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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201881 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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

Hayward, CA

#202464 Jul 14, 2013
It's a simple concept really.
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202465 Jul 14, 2013
Hey! Look, you guys...I'm being invited to join the community.
Nice of them to make me feel so welcome....
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202466 Jul 14, 2013
WOO~HOOO! Another day of mind rotting toxic waste dump Topix!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202467 Jul 14, 2013
Rocky Hudsony wrote:
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Banned.
Thanks for the heads up...
:-D
A post of yours I was responding to disappeared. I looked back, all your posts were gone. We know the drill by now. But what I don't understand is why they pick on only one person at a time. I seem to be getting a pass so far today. Looks like you're it today. Ah good times! Shows they love us.
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202468 Jul 14, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
It's a simple concept really.
Simple is a concept that eludes him. It's why I think a trip to Knowville will help him/her out.
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202469 Jul 14, 2013
"Join the community".
WooHoo.
Another banning!
Excellent.
I'm up to 7, now...
:-D
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202471 Jul 14, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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A post of yours I was responding to disappeared. I looked back, all your posts were gone. We know the drill by now. But what I don't understand is why they pick on only one person at a time. I seem to be getting a pass so far today. Looks like you're it today. Ah good times! Shows they love us.
I love it, when they show us the love...
It gives me a warm fuzzy....
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202472 Jul 14, 2013
I think I'm being shown the door next. When I try to post anything at all I get big red warnings to be nice.

Ah good times!
laughing man

Luton, UK

#202473 Jul 14, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Joanie Baloney.
If you don't mind, I'll borrow that a time or two.
laughing man

Luton, UK

#202474 Jul 14, 2013
rage boi wrote:
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Pity, guess you'll just have to 'tag team' with another bigot..POS
Actually, you're the steaming pile of fecal matter.

That you have to run to a former fry cook for help speaks volumes about your mental health.

You people claim to be normal and you're everything but...

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#202475 Jul 14, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Really...for such an advanced intellect such as yourself, such a comparison as that is clearly the province of a lesser mind. We're discussing the basic unit of society.
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See above.
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So the enlightened ideology that ended slavery is, again, comprable to treating "LGBT" citizens equally. I see so LGBT citizens were once slaves?
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"Gay" as a virtually exclusive reference to homosexuality is relative new. Perhaps we should revert to the previous definition of a "gay man", a womanizer. Ironic is it? Equality means we treat ALL men as men, and ALL women as women. Not a man as a woman, or vice versa.
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Yet u ask not for equal treat in regards to marriage, but for something else. You seek to redefine the definition of marriage in order to conform with your notion of "equality", not equality as it applies to anyone else of your sex. If we are to treat all men equally, as all women, then each sex has the same right to enter into a legally recognized union of husband and wife, recognized, and valid nationwide. So which is it? Do u want special treatment, or to be treated like any other man in this regard?
--Oh God... Here we go again... "Marriage is the basic unit of our society! There has never been and will never be a more important and key idea with regards to the entire human race." Please, you drama queen... Marriage is a manmade construct. Any two people can fall on top of one another and spit out a child. That's been happening since the beginning of time.
Spare me the histrionics.

--LGBT people were not enslaved, unless they were gay slaves. But neither were women, religious minorities, or the disabled. Yet we extend civil and equal rights to each one of these populations.

--Stop playing with semantics... Marriage has always been and will always be a manmade social and legal union between two or more people; depending on when your lived and where you lived. The way it has looked has varied widely over the eons. Allowing same-sex partners to benefit from the laws that protect married couples in this country is yet another rendition of marriage. Denial of marriage between same-sex partners has been based on the false and long held belief that homosexuals are disordered. We no longer hold those beliefs--at least those in the medical, psychiatric, biological, and other scientific communities.
Laws are based on facts. And the facts clearly show that openly gay individuals do not suffer "personal angst or social disability"--the basis for determining if a human characteristic is a mental or physical disorder.
laughing man

Luton, UK

#202476 Jul 14, 2013
Rocky Hudsony wrote:
But, if you wish to mate with some.....thing, may I suggest a trip to Knoxville?
I hear tell that Knoxville smells like Crisco this time of year.
pinky

Covina, CA

#202477 Jul 14, 2013
Ah, ya sound like some kind of bottomless racists, take turns and shut up.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202478 Jul 14, 2013
f you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!

English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité
Mikey Loves Black Dick

Raleigh, NC

#202480 Jul 14, 2013
Mikey wrote:
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Pity, guess you'll just have to 'tag team' with another bigot..POS
While you're getting spit roasted by Sharpton & Jackson
laughing man

Luton, UK

#202481 Jul 14, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
f you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud....
Such irony. I absolutely loathe the sound of French speakers, and the Chinese are a close second, with their 72 thousand variations of "how".

And then there's Lisping Brucie with "rathist" and "thivil rigthths"...
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202482 Jul 14, 2013
laughing man wrote:
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I hear tell that Knoxville smells like Crisco this time of year.
Used Crisco...
Rocky Hudsony

Wooster, OH

#202483 Jul 14, 2013
pinky wrote:
Ah, ya sound like some kind of bottomless racists, take turns and shut up.
Why would you call me "bottomless"?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202484 Jul 14, 2013
laughing man wrote:
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If you don't mind, I'll borrow that a time or two.
Feel free. Joanie Baloney is a particularly nasty little piece of work who needs all the tough love we can give him.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#202485 Jul 14, 2013
Rocky Hudsony wrote:
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Why would you call me "bottomless"?
You probably shouldn't ask.

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