Gay marriage

Gay marriage

There are 61428 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Mar 28, 2013, titled Gay marriage. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two controversial cases involving whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry: Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on gay marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, which since 1996 has defined marriage for federal purposes as a union between a man and a woman.

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Since: May 09

Nonya!

#1315 Apr 5, 2013
American Lady wrote:
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Which poster has the STATE of North Carolina under their name?
duh?
Logic 101 :)
Common sense missing ???
Sorry to be SO blunt ...
BUT does ANYBODY have ANY ... anymore?
Not me....

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Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#1316 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Strawman Alert!!!!!
This has nothing to do with any of those groups....
Uh, that's not a straw man argument. What you are referring to is a false comparison. Just sayin.

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Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#1317 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Actually, those that don't follow JESUS CHRIST are not Chrisians...sorry...
Ah, the old "not a true Christian" chestnut. LOL. And yet you just got done claiming that, what was it? 80% of Americans are Christian? And yet now you say that some of them aren't "real" Christians. Which is it Fool? How many "real" Christians are there, and what is the true Christian template you are using to gauge who does and does not qualify?
American Lady

Danville, KY

#1318 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Not me....
Thanks for being 'so' honest!
For that I'll tell ya :)

RALFIS
Charlotte, NC
Reply »|Report Abuse|Judge it!|#1299 53 min ago

Have anyone considered that the Christians god simply doesn't exist and is complete bullshit so to force people not to marry just because your imaginary friend said so is foolish?

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Location hidden

#1319 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Oh, so incest marriages and polygamy should do the same right??...funny man...
You suck at this game.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#1320 Apr 5, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>there were many rulings on it being a right.
just because you do not agree with them does not mean it isn't a basic civil right.
And, 4 of the 9 agreed with me. It could have been 5 and this would have been a very different discussion. So, let's not be pompass about it. I am tryin go be honest about my feelings and show respect at the same time.

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Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#1321 Apr 5, 2013
The Worlds Biggest Lie wrote:
I can think of dozens of things consenting human beings do that is wrong.
I can think of dozens of ways to say "I don't give a damn." :)

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Planet Earth

#1322 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Oh, so incest marriages and polygamy should do the same right??...funny man...
Why, are you planning to advocate for their legalization?

You don't seem to have learned the government can indeed pass laws that infringe fundamental rights of citizens. The legal issue is that there must be a sufficiently compelling reason that's related to the goal the law is trying to achieve (based on a tier of tests that depend on the nature of the right and what classes or groups of citizens are impacted) to withstand a constitutional challenge based on due process and/or equal protection.

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Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#1323 Apr 5, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>
Which poster has the STATE of North Carolina under their name?
duh?
Logic 101 :)
Common sense missing ???
Sorry to be SO blunt ...
BUT does ANYBODY have ANY ... anymore?
Common sense, like common decency, is certainly missing from your posts. They're mostly made up of fake laughter, outrage, and hysteria it would seem...

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Since: Apr 08

Planet Earth

#1324 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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It was the acceptance of homosexuality that lead to Rome's downfall...sorry, you lose again...
One could make a more compelling argument that the official adoption of Christianity led to Rome's downfall. Be of course that doesn't provide the answer you need to support your failed argument.

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Since: Apr 08

Planet Earth

#1325 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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None of these 'accusations' are substaniable to deny marriage...sorry, if you support one form of non-traditional marriage...you are lying to say no other forms can be intergrated as well....liar...
You lack of education about the law doesn't make others liars, Fool. It does make YOU one, though.

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Since: Apr 08

Planet Earth

#1327 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Actually, this isn't about that...this is about us v them...you came late to the discussion....
And yet you seem to be regurgitating your past lie that gays somehow have a responsibility to advocate for all groups with marriage related grievances and aren't allowed to petition government based on their specific grievances alone.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#1328 Apr 5, 2013
United States Wedding Traditions

The United States has few wedding traditions that are totally unique to the U.S. Virtually all U.S. wedding traditions and customs have either been taken directly from a wide range of other countries and cultures – primarily European – or they have evolved from traditions in other nations.

