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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run wilders

Monrovia, CA

#231195 Jun 20, 2014
And when the crazy's get going they run wild.
ThingsAsTheyAreN OW

Hemet, CA

#231197 Jun 20, 2014
From The Civic Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
University of Michigan Law School

Case Name Hollingsworth v. Perry PB-CA-0029
Docket / Court 3:09-cv-02292-VRW ( N.D. Cal.)
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Case Summary

On May 22, 2009, two same-sex couples who had been denied marriage licenses in California filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the State of California in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging a Fourteenth Amendment violation. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that California, by amending its constitution in 2008 to once again limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, had violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, agreeing to review the case. The court ordered briefing on two questions on review:(1) whether the Equal Protection Clause makes unconstitutional California's definition of marriage as available only to different sex couples, and (2) whether the backers of Proposition 8 have standing to appeal the 9th Circuit decision striking it down.

On June 26, 2013, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts (joined by Justices Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan), the Supreme Court found that nobody with standing to appeal had, in fact, appealed the district court ruling, and accordingly vacated that decision. This left in place the district court's decision striking Prop 8 down -- so same-sex marriage is legal is California.

Christopher Schad - 12/07/2012
Margo Schlanger - 06/26/2013*
JUST NOW checked this - 06/20/2014, 5:07 pm

NOTHING HAS CHANGED since 6/26/13* it's OVER.

“UCLA Bruin Voice Of Reason!”

Since: Jun 11

West Hollywood, CA

#231199 Jun 20, 2014
Sgt Peppers wrote:
Go Bruins. United Corksoakers Lesbians Aholes
Oh Sargie, I like that one. The fellas and I will have to try the corksoaking in our Friday (tonight) hot tub get-togethers in Manhattan Beach CA. Coincidently, that is where all those hunky L.A. Kings players live :)

You may remember the Kings. They were those nasty fellas that KABOOMED the New Jersey Devils two years ago and again the New York Rangers this season. Sorry my friend, at least you still have the Yankees back there to root for ;)

Go Bruins, Go Kings! Sometimes being pompous, tan, and warm has our rewards!

“UCLA Bruin Voice Of Reason!”

Since: Jun 11

West Hollywood, CA

#231200 Jun 20, 2014
ThingsAsTheyAreNOW wrote:
From The Civic Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
University of Michigan Law School
Case Name Hollingsworth v. Perry PB-CA-0029
Docket / Court 3:09-cv-02292-VRW ( N.D. Cal.)
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Public Benefits / Government Services
Case Summary
On May 22, 2009, two same-sex couples who had been denied marriage licenses in California filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the State of California in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging a Fourteenth Amendment violation. Specifically, the plaintiffs claimed that California, by amending its constitution in 2008 to once again limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, had violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
On December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court granted certiorari, agreeing to review the case. The court ordered briefing on two questions on review:(1) whether the Equal Protection Clause makes unconstitutional California's definition of marriage as available only to different sex couples, and (2) whether the backers of Proposition 8 have standing to appeal the 9th Circuit decision striking it down.
On June 26, 2013, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts (joined by Justices Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan), the Supreme Court found that nobody with standing to appeal had, in fact, appealed the district court ruling, and accordingly vacated that decision. This left in place the district court's decision striking Prop 8 down -- so same-sex marriage is legal is California.
Christopher Schad - 12/07/2012
Margo Schlanger - 06/26/2013*
JUST NOW checked this - 06/20/2014, 5:07 pm
NOTHING HAS CHANGED since 6/26/13* it's OVER.
Please fella, I didn't get past Clearinghouse :/

Your post looks like the fine print at the bottom of the cable bill. And frankly, who the hell reads that :/

Go Bruins! Time to play, not read a four page essay!

