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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Zoro wrote:
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"A hallmark of democratic self-government is that the people should discuss, debate, and vote on important policy matters. And in America their votes should count, except when they clearly violate the peopleís more settled will as expressed in the U.S. Constitution. Where the Constitution is silent, the task of a conscientious judge is to respect the constitutional authority of citizens and their elected officials.
Thatís whatís at stake in the two marriage cases on which the Supreme Court is expected to rule within the next week or so.
A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that ďa solid majority of Americans opposes a broad national right to same-sex marriage.Ē Americans do not want the Supreme Court to redefine marriage for the entire nation.
When did we as voters start voting on laws?
Are u unfamiliar with various state propositions that are put on the ballots at election time, like prop 22, and prop 8?
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I wouldn't trust the Media if they said the sun rises in the morning. Long ago they proved to be pinko activists. Seriously, when's the last time they stuck with the 5 W's and nothing else.

They played their final hand after the attacks of 2001. It wasn't one month(!) later they issued their "Diversity" standards, which was cover for appeasement and collaboration.

http://www.spj.org/divguidelines.asp

They truly are the Fifth Column.

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Those are mating dances, happens homosexually in animals too, thank you for making my point :)
Not at all, I actually know what I am talking about
here we go again comparing homosexually to animals. Some males in the animal world give birth, will that be the new norm too?
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Who done it?

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It is your opinion ( which counts for nothing ) that they are imposter relationships, I have more respect for their marriages than I have for your fearful little marriage.
The point is, that marriage is a legal contract, anything more than that is in the mind of those who marry. My own marriage means more to me than just the legal contract, I know others who think less of theirs. But my opinion of theirs is meaningless, just as your opinion of same sex marriages is meaningless.
That ss couples are a defective failure of mating behavior is no opinion.

You may want to dumb down marriage to a 'committed relationship of two people', but other than establishing an immediate discriminatory relationship, it will still not equate to marriage. Reality won't let it.

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We've been marching on a path towards equality and freedom since the American Revolution.
Freedom and equality is like the mythical monster, Hydra. Each time you cut off one head, two more grow back in its place.
Each time we feel that we've established freedom and equality for a particular group in this country, we see another group (or groups) of people who do not have access to certain rights that others take for granted.
You say that the benefits of marriage were not intended for gays. I say they were. They've been intended for gays since the foundation of this country.
However, it has taken over two-centuries for society to recognize this oversight. That's why you're seeing states pass laws to level the playing field for gays. That's why we're fighting in the courts to level the playing field. That's why we're educating the public about why the we need to level the playing field.
It will be level eventually. As you look around our country and at other countries, you can clearly see that the handwriting is on the wall. Equality WILL happen.
It hasn't been an easy process. Major change in ideology is never easy. There will be growing pains.
But that does not deter us from fighting for our rights.
You have freedom already.

However, ss couples will only ever be a mutually sterile, pointless duplicate gendered half of marriage. An appendage on the ass of a dog you call a leg.
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When did we as voters start voting on laws?
Partly to stem the actions of your activist assclowns of the 6th Circus.

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You have freedom already.
However, ss couples will only ever be a mutually sterile, pointless duplicate gendered half of marriage. An appendage on the ass of a dog you call a leg.
Ohhh... Someone's getting testy.
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Ohhh... Someone's getting testy.
Did you say you're getting testes?

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I've tried to take your definition apart, piece by piece to try to understand just what in the hell you're saying. But it makes no sense.
Please, take it apart, and show us where you are confused.

At the most basic essence, marriage is a cross cultural constraint on evolutionary mating behavior.
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Another episode has been aired on Vintage TV channels.
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That ss couples are a defective failure of mating behavior is no opinion.
You may want to dumb down marriage to a 'committed relationship of two people', but other than establishing an immediate discriminatory relationship, it will still not equate to marriage. Reality won't let it.
That legal marriage is a behavior in animals in moronic

That homosexuality is not a normal behavior in the animal kingdom is also provably incorrect

The only question here is one of legality do we single out a group of people and deny them equal rights. In a land where we make no prejudicial laws based on Race Creed, Color, Sex, Religion, Orientation or National origin

The answer is clear, and now a clear majority of Americans see that.

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That legal marriage is a behavior in animals in moronic
That homosexuality is not a normal behavior in the animal kingdom is also provably incorrect
The only question here is one of legality do we single out a group of people and deny them equal rights. In a land where we make no prejudicial laws based on Race Creed, Color, Sex, Religion, Orientation or National origin
The answer is clear, and now a clear majority of Americans see that.
Exactly all men are created equal, and all men have the right to marry, enter into a legally recognized relationship of husband and wife. All women have the same right as well. See, equal treatment. Yaaaaay, equality and justice for all.
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Are u unfamiliar with various state propositions that are put on the ballots at election time, like prop 22, and prop 8?
Yep, hey they where unconstitutional. No really, we don't vote on many laws. Thats what we have congress for.
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Yes he is. Jizzy is a moron from Illinois butting his cheap idiotic 2 cents into California's business.
Hey you're from Broooklim. What a greeeze ball.
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We just call it, sinker = zoro.
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I'd like to mention Chuck Conner's name too.

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R.I.P. James Gandolfini Dead at 51. Great actor.
way too young, maybe if he used some of Andy's pot it would have saved him.

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