Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

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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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“The Great and Wonderful Marvel”

Since: Aug 09

Atlanta, GA

#154438 Aug 12, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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The Buy-bull says people who work on Saturday should be put to death. God even directly ordered the torture death of someone who picked up sticks on a Saturday.
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Well, considering god doesn't exist...
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You're really into those.
If it weren't for your going on and on about them, I wouldn't even know they existed.
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What's the difference between a sex cult and a god cult? Sex exists.
I don't think we actually have a disagreement here, Rose.

Directly above, you give us reasons why homosexuality and religion cannot coexist.

Good post.

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

HATE AND BIGOTRY

#154439 Aug 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
I'm sorry RnL has a problem recognizing the importance of gender differences. It seems many same sex marriage supporters are likely to make hyperbolic statements (OFTEN ALL CAPS) that show ignorance of sexual differentiation in the human species. Do you think this might have some relationship to her sexual orientation?
Brian......I KNOW more about Gender differences than you do........but that is irrelevant with regards to the right to marry the person of your choosing!!

My SEXUAL ORIENTATION has NOTHING to do with how I see the differences between men and women!!!

Sorry, but your grasping at straws won't make you anymore believable!!!

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154440 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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Once again, Reality, you distort the truth and manufacture facts that don't exist.
First of all, it's not merely "one" person who wears a penis suit during your gay "pride" parades. It's the fact that the entire parade is a public exhibition of hedonism and sexual degradation.
That's what gay "parades" have evolved into. You certainly know this. You've certainly read the anguished essays by tens of deeply concerned gays outraged at this depressing and repulsive outcome, yet you dishonestly characterize these now universality despised parades as squeaky clean weren't if for the one or two people who show up in penis suits.
How about six people in penis suits marching in formation?
LOL.
Your fixation on these penis suits has got me curious.
Gotta link?
Prof Marvel wrote:
How about a giant penis float shooting confetti from its head? How about half-naked go-go boys being led down the street on dog leashes by the "tops"?
Gay pride parades stopped having anything to do with pride in the 70s. You know this, and if you don't, everyone in this forum does.
The next lie you promote is that drunk women along the sidelines at Madi Gras flashing their breasts are part of the parade. You know this is a damnable lie.
You are such a drama queen....

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154441 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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At last!
A homosexual who admits homosexuality and religion cannot co-exist.
But it can and does.
I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing, just that it's a fact.
http://mccchurch.org/download/theology/homose...
Spike

Monrovia, CA

#154442 Aug 12, 2012
When your just plain stupid, you post racists comments and threats on this toipic.

What a waste of space, just like the empty spot between the eas fo the itidot posters.
Mikhail Prokhorov

Justice, IL

#154443 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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I've edited out the balance of your post because your last line in the middle of it is sufficient evidence to support my point about the homosexual lifestyle -- it can't co-exist with religion.
People who call religion "a joke," are disbelievers, son, all your bending and twisting to hide this truism notwithstanding.
And as we see above, your bending and twisting can get pretty creative -- "Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism are a-okay with homosexuality."
Dude, that's ridiculous and you know it.
That's desperation.
That's turning your back on everything you were raised to believe -- everything the 10 generations that preceded you were raised to believe!-- in order to keep getting your fudge packed.
Honestly, Dude, is getting corn holed that incredibly pleasurable that you would turn your back (no pun) on your Judeo-Christian heritage and become a dot head Hindu in order to keep getting some?
I am laugh at "Dude"!

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154444 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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You need to try and grasp the ideas in a post before replying with your stock LGBT cliches, fella.
First, how you compare homosexuality to skin color, etc., is a mystery. Some people choose to live the homosexual lifestyle, others don't. No one is born with a instinct to have anal sex. Anal sex is just the thing people with no desire for to vaginal/penis intercourse substitute.
Wrong. Most men who have anal sex have a vagina an inch away, and also engage in vaginal/penis intercourse. Sometimes in the same session..