This is certainly easily understood since the United States was originally populated by immigrants from many lands, primarily Europe. These immigrants brought their own wedding traditions with them, and these traditions, stirred in the melting pot of the United States, have slowly evolved into the traditional “American” wedding ceremony.

In truth, many people still retain many of their ethnic wedding traditions, and this, too, has become part and parcel of the “American” wedding ceremony. In the U.S. we are very comfortable in allowing a wide diversity of traditions and ceremonies.

There are a few things that all U.S. weddings have in common. To begin with, U.S. wedding ceremonies may be either religious or civil. Most **brides prefer a large and rather elaborate ceremony if it is their first wedding

http://www.worldweddingtraditions.com/locatio...

**
bride (brd)
n.
A woman[FEmale] who is about to be married or has recently been married.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/bride

not a lil pUnk boi!

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Planet Earth

#1329 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Strawman Alert!!!!!
This has nothing to do with any of those groups....
I was comparing your publicly announced feelings to those of past and present groups of bigots. It's both relevant and comparable as bigots almost always claim to be acting from "principle" and cite a need to "protect" tradition as a justification for their practice of discrimination.

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#1331 Apr 5, 2013
Terra Firma wrote:
And yet you seem to be regurgitating your past lie that gays somehow have a responsibility to advocate for all groups with marriage related grievances and aren't allowed to petition government based on their specific grievances alone.
Fool is not the most tightly wrapped fellow, their understanding of the law is quite childlike. They haven't ever offered a valid argument in defense of their position, preferring instead to advance absurd arguments that don't pertain to the topic at hand. One can attempt to better their understanding of the topic by addressing the facts, using logic, presenting reasonable explanations of the law and/or history, but there is none so blind as he who will not see.

If they take their screen name seriously, they should be in pursuit of themselves.

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Planet Earth

#1332 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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What are you talking about....No one said anyone was 'expendable'...where do you all get these lies from....
So you're calling your own words lies? I agree. You yourself stated certain countries could "afford to deconstruct", which most certainly implies such countries and their people are expendable.

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Nonya!

#1333 Apr 5, 2013
Terra Firma wrote:
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Why, are you planning to advocate for their legalization?
NOPE! I'll be right on the front lines fighting against them as I do ssm...believe that...
You don't seem to have learned the government can indeed pass laws that infringe fundamental rights of citizens. The legal issue is that there must be a sufficiently compelling reason that's related to the goal the law is trying to achieve (based on a tier of tests that depend on the nature of the right and what classes or groups of citizens are impacted) to withstand a constitutional challenge based on due process and/or equal protection.
This ain't one of those laws....

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Since: May 09

Nonya!

#1334 Apr 5, 2013
Terra Firma wrote:
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So you're calling your own words lies? I agree. You yourself stated certain countries could "afford to deconstruct", which most certainly implies such countries and their people are expendable.
The 'country', not the 'people'...are you on drugs????.....

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Since: May 09

Nonya!

#1335 Apr 5, 2013
Terra Firma wrote:
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I was comparing your publicly announced feelings to those of past and present groups of bigots. It's both relevant and comparable as bigots almost always claim to be acting from "principle" and cite a need to "protect" tradition as a justification for their practice of discrimination.
You were trying to group me into 'extremists' groups that have nothing to do with me or my ideals...you are a liar...

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Planet Earth

#1336 Apr 5, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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NOPE! I'll be right on the front lines fighting against them as I do ssm...believe that...
I do believe that. You've always demonstrated you find it easier to advocate discrimination against gays than to actually address the damage that heterosexuals have inflicted upon the institution of marriage that you strive so ineffectively to keep away from gays.
Get That Fool wrote:
This ain't one of those laws....
Unfortunately for you, it is. Your lack of knowledge of the law doesn't make your uninformed belief a fact.

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