Arkansas group seeks to overturn gay marriage ban

Jun 27, 2013 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.kait8.com

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A group is asking the Arkansas attorney general's office to approve language for a ballot measure next year that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.

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Have they consulted with AFER, the HRC, Lambda Legal, the DNC and DCCC about this?
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Who gives a shit about all those wacko groups.

Why can't you gay sympathizers respect the will of the people of Arkansas on this matter?

A whopping 75% of the voters of Arkansas passed the Marriage Amendment in 2004. The 25% of you who don't like should move somewhere else.

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Why can't you gay sympathizers respect the will of the people of Arkansas on this matter?
A whopping 75% of the voters of Arkansas passed the Marriage Amendment in 2004. The 25% of you who don't like should move somewhere else.
Dear, the "will of the people" wasn't carved in stone back in 2004, merely written on paper and the law allows for the issue to be brought up again. Don't like the idea, move somewhere else.
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Bring it back up. That's fine! It will again fail, just like it did in 2004. This 'group' still won't have the numbers to overturn anything. They just flap their mouths so much that they sound like they do.

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Bring it back up. That's fine! It will again fail, just like it did in 2004. This 'group' still won't have the numbers to overturn anything. They just flap their mouths so much that they sound like they do.
So you pray, but much has changed in the last 9 years, even in Arkansas. The arguments that sold this discrimination in the first place aren't going to play so well this time around. Last year's election results should scream at you that you have a lot to worry about. You're going to be portrayed in terms of that angry, crazed mob of White folk outside Central High and your side is going to have a heck of a time not living up to it.
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Rick in Kansas wrote:
Dear, the "will of the people" wasn't carved in stone back in 2004, merely written on paper and the law allows for the issue to be brought up again. Don't like the idea, move somewhere else.
F*ck off Rick. You don't even live in our state.

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guest wrote:
Who gives a shit about all those wacko groups.
Why can't you gay sympathizers respect the will of the people of Arkansas on this matter?
A whopping 75% of the voters of Arkansas passed the Marriage Amendment in 2004. The 25% of you who don't like should move somewhere else.
Actually, the question should be who gives a s*** about morons who don't understand the US Constitution?

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
14th Amendment, Section 1
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amend...

"For a court to apply strict scrutiny, the legislature must either have significantly abridged a fundamental right with the law's enactment or have passed a law that involves a suspect classification."
http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/strict_scrutin...

Marriage has been held to be a fundamental right by the US Supreme Court on 14 separate occasions.
http://www.afer.org/blog/video-14-supreme-cou...

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If you don't like our countries laws, you can move. No one else should have to move to fit your bigoted and unconstitutional whims.
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If you don't like our countries laws, you can move. No one else should have to move to fit your bigoted and unconstitutional whims.
You can f*ck off too lides. You don't live in our state either.

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You can f*ck off too lides. You don't live in our state either.
I do live in the United States of America, and the US Constitution is no less applicable in your state than it is in New York.

I always love it when someone opens a response, as you did, with an invitation to **** off. Usually that means that they lack the mental capacity to offer a valid response regarding the topic at hand.
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Nope, it just means that shitbaggers like you need to mind your own f*cking business. This is a state issue and you don't live in my state. So again, f*ck off.

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>Nope, it just means that shitbaggers like you need to mind your own f*cking business. This is a state issue and you don't live in my state. So again, f*ck off.<

Mommy doesn't like it when little boys stomp their teeny tiny feetsies and have tantrums. Sounds like you desperately need a looong time-out.

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Nope, it just means that shitbaggers like you need to mind your own f*cking business. This is a state issue and you don't live in my state. So again, f*ck off.
Actually, equal protection is federally mandated, and you don't have a foot to stand upon. Your argument is completely lacking in rational foundation. Your state will lose, should this go to court. Equality will come to pass. They would be wise to save their money, and accept the inevitable. Likely within the next year another case will make its way to the US Supreme Court regarding existing same sex marriage bans. Given that the court said the following in US v Windsor:
"What has been explained to this point should more than suffice to establish that the principal purpose and the necessary effect of this law are to demean those persons who are in a lawful same-sex marriage. This requires the Court to hold, as it now does, that DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the liberty of the person protected by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution."

There is no reason to believe that they will find that state by state same sex marriage bans are any more constitutional.

Just how are your life or your rights negatively impacted if same sex couples are allowed to legally marry?

Once again, I find your immediate leap to condescending insults telling. If you had a valid argument, then you would be able to defend it.

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F*ck off Rick. You don't even live in our state.
That's sweet of you dumpling, but a pretty childish response. I may not live in Arkansas puddin', but I'll be more than happy to make a donation to the group behind this effort in your honor. Have a nice day.

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A whopping 75% of the voters of Arkansas passed the Marriage Amendment in 2004. The 25% of you who don't like should move somewhere else.
Its unconstitutional. Don't like it, leave the USA.
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Let's face it: Rush "I do drugs and its ok" limbaugh, ashcroft, cheney, rumsfeld, and mr.magic underpants mick romney, have done more damage to the openly racist Neo-cons that the Repubs have come to be identified as, than any other obstructionist jackboots could ever do...which is why the Reflublicans are called the party of "THAT South" now...not THE south, THAT South...all the screeching against taxes and gays are the dieing barks of increasingly insignificant people of the early 21st century...that's all the future gens will know them as...even the recent Supreme court ruling driven by Roberts is an example of determined the inbreds are in resisting social changes..you'd think they'd get over it and grow up already, but that's unlikely so long add their minds are ruled by Fear, not Reason

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