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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201892 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

#199468 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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You are really stupid. It's kinda funny.
No, monogamous marriage is not a person, but people should have equal rights WRT to it. Get it? Since a man can marry a woman, a woman should have that same right. Since a woman can marry a man, a man should have that same right.
Nobody can marry more than one person. Should they be able to? Well, why not find a forum where polygamy is the subject, and talk about it?
People should also have equal rights "WRT" polygamy. Get it?

Why are you a hypocrite? Why do you attempt to censor me?

As far as going to another forum, no. This is a perfectly good marriage equality forum. Why do you attempt to censor me? Afraid of something?
Bruno

Redondo Beach, CA

#199469 Jul 1, 2013
Hey Ho, funny how you of all people in here keep calling others "stupid" lol and keep biting those "N" Toe-Nails ... have a banana
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#199470 Jul 1, 2013
Bowser wrote:
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Yet it exists.
Wow man, deep.

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“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

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#199471 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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You are really stupid. It's kinda funny.
No, monogamous marriage is not a person, but people should have equal rights WRT to it. Get it? Since a man can marry a woman, a woman should have that same right. Since a woman can marry a man, a man should have that same right.
Nobody can marry more than one person. Should they be able to? Well, why not find a forum where polygamy is the subject, and talk about it?
What, you don't want to take responsibility for the can of worms dumbing down marriage opened up???

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#199472 Jul 1, 2013
Bowser wrote:
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Wow that is some crazy stuff.
What's your point?
Brucie the gay parrot

Luton, UK

#199473 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
And still, not one rational argument against gay marriage. Come on folks, this forum has been around for almost 3 years, and still not one rational argument against gay marriage.
I have to chuckle when people on the news say stuff like "Changing the definition of marriage will change the definition of marriage." (Well, um, duh)
"This is the first time marriage has ever been redefined" (A lie) or "Every major religion is against it." (Even if true, it doesn't matter. If you are not a member of a religion, you shouldn't have to follow its dictates.)
No rational argument!

No rational argument!

I can't see!

I can't see!!!!

Save me, Der Sphincter!!!!!

SQUAWWWWKKKKK!!!!!
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#199474 Jul 1, 2013
Brucie the gay parrot wrote:
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No rational argument!
No rational argument!
I can't see!
I can't see!!!!
Save me, Der Sphincter!!!!!
SQUAWWWWKKKKK!!!!!
Too funny!

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#199475 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Do you sit around thinking, "Hey, wait, I can come up with something even dumber to post."?
Dumber than you? Impossible!
Whatever definition of marriage the state has with the gender removed
That.... makes....NO SENSE!
. Because including gender violates equal protection.
Uhhhh...huh.....let's put urinals in the women's locker room too, and sanitary napkin dispensers in the men's room.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#199476 Jul 1, 2013
Bowser wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet it exists.
So do male lesbians, tofurkey, and soy bacon.
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#199477 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Do you sit around thinking, "Hey, wait, I can come up with something even dumber to post."?
No. You shouldn't either. It's why you come across so dumb.
Bowser

Long Beach, CA

#199478 Jul 1, 2013
Additional progress is already being made:

Michigan's voter-approved gay marriage ban will face a trial after a federal judge declined a motion by the state to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the prohibition. Citing last week's Supreme Court decision that effectively gives federal marriage benefits to same-sex marriages in states where they're already legal, the judge declared that the "plaintiffs are entitled to their day in court and they shall have it.” It looks like this is one of what will likely be many court challenges to state gay marriage bans in the wake of the SCOTUS decisions.
RELATED: Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Gay Marriage
The lawsuit in question began as an adoption case: the two plaintiffs, Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, both nurses, are an unmarried couple living with each other in a house they own together. Each has at least one adopted child, but they're barred by state law from adopting each other's kids (only single people or married couples may adopt in Michigan, meaning that one, but not both, members of an LGBT couple may adopt). And, similar to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy's decision on the DOMA case, the lawsuit alleges that the state law violates the equal protection clause in the Fourteenth Amendment. Later, the suit was amended to include a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, too, also citing equal protection and due process. That ban, passed by voters in 2004, amended the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages and civil unions.
Here's more from federal Judge Bernard Friedman's decision:
"Plaintiffs’ equal protection claim has sufficient merit to proceed. The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. Jun. 26, 2013), has provided the requisite precedential fodder for both parties to this litigation. plaintiffs are prepared to claim Windsor as their own...And why shouldn’t they? The Supreme Court has just invalidated a federal statute on equal protection grounds because it “place[d] same-sex couples in an unstable position of being in a second-tier marriage.” Id. slip op. at 23. Moreover, and of particular importance to this case, the justices expressed concern that the natural consequence of such discriminatory legislation would not only lead to the relegation of same-sex relationships to a form of second-tier status, but impair the rights of “tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples” as well. Id. This is exactly the type of harm plaintiffs seek to remedy in this case."
Ralphee

Covina, CA

#199479 Jul 1, 2013
Ralph Patton doesn't understand that people like him live in a Racists city called Glendora so he don' see no harm?

