Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,318

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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Heating up

San Jose, CA

#230688 May 19, 2014
looks like the discussion is getting fired up again
Left hook

Fairfield, CA

#230689 May 19, 2014
Tony C wrote:
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Yeah that's not how it works.
That's what judges are for, dumbass. It's called checks and balances, not popular vote.
And no, we will not call our marriages something else just to placate the most ignorant among us.
Yeah because sodomy is such an intelligent way to have sex. You are disgusting. Rear ends weren't made to have things shoved up them.
Lots of numberss

Covina, CA

#230690 May 19, 2014
looks like this discussion topic is getting fired up again?

#230689

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#230692 May 19, 2014
Tony C wrote:
<quoted text>
I am neither, so that was a stupid statement (among many.)
Then how dare you laugh off the lives of 4 people including our gay ambassador, Stevens when Hillary could have prevented their deaths. Or was it planned to cover up her gun running program to the Libyan rebels, and many of the same weapons being used in Nigeria that kidnapped those girls that Michelle is holding a sign to save them.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#230693 May 19, 2014
Tony C wrote:
<quoted text>
I am neither, so that was a stupid statement (among many.)
Not from my perspective after you want to yawn over the 4 dead lives that Hillary could have prevented and lied about.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#230694 May 19, 2014
Tony C wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL.. And you have no perspective. You also have a real thin grasp on reality.
reality says if obama had to admit he was wrong about al queda and they are not on the run and they just got attacked in Libya, he would not have been elected.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#230695 May 19, 2014
Tony C wrote:
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I'm gay and I'm married.
Do you have a trophy?
Left hook

Fairfield, CA

#230697 May 19, 2014
I may have come off as being a little harsh on the gays, I don't wish you gays any ill will. Marriage is between a man and a woman though, so on this issue we wont see eye to eye. I almost see it as if the gays are trying to harm the family structure or make a mockery of marriage. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who started this whole thing did it over a 1 dollar bet, or for bragging rights.
see you in 2034

Portland, OR

#230699 May 19, 2014
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have a trophy?
Didn't you win one at the Special Olympics?

Marriage is between tow people who love each other.

Oregon turns obver marriage ban!

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/po...
ELH

Portland, OR

#230700 May 19, 2014
Left hook wrote:
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Well freak of nature since you asked, prop8 worked fine. In the most liberal state in the country by far, prop8 passed with overwhelming support. The judge however stole the election when he took it upon himself to legislate from the bench. Possibly the judge was a homosexual activist, who knows?
So...does your TV get any other channels?
Left hook wrote:
<quoted text>So no matter how you try to spin the outcome, most people think 2 dudes cant be legally married.
That's besides the 18 states where it's legal and the minds of or the almost 60% of Americans according to the latest polls? Or in most of the first world countries of the world?

Or do you mean just in your own (somewhat limited) mind?

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#230701 May 19, 2014
Left hook wrote:
I may have come off as being a little harsh on the gays, I don't wish you gays any ill will. Marriage is between a man and a woman though, so on this issue we wont see eye to eye. I almost see it as if the gays are trying to harm the family structure or make a mockery of marriage. I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who started this whole thing did it over a 1 dollar bet, or for bragging rights.
You are entitled to view marriage as you want, but if you truly cared about the institution of marriage....you would fight hard to end divorce as it is something more heterosexuals do to harm the family and make a mockery out of marriage.......frankly, I believe Gays and Lesbians in time will do some of the same stuff, but for the most part, many Gays and Lesbians who have been in long term relationships should have the right for themselves to marry.......as marriage is a Fundamental right and it should be FUNDAMENTAL without regard to the specific gender of the couple!!!

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

Since: Aug 08

HAPPY TOGETHER!!!

#230702 May 19, 2014
Left hook wrote:
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Well freak of nature since you asked, prop8 worked fine. In the most liberal state in the country by far, prop8 passed with overwhelming support. The judge however stole the election when he took it upon himself to legislate from the bench. Possibly the judge was a homosexual activist, who knows?. So no matter how you try to spin the outcome, most people think 2 dudes cant be legally married. The judge needs to be fired because he has a conflict of interest obviously and used his power to thwart the will of the people.
Call it something else and move on, we are growing weary of hearing you radicals bitch, moan, and complain.
Prop 8 NEVER worked and certainly NOT fine.......it was designed to strip the right to marry from a minority group all because folks disapproved of who they are and who they were getting married to........all it EVER did was deny a right to Same-Sex couples, it NEVER had ANY affect on the legal 18,000 married Same-Sex couples who married before the passing of Prop 8 and it is good that it is FINALLY gone!!!

