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In Supreme Court arguments today considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act , most of the justices sounded skeptical of the law.

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Magadala

Gig Harbor, WA

#42 Apr 3, 2013
Jaxxon wrote:
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Some democrats saw DOMA as a way to short circuit the conservative move to get a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
Some conservatives saw DOMA as their last chance to stop federal recognition of same-sex marriages after their own legal experts convinced them that the equal protections clause would one day be the key to gay and lesbian equality.
Bill Clinton is on record as supporting same-sex marriage.
So is Republican Senator Portman who was one of the intitial supporters of DOMA.
Times have changed and so have a lot of minds.
Didn't notice any overtly illegal aliens supporting during the SCOTUS hearing, any reason for that? Also, no matter the outcome, have gays strategized on how they will continue support illegal immigration...especially if the marriage thing 5919is sanctioned?

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#43 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So the ones who illegally vote republican are okay?
Really? And how many would acrually vote for the party that thinks they should not be living off the taxpayers? What ever happened to the ideal of immigrants being able to prove that they can stand on their own two feet after legalization? Oh, I forgot, the foodstamp king thinks otherswise.

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#44 Apr 4, 2013
s/b: actually

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#45 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Nothing prevents you from doing that right NOW with an opposite-sex friend just to get the tax benefit. Military members have been doing sham marriages for decades just to get the signficant pay & benefits given to married couples.
Of course it's technically illegal, but hard to prove.
"No proof of that whatsoever." lol

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#46 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Actually in many states tresspassing is a felony offense.
Maybe all the borders states should do that!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#47 Apr 4, 2013
Magadala wrote:
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Really?!!! What's to say that me and my bff don't take advantage of this for tax purposes? What's to say we have this arrangement for me to get her soc sec when she is gone? Just askin' You can laugh all you want, you should be able to answer this? The SCOTUS is askin' in case you weren't aware?!!! Give yourself some credibility, if people ask these questions, don't laugh them off and belittle them, ANSWER them...if you think your cause just! Besides, you just might educate someone!
Heteros do it all the time already just for the benefits, especially in the military.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#48 Apr 4, 2013
Cricket 23 wrote:
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"No proof of that whatsoever." lol
Obviously you've never been in the military. People got married for the signficant monetary benefits all the time, and to be able to live off base.

A few have been prosecuted recently.

Google it.

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#49 Apr 4, 2013
Cricket 23 wrote:
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Maybe all the borders states should do that!
Every state has laws against tresspassing on private property, including all the border states.
Magadala

Gig Harbor, WA

#50 Apr 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Heteros do it all the time already just for the benefits, especially in the military.
Sounds like the same logic that illegal aliens use for ID theft...and to justify it, they "...do it all the time..." That makes it sooo legal!

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#51 Apr 4, 2013
There's no end to the badness same sex marriage would bring.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#52 Apr 4, 2013
Magadala wrote:
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Sounds like the same logic that illegal aliens use for ID theft...and to justify it, they "...do it all the time..." That makes it sooo legal!
Where did I say that made it legal or okay?

I was simply pointing out the stupidity of the statement that same-sex couples marrying would somehow lead to increased fraudulent marriages.

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#53 Apr 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Obviously you've never been in the military.

People got married for the signficant monetary benefits all the time, and to be able to live off base.

A few have been prosecuted recently.

Google it.
It's your job to post a link to your whining,not mine!

Retire USAF

1954-74

Vietnam Vet 1966 & 1969

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Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#54 Apr 5, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Every state has laws against tresspassing on private property,

including all the border states.
"WeTheSheeple"

QUOTE:

"Actually in many states tresspassing is a felony offense."

Cricket 23 wrote:
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"Maybe all the borders states should do that!"

(That means make it a "FELONY OFFENSE")

Clear?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#56 Apr 5, 2013
Cricket 23 wrote:
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It's your job to post a link to your whining,not mine!
Retire USAF
1954-74
Vietnam Vet 1966 & 1969
So in your 20 years you never knew anyone who got married just for the benefits?

I'm suprised anyone so naive made it 20 years.

If you're too lazy or stupid to google it, that's your problem.

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#57 Apr 5, 2013
Cricket 23 wrote:
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"WeTheSheeple"
QUOTE:
"Actually in many states tresspassing is a felony offense."
Cricket 23 wrote:
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"Maybe all the borders states should do that!"
(That means make it a "FELONY OFFENSE")
Clear?
Tresspassing on private property already is a felony offense in many states.

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#58 Apr 5, 2013
Same sex marriage is bad because it's taboo.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#59 Apr 5, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Same sex marriage is bad because it's taboo.
Then you probably shouldn't marry someone of the same sex..

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Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#60 Apr 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Tresspassing on private property already is a felony offense in many states.
Have someone translate this for you!

"Maybe all the borders states should do that!"

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#61 Apr 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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If you're too lazy or stupid to google it, that's your problem.
It would appear that you're the one having a problem providing a link!

LOL!!!

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#62 Apr 6, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Then you probably shouldn't marry someone of the same sex..
Right, and we should keep the definition of marriage one man and one woman the way our federal law declares. We just reelected Vice President Biden who voted to enact the Defense Of Marriage Act into law when he was in the Senate.

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