Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 Full story: www.cnn.com 201,187

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.

Full Story

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142612 May 25, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess we will see if your voting trend continues.....but somehow I doubt it will. Washington and Maine more than likely will pass their Marriage Equality at the ballot box......and so could Maryland.......we will have to wait and see.
As for your comment about the right to marry taking hold.....it already has and it will continue to grow just like interracial marriage did in the late 60's and beyond.
It will pass in Maryland thanks to Obama. We in the gay community must repay Obama for all he has done by voting for him in 2012. Obama MUST win in 2012.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/mary...

The poll notes that the shift can be explained "almost entirely" by a change in black voters' attitudes. Previously, 56 percent said they would vote against the new law, with 39 percent saying they would vote for uphold it. Now, 55 percent say they will vote for the law and 36 percent are opposed.

President Barack Obama came out for gay marriage between the polls, amid rising support for same-sex unions.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142613 May 25, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
It is NOT a civil right for gays to be married,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virgin...

In its decision, the court wrote:
“Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival....
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#142614 May 25, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
<quoted text>
First.......the Perry case has to get out of the 9th before being appealed to SCOTUS.
Secondly....Because of how the 9th worded their ruling......SCOTUS AIN'T gonna even hear the case!!!
Sorry, but it will have to be another case that SCOTUS will have to rule on!!!
SCOTUS is 5-4 conservative ideology. The gays lost already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of...
It is popularly accepted that Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito comprise the Court's conservative wing. Justices Ginsburg and Breyer are generally thought of as the Court's liberal wing; after one term on the Court, Justice Sotomayor is also seen as a member of the liberal wing, voting much as her predecessor, Justice Souter, might have voted.[84][85] Justice Anthony Kennedy, generally considered a conservative who "occasionally vote[s] with the liberals",[87] is often the swing vote that determines the outcome of close cases.[88]

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142615 May 25, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
SCOTUS is 5-4 conservative ideology. The gays lost already.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of...
It is popularly accepted that Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito comprise the Court's conservative wing. Justices Ginsburg and Breyer are generally thought of as the Court's liberal wing; after one term on the Court, Justice Sotomayor is also seen as a member of the liberal wing, voting much as her predecessor, Justice Souter, might have voted.[84][85] Justice Anthony Kennedy, generally considered a conservative who "occasionally vote[s] with the liberals",[87] is often the swing vote that determines the outcome of close cases.[88]
You are wrong again dipsh*t. Justice Anthony Kennedy is pro-gay rights. And I love it how you say "conservative" is against gay rights. Being conservative means you are for LIMITED GOVERNMENT IN PEOPLE'S LIFES! What would I expect from some uneducated white trash tea bagger retard.
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#142617 May 25, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever heard of BISEXUALITY? This would explain Chaz's girlfriends sexual orientation.
so she was born to go either way. she can be a lesbian one day and then straight the next all with the help of medical surgery. How should we reward the bi sexual? Maybe they should be able to vote twice.
RiccardoFire

Sacramento, CA

#142618 May 25, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>
It will pass in Maryland thanks to Obama. We in the gay community must repay Obama for all he has done by voting for him in 2012. Obama MUST win in 2012.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/24/mary...
The poll notes that the shift can be explained "almost entirely" by a change in black voters' attitudes. Previously, 56 percent said they would vote against the new law, with 39 percent saying they would vote for uphold it. Now, 55 percent say they will vote for the law and 36 percent are opposed.
President Barack Obama came out for gay marriage between the polls, amid rising support for same-sex unions.
what a freaking loser as if gay marriage is the biggest issue, you would have supported hitler if he said gay marriage. It's people like you that make the country go down hill. The gay issue is being used for a distraction from all his other corrupt scandals
Frank Rizzo

Union City, CA

#142619 May 25, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>
Supporting gay marriage is a VERY conservative position to day dipsh*t. The term and meaning of the word conservative has been twisted by Republicans. Funny how you right wingers "claim" to hate government but it's ok for government to interfere in people's LIFES
Yes. True conservatives support same sex marriage. Some contemporary conservatives supporting it are Dick Cheney and Colin Powell.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142620 May 25, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
<quoted text>
All presidents make calculated moves. It goes with the territory.
You must be kidding me. He has calculated that the tide is turning against you bigots. Keep whining about it. I need a good laugh at your expense.
Yawn.. Enjoy your bought vote, he won't do any more for you in his second term than he has this one.

Have fun making an a$$ out of yourself.

You remind me a lot of all the idiots screaming- I won't have to worry about my mortgage, I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car, I won't have to worry about groceries- if only we elect Obama..
Faith

San Jose, CA

#142621 May 25, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>what a freaking loser as if gay marriage is the biggest issue, you would have supported hitler if he said gay marriage. It's people like you that make the country go down hill. The gay issue is being used for a distraction from all his other corrupt scandals
Yep, these losers, including Obama, will support beastialiy next. Obama bin laden would support anything to keep his useless, unqualified azz in the White House.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142622 May 25, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>
What the f*ck are you talking about? Slavery is banned in the US Constitution and the US Constitution applies to all us states. If any state where to bring back slavery they would be invaded by federal troops in like ten seconds.
I guess you can't read..

