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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Frankie Rizzo

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veryvermilion wrote:
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Since I'm not a feminist wacko, why don't you ask one yourself. I hear many of them like to use strap-ons. I encourage you to use Google if you need any more information.
Had a g.f. once the little freak pulled a strap-on out of her drawer and wanted to deploy it on me! I *hightailed it the hell out of there fast I gotta tell you.

*Puns always intended.

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veryvermilion wrote:
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Here are a few other words that you and your wife can call your "unique" relationship...
Jealous Marriage--A marriage between heterosexuals who are jealous that homosexuals also get to use the term "marriage".
Selfish Marriage--A marriage between heterosexuals who are too selfish to share the word "marriage".
Insecure Marriage--A marriage between heterosexuals who are too insecure with their own marriage, so they must forbid all others from having access to the word.
Meddlesome Marriage--A marriage between heterosexuals who believe that they know what's best for all other couples--meddling into other people's private lives.
Projection Marriage--A marriage between heterosexuals who have a rocky foundation. So they project their fears, concerns, and conflicts onto external issues, such as same-sex marriage; hoping that it will divert attention away from what it really the problem in their own marriage.
Sad Marriage--a marriage between heterosexuals who have nothing better to do with their time other than to attack other people's relationships. This makes them a very sad and kind of pathetic couple.
Whiny Marriage--a marriage between heterosexuals who LOVE to whine about gay people getting married. Friends, relatives, and co-workers of couples in a Whine Marriage" do a lot of eye-rolling, fake yawning, and lip-biting. They often stare at the clock and think to themselves, "When are they going to leave?!?"
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Gee, this is a lot more fun than I thought it would be!
Gosh, 36 years married, two sons, over ten foster kids, most restored to their birth parents. We didn't have time to think about an impostor relationship trying to impose on marriage and family...

It seems you have no idea about what marriage means...

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KiMare wrote:
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VV, you seem very anal about all this.
Analize this with me.
I'm trying to protect gays from a serious medical condition.
BUTT you on the other hand, apparently want to leave those with sexual defects bareassed vulnerable.
It appears to me, you should be emBARRASSED about this foolishness.
There are safe ways of having anal sex. Even a BUTT-insky such as yourself should know about them.

HIV/AIDS can be prevented with the use of condoms.

HPV can be prevented through knowing ones status (about 20,000,000 adults between the ages of 18-49 have the disorder), through the use of condoms and/or vaccination.

Most people who get HPV will never have symptoms. Their body can eradicate the disease on its own.

Kids, teens, and others who have never been sexually active can get vaccinated to prevent HPV.

The American Cancer Society estimates about 1,570 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer of the penis in 2012. About 2,250 men are estimated to have receive a diagnosis of anal cancer in 2012 as well.

The risk of cancer in gay/bisexual men is about 17 times higher. Multiply 1570 by 17 and you get 26,690. Multiply 2250 by 17 and you get 38,250.

Survival rates for penile cancer is about 85% depending on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Survival rates for anal cancer is about 71%, depending on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis.

These numbers are hardly indicative of a plague when you consider that there are several million sexually active gay/bisexual men in the nation. Women aren't warned to abstain from vaginal intercourse even though that is the primary method of HPV transmission. So why should gay men be warned to abstain from intercourse?

As I said, there are safe ways to have intercourse.

Now that I have helped to educate you and others, you can stop your ASS-inine scare tactics and get back to what you do best; which is to spend an inordinate amount of time obsASSing about what gay men do in their bedrooms.

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Pietro Armando wrote:
The media and the same-sex marriage lobby tend to conveniently ignore the fact that many people with same-sex attraction oppose redefining marriage. This is because it completely undermines the general branding of defenders of traditional marriage as “homophobic bigots.”
Tom Geoghegan from BBC News has a very interesting article on his interviews with a range of people with same-sex attraction who nevertheless oppose redefining marriage. The reasons given are varied, but the telling factor is that they realise what the debate is about: the issue is not same-sex couples; the issue is marriage: what it is, and what its purpose is.
"It's demonstrably not the same as heterosexual marriage - the religious and social significance of a gay wedding ceremony simply isn't the same."
Jonathan Soroff lives in liberal Massachusetts with his male partner, Sam. He doesn't fit the common stereotype of an opponent of gay marriage.
But like half of his friends, he does not believe that couples of the same gender should marry.
"We're not going to procreate as a couple and while the desire to demonstrate commitment might be laudable, the religious traditions that have accommodated same-sex couples have had to do some fairly major contortions," says Soroff.
- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/1...
While there are those gays and lesbians who do not want to see same-sex marriage legalized, I'm certain that most of them believe that the gay and lesbian couples who DO want access to marriage SHOULD have the CHOICE available to enter into a marriage.

This issue is about a couple having the RIGHT to make a decision to marry based on their own personal beliefs and values.

