Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201808 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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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Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191397 May 8, 2013
Bruno wrote:
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Thank you, we couldn't have said it better!!!.... You earned another banana, now go
You go, boy!
:-D
Big D

Modesto, CA

#191398 May 8, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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And, of course, you base your "low opinion" of his marriage on his position. As a true American would do. "You only matter if you believe what I believe", right? And, "Anyone who disagrees with The Big D can go to hell", right?
Not at all, I base it on the fear he has for his marriage, that others being able to marry will damage his marriage so very much, it must be terribly fragile
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191399 May 8, 2013
just the facts wrote:
<quoted text>why you mad Frank? Flat tire on your chair? Tell us the one how you where a War hero when the Nazi's bombed Pearl Harbor
Oh, hell no. Tell me that you don't really think it was the Nazis....
Big D

Modesto, CA

#191400 May 8, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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This from the People's Republic of California. Helllloooooooo.....the people put the issue on the ballot and voted twice in the affirmative. Those pesky patriots voted for this:
"only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."
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American by birth, Italian by the grace of God. College grad. Former military reservist. Married with children.....
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Grandma and Grandpa would be proud. Oh wait they were naturalized citizens.
dead wrong, there are 18,000 legally recognized same sex marriages in California right now
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191401 May 8, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Oh alright. The VC overran the camp. Jizzy was cowering in one of the hootches. He was scared as hell but he had a plan! He got naked, painted his dick purple with iodine from the first aid kit and ran out among them, surrendering. They laughed and took turns sodomizing him and until they were all spent. The End.
Oh hell yes! Whistles from the crowd, for that one!
:-D Thanks for that...
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191402 May 8, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Don't forget the voters, they too were dead, or at least their wiil, was, on arrival . Oh wait I forgot, your patriotism isn't invoked for the voters.
His patriotism only counts for those marching in lock step with him. The rest of us can go to hell.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#191403 May 8, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Oh, hell no. Tell me that you don't really think it was the Nazis....
He does. Jizzy thinks it was the Nazis that bombed Pearl Harbor. He's embarrassed now, and won't be posting.
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191404 May 8, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Wait a minute..... all that whining you did about polygamy was because.......?
Whining? You must have me confused with someone else. But, if we are to allow for SSM, then we must also allow for poly and incest, as it is only right. Change the rules for some, then we must change for all. Anything else would be elitist. It would be discriminatory. Tantamount to saying that Mexican illegals can be Americans, but not Honduran illegals. I'm sure that you understand that.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#191405 May 8, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Oh hell yes! Whistles from the crowd, for that one!
:-D Thanks for that...
Poor Jizzy. He's the "butt" of a lot of jokes.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#191406 May 8, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Please, define the word "fear" as you misuse it, in here? Because, I'm beginning to suspect that we're not speaking the same language. I'm using English, and I wish to understand your language, as well.
Well, I think there are several things that folks might be afraid of.

1.) I keep hearing evangelicals talk about how God is going to rain down His judgment on our country if we continue to give in to the "gay agenda. So, I'm sure that there are people out there who are afraid of that.

2.) I've certainly heard people talk about how gay people want to indoctrinate their children--turn them gay. So, I'm sure that's also a source of fear.

3.) There's the fear of change; the fear of doing something different.

4.) Some people seem to think that same-sex marriage will impact the family. They believe that it will somehow sully the "sanctity of marriage".

5.) Regardless of what most educated people know about HIV/AIDS, there is still the fear catching the disease through associating with gay people.

6.) And I've brought up the fear that I believe some "straight" men have when it comes to homosexuality. Some self-loathing, closeted gay men who live a heterosexual lifestyle fear being outed. They fear having to face their own inner demons.

7.) I think some insecure straight people fear being around gays. They fear that a gay person is going to "hit on" them. They have this idea that gay people think of everybody as a potential sexual conquest.(As an aside, what I always find funny is that it's the most unattractive guys who are afraid that some gay man is going to make a pass at them. What's up with that?)

That's 7 fears that I can come up with right off the bat. Maybe you can think of others.
Praise Jesus

Harrisonburg, VA

#191407 May 8, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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He does. Jizzy thinks it was the Nazis that bombed Pearl Harbor. He's embarrassed now, and won't be posting.
I like you because you are funny.
Praise Jesus

Harrisonburg, VA

#191408 May 8, 2013
Rock Hudson wrote:
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Whining? You must have me confused with someone else. But, if we are to allow for SSM, then we must also allow for poly and incest, as it is only right. Change the rules for some, then we must change for all. Anything else would be elitist. It would be discriminatory. Tantamount to saying that Mexican illegals can be Americans, but not Honduran illegals. I'm sure that you understand that.
I agree
Praise Jesus

