Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,397

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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laughing man

Pulaski, TN

#218040 Sep 24, 2013
turfer grrrrl wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfunny Lauging Boy
Does it make you feel macho to pick on
women?? Are you jealous of my Ovaries?
So you were going to hand me my ass, and immediately went into "you're a bully" mode. Looks like you can't handle yourself in the arena of ideas, bedwetter.

Mikey/Dan through and through.
laughing man

Pulaski, TN

#218041 Sep 24, 2013
Mikey wrote:
<quoted text>
I once saw a "Two headed snake" at a
Carnival...They called it "Laughing Man!
Yes, you are handing me my ass...
laughing man

Pulaski, TN

#218042 Sep 24, 2013
Melanie wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Stupid.......
Obviously,My kids are grown so they
have heard cussing before.
Mama said if you didn't pay attention
in school,you would stay stupid......
Mama was right.Sorry you are jealous
of me being a woman.....Maybe soon,
Supposedly a grown female, yet possesses all the wit and wisdom of a zit ravaged 7th grade male. Must be housing project trash.
Gustavo

Highland, CA

#218043 Sep 24, 2013
Frankie is still among us as a troll again, can you ID him? lol what an idiot he is
Big D

Modesto, CA

#218044 Sep 24, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor are they trying to impose an impostor relationship on marriage.
Sort of you try to impose a fantasy deity on a relationship?

That fantasy does not keep you from being allowed to marry.

You don’t get to censor their marriages either.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#218045 Sep 24, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't deny that ss couples are getting a fraudulently obtained piece of paper that ignores reality.
Ss couples will only ever be a mutually sterile, pointlessly duplicate gendered half of marriage.
That piece of paper didn't change that, and nothing ever will.
On no, it is not fraud, it is 100% legal and recognized as such, you are just ignorant of the fact.

Same sex couples are married, recognized as such by the federal government in all 50 states, and in a growing number of state governments as well.

Your minority opinion will not change that, never will.
well

Round Lake, IL

#218046 Sep 24, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>
At least I'm not blonde...
Ah, but what they say is true "blondes have more fun"! Maybe you would have a nicer disposition if you were blonde...
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218047 Sep 24, 2013
laughing man wrote:
<quoted text>Supposedly a grown female, yet possesses all the wit and wisdom of a zit ravaged 7th grade male. Must be housing project trash.
Hey dickless wonder,
At least I don't pick fights with strangers
for fun.Are you a hand job lovin teen?
That's what you seem like.
BTW,I'm not trailer trash, you have to
roll around in the mud with punks like you....Fight fire with fire.I don't care of you are a punk, or Gay or straight,
I stick up for myself, you backstabbing
Piece of shit!No male here no sock puppet either...Deal with it or leave!
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218048 Sep 24, 2013
Gustavo wrote:
Frankie is still among us as a troll again, can you ID him? lol what an idiot he is
Maybe he is one of these pervs who is
Posting to and about me.Punks pick
on women,bullies!
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218049 Sep 24, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, but what they say is true "blondes have more fun"! Maybe you would have a nicer disposition if you were blonde...
I'm having lots of fun telling these big
Mouth bullies off.Blondes do have more fun.
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218050 Sep 24, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>So you lied again.

You first said I was dangerous.

You are still lying.

I bother you because I am dangerous.
4 hours ago??? Do you sleep???
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218051 Sep 24, 2013
Melanie wrote:
<quoted text>4 hours ago??? Do you sleep???
I'm sorry dear but you may need to go back to the psyche ward again. If you
keep obsessing on me,I will have to
Be scarier then you.Guess what?
I can be if I want to.All the blondes in
the world are smarter than you. And
You can bet on that Carney boy!

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#218052 Sep 24, 2013
This is for you Big D

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/double...

Legalize Polygamy!

No. I am not kidding.

By Jillian Keenan

Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms of marriage disaster, such as polygamy. Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly, and other social conservatives have made similar claims. It’s hardly a new prediction—we’ve been hearing it for years. Gay marriage is a slippery slope! A gateway drug! If we legalize it, then what’s next? Legalized polygamy?

We can only hope.

Yes, really. While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equality, let’s not forget that the fight doesn’t end with same-sex marriage. We need to legalize polygamy, too. Legalized polygamy in the United States is the constitutional, feminist, and sex-positive choice. More importantly, it would actually help protect, empower, and strengthen women, children, and families.

