again, with the 'scared" or "frightened" schtick. Geez, do you really think that we are frightened? That's so silly, it's laughable, in a sad sort of way. About as scared of you as any of us are, when telling children not to play with matches...
Sorry, Boo-Boo, but you're not scary little spookies.
Then what is your personal objection to gays and lesbians?

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And the article goes on to note the profundity of not finding validity for homosexuality by now. A discrete way of acknowledging THERE IS NO VALID PURPOSE FOR IT.
You note you are satisfied with an attempted explanation that is rejected by scientists. I'm shocked.
You conclude by exposing once again your bigotry. Homosexuality has been recognized as a defective aberration by every culture, apart from any religion.
Smirk.
This article DOES NOT conclude that there is no valid purpose for homosexuality. Where do you come up with such nonsense?

And you KNOW that you lie when you say that homosexuality has been recognized as a defective aberration by every culture. Where does the article you cited say this?

Again, I can only be left with one conclusion; namely that pull your ideas from your behind only because your head is so firmly lodged up there.
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What kind of horseshit are they making up about you now? These losers are SO desperate.
They are desperate, they are losing the legal battle ( which is the only battle of any importance ), so they are desperately trying to convince themselves that their ignorant bias has an excuse.

They cannot win, they are losing on every front, people are even leaving their churches as they have exposed themselves to be little more than a hate group.

Sometimes I think the Westborough Baptist church has done more for Same Sex marriage than anyone else has. Winston Churchill once indicated that England owes more to the vices of John than to the enlightenment or valor of other kings ( or something like that, I didnít look it up ), I can see his point. It is much the same here.

The ignorant and hateful bias of these people has exposed what they are, and people turn their backs on them. When the pulpit become a political grandstand, they lost their innocence and their way, and it exposed them for what they actually are.

You have it exactly right, they are desperate, and really have no hope left.
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They are desperate, they are losing the legal battle ( which is the only battle of any importance ), so they are desperately trying to convince themselves that their ignorant bias has an excuse.
They cannot win, they are losing on every front, people are even leaving their churches as they have exposed themselves to be little more than a hate group.
Sometimes I think the Westborough Baptist church has done more for Same Sex marriage than anyone else has. Winston Churchill once indicated that England owes more to the vices of John than to the enlightenment or valor of other kings ( or something like that, I didnít look it up ), I can see his point. It is much the same here.
The ignorant and hateful bias of these people has exposed what they are, and people turn their backs on them. When the pulpit become a political grandstand, they lost their innocence and their way, and it exposed them for what they actually are.
You have it exactly right, they are desperate, and really have no hope left.
"desperate" "hate group" "ignorant bias" "ignorant and hateful" "have no hope" "desperately trying to convince..."

What a drama queen! Too funny. Try and relax tough guy.
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Well liberalism stricks again, & the judge must have got his degree in the castro, and then went ot the 9th circut court. He belongs in the white house, with biden & obama. It's sicking !!!!!!!
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Ruling in favor of the ones that need it the most.
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Big D wrote:
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They are desperate, they are losing the legal battle ( which is the only battle of any importance ), so they are desperately trying to convince themselves that their ignorant bias has an excuse.
They cannot win, they are losing on every front, people are even leaving their churches as they have exposed themselves to be little more than a hate group.
Sometimes I think the Westborough Baptist church has done more for Same Sex marriage than anyone else has. Winston Churchill once indicated that England owes more to the vices of John than to the enlightenment or valor of other kings ( or something like that, I didnít look it up ), I can see his point. It is much the same here.
The ignorant and hateful bias of these people has exposed what they are, and people turn their backs on them. When the pulpit become a political grandstand, they lost their innocence and their way, and it exposed them for what they actually are.
You have it exactly right, they are desperate, and really have no hope left.
what i don't understand is how any one church or faith thinks they get to dictate to others how to practice someone's faith, or how to believe. case in point is a discussion i was involved in the oklahoma city topix thread about gay marriage with one fellow named antitheist who couldn't accept there were other denominations or faiths that believed differently than his chosen denomination he followed (which he finally confessed being a southern baptist). just where do they get the justification, the downright smugness, in thinking they get to dictate what or who a christian is in the first place? they don't own the word "christian" any more than i do. yet he really believes he's the one that says who is and who isn't a christian and how anyone and everyone gets to believe.

