Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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No, we are well aware of what is happening..
You may be, some of the folks on your side are obviously not.

The numbers are changing monthly, Delaware is about to recognize them, so is Nevada come the next election cycle, more nations are about to recognize them as well, it is in the news every day.

It is far too late to try and stop justice now.
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Great point! What's it prove again?
Get some substance for chrissakes Miss Ad Hominem.
You can't convert anyone into being gay, dumbass. Is it really THAT difficult for you to comprehend what you read? Jesus!
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Joisey is NY's funniest joke. You just need to say "Joisey" in NY and you'll get a laugh.
Not as big a laugh as your posts get!
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Which means that the real question is why should new SSC's be given something that the first 18K shouldn't have been given..
The real question is how far are you willing to twist reality to fit your fucked-up thought process. "Shouldn't have been given" is a rather bogus claim, since it was given by the State.

I am SO looking forward to reading about your head exploding when SCOTUS tosses Prop 8.
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You can't convert anyone into being gay, dumbass. Is it really THAT difficult for you to comprehend what you read? Jesus!
They donít comprehend that, they are so insecure in their own sexuality that they are afraid they will be "converted"

They are more afraid of you, than you are of them
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They donít comprehend that, they are so insecure in their own sexuality that they are afraid they will be "converted"
They are more afraid of you, than you are of them
Why would I be afraid of them? They are simple cowards and completely bereft of intellect.

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Really? I am sure that you can cite specifically where in Article III of the US Constitution the court is granted the power to "interpret law" or for that matter where they are granted the power to create "right's"?
Hell, how about you tell us where the Federal Judiciary found the authorization in Article III to HEAR the Prop 8 Case in the first place?
This was a State matter, not a Federal one.
Well, apparently a number of people who are a whole lot more knowledgeable about the matter than you or I have decided that it was worth hearing.

And 14 Supreme Court rulings that identified marriage to be a right of all U.S. citizens seems to be at odds with your beliefs.

Maybe you believe that you know more about law than these people. Is that the case? If so, why didn't you offer your services to the proponents of Proposition 8? Maybe you did. Maybe they didn't want it.
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France became the 14th country in the world to allow same-sex couples, when its parliament approved a law that has sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.

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Proposition 22 was a law enacted by California voters in March 2000 to restrict marriages to only those between opposite-sex couples. In May 2008, it was struck down by the California Supreme Court as contrary to the state constitution.

The Act was proposed by means of the initiative process. It was authored by the state senator William "Pete" Knight and is known informally as the Knight initiative. Voters adopted the measure on March 7, 2000 with 61% in favor to 39% against.[1] This large margin of victory surprised many, since a Field Poll immediately prior to the election estimated support at only 53%, with 40% against and 7% undecided.[2]

The Act added Section 308.5 of the Family Code, which read "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California". Because the Act was an ordinary statute, it could be struck down if it were inconsistent with the state constitution. This occurred on May 15, 2008 when the state supreme court, ruling on In re Marriage Cases, declared that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry.[3] This 4Ė3 decision invalidated Proposition 22 and some related California laws.

Despite the brevity of Proposition 22 (it added only fourteen words to the Family Code) its effect provoked debate long after its passage. In November 2008 California voters overturned the In re Marriage Cases decision by approving an amendment of the state constitution called Proposition 8.

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<quoted text>Stop being stupid, and accept LGBT people as your equals.
Why is it "LGBT", instead of "BGLT", the latter being in alphabetical order?
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<quoted text>Not as big a laugh as your posts get!
Thanks.
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You can't convert anyone into being gay, dumbass. Is it really THAT difficult for you to comprehend what you read? Jesus!
So, you should tell him you can't convert anyone to being gay dumb ass and prove it, you didn't do that you just called him stupid, Miss Ad Hominem

Is that really too difficult to understand? Jesus.
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Your life must truly be empty, if all you can do is to target a veteran that is handicapped, and finds entertainment of the internet. Sad, man, that's sad... At least try to go and find a life somewhere, I'm sure that you're not a crippled 75+ yr old man.
It's always funny when some clown like him, who is doing the exact same thing you are, tells you that you don't have a life like he does.

Jizzy does that too.
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<quoted text>Ranks right up there with the fundies who think that you can pray away being gay.
Ranks right up there with Jizzy!
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Xavier Breath wrote:
<quoted text>Why would I be afraid of them? They are simple cowards and completely bereft of intellect.
Like you're brave? Or intellectual?

Too funny.
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Why does X-Box get to write f***, when if I do it I get quickly banned. Rose_NoHo gets a pass on that too.

Just an observation. I'm not whining, I know the drill.
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So, you should tell him you can't convert anyone to being gay dumb ass and prove it, you didn't do that you just called him stupid, Miss Ad Hominem
Is that really too difficult to understand? Jesus.
Drug addled again, I see. Randy didn't 'prove' his point, but I am required to prove my point?
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Like you're brave? Or intellectual?
Too funny.
As funny as your walk.
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<quoted text>Why would I be afraid of them? They are simple cowards and completely bereft of intellect.
I agree, just mentioning that they are the ones filled with fear.

It is a lousy way to go through life
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<quoted text>Ranks right up there with the fundies who think that you can pray away being gay.
Reminds me of the time I was not expected to survive, someone asked if I would mind their praying for me.

My wife could not help but chuckle when I responded very softly ( all I could muster at the time under medication ) "only if you do it out loud"

Later she told me that particular response reassured her that I was going to be OK

She was right :)

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