For decades, the prevailing logic has been that polygamy hurts women and children. That makes sense, since in contemporary American practice that is often the case. In many Fundamentalist Latter-day Saints polygamous communities, for example, women and underage girls are forced into polygamous unions against their will. Some boys, who represent the surplus of males, are brutally thrown out of their homes and driven into homelessness and poverty at very young ages. All of these stories are tragic, and the criminals involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.(That goes without saying, I hope.)

But legalizing consensual adult polygamy wouldn’t legalize rape or child abuse. In fact, it would make those crimes easier to combat.

Right now, all polygamous families, including the healthy, responsible ones, are driven into hiding (notwithstanding the openly polygamous Brown family on TLC’s Sister Wives, that is). In the resulting isolation, crime and abuse can flourish unimpeded. Children in polygamous communities are taught to fear the police and are not likely to report an abusive neighbor if they suspect their own parents might be caught up in a subsequent criminal investigation. In a United States with legalized polygamy, responsible plural families could emerge from the shadows—making it easier for authorities to zero in on the criminals who remain there.

Many people argue that there is no such thing as a “healthy, responsible” polygamous family, particularly for the children born into one.“Children are harmed because they are often set in perennial rivalry with other children and mothers for the affection and attention of the family patriarch,” argued John Witte Jr. in the Washington Post.“Men with lots of children and wives are spread too thin,” agreed Libby Copeland in Slate. The earnestness of these arguments is touching but idealistic. Men in monogamous marriages can’t be spread too thin? Children in monogamous families don’t rival each other for the attentions of their parents? Two-parent families are not the reality for millions of American children. Divorce, remarriage, surrogate parents, extended relatives, and other diverse family arrangements mean families already come in all sizes—why not recognize that legally?

It’s also hard to argue with the constitutional freedom of religious expression that legalized polygamy would preserve. Most polygamous families are motivated by religious faith, such as fundamentalist Mormonism or Islam, and as long as all parties involved are adults, legally able to sign marriage contracts, there is no constitutional reason why they shouldn’t be able to express that faith in their marriages. Legalized polygamous marriage would also be good for immigrant families, some of whom have legally polygamous marriages in their home countries that get ripped apart during the immigration process.
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218053 Sep 24, 2013
KiMare wrote:
<quoted text>Could be, it is outrageous, isn't it?

Have you looked up a genetic chimera and the likelihood of it being attached to Hermaphroditus?

Are you this hateful and intolerant when gays come out of the closet???

You owe me an apology.
For what??? Calling you a weirdo?

OK......Sorry you are a weirdo then!
BTW,I look like Goldie Hawn, only
Much younger in real life.Now you
can picture me when you are
obsessing over me.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#218054 Sep 24, 2013
Melanie wrote:
<quoted text>
You are more obsessed with me than that freak Kimare....Bugger off!
I like to give leads to the Springer Show. You fit right in.
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218055 Sep 24, 2013
BTW-
I don't have anything against Gays!
But if you come at me,I'm sticking
up for myself.The shit here is gonna stop!Some of you need to get over
yourselves as you are nothing special.
Thanks to the few nice people here !

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#218056 Sep 24, 2013
Melanie wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry dear but you may need to go back to the psyche ward again. If you
keep obsessing on me,I will have to
Be scarier then you.Guess what?
I can be if I want to.All the blondes in
the world are smarter than you. And
You can bet on that Carney boy!
It's fun to just hear you rant to yourself, how long have you been out?
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218057 Sep 24, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>I like to give leads to the Springer Show. You fit right in.
You fit into a Show on men who bully
women.I hope someone treats a woman you love like trash too.Although, by the
Posts,you seem like a bitter old Queen
Flounders

Azusa, CA

#218058 Sep 24, 2013
Do flounders swim or crawl?

You judge for yourself next time you see a Republican or Tea Party politician.
Melanie

Idyllwild, CA

#218060 Sep 24, 2013
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>It's fun to just hear you rant to yourself, how long have you been out?
What is your problem, small pkg!
Have to berate women cause mama
picked on you.I'm a very nice person,
But when strangers attack me, you
are getting it back worse.Unlike you,
I'm not afraid of anything.Now get back
in the closet, woman hater!

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