Regarding what opponents of same-sex marriage "think", I have these sage words... Opinions are like assholes--everyone has one and most of them stink.

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Pietro Armando wrote:
The media and the same-sex marriage lobby tend to conveniently ignore the fact that many people with same-sex attraction oppose redefining marriage. This is because it completely undermines the general branding of defenders of traditional marriage as “homophobic bigots.”
Feel free to cite a study or poll. I doubt you would find "many" who disagree. Particularly seeing as public support has been consistently increasing.
http://www.pollingreport.com/civil.htm
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Tom Geoghegan from BBC News has a very interesting article on his interviews with a range of people with same-sex attraction who nevertheless oppose redefining marriage. The reasons given are varied, but the telling factor is that they realise what the debate is about: the issue is not same-sex couples; the issue is marriage: what it is, and what its purpose is.
"It's demonstrably not the same as heterosexual marriage - the religious and social significance of a gay wedding ceremony simply isn't the same."
Jonathan Soroff lives in liberal Massachusetts with his male partner, Sam. He doesn't fit the common stereotype of an opponent of gay marriage.
But like half of his friends, he does not believe that couples of the same gender should marry.
"We're not going to procreate as a couple and while the desire to demonstrate commitment might be laudable, the religious traditions that have accommodated same-sex couples have had to do some fairly major contortions," says Soroff.
- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/1...
Of course it continues:

"Until the federal government recognises and codifies the same rights for same-sex couples as straight ones, equality is the goal so why get hung up on a word, he asks.
"I'm not going to walk down the aisle to Mendelssohn wearing white in a church and throw a bouquet and do the first dance," adds Soroff, columnist for the Improper Boston.
"I've been to some lovely gay weddings but aping the traditional heterosexual wedding is weird and I don't understand why anyone wants to do that.
"I'm not saying that people who want that shouldn't have it but for me, all that matters is the legal stuff.""

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22758434

So, in reality, you have found one person with a potential objection to the wording, but not to equal protection of the law.

Do you read the articles that you post to the end, or even the middle for that matter?
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Zoro wrote:
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OK then which of the following religions shall we base the new law on?
Mormonism
Buddhisim
Hinduism
Wiccan
Druid
Catholicism
FSM
Remember we cant force the beliefe of one religion on the others.
Fundamentalist polygamists have a substantial first amendment right to marry multiple wives according to the dictates of their faith.

Atheist polygamists have a right to marry just like atheist homosexuals do. Glad you don't like it hypocrite, but it won't hurt you or your silly passionless straight marriage.
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Opponents of gay rights often warn that legalizing same-sex marriage would inexorably lead to legalizing polygamy. Maybe it would, and maybe it should. Denying gay couples the right to marry violates state constitutional guarantees of equality, as the California and Massachusetts high courts have rightly ruled.(The Supreme Court of California also held that the right to marry is fundamental.)

Surely Mormons have the same rights to equal treatment under law—and of course, they have a substantial First Amendment claim to engage in multiple marriages according to the dictates of their faith.

So why is polygamy illegal? Why don’t Mormons have the right to enter into multiple marriages sanctified by their church, if not the state? There’s a short answer to this question but not a very good one: polygamy is illegal and unprotected by the Constitution because the Supreme Court doesn’t like it.

http://www.secularhumanism.org/...
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<quoted text>Burning Bush can be helped with cream.
You sound like a lady of experience.
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Zoro wrote:
<quoted text>Whack Job Bible totin Fundies are the base of your assbackwards party. Give it up moron, its 2013.
Spoken like a person of tolerance and diversity.
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None of them are, actually. Every last one of them are sloganeers, script readers, drones, losers, dying to get out there and destroy Society.
Jerky knees too. Quick knee jerk reaction to any post.

This "Zoro" clown is a true dummy.

"Zoro" is his sock puppet of the day, he gets embarrassed then comes back with another. If you call him on it he lies.

He's a real sillyass piece of work from Cheese-head country.

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Fundamentalist polygamists have a substantial first amendment right to marry multiple wives according to the dictates of their faith.
Atheist polygamists have a right to marry just like atheist homosexuals do. Glad you don't like it hypocrite, but it won't hurt you or your silly passionless straight marriage.
do fundamentalist polygamists have a substantial first amendment right to marry multiple husbands according to the dictates of their faith?
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I bet Jizzy meant to name his new sock "Zorro" but misspelled it.

What a dope! I like him! That's why I frequent the gay threads.
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Karma is a_______ wrote:
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do fundamentalist polygamists have a substantial first amendment right to marry multiple husbands according to the dictates of their faith?
Yes. Even same sex atheists! Like three hot young twinks as long as they're consenting adults! Hubba Hubba! Bet you like equality for them even if you don't like it for people you hate.

