Va. AG: state marriage ban unconstitu...

Va. AG: state marriage ban unconstitutional

There are 62 comments on the Bellingham Herald story from Jan 23, 2014, titled Va. AG: state marriage ban unconstitutional. In it, Bellingham Herald reports that:

Virginia, widely considered a battleground state in the nationwide fight to grant same-sex couples the right to wed, will instead side with the plaintiffs who are seeking to have the ban struck down, a spokesman for Attorney General Mark Herring said in an email to The Associated Press.

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“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#1 Jan 23, 2014
the headline SHOULD rad...
Virginia A.G. sees great opportunity to self-promote, and takes it!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Jan 23, 2014
carey529 wrote:
the headline SHOULD rad...
Virginia A.G. sees great opportunity to self-promote, and takes it!
Like The Obamaniac with his crashing-and-burning Stalinist OBAMACARE !:)

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Jan 23, 2014
Congrats Virginia!

Summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.

No appeal due to Prop 8 SCOTUS precedent.

Virginia becomes the 18th with marriage equality.

YEAH!!!!
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#4 Jan 23, 2014
Go, gay rights, GO!!!!!!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jan 23, 2014
Of course the anti-gays are screaming bloody murder, even though the Gov & AG campaigned on marriage equality.

And of course they conveniently ignore the fact that the previous AG chose not to defends some laws in court as well because he deemed them unconstitutional.

So it's okay when the GOPasaurs do it, but not when the Dems do it?

Typical hypocritical Republicans.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Jan 23, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Congrats Virginia!
Summary judgment in favor of the plaintiffs.
No appeal due to Prop 8 SCOTUS precedent.
Virginia becomes the 18th with marriage equality.
YEAH!!!!
It hasn't happened yet. And what we need is not to do this in the remaining 32 states, but have SCOTUS rule that marriage is a fundamental right for ALL Americans in ALL states, protected by the U.S. Constitution.

I see no benefit in doing this on a piecemeal basis.
Duh

United States

#7 Jan 23, 2014
How is this a big deal? The AG said he was for same sex marriage and fighting against LGBT discrimination during his campaign. I guess he is a man of his words.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Jan 23, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
It hasn't happened yet. And what we need is not to do this in the remaining 32 states, but have SCOTUS rule that marriage is a fundamental right for ALL Americans in ALL states, protected by the U.S. Constitution.
I see no benefit in doing this on a piecemeal basis.
Don't worry, there are more than enough Republican controlled states which well defend their ban in court- UT & OK come to mind, and are much farther along.

The SCOTUS will have more than enough opportunity to take a marriage case- IF they actually want to.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Jan 23, 2014
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't worry, there are more than enough Republican controlled states which well defend their ban in court- UT & OK come to mind, and are much farther along.
The SCOTUS will have more than enough opportunity to take a marriage case- IF they actually want to.
I'M NOT a Republican. And I have always believed that marriage is a fundamental right of all Americans which is protected under the U.S. Constitution. I would rather see SCOTUS issue a ruling stating that fact sooner rather than later, instead of these individual state by state battles. Unless you want to continue these state by state battles for the next 43+ years ???

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#10 Jan 23, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I'M NOT a Republican. And I have always believed that marriage is a fundamental right of all Americans which is protected under the U.S. Constitution. I would rather see SCOTUS issue a ruling stating that fact sooner rather than later, instead of these individual state by state battles. Unless you want to continue these state by state battles for the next 43+ years ???
SCOTUS would have no constitutional basis for ruling against same-sex marriage. But I'm sure Scalia, Thomas and the other anal-retentives can come up with something.

Since: Dec 06

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#12 Jan 23, 2014
The U.S. Constitution does not support homosexuality at all.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#13 Jan 23, 2014
DebraJMSmith wrote:
The U.S. Constitution does not support homosexuality at all.
But the United States Declaration Of Independence does, and that predates the U.S. Constitution by many years.

:)
Professor Kingsfield

Sweden

#14 Jan 23, 2014
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration, which isn't law, and he also authored a criminal law whereby all homosexuals would have their balls cut off. The other Founding Fathers all wrote laws to punish homosexuality by death.

Sheeples' AIDS meds are too strong: he ran around claiming this was the 18th state when it isn't.

Ya got played again, ya dope ya!

HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE HEHEHE
Professor Kingsfield

Sweden

#15 Jan 23, 2014
Stuck on 17!
by Sheeples

LMFAO

Get ready to hear that for a LONG time as the politicians play you and take your money.

Also, Sheeples, I heard you were a Seahawks fan.

How many Seahawks are making videos about being visited by Jesus and hating homosexuals?

Go Seahawks!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jan 23, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I'M NOT a Republican. And I have always believed that marriage is a fundamental right of all Americans which is protected under the U.S. Constitution. I would rather see SCOTUS issue a ruling stating that fact sooner rather than later, instead of these individual state by state battles. Unless you want to continue these state by state battles for the next 43+ years ???
I never said you were a republican (paranoid much?). I said there are plenty of GOP controlled states which will push these cases to the SCOTUS eventually.

In the end it's up to the SCOTUS to decide when they want to take a case.

I don't think they're in any hurry.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Jan 23, 2014
DebraJMSmith wrote:
The U.S. Constitution does not support homosexuality at all.
Of course it does, dopey. Unless the constitution specifically denies a right, it gives its tacit approval.

In your fevered imagination, it would be illegal to be homosexual. The constitution doesn't even deny the right to be an idiot. You're in the clear.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Jan 23, 2014
Professor Kingsfield wrote:
Stuck on 17!
by Sheeples
LMFAO
Get ready to hear that for a LONG time as the politicians play you and take your money.
Also, Sheeples, I heard you were a Seahawks fan.
How many Seahawks are making videos about being visited by Jesus and hating homosexuals?
Go Seahawks!
The only question is which state will be the 18th to officially allow same-sex couples to marry.

The leading contenders so far are UT, OK, NV, VA, MI, PA, OH, & OR.

I'm more than content to let things play out until we have a winner.

As long as they play hard on the field, I couldn't care less what they do off field.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#20 Jan 23, 2014
Professor Kingsfield wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration, which isn't law, and he also authored a criminal law whereby all homosexuals would have their balls cut off. The other Founding Fathers all wrote laws to punish homosexuality by death.
Sheeples' AIDS meds are too strong: he ran around claiming this was the 18th state when it isn't.
Ya got played again, ya dope ya!
HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE HEHEHE
The compost heap called. They miss you.
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#21 Jan 23, 2014
Elections have consequences. Virginia right-wing extremists are finding that out, as sane people are now in charge and will not further their hateful agenda.

Good call!
fingiswold

Newark, OH

#22 Jan 23, 2014
Professor Kingsfield wrote:
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration, which isn't law, and he also authored a criminal law whereby all homosexuals would have their balls cut off. The other Founding Fathers all wrote laws to punish homosexuality by death.
...blah, blah....
Cite these laws, scumbag.

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