On New Year's Day, same-sex ceremonies begin in earnest in Md. As gay marriage becomes legal

James Scales, left, and William Tasker kiss during a marriage ceremony at City Hall in Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. Read more
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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#23 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Keep your sexist pet names to yourself....Im SIR American Infidel to you, buddy. In my opinion, and yes, I am entitled to MINE OWN OPINION....if youre gay, you have a great disdain, a deep hatred for who you really are and will never truly be happy with yourself.
You'll always be MISS American Infidel to us.......

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#25 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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youll always be azzhole to us.
or should I say overstretched a hole?
heeheheaha
Be as childish as you want, it won't stop us from marrying.

Of course we all know that's why you're being such a whiny little bitch; you know there is nothing you and your fellow anti-gays can do to stop the progression of marriage equality across America.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#27 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Note to readers:
Marriage equality is code word for homo marriage.
Carry on......
Yes, marriage equality for same-sex couples. We're all quite clear what it means, and over 50% of the country agrees, most recently in Maine, Washington, and Maryland.

“MONEY IS THE ROOT TO ALL ”

Since: Mar 09

HAPPINESS...BE RICH, BE HAPPY

#30 Jan 2, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Yes, marriage equality for same-sex couples. We're all quite clear what it means, and over 50% of the country agrees, most recently in Maine, Washington, and Maryland.
Like I said they are all liberal kook states that have force fed their agenda via fake activist judges sympathetic to your cause and corrupt politicians being paid off by gay lesbian groups.

SCOTUS will have the final say....and its not going to be good news for you and your kind.

Don't cry now...

heeheahaha

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#31 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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All of those states are corrupt liberal states that used left wing activists judges and corrupt politicians that were being paid off by gay lesbian groups to force feed their gay agenda. They're all being challenged and when it finally reaches SCOTUS those fake gay marriages will be deemed null and void...heeheehaha
Your prejudice fails to provide any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment as required by the constitution.

“MONEY IS THE ROOT TO ALL ”

Since: Mar 09

HAPPINESS...BE RICH, BE HAPPY

#32 Jan 2, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Your prejudice fails to provide any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment as required by the constitution.
According the laws as it is written, you already have equal treatment...you want special treatment, new laws that accommodate your chosen sexual lifestyle...no where in the Constitution provides special rights, protections for gays.

Look it up!
Larry

United States

#33 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
I blame this crap on Obama....he's emboldening these types and they are coming out of the closet in full force because they know they have a gay in the WH who supports them.
You got that right.
Larry

United States

#34 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Deep down inside, they're not really "happy"...because they know theyre living a lie and no piece of paper will eliminate the fact that their chosen lifestyle is a ruse, its fake, fraudulent and phoney and will always be frowned upon in any civilized society.
Well said!
Larry

United States

#35 Jan 2, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Actually most same-sex couples never even thought about marriage as a possibility until around the 1990's.
It never should have been possible and should never be! Homo marriage is a freaking joke and everyone knows it!

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#36 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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According the laws as it is written, you already have equal treatment...you want special treatment, new laws that accommodate your chosen sexual lifestyle...no where in the Constitution provides special rights, protections for gays.
Look it up!
The question is, can you deny equal treatment under the law to gay people. The constitution requires equal treatment for "all persons". It does not say, except for gay Americans.

Your prejudice fails to provide any legitimate governmental interest sufficient for denial of equal treatment as required by the constitution.

“MONEY IS THE ROOT TO ALL ”

Since: Mar 09

HAPPINESS...BE RICH, BE HAPPY

#37 Jan 2, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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The question is, can you deny equal treatment under the law to gay people. The constitution requires equal treatment for "all persons". It does not say, except for gay Americans.
It does not say especially for gay Americans either or specifically state gay Americans...you have equal treatment as a person just as any other person.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#38 Jan 2, 2013
"In the court’s final analysis, the government’s only basis for supporting DOMA comes down to an apparent belief that the moral views of the majority may properly be enacted as the law of the land in regard to state-sanctioned same-sex marriage in disregard of the personal status and living conditions of a significant segment of our pluralistic society. Such a view is not consistent with the evidence or the law as embodied in the Fifth Amendment with respect to the thoughts expressed in this decision. The court has no doubt about its conclusion: DOMA deprives them of the equal protection of the law to which they are entitled."

http://metroweekly.com/poliglot/57794777-DOMA...

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#39 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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It does not say especially for gay Americans either or specifically state gay Americans...you have equal treatment as a person just as any other person.
Again, it says "all persons". Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual.

The legal marriages of gay couples are not treated equally to the legal marriages of straight couples from the same jurisdiction. This is discrimination under the law. Clearly, the law does not currently treat "all persons" equally.

"The Court concludes that, based on the justifications proffered by Congress for its passage of DOMA, the statute fails to satisfy heightened scrutiny and is unconstitutional as applied to Ms. Golinski. Although the Court finds that DOMA is subject to and fails to satisfy heightened scrutiny, it notes that numerous courts have found that the statute fails even rational basis review."

