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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Lying cheating Tea Party wrote:
Round up the domestic enemy's and ship them off to Cuba.
That would make Hillary the Capt. of that boat.
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<quoted text>Day off Frankie?
No. You cannot take the day off Jizzy. GET TO WORK you lazyass slackard! What are you on the Obama plan? Move it lad!
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<quoted text>That would make Hillary the Capt. of that boat.
Hillary "What does it matter?!" Clinton?

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Hillary "What does it matter?!" Clinton?
The same Hillary that wrote "Government must make decisions about how we raise our children." She might be the closet thing to what big D wants from a leader, her communist views fit right in with his thinking.
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Time to round up all those domestic enemy's and ship them off to Cuba.

Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen called tea party congressional Republicans “domestic enemies” against which he must defend the country, describing them as rabid, sophomoric and in ambitious pursuit of their policies.

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A bunch of chip-monks run this site.
a bunch of power rangers run this page.
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I find it hard to believe that Obama has recruiters going door to door signing people up for his BS Obamacare. What is the big rush? The program is so screwed up you can't sign up online asa planned, due to some incomplete program. Obama is hiring hundreds of computer specialist to fix the tangles mess, another huge expense to the tax payer. Once again this is not FREE medical and not everyone gets the same care. You poor people need to read between the lines. This democrat party is buying the poor and keeping them from asking questions by giving them free this and free that. What happened to this once great nation of ours where eveyone carried their own weight !!
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I like to think of them as Pooper Troopers.
Spice boys, rump wranglers, rump rangers, bone smugglers, turd smokers, thinkerbells and lessor fruitloops are one thing but spice troopers are quite another! They are a quantum leap on the fruitloop scale. For example Jade is a spice trooper commander and Jizzy is a spice trooper cadet.
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I find it hard to believe that Obama has recruiters going door to door signing people up for his BS Obamacare. What is the big rush? The program is so screwed up you can't sign up online asa planned, due to some incomplete program. Obama is hiring hundreds of computer specialist to fix the tangles mess, another huge expense to the tax payer. Once again this is not FREE medical and not everyone gets the same care. You poor people need to read between the lines. This democrat party is buying the poor and keeping them from asking questions by giving them free this and free that. What happened to this once great nation of ours where eveyone carried their own weight !!
Aw shuddup you whinyass jarhead! Drop and Gimme 25!
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Time to round up all those domestic enemy's and ship them off to Cuba.
Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen called tea party congressional Republicans “domestic enemies” against which he must defend the country, describing them as rabid, sophomoric and in ambitious pursuit of their policies.
Lets see, Republicans are called "terrorists" and "extremists" simply because they wanted a one year reprieve - one year free from penalty for the average Joe who didn't sign up .... Big businesses, Unions, Congress and all its staff were given a permanent pass... that bit of inequity it seems, doesn't resonate with the liberal Democrat stenographers in the MSM so of course the low information folks didn't get that message

Obama promised us it would lower premiums, allow those who opted in to keep their own doctor, provide more choices. It does none of that. What those who have actually enrolled found out is that the cost is higher and/or the deductibles are MUCH higher...

The Democrats OWN this mess. It was shoved down America's throat without a SINGLE Republican vote using Senate voting rules never before used for such a huge and non budgetary issue...

Now, after three years and half a billion dollars, its so screwed up, they basically have to start from scratch.... but again, the MSM isn't interested in that fact, these cheerleaders only want to focus on the fact that the mean old Republicans are pointing out the obvious... FINALLY someone may listen.

Hey Ms. Pelosi... you were right, we all had to wait until you and Obama rammed it through and then botched the implementation to actually find out what's in it....

well we are coming to find out and WE DON'T LIKE IT
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Never took one dime of assistance from anyone.
The only thing I forced them to do was their home work and keep their room clean.
You are being watched pervert.
Sounds like a potential social worker interview. BTW, So are you...make one false accusation again and I'll report your a$$.
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Here is some news from the Wall Street Journal that is ON TOPIC for this thread:

Gay Marriage Takes Off

Christie Declines to Appeal a New Jersey Court's Ruling Allowing the Nuptials

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Heather Haddon

Oct. 21, 2013 9:15 p.m. ET

Gov. Chris Christie's decision Monday to drop an appeal of a lower court's decision allowing for same-sex marriage in New Jersey stunned and delighted gay rights advocates and left leaders on both sides of the issue plotting their next moves.