Prof Marvel wrote:
In other words, stop confusing the gay gene with homosexual behavior -- they're not the same thing.
The Bible's prohibition was against the behavior, not the state of being homosexual which it says nothing about.
Indeed, it is was only when homosexual sex became legal that the HIV-AIDS epidemic and the contamination of our blood supply happened. Thus, it's perfectly reasonable to assume the admonitions in the Bible against homosexual sex prevented a similar epidemic and perhaps the utter extinction of humankind.
You are such a drama queen!
Prof Marvel wrote:
Today, even 30 years after universal safe sex education gay males remain more than 65% of all new HIV-AIDS cases. Obviously, there is something very lethal about your sex practices, something the Bible help put a stop to.
And here I'd like to ask a question:
If you could go back in history an re-write the Bible so that male-to-male sex is endorsed instead of prohibited, would you do it?
Yes.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154445 Aug 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>There is no gender equality right in the Constitution.
14th Amendment says all US citizens should get equal protection.
Brian_G wrote:
Our laws recognize men and women are different, just as they see adult and child as different.
I'm sorry RnL has a problem recognizing the importance of gender differences. It seems many same sex marriage supporters are likely to make hyperbolic statements (OFTEN ALL CAPS)
Actually, it's you fundies who tend to use the all caps...
Brian_G wrote:
that show ignorance of sexual differentiation in the human species. Do you think this might have some relationship to her sexual orientation?
Tell me how men and women are different. Something specific, and why that difference should deny men and women equal rights...

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#154446 Aug 12, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
Liar. Your posts are full of contempt for homosexuals.
Nonsense, I've never written there is anything contemptible about homosexuals or homosexuality. Rose is projecting.

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Rose_NoHo wrote:
Dummy, that's the judge's job.
Judges apply law, they aren't supposed to write law. The problem is, your judge didn't apply law as applied by precedent, he found for a mascot victim group instead of applying the law impartially for all.

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154447 Aug 12, 2012
Brown Lipstick wrote:
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It is so cute when a homosexual projects a heterosexual to be like them, abnormal. Opposites or inverses are never the same no matter how hard you try to humiliate, degrade, or defame the better half.
The effort is indeed noted.
1. I'm straight.
2. I didn't even know these male member suits and hats existed until Prof Marvel started going on and on about them.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#154448 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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The discussion continues to evolve, which you of course don't like because defending same-sex marriage and all its ramifications is like the little Dutch Boy at the dikes (no pun) trying to plug all the leaks.
Also, homosexuality is absolutely prohibited in the Bible as I've shown and as anyone with a brain knows.
In other words, a child who elects to become an homosexual must by extension become an atheist. This explains the penis suits and phallic symbols we see during your gay "pride" parades. These symbols have nothing to do with pride and everything to do with sex cultism.
Which is what you are -- a garden variety sex cult.
Fortunately, this is America, and your Buybull is trumped by our Constitution EVERY TIME.

You create an argument over something YOU made up (sex cult)!
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#154449 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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I don't think we actually have a disagreement here, Rose.
Directly above, you give us reasons why homosexuality and religion cannot coexist.
Good post.
No dear. They do coexist, and have for quite some time.

You and logic cannot coexist.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#154450 Aug 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Nonsense, I've never written there is anything contemptible about homosexuals or homosexuality. Rose is projecting.
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<quoted text>Judges apply law, they aren't supposed to write law. The problem is, your judge didn't apply law as applied by precedent, he found for a mascot victim group instead of applying the law impartially for all.
hahahahahaha
ahahahahahah
ahahahahahahah

Unconstitutional laws are NOT impartial, you flaming dumbass.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#154451 Aug 12, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
14th Amendment says all US citizens should get equal protection.
Look at section two where it explicitly recognizes male and female as unequal, just as it recognizes adult and child or citizen and non-citizen as unequal. There is no gender equality right; the ERA failed. We've already won this, back in the '70s. Where just waiting for the left to catch up.

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Rose_NoHo wrote:
Actually, it's you fundies who tend to use the all caps...
Tell that to your friend, I copied her.