Why don't you start with Article V of the Constitution..

BTW, I know you think you are smart deleting the rest of my post where I explained it to you.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142623 May 25, 2012
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably not but there's no doubt I have more than you.
LOL!!!
You keep telling yourself that..
BIG DUMP

Santa Cruz, CA

#142624 May 25, 2012
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, these losers, including Obama, will support beastialiy next. Obama bin laden would support anything to keep his useless, unqualified azz in the White House.
Gloop.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142625 May 25, 2012
The Great Sly_Clyde wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know what in the fluck you are smoking, but you need to stop. You best check with a constitutional lawyer you be on drugs. Laws on slavery are the law of this nation, short of secession from the Union, each state will hold to the Constitution!
So it is your claim that if 2/3rd's of the States proposed and 3/4th's of the States ratified an Amendment to appeal the 13th Amendment, slavery would not become legal in the States?

You really need to go back to school..

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142626 May 25, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
When DOMA is abolished that means the federal government will recognize gay marriage. That means I could move to Alabama and they would have to recognize gay marriage because the federal government does.
No, that is not what it means..
Faith

San Jose, CA

#142627 May 25, 2012
BIG DUMP wrote:
<quoted text>Gloop.
What would this forum do without your valuable input......loser

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#142628 May 25, 2012
akpilot wrote:
So it is your claim that if 2/3rd's of the States proposed and 3/4th's of the States ratified an Amendment to appeal the 13th Amendment, slavery would not become legal in the States?
You really need to go back to school..
COULD then become legal. The federal prohibition on it would have ended, but you've still got the 14th Amendment to worry about unless slavery would be totally random and then there are all the state laws and constitutional amendments against it that would have to be dealt with. Then again, this is all assuming that anybody was left alive after the high holy hell that would break out if your hypothetical were ever attempted in the first place.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#142629 May 25, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever heard of BISEXUALITY? This would explain Chaz's girlfriends sexual orientation.
Genetic defect would explain both.

One faced reality and tried to fix it.
Bruno

Westminster, CA

#142630 May 25, 2012
El Burrito Grande wrote:
<quoted text>And how many times has the SCOTUS overturned 9th circuit rulings? The 9th circuit just had two of their rulings overturned within the last month or so. The 9th circuit is the laughing stock of the U.S. Appeals Courts. But then, what would you expect from very far left CA judges?
Did you know that the 9th circuit is taking all its judges on a very expensive vacation on the tax payers dollars??

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#142631 May 25, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>COULD then become legal. The federal prohibition on it would have ended, but you've still got the 14th Amendment to worry about unless slavery would be totally random and then there are all the state laws and constitutional amendments against it that would have to be dealt with. Then again, this is all assuming that anybody was left alive after the high holy hell that would break out if your hypothetical were ever attempted in the first place.
Yawn..

The 14th requires citizens to have equal protection, not slaves. So no, there would be no need to eliminate the 14th in order for the States to bring back slavery.

But then again you are stuck on stupid, you are so busy trying to scream "slavery" that you have completely forgotten the entire purpose of the example- the States can do as they please with or without Federal consent. It is the Federal Government which must beg permission to seize power.

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

PROP 8 AND DOMA!!!

#142633 May 25, 2012
El Burrito Grande wrote:
<quoted text>And how many times has the SCOTUS overturned 9th circuit rulings? The 9th circuit just had two of their rulings overturned within the last month or so. The 9th circuit is the laughing stock of the U.S. Appeals Courts. But then, what would you expect from very far left CA judges?
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is THE LARGEST Court of Appeals......and handles MORE cases than any other Appeals Court......therefore it stands to reason that they have a few more cases overturned on appeal.

That being said, THAT WON'T HAPPEN with the Prop 8 ruling BECAUSE it's ruling was narrowly confined to California and NOT the entire 9th territory.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Redwood City Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
John Root to take over Jerry Deal's seat: Longt... 22 hr Fiona 1
La Victoria's Orange Sauce (Jan '06) Tue Kay 128
Beam me up Scottie Mon guest 12
The news for anything how to get more,, Oct 16 Allx 1
From Tower of Power - The Mic Gillette Band Oct 3 IGotSoul 1
My Teen Verbally Abuses Me (Feb '09) Sep '14 abusedmom 108
Catalytic Converter Theft. Toyota Truck/SUV own... (May '07) Sep '14 Jesie 950

Redwood City News Video

Redwood City Dating
Find my Match

Redwood City Jobs

Redwood City People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Redwood City News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Redwood City

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]