Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,795

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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Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192188 May 15, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
And you will be one of the people folks laugh at in the future, like those that tried to stop women from voting.
If you want to know why people are leaving your churches, it is because hate does not sell as well as it used to.
YUK!YUK!YUK! HAR!HAR!HAR! So funny!

Woops! I forgot to wait until the future.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192189 May 15, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
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But heterosexuality isn't illegal, immoral, and it still is socially relevant to marriage.
I didn't say heterosexuality is illegal or immoral. I said many states have decided it is not legally, morally or socially RELEVANT to marriage.

Perhaps you should read it again more carefully. Ask for help.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#192190 May 15, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think it has hurt anyone, married or not. I'm not legally married, but I've lived happily with the same woman for 20 years.
well... that sort of is a marriage isn’t it.. in this state... common law?

It was a major flaw in their case, they claimed harm to marriage, but they could not bring anyone in who was actually harmed by it.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#192191 May 15, 2013
Congrats MN. Just one more reminder there isn't a rational argument against gay marriage. Even those against it have to start admitting their opposition is based purely on bigotry and superstition.

"Minnesota governor signs gay marriage bill"
http://za.news.yahoo.com/minnesota-governor-s...
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192192 May 15, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep
I am heterosexual, married, 18,000 same sex couples marrying in California didn’t hurt my marriage at all.( shrug )
"shrug" is right. Who cares.
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192193 May 15, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
<quoted text>
Bruno, I see you still the good nature person you've always been.
Do you live in Fortuna, Joe? Fine town. Is that old radio store still in business? C. Crane I think it is called.
Sheets

Covina, CA

#192195 May 15, 2013
Who care if your sleeping anyone at all, and if you are it's no ones business but your own.
makers marked

Covina, CA

#192201 May 15, 2013
Cuba,Guantánamo: 30 of the 100 hunger strikers now being tube-fed, let them who wish to meet their maker!

God speed on this one, less to worry about in the long run, put a GPS unit on them an drop them in their graves from bomber's.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#192202 May 15, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
<quoted text>
Too funny! Have no fear! I feel safe now.
I can see it now....the justices are just about to render an opinion...suddenly indescion sets in....a collective cry for help goes out. Meanwhile across the country, Big D is sitting reading the paper in stately Big D manor. He suddenly stands up upon hearing the cry for help. "I'm on my way.....I'll save the day....To the Big D cave" he yells out. Momments later, all across the county crowds gather, scanning the heavens, when suddenly someone shouts out, "It's a looney bird, it's a biplane.....no wait...IT'S BIG DEE!".
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192203 May 15, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
well... that sort of is a marriage isn’t it.. in this state... common law?
It was a major flaw in their case, they claimed harm to marriage, but they could not bring anyone in who was actually harmed by it.
California does not recognize common law marriage dummy. Perhaps you really don't know it all Big D?
Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192204 May 15, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
<quoted text>
I can see it now....the justices are just about to render an opinion...suddenly indescion sets in....a collective cry for help goes out. Meanwhile across the country, Big D is sitting reading the paper in stately Big D manor. He suddenly stands up upon hearing the cry for help. "I'm on my way.....I'll save the day....To the Big D cave" he yells out. Momments later, all across the county crowds gather, scanning the heavens, when suddenly someone shouts out, "It's a looney bird, it's a biplane.....no wait...IT'S BIG DEE!".
LMAO!

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#192205 May 15, 2013
Joe Fortuna wrote:
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It use to be against the law for people of different races to marry just because most people didn't like it. Do you think that made it right?
So one's "race" is comparable to one's sex? How many races are there? How many sexes are there? What specific racial combinations were barred from marrying? Who would a person of mixed race marry? Can a mixed race/ethnicity opposite sex couple, accept each other as husband and wife, as a same race opposite sex couple would? Should racial segregation within marriage be used to justify gender segregation within marriage? Why is the former unacceptable, but not the latter?

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#192206 May 15, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
I find it difficult to see the logic of defending monogamous marriage as the historic norm when the laws of many states have already departed from the principle that it is heterosexual, monogamous marriage that is essential to social stability.
Put simply, if heterosexuality is no longer legally, morally or socially relevant to marriage, why should monogamy continue to be so important?
P.S. I am posting about marriage equality which is NOT off topic like magic trees, ribs etc. that Big D harps on and on about. So hold the whining.
Thanks Frankie...that still sums up the issue.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#192207 May 15, 2013
The Exterminator 6 wrote:
<quoted text>Yes.
I am heterosexual, you are not. You are a closet gay. The 12,000 remaining same sex couples with faux marriages in California did not hurt me either. We still see you all as a freak show and in fact, our opinions of you gays have lessened. Also, the gays dying of AIDS and SUICIDE did not hurt my marriage either. So, should I not care about that too.(shrug)
Wrong

I happen to be straight, I am very comfortable with my sexuality and so do not feel threatened by gay Americans in any way at all, the difference between you and I is that I am a patriot, I actually believe in justice, freedom and equality.