As gay couples began to wed Monday, lawyers who were prepared to take a gay marriage case in New Jersey to the state's highest court said their work had concluded in the wake of Mr. Christie's decision.

"I think we're done here," said Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal, a national gay rights group, and co-counsel on the gay marriage case. "There are many paths to victory and equality."

Some gay rights advocates, however, were still considering whether to push for an override of Mr. Christie's veto last year on gay marriage legislation. A statewide coalition with national donors had raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to push for an override vote by the end of the legislative year in January.

"We are talking to leadership in both houses about what our next steps are," said Troy Stevenson of Garden State Equality, a gay rights group.

Public support for gay marriage has grown steadily in New Jersey. A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of 799 registered voters released Monday found that 61% supported same-sex nuptials, including 49% of the Republicans.

Same-sex couples rushed to wed early Monday morning, the first day they could legally do so in New Jersey. Mayors in some places—including Newark, Jersey City and Lambertville—performed ceremonies after the stroke of midnight Sunday for couples looking to tie the knot as soon as possible.

"It is officially past midnight; marriage is equal in New Jersey," said Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who married seven gay couples at City Hall, along with two straight couples. They were the first couples Mr. Booker, who last week was elected to the U.S. Senate, had married in his seven years as mayor. He had refused to preside over any ceremonies until gay marriage was legal.

Some had wanted to marry as soon as possible for fear that the state Supreme Court could strike down gay marriage in the administration's appeal that was to be considered next year. With the appeal dropped, couples said they were ecstatic.

"We feel like pioneers and now this really makes it feel real," said David Calle, a hair stylist, told friends after marrying his partner of 13 years in Jersey City on Monday.

The issue has evolved rapidly in New Jersey in the last several days, causing some confusion for couples applying for marriage licenses. On Thursday, the state had directed local governments to hold off on issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the court process played out. Some towns issued the licenses anyway on Friday.

After the state Supreme Court ruled Friday to allow the marriages to go forward pending the appeal, the state directed municipalities to grant licenses as they would other couples—including abiding by New Jersey's 72-hour waiting period for marriages.

Mr. Stevenson said Garden State Equality plans to launch an education campaign to make sure people understand the decision and their rights.

In moving to drop the appeal, Mr. Christie said he disagreed with the court's ruling on Friday but the decision indicated the court would likely strike down the state's case.

Carl Tobias, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Richmond, said the governor's decision was astute because nullifying marriages now taking place would be difficult and expensive. "It's a pragmatic decision," he said.

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So pull the trigger, Emo.
But first, say goodbye, please.
Please take your own advice..
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Like 100% of your off-topic posts. Perhaps you would find a general chat room (as opposed to a discussion board with a specific topic) more useful for whatever you're trying to accomplish. Consider something like parachat . com. I hope this is helpful dearie.
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There is obviously nothing more to discuss, without off-topic trolling and childish behavior. The Supreme Court ruled. Move on.

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<quoted text>Like 100% of your off-topic posts. Perhaps you would find a general chat room (as opposed to a discussion board with a specific topic) more useful for whatever you're trying to accomplish. Consider something like parachat . com. I hope this is helpful dearie.
Good Luck trying to maintain this on
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There is obviously nothing more to discuss, without off-topic trolling and childish behavior. The Supreme Court ruled. Move on.
We tried to move on and you won't
Allow it.Who put you in charge?
Whatever is discussed here is "NUNYO
"NUNYO BUSINESS"
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This thread has a topic. The topic is the legality of same sex marriage. It is not a forum designed for practicing childish bullying or name calling. Grow up people. Keep the discussion civil and on point. Thanks.

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