A young girl in the South uttering a word that is now taboo (for whites only) is not a racist 50 years later.

Ralph Patton, Glendora, California
Brucie the gay parrot

Luton, UK

#199480 Jul 1, 2013
Bowser wrote:
Additional progress is already being made:
Regression is Progress!

pillow biter!!

Hurt me baby!!!!

Space Age!

Sphincter Age!!!!

SQUAWWWWKKKK!!!!!!
Paula Deen

Covina, CA

#199481 Jul 1, 2013
Paula Deen today pushed to have her case dismissed part of a racial discrimination lawsuit, the one in which she confessed to using the N-word in a deposition.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#199482 Jul 1, 2013
Bowser wrote:
Additional progress is already being made:
Michigan's voter-approved gay marriage ban will face a trial after a federal judge declined a motion by the state to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the prohibition. Citing last week's Supreme Court decision that effectively gives federal marriage benefits to same-sex marriages in states where they're already legal, the judge declared that the "plaintiffs are entitled to their day in court and they shall have it.” It looks like this is one of what will likely be many court challenges to state gay marriage bans in the wake of the SCOTUS decisions.
RELATED: Poll: Majority of Americans Approve of Gay Marriage
The lawsuit in question began as an adoption case: the two plaintiffs, Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, both nurses, are an unmarried couple living with each other in a house they own together. Each has at least one adopted child, but they're barred by state law from adopting each other's kids (only single people or married couples may adopt in Michigan, meaning that one, but not both, members of an LGBT couple may adopt). And, similar to Supreme Court Justice Kennedy's decision on the DOMA case, the lawsuit alleges that the state law violates the equal protection clause in the Fourteenth Amendment. Later, the suit was amended to include a challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, too, also citing equal protection and due process. That ban, passed by voters in 2004, amended the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages and civil unions.
Here's more from federal Judge Bernard Friedman's decision:
"Plaintiffs’ equal protection claim has sufficient merit to proceed. The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. Jun. 26, 2013), has provided the requisite precedential fodder for both parties to this litigation. plaintiffs are prepared to claim Windsor as their own...And why shouldn’t they? The Supreme Court has just invalidated a federal statute on equal protection grounds because it “place[d] same-sex couples in an unstable position of being in a second-tier marriage.” Id. slip op. at 23. Moreover, and of particular importance to this case, the justices expressed concern that the natural consequence of such discriminatory legislation would not only lead to the relegation of same-sex relationships to a form of second-tier status, but impair the rights of “tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples” as well. Id. This is exactly the type of harm plaintiffs seek to remedy in this case."
What do we, as a society say, to the "tens of thousands of children" being raised by their OWN biological mother and father within the context of a plural marriage, that their parents are relegated to second class citizenship status because their marriage us not legally recognized?
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#199483 Jul 1, 2013
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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Do you sit around thinking, "Hey, wait, I can come up with something even dumber to post."?
Whatever definition of marriage the state has with the gender and species removed. Because including gender and species violates equal protection.
Rose_NoHo.

But what about the cute litter of puppies that are always whimpering that Big Government won't let the Honey of my choice, Bowser, and myself adopt? What kind of equal protection is THAT?

Incidentally, how do we answer those who say the concept of two persons of the same SEX "marrying" one another is even dumber?

Ronald
PinataSticks

Covina, CA

#199485 Jul 1, 2013
Looks like the last piñata is still hanging and getting wacked over and over again.

Fear-driven rhetoric killing the GOP

Political climate contributes to the problem was bizarre, with the references to the elite ruling class by the Republican Party in California.

Give it up GOP, RNC and Tea Party boobs the Republicans are not liked in California at all.

Instead they are the sticks hitting themselves over and over again.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#199486 Jul 1, 2013
Speak the Truth wrote:
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Let the truth come out.
What's your point Bowser?
laughing man

Luton, UK

#199487 Jul 1, 2013
Paula Deen wrote:
Paula Deen today pushed to have her case dismissed part of a racial discrimination lawsuit, the one in which she confessed to using the N-word in a deposition.
Let's get back on topic, shall we?

How come the pillow biters are giving Alec Baldwin a pass?
Frankie Rizzo

Hayward, CA

#199491 Jul 1, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Nice one.
:-D
They say about polygamy "you can't count". I say back "you can't tell a man from a woman". They scream "HATER!"

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