I also support equal rights for black people, I don’t happen to be black

I support women’s equality and treatment, I am not a woman

You cannot separate what you yourself are from what you support in your tiny pea brain, but most of us Americans can.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#192209 May 15, 2013
The Exterminator 6 wrote:
<quoted text>Not a chance, which proves that you are politically illiterate.
When the Supreme Court upholds Prop 8 it will become the state constitution and it can not be removed with a simple majority vote. You sore losers will have to either deal or get 2/3 popular vote and 2/3 state legislative vote.
What will also happen is that sleeping giants will awaken, the Mormon Church, the Catholic church and the congregation of all US churches will draw a line in the sand and start pushing back. We will force a vote in all states wherein a popular vote is still possible and write into their constitution as well.
Did you want to make a wager?:)

Either the supreme court will overturn Prop 8, or it will be overturned in the next election cycle by ballot measure.

I may pity suckers, but I am not above making money off of them :)
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#192211 May 15, 2013
The Exterminator 6 wrote:
<quoted text>Please explain to all how come the APA has a LGBT resource center, if homosexuality is not a mental disorder.
When the APA was asked for studies and evidence of this alleged harm they finally admitted that there was none.
Of course, you do not want to hear this. You want gays to continue dying of AIDS for the cause and gays should commit suicide for you cause. That is sick.
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-presi...
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO FROM THE APA PRESIDENT IF YOU HAVE THE BALLS.
Now read:
A former president of the American Psychological Association (APA), who also introduced the motion to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness in 1975, says that the APA has been taken over by “ultraliberals” beholden to the “gay rights movement,” who refuse to allow an open debate on reparative therapy for homosexuality.
Dr. Nicholas Cummings was President of the APA from 1979 to 1980, and also served as a member of the organization’s Council of Representatives. He served for years as Chief of Mental Health with the Kaiser-Permanente Health Maintenance Organization, and is the author of the book “Destructive Trends in Mental Health: The Well-Intentioned Path to Harm.”
In an interview with representatives of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in late April, Cummings said that the organization’s problems began with the rejection of the Leona Tyler Principle, which required that all public positions of the APA be supported by scientific evidence.
The APA “started changing pretty drastically by the late 1980s,” said Cummings.“By the mid 1990s, the Leona Tyler principle was absolutely forgotten, that political stances seemed to override any scientific results. Cherry-picking results became the mode. The gay rights movement sort of captured the APA.”
Cummings says that the movement for “diversity” in the APA, which he endorsed, had resulted in a lack of diversity regarding heterosexuals...

“The first time it came up, and I was a member of [the] Council, this would have been, oh, 1975, because I remember that that’s when I made the resolution,” Cummings said.“I made the resolution that being gay was not a mental illness, that it was characterological. And it passed the Council of Representatives. And that was the first issue that came up. I also said with that, that the APA, if it passes this resolution, will also vote to continue research that demonstrates whatever the research demonstrates. Unbiased, open research. It was never done.”
In a second, briefer interview with NARTH on the same day, Cummings recalls his own work with homosexuals who wanted to leave the gay lifestyle during his tenure at Kaiser Permanente.
The Exterminator 6.

Good point. Many of us remember when, after the Soviet "Liberals" had butchered the Christian Czar and his little God-fearing Christian family, they then proceeded to politicize mental illness. Those who did not go along with the "Liberal" program were incarcerated in State run institutions where they were given "the treatment". Ultimately, more than 60 MILLIONS White European Christians were butchered who were butchered were NON-Homosexuals.

During the early days of the revolution in our own country, most White Christian Americans held to the idea that "it can never happen here". This was true even after the "Liberal" revolutionaries took to the street and had burned most major American cities throughout the 60s 70s. Those simple American Christians of faith were wrong. It IS happening here.

Here is a link to a web-site telling how Government licensed "psychiatrists" influenced the APA to quit viewing Homosexual behavior and lesbianism as treatable illnesses.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/93f4gjn

Ronald

Frankie Rizzo

Union City, CA

#192212 May 15, 2013
Big D wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you want to make a wager?:)
Either the supreme court will overturn Prop 8, or it will be overturned in the next election cycle by ballot measure.
I may pity suckers, but I am not above making money off of them :)
I suspect there's not much you are above when it comes to making money or getting your way.
FuJeus

Covina, CA

#192216 May 15, 2013
Hashville Skyline how did weed and country music get so cozy?
Lol

Glendora, CA

#192218 May 15, 2013
FuJeus wrote:
Hashville Skyline how did weed and country music get so cozy?
Yeah
Trayvon Orwell

Tempe, AZ

#192219 May 15, 2013
Celebrate Diversity!!!!

Until they disagree with you....

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