Actually more folks are weary of idiots like you who keep insisting we call it something else....in reality it is "JUST" a Civil Marriage regardless of whether the couple is opposite-sex or Same-Sex.......the marriage license is the Same for both here in California!!!
KeepOnS

Covina, CA

#230703 May 19, 2014
The majority of true Americans in DC and the US are Christians.
However, what about Grover Norquist.
His wife is Muslim and he consults for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Puts that no tax pledge in a different light as a way of the government being able to help American citizens and make them poorer.
Less taxes.
More money for the 1%(lots of oil-rich 1% Muslims).
Anti American, certainly.
Keep the government from helping American Citizens.
Turn them into poor slaves
Left hook

Fairfield, CA

#230704 May 19, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
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Prop 8 NEVER worked and certainly NOT fine.......it was designed to strip the right to marry from a minority group all because folks disapproved of who they are and who they were getting married to........all it EVER did was deny a right to Same-Sex couples, it NEVER had ANY affect on the legal 18,000 married Same-Sex couples who married before the passing of Prop 8 and it is good that it is FINALLY gone!!!
Actually more folks are weary of idiots like you who keep insisting we call it something else....in reality it is "JUST" a Civil Marriage regardless of whether the couple is opposite-sex or Same-Sex.......the marriage license is the Same for both here in California!!!
Call it a civil union then, and be done with it.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#230706 May 20, 2014
Second, the Defense of Marriage act is a piece of legislation, supported overwhelmingly by both parties and signed into law by President Clinton (a rapid Republican if ever there was one), which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman, for the purposes of deciding who gets certain federal benefits. It did not “outlaw” gay marriage, it did not make it illegal to “love whoever you want,” and it did not impose this definition on the states. It simply stipulated the parameters for specific federal benefits. Interestingly enough, liberals tend to valiantly defend the government’s right to impose restrictions on people looking for tax benefits from Uncle Sam, but here, suddenly, they conspicuously abandon that view. No surprise. They also spend most of their time telling us that the Constitution is an “outdated” document written by “old racist white men” but, out of the blue, they cry “unconstitutional” when the conversation turns to marriage or abortion law. Of course neither gay marriage nor abortion rights can be found in anywhere in the document, but that technicality won’t stop five left wing activists in black robes.
The Defense of Marriage Act was passed through the legislative process by democratically elected representatives with the sweeping support of a majority of Americans. It has now been tossed aside by five lifetime judicial appointees. Go ahead and celebrate this blatant undermining of the democratic process because it suits your agenda now. Key word: Now. But please understand what you’re cheering. The Supreme Court, regardless of how you feel about the issue, has no business deciding something like this. This is NOT a matter of constitutional interpretation, which means it is NOT a matter that falls under their jurisdiction.
Third, the Proposition 8 ruling is one of the more hideous things I’ve seen in a while. Proposition 8 is a ballot measure voted on and passed by the citizens of California. Yet the Supreme Court declared the people unsuited and forbidden from defending their own proposition in court. They said only the government of California can launch a defense of the people’s decision, and since the government declined to do so, the case must be referred to a lower court ruling. A lower court ruling where an openly gay judge tossed out the people’s decision. This is not just a bad ruling; this is a symptom of the fundamental corruption of our entire democratic system.

Read more at http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/06/26/let-me...
Long posts

San Jose, CA

#230707 May 20, 2014
are everywhere

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#230708 May 20, 2014
see you in 2034 wrote:
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Didn't you win one at the Special Olympics?
Marriage is between tow people who love each other.
Oregon turns obver marriage ban!
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/po...
You must be stuck on stupid, I asked you if you got a trophy for announcing you gay and you mock the special Olympics. How kind.

Since: Nov 12

Sacramento, CA

#230709 May 20, 2014
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants to eliminate the deportation policies that are currently in place.

Do you realize that when they arrest someone and run their fingerprints, if there is a match, ICE can ask local police to detain them so they can decide whether or not to deport them?

Johnson -- who was handpicked by Obama not to enforce immigration laws -- wants to change this so these people can't be deported, because they haven't been convicted of the crime they've just been charged with.

Even if they've committed other crimes in the past, they can be let out onto the streets instead of being deported.

Radicals from Mexico are holding hunger strikes, lobbying to flood our streets with rapists and murderers.

If you're a liberal, don't you understand that this could affect you, because you could be raped or robbed?

How stupid can you be?

You are insane.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#230711 May 20, 2014
see you in 2034 wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't you win one at the Special Olympics?

Marriage is between tow people who love each other.

Oregon turns obver marriage ban!

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/po...
Oregon didn't change the definition of marriage.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#230712 May 20, 2014
KeepOnS wrote:
The majority of true Americans in DC and the US are Christians.
However, what about Grover Norquist.
His wife is Muslim and he consults for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Puts that no tax pledge in a different light as a way of the government being able to help American citizens and make them poorer.
Less taxes.
More money for the 1%(lots of oil-rich 1% Muslims).
Anti American, certainly.
Keep the government from helping American Citizens.
Turn them into poor slaves
So does Obama.

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