nevermind the fact that this country isn't a theocracy. that just seems to dumbfound many that think that their closely held religious beliefs should be made into public secular laws. everytime i read things like that, i just have to shake my head in disbelief.
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what i don't understand is how any one church or faith thinks they get to dictate to others how to practice someone's faith, or how to believe. case in point is a discussion i was involved in the oklahoma city topix thread about gay marriage with one fellow named antitheist who couldn't accept there were other denominations or faiths that believed differently than his chosen denomination he followed (which he finally confessed being a southern baptist). just where do they get the justification, the downright smugness, in thinking they get to dictate what or who a christian is in the first place? they don't own the word "christian" any more than i do. yet he really believes he's the one that says who is and who isn't a christian and how anyone and everyone gets to believe.
nevermind the fact that this country isn't a theocracy. that just seems to dumbfound many that think that their closely held religious beliefs should be made into public secular laws. everytime i read things like that, i just have to shake my head in disbelief.
He's obviously a blowhard. Blowhards come in all stripes. Religious, non religious, etc. Take Big D for example, he is a religion hater type blowhard.
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what i don't understand is how any one church or faith thinks they get to dictate to others how to practice someone's faith, or how to believe. case in point is a discussion i was involved in the oklahoma city topix thread about gay marriage with one fellow named antitheist who couldn't accept there were other denominations or faiths that believed differently than his chosen denomination he followed (which he finally confessed being a southern baptist). just where do they get the justification, the downright smugness, in thinking they get to dictate what or who a christian is in the first place? they don't own the word "christian" any more than i do. yet he really believes he's the one that says who is and who isn't a christian and how anyone and everyone gets to believe.
nevermind the fact that this country isn't a theocracy. that just seems to dumbfound many that think that their closely held religious beliefs should be made into public secular laws. everytime i read things like that, i just have to shake my head in disbelief.
I like it when a minority of them call a majority of Christians.. not Christian ( chuckle ). Each one seems to have personal knowledge of how everything is supposed to be, and anyone that disagrees with them... is not "right with their particular god". Funny part is, they all seem to KNOW what their God is thinking, and it doesnít seem to be the same god.

I have pointed out the thousands of Christian churches that want to preform Same sex marriages, where is the demand for their religious freedom?

No.. it is all ignorant bias, they pick and choose the church that will tell them what they want to hear. Just like they pick a news station that will report what they want to hear, and then they close their eyes to actual knowledge and pick the "facts" they want to believe regardless of reality.

I donít actually hate these people, but I certainly feel sorry for them. But I will not let them dictate to other Americans.

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And the article goes on to note the profundity of not finding validity for homosexuality by now. A discrete way of acknowledging THERE IS NO VALID PURPOSE FOR IT.
You note you are satisfied with an attempted explanation that is rejected by scientists. I'm shocked.
You conclude by exposing once again your bigotry. Homosexuality has been recognized as a defective aberration by every culture, apart from any religion.
Smirk.
Is that like having no proof of God's existence? A discrete way of acknowledging there is no God? Or is it just your way of not understanding that you can't prove a negative. Science has a long history of uncovering previously elusive evidence.
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Is that like having no proof of God's existence? A discrete way of acknowledging there is no God? Or is it just your way of not understanding that you can't prove a negative. Science has a long history of uncovering previously elusive evidence.
Just as you canít prove Peter Pan doesnít exist

Equal provability with any God

All on the same level of believability
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I like it when a minority of them call a majority of Christians.. not Christian ( chuckle ). Each one seems to have personal knowledge of how everything is supposed to be, and anyone that disagrees with them... is not "right with their particular god". Funny part is, they all seem to KNOW what their God is thinking, and it doesnít seem to be the same god.
I have pointed out the thousands of Christian churches that want to preform Same sex marriages, where is the demand for their religious freedom?
No.. it is all ignorant bias, they pick and choose the church that will tell them what they want to hear. Just like they pick a news station that will report what they want to hear, and then they close their eyes to actual knowledge and pick the "facts" they want to believe regardless of reality.
I donít actually hate these people, but I certainly feel sorry for them. But I will not let them dictate to other Americans.
it certainly puts a burr in their saddle when i point out that different denominations, different faiths, practice and follow their beliefs differently - and in our way of life here in america, we're allowed to make that choice of what and how to believe, or not to have any belief in any religious choice at all.

it's a BIG blind spot in many "followers" sight, for sure. they hate to think about anyone else wearing that "christian" cloak that might think feel or believe just a bit differently than they do. that club membership isn't decided by them, ever. and that, they just don't understand.
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it certainly puts a burr in their saddle when i point out that different denominations, different faiths, practice and follow their beliefs differently - and in our way of life here in america, we're allowed to make that choice of what and how to believe, or not to have any belief in any religious choice at all.
it's a BIG blind spot in many "followers" sight, for sure. they hate to think about anyone else wearing that "christian" cloak that might think feel or believe just a bit differently than they do. that club membership isn't decided by them, ever. and that, they just don't understand.
Yes, they all seem to think they speak for all of them, but none of them do, I have not even found one of them that can speak for a majority of them.

A large Majority of Christians in the world are Catholic for example, but a majority of Catholics in the US approve of the use of birth control for example, against the teachings of their church.

None of them speak for all Christians, and most of them I have talked to pick and choose passages to follow, and specifically disregard others.

How many followers of Christianity in this forum for example give a half seconds thought to "let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"

You and I both know the answer to that.
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>looks at top of page<

I'm looking for the Judge overturns ban on SSM thread, how did I end up here in the We Hate Christians forum?

Christians are not off topic but if I mention EQUALITY for poly MARRIAGE all hell breaks loose. I'm "OFF TOPIC!!!"

Funny how that works.

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