Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn...

Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban

There are 1525 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Obama urges Supreme Court to overturn California same-sex marriage ban. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Thursday that California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection, a position that could also cast doubt on prohibitions in other states.

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#1593 Apr 25, 2013
The Troll Stopper wrote:
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...because it's plagiarized spam, that's why. Sorry you find it necessary to steal other's handiwork without properly crediting the source.
Like I said...you're dismissed.
NEXT!
Yep!

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#1594 Apr 25, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Yep!
It's the truth..too bad you dont' like it...

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#1595 Apr 25, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Actually, you supplied a link to the whiners who were talking about the link.
I provided the link to NPR (the source) and the **ENTIRE** conversation.
..which said nothing different then what I posted..nice try...

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#1596 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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It's the truth..too bad you dont' like it...
What's the truth?

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#1597 Apr 25, 2013
The article..

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#1598 Apr 25, 2013
Which one? This one?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/01/18...
Or perhaps this one?
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2013/04...
"What, indeed? A decade later, it’s clear that Scalia was right. Once a society decides that the law must treat a group of people equally in one area of life, it becomes harder—and, eventually, impossible—to justify discriminating against them in others."

and before you tote out your tired argument about polygamy, count to three, and realize that three is greater than two.

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#1599 Apr 25, 2013
Justice brings up polygamy in Prop 8 gay marriage case

By Matt Canham
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Mar 26 2013 12:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 26 2013 07:22 pm
Washington • If gay marriage is legal, what about polygamy?

It’s a long-debated political question, one that surfaced in Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on California’s gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought it up while questioning former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, a Republican who argued that gay marriage is an individual right and should be protected by the Constitution.

"If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?" Sotomayor asked before referencing polygamy and incest among adults.

Olson responded by saying that polygamy raises questions "about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody — it is an entirely different thing."

"If a state prohibits polygamy," he said, "it’s prohibiting conduct. If it prohibits gay and lesbian citizens from getting married, it is prohibiting their exercise of a right based upon their status."

At one time, the Utah-based LDS Church practiced polygamy, which it renounced in 1890. The faith’s leaders directed members to support Prop 8 in 2008 and signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Supreme Court to leave same-sex marriage to state legislatures and Congress.

Wonder what made her think of this during this case???

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#1600 Apr 25, 2013
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Justice brings up polygamy in Prop 8 gay marriage case
By Matt Canham
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Mar 26 2013 12:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 26 2013 07:22 pm
Washington • If gay marriage is legal, what about polygamy?
It’s a long-debated political question, one that surfaced in Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on California’s gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought it up while questioning former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, a Republican who argued that gay marriage is an individual right and should be protected by the Constitution.
"If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?" Sotomayor asked before referencing polygamy and incest among adults.
Olson responded by saying that polygamy raises questions "about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody — it is an entirely different thing."
"If a state prohibits polygamy," he said, "it’s prohibiting conduct. If it prohibits gay and lesbian citizens from getting married, it is prohibiting their exercise of a right based upon their status."
At one time, the Utah-based LDS Church practiced polygamy, which it renounced in 1890. The faith’s leaders directed members to support Prop 8 in 2008 and signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Supreme Court to leave same-sex marriage to state legislatures and Congress.
Wonder what made her think of this during this case???
Olson just made minced meat of your argument.

By definition, polygamy seeks greater, not equal, protection of the law.

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#1601 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
Justice brings up polygamy in Prop 8 gay marriage case
By Matt Canham
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Mar 26 2013 12:46 pm • Last Updated Mar 26 2013 07:22 pm
Washington • If gay marriage is legal, what about polygamy?
It’s a long-debated political question, one that surfaced in Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on California’s gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought it up while questioning former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson, a Republican who argued that gay marriage is an individual right and should be protected by the Constitution.
"If you say that marriage is a fundamental right, what state restrictions could ever exist?" Sotomayor asked before referencing polygamy and incest among adults.
Olson responded by saying that polygamy raises questions "about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody — it is an entirely different thing."
"If a state prohibits polygamy," he said, "it’s prohibiting conduct. If it prohibits gay and lesbian citizens from getting married, it is prohibiting their exercise of a right based upon their status."
At one time, the Utah-based LDS Church practiced polygamy, which it renounced in 1890. The faith’s leaders directed members to support Prop 8 in 2008 and signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief asking the Supreme Court to leave same-sex marriage to state legislatures and Congress.
Wonder what made her think of this during this case???
She asked the question knowing the answer, which is the following.

"Olson responded by saying that polygamy raises questions "about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody — it is an entirely different thing."

This way all the straw man arguments get aired and dismissed.

LMAO.

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#1602 Apr 25, 2013
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She asked the question knowing the answer, which is the following.
"Olson responded by saying that polygamy raises questions "about exploitation, abuse, patriarchy, issues with respect to taxes, inheritance, child custody — it is an entirely different thing."
This way all the straw man arguments get aired and dismissed.
LMAO.
Well, you know...ssm brings up issues with children too..

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#1603 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Well, you know...ssm brings up issues with children too..
What? Same sex couples and families don't exist? You must be kidding.

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#1604 Apr 25, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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What? Same sex couples and families don't exist? You must be kidding.
Yeah..right..

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#1605 Apr 25, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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What? Same sex couples and families don't exist? You must be kidding.
What?? Polygamists families don't exist???? You must be kidding...

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#1606 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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What?? Polygamists families don't exist???? You must be kidding...
Don't care. It's a separate issue.

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#1607 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Yeah..right..
Glad you agree.

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#1608 Apr 25, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Don't care. It's a separate issue.
Ummmm...not to me....

If anything is a separate issue it's traditional marriage and ssm...

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#1609 Apr 25, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Glad you agree.
Yeah..right...

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#1610 Apr 25, 2013
No more than 64 days left before the decisions are announced. Could be significantly less.

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#1611 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Ummmm...not to me....
If anything is a separate issue it's traditional marriage and ssm...
The court is looking at Prop 8 with regard to the SSM issue in the State of California. They are entertaining all the arguments so as to put them to rest.

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#1612 Apr 25, 2013
Get That Fool wrote:
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Ummmm...not to me....
If anything is a separate issue it's traditional marriage and ssm...
How so? Polygamy has nothing to do with Prop 8. If so, please explain.

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