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Rose_NoHo wrote:
Tell me how men and women are different. Something specific, and why that difference should deny men and women equal rights...
Because marriage is defined as one man and one woman; gender differences are real. Only a woman can be a wife and only a man can be a husband. Only a woman can be a mother and only a man can be a father. Law recognizes the facts of life.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#154452 Aug 12, 2012
Rose_NoHo wrote:
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LOL.
Your fixation on these penis suits has got me curious.
Gotta link?
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You are such a drama queen....
Wanna know what is REALLY telling about Prof Dipshit's views? There are WAY more women dressed as vaginas in the pride parades than men in penis suits. I think seeing a man in a penis suit sends him into fits of homosexual panic... very typical of closet queens.
Dude

Newark, DE

#154453 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
I've edited out the balance of your post because your last line in the middle of it is sufficient evidence to support my point about the homosexual lifestyle
You've edited out the balance of my post, because you're a dumb tw*t. Is it my fault logic is your enemy, as well as gravity? The "homosexual lifestyle" is such a flimsy premise, that you know your hobbit behind is too fat to jump off from it.
Prof Marvel wrote:
People who call religion "a joke," are disbelievers
If you don't think that a "thought" process that involves people believing that things like tigers, cows, and crocs all coexisted and got along, eating veggies as they sang campfire songs, until a snake sweet-talked a naked, white woman in the jungle into eating an apple isn't a joke...I question your intelligence as well as your sense of humor.
Prof Marvel wrote:
Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism are a-okay with homosexuality."
Dude, that's ridiculous and you know it.
That's desperation.
No. Those are facts. You know, those things you steer clear fromů. Like vaginas?
Prof Marvel wrote:
That's turning your back on everything you were raised to believe
Why'd you say that? Are the words "empirical" and "evidence" curse words in The Shire? What were you raised to believe, exactly? That Sharpie Highlighters are like vitamins for the scalp? You're just mad that Sisqo won't reconcile with you.
Prof Marvel wrote:
Honestly, Dude, is getting corn holed that incredibly pleasurable
I wouldn't know, Tumbleweed Head. Considering you have been blowing drag queens for a while, you probably have done enough research in that specialty to have come to a solid conclusion. You do have a doctorate for it, after all. Please. Enlighten the class.
Prof Marvel wrote:
your Judeo-Christian heritage and become a dot head Hindu in order to keep getting some?
A black, gay man that's homophobic and racist. Well, aren't you just a jacka** of all trades.
Mona Lott

Brooklyn, NY

#154455 Aug 12, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Look at section two where it explicitly recognizes male and female as unequal, just as it recognizes adult and child or citizen and non-citizen as unequal. There is no gender equality right; the ERA failed. We've already won this, back in the '70s. Where just waiting for the left to catch up.
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<quoted text>Tell that to your friend, I copied her.
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<quoted text>Because marriage is defined as one man and one woman; gender differences are real. Only a woman can be a wife and only a man can be a husband. Only a woman can be a mother and only a man can be a father. Law recognizes the facts of life.
OOOOOO..... somebody has a black&white world view. How sad to not see any color in the world. But you fit the profile: low IQ = right-wing fundie.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#154457 Aug 12, 2012
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>That might be a good explanation if I only quoted a raw quantity of overturned decisions, but that is not what I stated. I stated a percentage of cases being overturned. beibg that I am only considering percentages, the quantity of cases is totally immaterial. Whether it is is 7 of 9 cases or 76 out of 100 cases, over 75% is a very high overturn rate on appealed cases. The Supreme Court has also not yet stated that it would not hear the California case.
You do realize that's a good thing right? If the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality it's not just legal in California but the entire USA. Just like Loving v Virginia all over again.
Bruno

Los Angeles, CA

#154458 Aug 12, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
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OOOOOO..... somebody has a black&white world view. How sad to not see any color in the world. But you fit the profile: low IQ = right-wing fundie.
Sounds like you've been adding semen to your coffee again. Have you ever TRIED the straight lifestyle, numbskull?

Since: Apr 11

Santa Monica, CA

#154459 Aug 12, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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I don't think we actually have a disagreement here, Rose.
Directly above, you give us reasons why homosexuality and religion cannot coexist.
Good post.
Quit trying to put words into my mouth.
Religion and homosexuality DO coexist.

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