Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

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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Bruno

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You do know that President Obama believes in Full Marriage Equality, right? He has since he was a new Senator in Illinois back in 1996........and just because he stated he wasn't because of his wanting to be President, hasn't really changed his beliefs........in fact, he is evolving his viewpoint.......are you?
BFD .. Obama has serious mental problems. He does not have a clue.
So you and your president can go pound sand.
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He actually gave an interview in the Windy Times back in 1996 on his views on Marriage Equality. Give this a read:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/us/politics...
I don't believe I've called you any names......and I'm not responsible for what other's feel about ya!!!
You can't believe a politician, they sway in all directions, so don't get all wet over it. He is known to lie.

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_Minister of Truth wrote:
<quoted text>2-1 decision, right. 2 liberals vs. 1 conservative, so the decision was simply based on the judges being liberal. The full 9th Circuit Court of 29 judges is 64% liberal, which is why it is the most overturned court in the U.S. America is closer to conservative, and this does not bid well for gays. If the 9th Circuit takes court, it only assures further absence of gay marriages and that the USSC will take the case.
Brad Pitt to star in Benefit performance of Prop 8 play. Live Stream on YouTube 3/3/12!

Brad Pitt will wield a gavel in the gay-marriage battle, playing a federal judge in the play "8," which will have its L.A. premiere in a one-night reading Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Pitt joins his pal George Clooney and several other celebrities for the benefit event that also will be streamed live on YouTube.(Editor's Note: AFER will also live stream. But you must sign up for AFER)
The play "8," by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, is based on the court case Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, which sought to overturn Prop. 8, the ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage in California.(The case is now known as Perry vs. Brown.)

Pitt is set to play U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who presided over the 12-day case in 2010. Clooney will play David Boies, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the case.

The reading of "8" will serve as a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which was instrumental in launching the court case. Rob Reiner, one of the founders of the group, is directing. The cast also will include Matthew Morrison, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matt Bomer, Christine Lahti, Yeardley Smith and more.

PLEASE POST THIS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
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Joe must be rim locked?
True, you can't get in.

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Daddys Home wrote:
<quoted text> Poorly though out homophobic rant
You haven't been paying attention have you? The anti's are losing, reason is winning.

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_Minister of Truth wrote:
<quoted text> and this does not bid well for gays.
Are you bidding on gays again? The playground is not a casino. How many times do you have to be arrested?

“Your religion is NOT in charge”

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_Minister of Truth wrote:
<quoted text>...and that the USSC will take the case.
Are you CERTAIN you want that? After all... what will the argument be?

Religion - nope
"It's gross" - nope
"It's not natural" - nope
Procreation - nope

There is not one valid reason to deny gay marriage. So be careful what you wish for.
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Are you bidding on gays again? The playground is not a casino. How many times do you have to be arrested?
So, how many times did your dad get arrested. I think that you are confused, and you think that all people are like your mom and dad.

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44 states don't allow it because of laws that are doomed to be ruled unconstitutional. There is another article in this forum about how the anti-gay legislation has had the ironic affect of bolstering support for the GLBT's. Multiple recent polls are indicating that over half of the population now supports glbt marriage.

By the way, you can drop the "family" argument now. I'm straight, everyone in my family (that I know of) is straight... and we proudly support same-sex marriage. There is not one shred of an argument that gays getting married will "hurt families."

Now - please address my question - what will the argument be if this does reach the USSC?

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Truth Speaker wrote:
<quoted text>So, how many times did your dad get arrested. I think that you are confused, and you think that all people are like your mom and dad.
You think that I think all people are missionaries? Have you been to China? Have you been to Vietnam?

I think you should step out of the crawl space, hide your eyes at first (it will be bright) and go with the nice men in the white coats. Who's a good boy?
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Are you CERTAIN you want that? After all... what will the argument be?
Religion - nope
"It's gross" - nope
"It's not natural" - nope
Procreation - nope
There is not one valid reason to deny gay marriage. So be careful what you wish for.
The reason that you gays will always lose, is because you are stupid.

That is why two straights are representing your interest.

You don't get it, we are defending Prop 8, and you are trying to overturn it.
You gays have forgotten, the CSSC upheld Prop 8.

Our defense is simple.
1. On Nov. 5, 2008 it became law.

Now, you as a plaintiff have to formulate a cause of action.

Just libertard judges simply said " Between June 2008 and Nov 2008, the CSSC allows same sex marriage, in violation of the laws governing the initiative process.
Based on that violation, gays were allowed to marry.
So, when the people followed the law, they prevented further gays from violating the legal process and for that, the law violated the rights of gays.

The problem with most of you gays is that you act like children, and you have no legal argument for same sex marriage.

Bottom line, sexual orientation is not a suspect class.
Prop 8 does not violate federal law, it is the product of it, DOMA.
DOMA remains law.
Prop 8 does not violate the California constitution, it is the state constitution concerning marriage.

