Gay marriage case goes to court that has shifted left

Feb 14, 2014 Full story: The Virginian-Pilot 8

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Virginia's same-sex marriage ban celebrate Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014, in Norfolk after a federal judge ruled that the ban is unconstitutional.

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david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#1 Feb 14, 2014
Since the right has made such a poor show of themselves ( everywhere ) , It's now obvious that the more to the left it goes the better for society at large .

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#2 Feb 14, 2014
david traversa wrote:
Since the right has made such a poor show of themselves ( everywhere ), It's now obvious that the more to the left it goes the better for society at large .
It's not as simple as that. Not all people who are "on the right" are opposed to gay marriage nor equal marriage rights for us. Witness Ted Olson, the "right-wing" attorney who successfully argue FOR gay marriage in California and Virginia (along with left-wing" attorney David Boies. I'm not ignoring him).

And a very significant amount of black Americans, who reliably vote Democratic 90% of the time, are among the most vocal opponents of equal marriage rights for us.

This is NOT "right-wing"\"l eft-wing" issue.
david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#3 Feb 14, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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It's not as simple as that. Not all people who are "on the right" are opposed to gay marriage nor equal marriage rights for us. Witness Ted Olson, the "right-wing" attorney who successfully argue FOR gay marriage in California and Virginia (along with left-wing" attorney David Boies. I'm not ignoring him).
And a very significant amount of black Americans, who reliably vote Democratic 90% of the time, are among the most vocal opponents of equal marriage rights for us.
This is NOT "right-wing"\"l eft-wing" issue.
I never mentioned the word ALL .. I never do that .. There shouldn't , in fact , be any at all opposed in your " land of the free " . Otherwise , why coin such pretentious slogans ? What do Republicans understand by "E Pluribus Unum " ?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#4 Feb 15, 2014
david traversa wrote:
<quoted text> I never mentioned the word ALL .. I never do that .. There shouldn't , in fact , be any at all opposed in your " land of the free " . Otherwise , why coin such pretentious slogans ? What do Republicans understand by "E Pluribus Unum " ?
What do YOU understand about "E Pluribus Unum" ?
Soulja

Thornhill, Canada

#5 Feb 15, 2014
It is sickness

Since: Mar 07

Bumpass, VA

#6 Feb 15, 2014
Soulja wrote:
It is sickness
Yes, bigotry is, but it's becoming less and less popular, and less and less relevant to civil law, thank goodness.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Feb 15, 2014
Excellent article.

How soon these cases get to the SCOTUS for a final ruling is entirely dependent on the appeals courts.

The liberal dominated 4th & 9th circuits, plus the evenly divided 10th are likely to rule in our favor.

The conservative dominated 5th & 6th circuit are likely to uphold the bans.

This sets up the conflicting rulings which will force the SCOTUS to act.

Likely in Jun '15 or Jun '16
Bob McBanh

Hanoi, Vietnam

#8 Feb 15, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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What do YOU understand about "E Pluribus Unum" ?
;) what's dat mints? it's dat on the Senate slogan? Joe or Harry can translate that?!!!;-00

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