Harrisonburg, VA

#191409 May 8, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Poor Jizzy. He's the "butt" of a lot of jokes.
This Jizzy poster enjoys attacking any God loving heterosexual.
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191410 May 8, 2013
Big D wrote:
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I am opposed to you BIG government types, the ones that want to get into our personal lives and tell us who we can marry and who we cant.
You cannot be serious? LOL Me? Big government type? You're having a laugh, now, mate. You're the ones using the government to legislate society, not me. You're the ones asking the government to step in and "protect" the SSM crowd, not me. Please, get back onto the reality train.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#191411 May 8, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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Well, I think there are several things that folks might be afraid of.
1.) I keep hearing evangelicals talk about how God is going to rain down His judgment on our country if we continue to give in to the "gay agenda. So, I'm sure that there are people out there who are afraid of that.
2.) I've certainly heard people talk about how gay people want to indoctrinate their children--turn them gay. So, I'm sure that's also a source of fear.
3.) There's the fear of change; the fear of doing something different.
4.) Some people seem to think that same-sex marriage will impact the family. They believe that it will somehow sully the "sanctity of marriage".
5.) Regardless of what most educated people know about HIV/AIDS, there is still the fear catching the disease through associating with gay people.
6.) And I've brought up the fear that I believe some "straight" men have when it comes to homosexuality. Some self-loathing, closeted gay men who live a heterosexual lifestyle fear being outed. They fear having to face their own inner demons.
7.) I think some insecure straight people fear being around gays. They fear that a gay person is going to "hit on" them. They have this idea that gay people think of everybody as a potential sexual conquest.(As an aside, what I always find funny is that it's the most unattractive guys who are afraid that some gay man is going to make a pass at them. What's up with that?)
That's 7 fears that I can come up with right off the bat. Maybe you can think of others.
When I was a young 18 year old sailor, 160 lbs. of twisted steel and sex appeal and on liberty in San Francisco in the 60's, I was mercilessly hit upon. Didn't bother me, flattering really. Except when at the urinals in the bus station! Geez! I got stage fright for chrissakes. Had to wait until I got on the bus.
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191412 May 8, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
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Now where have I heard that before? History books? Yep.... it's the same ol' bitter whine....
You are SO afraid of change..... why does it scare you so much? If you can't change your mind, are you sure you still have one?
I'm no more afraid of change, or your types, than you are, of the dog shyte on the sidewalk. Are you afraid of the poo? Does it make you shriek? Of course not. you merely notice it, with disdain, and avoid stepping in it. No phobia, correct?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#191413 May 8, 2013
Praise Jesus wrote:
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I agree
Me two.

Since: Dec 09

Knoxville, TN

#191414 May 8, 2013
KiMare wrote:
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Gay twirl Bs.
Many transgendered function just fine without adjustment.
Homosexuality is a defective failure of mating behavior, not only exposed by the failure to mutually procreate, but also by the violent violation of sexual design.
Unlike a transgendered, you are attempting to impose 'surgery' on society to fix your defect. An imposter relationship imposed on marriage, and a pretend duplicated half of parenting at the expense of children.
So much for no negative impact...
Smirk.
Do you honestly believe 1/10th of the bullshit you say on here?

I mean seriously...
--"...defective failure of mating behavior"
--"...violent violation of sexual design"
--"...impose 'surgery' on society"
--"...pretend duplicated half of parenting..."

Do you see anyone else on this thread supporting this crap? At least most of the others on here who disagree with gay marriage have sense enough to know that you make this stuff up as you go.

When somebody comes up behind you and nails you in the ass, THEN you can talk about it being a "violent violation of sexual design".

Until that happens, don't knock it till you've tried it. Several million gay AND straight people can't be wrong.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#191415 May 8, 2013
Praise Jesus wrote:
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I like you because you are funny.
Thanks. I don't get much positive feedback. Most posters here fail to see my humor. Dummies.

Praise Jesus.
Rock Hudson

Wooster, OH

#191416 May 8, 2013
veryvermilion wrote:
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1.) "Some things should just be left as they were."
Why is that? We didn't leave slavery as it was. We didn't leave gender inequality as it was. Our economy has changed dramatically over the past couple of centuries.
Why is that "some things" should be left as they were, but "other things" are game for being changed?
2.) "...but when we start to change too many of the ingredients in a 'marriage', it's not that, anymore."
How does one change impact marriage? Seriously... Do you think heterosexual couples will be impacted by same-sex marriage? Do you think families will change?
I don't see the logic. Maybe I'm missing something.
I believe that as we change more and more, we are going in the wrong directions. Do you believe that our economy has gotten better, over time? I doubt that you do. Not all change is not necessarily right.

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