"The Court finds that neither Congress' claimed legislative justifications nor any of the proposed reasons proffered by BLAG constitute bases rationally related to any of the alleged governmental interests. Further, after concluding that neither the law nor the record can sustain any of the interests suggested, the Court, having tried on its own, cannot conceive of any additional interests that DOMA might further."

"Prejudice, we are beginning to understand, rises not from malice or hostile animus alone. It may result as well from insensitivity caused by simple want of careful, rational reflection or from some instinctive mechanism to guard against people who appear to be different in some respects from ourselves."

Conclusion: DOMA "violates her right to equal protection of the law under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution" and is unconstitutional as applied to Ms. Golinski."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

“MONEY IS THE ROOT TO ALL ”

Since: Mar 09

HAPPINESS...BE RICH, BE HAPPY

#40 Jan 2, 2013
Not Yet Equal wrote:
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Again, it says "all persons". Marriage is a fundamental right of the individual.
The legal marriages of gay couples are not treated equally to the legal marriages of straight couples from the same jurisdiction. This is discrimination under the law. Clearly, the law does not currently treat "all persons" equally.
"The Court concludes that, based on the justifications proffered by Congress for its passage of DOMA, the statute fails to satisfy heightened scrutiny and is unconstitutional as applied to Ms. Golinski. Although the Court finds that DOMA is subject to and fails to satisfy heightened scrutiny, it notes that numerous courts have found that the statute fails even rational basis review."
"The Court finds that neither Congress' claimed legislative justifications nor any of the proposed reasons proffered by BLAG constitute bases rationally related to any of the alleged governmental interests. Further, after concluding that neither the law nor the record can sustain any of the interests suggested, the Court, having tried on its own, cannot conceive of any additional interests that DOMA might further."
"Prejudice, we are beginning to understand, rises not from malice or hostile animus alone. It may result as well from insensitivity caused by simple want of careful, rational reflection or from some instinctive mechanism to guard against people who appear to be different in some respects from ourselves."
Conclusion: DOMA "violates her right to equal protection of the law under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution" and is unconstitutional as applied to Ms. Golinski."
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
as a PERSON, you are treated equally under the law...Youre the one that wants to put yourself in specific categories, nowhere does it specify gay or straight...it says PERSON...what part of that do you fail to understand?

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#41 Jan 2, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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as a PERSON, you are treated equally under the law...Youre the one that wants to put yourself in specific categories, nowhere does it specify gay or straight...it says PERSON...what part of that do you fail to understand?
The legal marriage of two gay persons is not treated equally to the exact same marriage from the same jurisdiction, of two straight people. What part of that do you fail to understand?

DOMA requires discrimination, in violation of the 5th amendment.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#42 Jan 2, 2013
APA's Position: APA’s brief, in support of the plaintiffs/appellees, was joined by the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers and its Massachusetts Chapter, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The brief applies social science research to rebut some of the justifications offered for the prohibition in section 3 of DOMA of any federal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. Those justifications, involving procreation, the welfare of children and the like, are closely similar to those offered in cases defending states’ refusal to allow same-sex couples to marry. The amicus brief provides extensive psychological research on key points, including how homosexuality is a normal expression of human sexuality, is generally not chosen, and is highly resistant to change. Also provided is current scientific research on the nature of same-sex relationships, the role of child-rearing, and the stigma resulting from denying the label “marriage” to same-sex unions. For example, the brief cited psychological research showing that gay and lesbian parents are not any less fit or capable than heterosexual parents, and that their children are not less adjusted. The brief also addresses how denying federal recognition to legally married same-sex couples stigmatizes them. http://www.apa.org/about/offices/ogc/amicus/g...

Treating others as you want to be treated under the law harms no one, while prejudice and discrimination cause needless suffering and death.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#43 Jan 3, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Like I said they are all liberal kook states that have force fed their agenda via fake activist judges sympathetic to your cause and corrupt politicians being paid off by gay lesbian groups.
SCOTUS will have the final say....and its not going to be good news for you and your kind.
Don't cry now...
heeheahaha
It was the voters in Maine, Maryland, & Washington who voted in favor of marriage equality. I have no concerns about the SCOTUS since they'll overturn DOMA just like every lower court has.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#44 Jan 3, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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According the laws as it is written, you already have equal treatment...you want special treatment, new laws that accommodate your chosen sexual lifestyle...no where in the Constitution provides special rights, protections for gays.
Look it up!
Actually we don't have equal treatment, or our legal state marriages would be treated the same by the federal govt & all other states just as every other legal state marriage is.

Until that happens we don't have equality.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#45 Jan 3, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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as a PERSON, you are treated equally under the law...Youre the one that wants to put yourself in specific categories, nowhere does it specify gay or straight...it says PERSON...what part of that do you fail to understand?
As a person, I'm not treated equally, since my marriage isn't recognized by the federal govt.

You can squirm your way around that however you want, but that's why every court to date has overturned DOMA.

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