Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Gay Marri...

Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

There are 50 comments on the ABC News story from May 9, 2014, titled Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban. In it, ABC News reports that:

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Friday that the 2004 amendment violates the rights of same-sex couples by defining marriage as allowable only between a man and a woman.

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“Common courtesy, isn't”

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#1 May 9, 2014
This is fantastic news. How incredible that it's happening in Arkansas, of all places. Judge Piazza, you deserve the title, "Your Honor".

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#2 May 9, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
This is fantastic news. How incredible that it's happening in Arkansas, of all places. Judge Piazza, you deserve the title, "Your Honor".
And this at the State level......totally amazing!!!

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#3 May 9, 2014
Another one bites the dust!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 May 9, 2014
Well, we will obviously have to wait to see what the Arkansas Supreme Court has to say about this. No matter which way they rule, someone will appeal it to the federal court.

At this point it would be a welcome relief for SCOTUS to say they will decide the issue for everyone very soon.

“and how does this effect you?”

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#6 May 9, 2014
The Attorney General is such a hypocrite. He says he supports gay couples, but is expected to appeal. This of course, doesn't surprise me, he is just trying to give the illusion of support. Sorry, I'm not buying it.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 May 9, 2014
Kimberling wrote:
The Attorney General is such a hypocrite. He says he supports gay couples, but is expected to appeal. This of course, doesn't surprise me, he is just trying to give the illusion of support. Sorry, I'm not buying it.
I disagree. An attorney general has a legal, and moral, responsibility to uphold the law, whether he agrees with it or not.

Would you like Republican Attorneys General to refuse to uphold the laws that a Democratic legislature passes, because he doesn't agree with those laws, for moral reason or other reasons ?

How about a Republican POTUS refusing to uphold any laws that a Democratic Congress passes ?

That's not the way our system is supposed to work.

“Common sense prevails.”

Since: Mar 14

3rd rock from the sun.

#8 May 9, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
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And this at the State level......totally amazing!!!
Wow! Coming to a state near me ;0)
Pat Robertson s Fatwass

Philadelphia, PA

#9 May 9, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I disagree.
You don't know anything and you're wrong from start to finish here, as usual.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#10 May 9, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I disagree. An attorney general has a legal, and moral, responsibility to uphold the law, whether he agrees with it or not.
Would you like Republican Attorneys General to refuse to uphold the laws that a Democratic legislature passes, because he doesn't agree with those laws, for moral reason or other reasons ?
How about a Republican POTUS refusing to uphold any laws that a Democratic Congress passes ?
That's not the way our system is supposed to work.
No, F-F. Upholding the law and defending the law in court are two entirely different things. An AG is, yes, required to uphold the law. But when a court has declared it unconstitutional, it is the responsibility of the AG to determine whether an appeal is either appropriate or winnable. There is no requirement that an AG defend in court an unjust or unconstitutional law. It is for his/her expertise in determining things such as this that s/he is elected.
Sir Andrew

Honolulu, HI

#11 May 9, 2014
Kimberling wrote:
The Attorney General is such a hypocrite. He says he supports gay couples, but is expected to appeal. This of course, doesn't surprise me, he is just trying to give the illusion of support. Sorry, I'm not buying it.
Actually, I think he is trying to give the illusion of wanting to be re-elected.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#12 May 10, 2014
DebraE wrote:
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Wow! Coming to a state near me ;0)
Exactly:-)
Frick-N-Frack

Livermore, CA

#13 May 10, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
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Exactly:-)
Could it be yet another one bites the dust ? Lets hope so Ms. Rose ! ; )

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 May 10, 2014
Pat Robertson s Fatwass wrote:
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You don't know anything and you're wrong from start to finish here, as usual.
Another 7 seconds. Another screen name.

“and how does this effect you?”

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#16 May 10, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree. An attorney general has a legal, and moral, responsibility to uphold the law, whether he agrees with it or not.

Would you like Republican Attorneys General to refuse to uphold the laws that a Democratic legislature passes, because he doesn't agree with those laws, for moral reason or other reasons ?

How about a Republican POTUS refusing to uphold any laws that a Democratic Congress passes ?

That's not the way our system is supposed to work.
I don't see how any of that has to do with them expecting him to appeal this decision.

Since: Feb 10

Woodstock, Illinois

#17 May 10, 2014
Case after case in favor of equality. The Supreme Court needs to step in and do what they should have done in the DOMA decision, declare all of these bans unconstitutional. No need to waste any more time and money on all this legal maneuvering. There is no defense for bigotry.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#18 May 10, 2014
Ron431 wrote:
Case after case in favor of equality. The Supreme Court needs to step in and do what they should have done in the DOMA decision, declare all of these bans unconstitutional. No need to waste any more time and money on all this legal maneuvering. There is no defense for bigotry.
I agree.

Good post.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#19 May 10, 2014
Ron431 wrote:
Case after case in favor of equality. The Supreme Court needs to step in and do what they should have done in the DOMA decision, declare all of these bans unconstitutional. No need to waste any more time and money on all this legal maneuvering. There is no defense for bigotry.
Indeed. This is a done deal, already. Let's seal the deal and move on.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#20 May 10, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Another 7 seconds. Another screen name.
Says the person whose had at least five screen names.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#21 May 10, 2014
Ron431 wrote:
Case after case in favor of equality. The Supreme Court needs to step in and do what they should have done in the DOMA decision, declare all of these bans unconstitutional. No need to waste any more time and money on all this legal maneuvering. There is no defense for bigotry.
All in due time Mr Rabbit, all in due time, says the tortoise to the hare.

Consensus is a good platform to stand on sometimes. Ask the Roe v Wade veterans. We're better off in the end.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#22 May 10, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
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Says the person whose had at least five screen names.
UNTRUE.

And the only reason I changed screen names a long time ago, is because Topix for unexplained reasons stopped me from posting.

And at least I registered and you know EXACTLY where I am (32.963,-111.531).:)

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