Please remember all of this. You all forgot these things, and don't understand why you are not allowed to get married.
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44 states don't allow it because of laws that are doomed to be ruled unconstitutional. There is another article in this forum about how the anti-gay legislation has had the ironic affect of bolstering support for the GLBT's. Multiple recent polls are indicating that over half of the population now supports glbt marriage.
By the way, you can drop the "family" argument now. I'm straight, everyone in my family (that I know of) is straight... and we proudly support same-sex marriage. There is not one shred of an argument that gays getting married will "hurt families."
Now - please address my question - what will the argument be if this does reach the USSC?
Keep dreaming and one day you will wake up and realize that the whole world knows that gays have the same rights as pedophiles and polygamist.
You drop the sane appearance, you are gay and you do not fool any one.

Yes, your polls also said that 57% of Californians opposed Prop 8, and you were deceived about that.

Pay attention to this and maybe you won't commit gay suicide:
44 states do not allow same sex marriage

33 states have state constitutional bans on same sex marriage.

Do you understand what that means?
It means that if you get 100% of the available states, you will have only 17 states

or 34% of the U.S. with 67% opposed.

right now, you have the possibility of 10 states or 20% of the United States.

You have lost, and the game has just begun. It is only a matter of how bad you will lose.

Now, go get reparative therapy, and address your homosexuality. Children are scared.

You really are lost.
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You think that I think all people are missionaries? Have you been to China? Have you been to Vietnam?
I think you should step out of the crawl space, hide your eyes at first (it will be bright) and go with the nice men in the white coats. Who's a good boy?
Yes. yes. Would you like to add some more countries to that list. My parents never abandoned me. I guess you were not so good. Is your therapist calling you again, or is that your dad you are trying to find? No, most people have good parents. Sucks to be you.

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<quoted text>The reason that you gays will always lose, is because you are stupid.
You're missing the point entirely. The reason that you men will always lose is because you are stupid. We only need your semen. You will be penned and milked liked cows in no more than 50 years. Lesbians will rule your Earth very soon. Evolution, dude.

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Would you like to talk about DOMA the future of DOMA?

Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management
"The Court finds that neither Congress' claimed legislative justifications nor any of the proposed reasons proffered by BLAG constitute bases rationally related to any of the alleged governmental interests. Further, after concluding that neither the law nor the record can sustain any of the interests suggested, the Court, having tried on its own, cannot conceive of any additional interests that DOMA might further.
He ordered that Golinski's wife be allowed to enroll for health care insurance as Golinski's spouse. Tara Borelli, the lead attorney for Lambda Legal, who represented Golinski, said "This ruling ... spells doom for DOMA"

Gill and Massachusetts
On November 3, 2011, 133 House Democrats filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Gill and Massachusetts, asserting their belief that Section 3 of DOMA was unconstitutional. Included among the members of Congress signing the brief were 14 members who had voted for the bill in 1996. Seventy major employers have also filed an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs. The Court of Appeals has scheduled arguments in both cases for April 4, 2012.

The following is a list of other cases challenging DOMA:
Pedersen and Windsor
Bishop v. United States
Dragovich, et al. v. Department of the Treasury, et al.
Hara v. Office of Personnel Management
Torres-Barragan v. Holder
Cozen O'Connor, P.C. v. Tobits and Farley

Sooner or later, the DOMA travesty will be repealed, and like dominos, state pro-hate laws will fall as well.

Gay supporters "always lose"? Stay tuned.
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<quoted text>Awesome.
Why are you answering yourself DR. douche,sad to see that psychosis progressing so rapidly? Now what did we tell you about your mouth being open and what comes out in the way of your lying projectile vomit? There is an update or haven't you heard? It is now 8 states that have marriage equality so your revised number should be 42! Congrats to the states of Washington and Maryland!Now about getting some professional help for that anti-social psychosis you suffer from! Need the name of a good therapist?
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She made a very clear point as I did. Too bad you didn't see, or didn't want to see either. Everyone else did.
But it's so much EASIER of AKP to ignoring what we say and posting a half dozen posts calling us idiots and morons especially after his OPINIONS have been debunked by actual FACTS.
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bla, bla, bla...
Why has DOMA not yet been taken to the SCOTUS?
The answer is the REALITY you cannot face. The US constitution cares not for ANY marriage straight or otherwise, it is merely a state license like driving...procreation, now THERE is a FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT.
Marriage gets protected only as it is a historical vehicle for procreation....bla, bla, bla
I see you have moved on fro abortion to SCOTUS...do you get an email of right wing taking points ever morning?

BTW do you get paid by the post? Is that why you endlessly repeat the crap thing over and over? Or is it just that you think that repetition will brainwash someone into agreeing with your narrow minded OPINIONS?

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I see you have moved on fro abortion to SCOTUS...do you get an email of right wing taking points ever morning?
BTW do you get paid by the post? Is that why you endlessly repeat the crap thing over and over? Or is it just that you think that repetition will brainwash someone into agreeing with your narrow minded OPINIONS?
See my point?

Milk him? NO
Process him for food? NO
Oh, OK. Who's a good boy, follow me.

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This case is like a slowly dripping faucet you can't shut off.....

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