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startngToLookBet ter

Hemet, CA

#231201 Jun 20, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>Please fella, I didn't get past Clearinghouse :/
Your post looks like the fine print at the bottom of the cable bill. And frankly, who the hell reads that :/
Go Bruins! Time to play, not read a four page essay!
WTF ARE you doing at UCLA?
Those feW paragraphs are the CORE of the California Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage debate AND the F*CKING LAW of the land in the State of California
RIGHT NOW @ 5:56 PM, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, The Year of Our Lord 2014

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UCLAindeed

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#231202 Jun 20, 2014
NOT impressed.

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Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#231203 Jun 20, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Sargie, I like that one. The fellas and I will have to try the corksoaking in our Friday (tonight) hot tub get-togethers in Manhattan Beach CA. Coincidently, that is where all those hunky L.A. Kings players live :)
You may remember the Kings. They were those nasty fellas that KABOOMED the New Jersey Devils two years ago and again the New York Rangers this season. Sorry my friend, at least you still have the Yankees back there to root for ;)
Go Bruins, Go Kings! Sometimes being pompous, tan, and warm has our rewards!
esy pee wee, LA has a history of low attendance. they can't even support a football team.

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FREE TUITION

Hemet, CA

#231204 Jun 20, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>Please fella, I didn't get past Clearinghouse :/
Your post looks like the fine print at the bottom of the cable bill. And frankly, who the hell reads that :/
Go Bruins! Time to play, not read a four page essay!
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php...
Get yourself a REAL education at the University of Life, child. Playtime is over for the Bruins if THIS is the best they can do.
I don't have time for a moron up to his BUTT-F*CK in debt for that impressive education.

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Sgt Peppers

Gardnerville, NV

#231205 Jun 20, 2014
Come on Pete. If you said you played drop the soap with Richard Simmons I could believe you. But the Kings?

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HidngHitlerCrouc hngPrvrt

Hemet, CA

#231207 Jun 20, 2014
O K all you little HITLERs, you j*ck-off f*cks.
you're too cowardly or stupid to post so
KKKeep throwing nuts n froot and get your feak-army to help you 'cuz you're usin both hands in the TEA Room for something you HATE yourself for.
HidngHitlerCrouc hngPrvrt

Hemet, CA

#231208 Jun 20, 2014
YOU REALLY need the free tuition
Sgt Peppers

Gardnerville, NV

#231209 Jun 20, 2014
Hitler? Who's she? I've heard of Eva Schickelgrubber.
its true

Hemet, CA

#231210 Jun 20, 2014
Ok, I Swear to GOD I just heard this on Bill Maher:
BEARS GIVE HEAD.
7:34 PM
RunForYourLfe

Hemet, CA

#231211 Jun 20, 2014
Stay OUT of the campground
LifeDontWork

Monrovia, CA

#231212 Jun 20, 2014
Life Don't Work Like That Any More.
DoNot f EEdThBears

Hemet, CA

#231213 Jun 20, 2014
I"m NOT going back in there
DoNot f EEdThBears

Hemet, CA

#231214 Jun 20, 2014
PEE PEE PETE wrote:
<quoted text>Please fella, I didn't get past Clearinghouse :/
Your post looks like the fine print at the bottom of the cable bill. And frankly, who the hell reads that :/
Go Bruins! Time to play, not read a four page essay!
I took a picture of this with a snippit tool so this can be seen by ALL in its true context.
When the UCLA school administrators see your response to these THREE paragraphs below the words "case summary" they're gonna BEG you to pleeeease SHUT THE F*CK UP or just STOP mentioning UCLA.
AS of NOW

Hemet, CA

#231215 Jun 20, 2014
PEE PEE PETE could REALLY use that "handy dandy delete button".
(quote by Covina
Life slides this way

Monrovia, CA

#231217 Jun 20, 2014
Life Don't Work Like That Any More, don't yeah think.
AS of NOW

Hemet, CA

#231218 Jun 21, 2014
We still have a political rally going on over an established law.
either it's a bunch a bored kids just going to the Judge it and adding to those numbers or we're gonna have a war between those who love children and those who molest them. The numbers have shown that there is a strong correlation between PARTS of the republican party and a certain Abusive mentality similar to people who commit domestic violence and molest children .Sadly, many of these people had the same treatment when THEY were INNOCENT.

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