But keep your lurid sexual fantasies out of this. We're trying to talk marriage equality.
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<quoted text>No dippy. WE DO NOT base our laws on religious doctrine.
I'm asking to bse laws on their religion. I'm asking to allow them the free exercise of their religion like the 1st amendment says.

I'm also asking to give power rangers, spice boys and clam divers the right to marry the partner(s) of their choice. It's the 21st century Jizzy! Damn boy! Oh snap! Cool beans.

And no, before you get a brilliant inspiration, no one wants to marry a goat or a tree. Nor should they be able to. Animals and trees cannot enter into contracts, it's absurd.
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There was a time when religious folk shouted "sinner" and "heathen" and "Repent!"
Now it's "homophobe" and "bigot" and "racist" (?!?) and all kinds of things to make you "see the light" and come out of the "darkness" or "dark ages".
Their bible is a script. "homophobe" is an invented word aimed at tweens who mimic anything and everything in order to "fit in".
How am I doing so far, Fundie Polyp-wrangler?
*snicker*
Zoro's religion (atheism) requires as much or more faith as any other religion. And Zoro is one of it most fundie adherents.

The jackass thinks he's real cute and worships the flying bowl of spaghetti. ha ha.
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I'm asking to bse laws on their religion. I'm asking to allow them the free exercise of their religion like the 1st amendment says.
I'm also asking to give power rangers, spice boys and clam divers the right to marry the partner(s) of their choice. It's the 21st century Jizzy! Damn boy! Oh snap! Cool beans.
And no, before you get a brilliant inspiration, no one wants to marry a goat or a tree. Nor should they be able to. Animals and trees cannot enter into contracts, it's absurd.
*First sentence should read: I'm NOT asking to base laws on their religion.
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<quoted text>So what religious sect shall we base marriage laws on????? If we allow polygamy because a Jack version of the Mormon church want's it, but that law offends the FSM church who do then side with? No idiot we don't change our laws based on the whims of a handfull of religious zealots. We governed by a Theocracy.
Get religion out of your head fundie. We should allow polygamy because we allow marriage equality. And it won't hurt your fundie ass. Always with your religion shtick.

It's not an ala carte menu dummy. Equality means everyone. Even people you hate. Why should we give 2 men the right to marry but not 3 men?
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I suppose you meant "Republicans" with your oh-so witty pre-tween repartee? Did you get that in your GLAAD package along with "homophobe" and "bigot"?
I have no use whatsoever for the spineless GOP either, who have looked the other way while you Caligulas have received Special Status.
I'm still laughing at you, zit grrrl.
He's just about trotted out his whole dopey repertoire. Now he'll get humiliated, slink away and come back with another sock puppet but the same old schtick. Then when you call him on it he'll lie. I got Jizzy's number.
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<quoted text>I see you got your stupid going today. Atheism is not a religion. Go back to brooooklim ya moron.
Your brand of fundie hateful atheism is a religion.

We, as rational individuals, all know its true except the atheists themselves. When, and only when, you understand that you indeed belong to a religion, then we can get down as to who holds the most accurate and truthful religion out there. For Atheists to attempt to claim "neutrality", in reference to God, is a complete cop out and disingenuous intellectually.

You have indeed picked a side. You choose your religion based on what you believe is evidentiary to your presuppositions. Denying what you believe, and hold as truth, may be an easier pill for you to swallow but you are only attempting to deceive yourself.
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<quoted text>So you wish to over ride a law based on religion. Hummm nope idiot wont happen.
Religious Law and Its Application in U.S. Courts
Various religions have developed their own set of precepts to guide the actions and behaviors of
their particular religious community and followers. For the purposes of this report, these precepts
are generally referred to as religious law—that is, the rules of a particular religious community, as
opposed to secular law, which would be laws adopted by the government of a particular state or
nation. Sharia—often translated as Islamic law, which encompasses rules, norms, processes, and
practices to be followed by Muslims, has been of particular interest recently.4 However, it is not
the only religious legal structure that might intersect with issues before U.S. courts. For example,
in Judaism, the Halakhah and Haggadah comprise the norms by which individuals of the Jewish
faith are governed.5 Similarly, canon law is a body of law that applies to certain sects ofChristianity.6 These bodies of religious law may play as relevant a role in certain legal actions as
sharia might play in others.
In the United States, these religious laws have no legally binding effect on U.S. citizens because
religious laws cannot be adopted by federal, state, or local governments under the First
Amendment. Rather, individuals who identify with a particular religious group may voluntarily
subject themselves to such religious laws by their association with the community.7
You're such a fundie, always with your religion schtick. As you often insist, religion is totally irrelevant to marriage. Try again.

Polygamy deserves the same respect and consideration as same sex marriage. Tell me why you believe it doesn't. Hold the fundie atheism, your religion is irrelevant.

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