Nebraska Same-Sex Couples Win Round i...

Nebraska Same-Sex Couples Win Round in Court

There are 18 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 30, 2014, titled Nebraska Same-Sex Couples Win Round in Court. In it, EDGE reports that:

Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

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“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#1 Apr 30, 2014
It's a start, but these couples still have a long fight on their hands.....hopefully they succeed through the process!!!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Apr 30, 2014
I like dogs but not Chihuahuas. Coyotes love them.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#4 Apr 30, 2014
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>
The longer and harder their fight the better. Even if they win this battle they'll NEVER win the war!
Homosexual perversion will NEVER win over decency!
The problem is that your version of decency is moral decay.........they will win this and my guess the overall battle as well.....folks like you AREN'T going to win in this fight!!!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Apr 30, 2014
Poor Zeke1. Delusional and lonely. Some life. How any of this affects him is unexplainable.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#8 Apr 30, 2014
Zeke wrote:
Well, it's idiots like yourself that are running amok as you stated because you make false allegations about people you DON'T even know!!!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#9 Apr 30, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, it's idiots like yourself that are running amok as you stated because you make false allegations about people you DON'T even know!!!
She will switch names/locations and our point will have been made!

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#10 Apr 30, 2014
NE Jade wrote:
<quoted text>She will switch names/locations and our point will have been made!
I will agree with ya.......maybe one of these identities will have a brain some day!!!
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#11 Apr 30, 2014
NorCal Native wrote:
<quoted text>
The problem is that your version of decency is moral decay.........they will win this and my guess the overall battle as well.....folks like you AREN'T going to win in this fight!!!
Thank you.
KKafeteria Kristains

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Apr 30, 2014
Wondering wrote:
I like dogs but not Chihuahuas. Coyotes love them.
Be that as it may, we will still plan to feed our jaysus mullahs to lions.

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#13 Apr 30, 2014
hi hi wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you.
:-)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#14 Apr 30, 2014
Zeke wrote:
Why is this weirdo stalking me?
I already explained it's your shadow and your reflection.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#15 Apr 30, 2014
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>
The longer and harder their fight the better. Even if they win this battle they'll NEVER win the war!
Homosexual perversion will NEVER win over decency!
Lancaster County Judge John Colborn said in a ruling last week that no evidence was presented suggesting whether the policy of excluding unmarried couples could survive judicial scrutiny, so he allowed the case to go forward.

IOW the State was unable to provide evidence the ban is reasonable.

Now about decency:
Georgia's Sodomy Law

Georgia code section 16-6-2 provides a 1 to 20 year mandatory sentence for any adults consenting to "any sexual act involving the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus of another". Married couples are not excluded from this law. The Supreme Court upheld a constitutional challenge to the sodomy law Bowers v. Hardwich (1986), saying that the Constitution did not grant the right to engage in sodomy. Presumably few consensual behaviors by or between adults are specifically enumerated by the constitution and therefore could be subject to laws prohibiting them and imposing penalties for them at any time.

For the purposes of comparing the severity of Georgia's opposition to these sorts of consensual acts between adults, Georgia provides less extreme penalties for sexual acts such as bestiality (16-6-6) and necrophilia (16-6-7) which provide one to five year and one to ten year sentences respectively.

Georgia law section 16-6-15 prohibits the solicitation of sodomy and imposes up to a 12 month sentence and $1,000.00 fine if someone is determined to be guilty of soliciting an adult. For the purposes of obtaining a conviction, the Georgia court has determined that the term "blow job" is not too vague a term to support the conviction of soliciting for sodomy.[Anderson v. State, 142 Ga. App. 282, 235 S.E.2d 675 (1977)]

Masturbation for hire is also made illegal and is subject to a sentence of up to 12 months and up to a $1,000 fine.

Georgia also outlaws consensual sexual intercourse between unmarried persons with section 16-6-18, Fornication. The penalty provided under this section is a sentence of up to 12 months and up to a $1,000 fine.

Louisiana's Sodomy Law

Louisiana code 14:89 prohibits consensual "unnatural carnal copulation" with members of the same sex or opposite sex. The "use of the genital organ of one of the offenders of whatever sex is sufficient to constitute the crime."

The enforcement of the "crime against nature" is not considered unconstitutional in Louisiana.
[State v. Picchini, App. 4 Cir.1985, 463 So.2d 714, writ denied 468 So.2d 1201]

Sexual intercourse with a dead human body is not a crime in Louisiana.
[State v. Schmidt, 1927, 163 La. 512, 112 So. 400]

Placing one's mouth upon a penis constitutes the crime against nature.
[State v. Phillips, Sup. 1978, 365 So.2d 1304, certiorari denied 99 S.Ct. 2843, 442 U.S. 919, 61 L.Ed.2d 287, rehearing denied 100 S.Ct. 196, 444 U.S. 890, 62 L.Ed.2d 127]
[State v. Picchini, App. 4 Cir.1985, 463 So.2d 714, writ denied 468 So.2d 1202]

DNF asks:
oral sex is a crime but sex with a corpse is considered "moral" and not unnatural?
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#16 Apr 30, 2014
Zeke wrote:
<quoted text>
The longer and harder their fight the better. Even if they win this battle they'll NEVER win the war!
Homosexual perversion will NEVER win over decency!
Idiocy and bigotry will NEVER win over science and decency.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#17 May 1, 2014
Zeke wrote:
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The longer and harder their fight the better. Even if they win this battle they'll NEVER win the war!
Homosexual perversion will NEVER win over decency!
OK then; sugarbritches; lets take a look at the last 40 million years:
.
Explain to me why all of the societies that failed to respect GAY people have disappeared into the dustbin of history
.
But GAYS are still here
.
Perhaps you should practice bending over backwards and kissing your a$$ goodbye

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#18 May 1, 2014
Rainbow Kid wrote:
<quoted text>
OK then; sugarbritches; lets take a look at the last 40 million years:
.
Explain to me why all of the societies that failed to respect GAY people have disappeared into the dustbin of history
.
But GAYS are still here
.
Perhaps you should practice bending over backwards and kissing your a$$ goodbye
I've seen you bring this up lately and at first sort of just ignored it. But after thinking about it, you are right.

All of the societies that failed to respect GAY people have disappeared into the dustbin of history (or are in the process).

And that scares the heck out of those who still want to accept discrimination and inequality.
hi hi

Lancaster, PA

#19 May 2, 2014
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I've seen you bring this up lately and at first sort of just ignored it. But after thinking about it, you are right.
All of the societies that failed to respect GAY people have disappeared into the dustbin of history (or are in the process).
And that scares the heck out of those who still want to accept discrimination and inequality.
Rainbow Kid says a lot of stuff that rules.
blahblah

Tupper Lake, NY

#20 May 10, 2014
dada

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 May 10, 2014
blahblah wrote:
dada
Please.

When making an entrance one says "Tah Dah".

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