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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jesus christs pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#142652 May 25, 2012
Bruno wrote:
<quoted text>
STFU....
Nope. As long as you keep coming in here and spewing shit, I am going to throw it right back at you.
Riccardos pudenda

Hoboken, NJ

#142653 May 25, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>But Chaz is no longer "Gay", Chaz is now straight due to surgery. At least Chaz knew something was wrong and was able to afford to fix it thanks to her/his family being rich.
What "surgery" made him straight?

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

PROP 8 AND DOMA!!!

#142654 May 25, 2012
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh really? Google search "Vatican Washington DC connection".
I don't have to.......I believe that when a case on this issue does reach the High Court......they will make the right decision.....even if it's 5-4 in our favor.

Now, you don't have to believe as I do.....but the court has always ruled in favor of individual rights.....doing so in Loving vs Virginia, again in Griswold vs Connecticut, again in Roe vs Wade and again in Lawrence vs Texas, as well as Skinner vs Oklahoma. Each case was about an individuals right....whether to marry someone of a different race, being allowed to use birth control, about a woman's right to make decisions for her body, about the right to have anal sex without government intrusion and about not being forced to be castrated........look up each and every case.....they are about individual rights and the High Court ruled in their favor.
Dan

Roseville, CA

#142656 May 25, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>But Chaz is no longer "Gay", Chaz is now straight due to surgery. At least Chaz knew something was wrong and was able to afford to fix it thanks to her/his family being rich.
Who says Chaz is rich?
Did you get the permission to look into his account?
Idiot.
Chaz was gay and knows what the experience is like. You do not. You cannot speak for Chaz nor can I.
So shut the HELL up.
Dan

Roseville, CA

#142657 May 25, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
<quoted text>But Chaz is no longer "Gay", Chaz is now straight due to surgery. At least Chaz knew something was wrong and was able to afford to fix it thanks to her/his family being rich.
I'll be honest...once I started thinking rather than reacting I realized the different divisions of those who are homosexual, bi-sexual, those who feel they're trapped in the wrnog sex....they carry a lot more weight and character than many of us do by not just losing it.

It's gotta be tough brother...we were lucky enough to be born heterosexual. And in by no way am I claiming they're handicapped because gays are obviously not. It's just that society needs to get educated and catch up to their being. Once done everyone with an IQ above 50 will realize they're just other people in which whom tastes are not our own and whom cause about zero on the Harm Meter.

Let it go friend.

It's good advice.

Worrying about the fact harmless gays live in our midst is a waste of time.
Asshole23

Kingsburg, CA

#142658 May 25, 2012
This article is old put something new on here
Bill Of Rights

Livermore, CA

#142659 May 25, 2012
Asshole23 wrote:
This article is old put something new on here
Better yet,how about you get the F out and your problem is solved! Do you always whine like this? Adios! LOL

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142660 May 25, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
we are not a THEOCRACY.
People like Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney want us to become a theocracy. That's why it's so imporant to vote for Obama in 2012.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142661 May 25, 2012
Gay people need to do everything to get Obama reelected this Nov. If not they will blame us if Obam loses. We can't allow Romney to win under any circumstances.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#142662 May 25, 2012
Wat the Tyler wrote:
<quoted text>
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....
Being gay is not fundamental to existence, sorry. And why do you gays keep attempting to co-opt the Loving vs Virginia precedent? In that case, it was still a man and woman getting married. There was not and still is not any basis for "race" to be used in the enforcement or drafting laws. Loving vs Virginia has NOTHING to do with the gay marriage push. It is CLEAR in your own quote:

"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival"

If this was about some generic definition of marriage, it would not have included the words "fundamental to our very existence and survival".

The gay agenda is being fiercely resisted because of the underhanded bitch-tricks you people use. Anybody with integrity would easily understand that phrase as being between a man and a woman.

GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK.

THE OLD BLACK IS STILL BLACK

And blacks will never support gay marriage in large numbers, no matter what black celebrity or President says they support it. The Asians do not support it, and the majority of Hispanics do not support it. The votes in the states do not support it, and the Constitution does not grant special rights to gay people or anyone else. Marriage is a defined NATURAL coupling between a man and a woman, and recognized by law. That is why one needs a license to be married legally. There is no such thing as gay marriage. Two men or two women in a couple is not a marriage no matter what any paper says.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142666 May 25, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
Being gay is not fundamental to existence, sorry.
Gay people are still human beings. We still exist, sorry.
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
The gay agenda is being fiercely resisted because of the underhanded bitch-tricks you people use. Anybody with integrity would easily understand that phrase as being between a man and a woman.
You use the term "gay agenda." You sound like a Christian fundie. That explains a lot.
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK.
THE OLD BLACK IS STILL BLACK
And blacks will never support gay marriage in large numbers, no matter what black celebrity or President says they support it
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

The big shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage among black voters in Maryland is reflective of what's happening nationally right now. A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds 59% of African Americans across the country supportive of same-sex marriage. A PPP poll in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania last weekend found a shift of 19 points in favor of same-sex marriage among black voters.
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
There is no such thing as gay marriage..
So why is it you oppose something so much that you claim doesn't exist?

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

PROP 8 AND DOMA!!!

#142668 May 25, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Being gay is not fundamental to existence, sorry. And why do you gays keep attempting to co-opt the Loving vs Virginia precedent?
Define what it means as "fundamental to our existence?" If a heterosexual couple is past the childbearing years, are they "fundamental to our existence" if they can't have children? If a heterosexual couple is either infertile or sterile, are they "fundamental to our existence" if they can't have children? See, if procreation was required in order to get a marriage license......you'd have a point.....but seeing as it isn't.....you have no argument!!!

Now, why is the Loving case used so much.....because up until this time race played an important role in keeping marriage separate even for a man and a woman who happen to be of different skin colors.......and if you remove race or skin color from the argument and instead insert gender.....you have the same argument......that's why it is used.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#142669 May 25, 2012
Same sex marriage isn't the central issue. It's important that all are treated with respect and dignity, we reject violence and hatred directed toward any group. There are places in the world, where political opponents are called homosexuals and discredited; as long as gays are prosecuted for consensual adult associations; same sex marriage is a distraction.

“IT'S TIME TO ELIMINATE”

Since: Mar 11

PROP 8 AND DOMA!!!

#142670 May 26, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
Marriage is a defined NATURAL coupling between a man and a woman, and recognized by law. That is why one needs a license to be married legally. There is no such thing as gay marriage. Two men or two women in a couple is not a marriage no matter what any paper says.
Actually one needs a license in order to provide proof that they are married and entitled to receive certain rights, benefits and privileges of being married......it has NOTHING to do with the Natural coupling between a man and a woman.....in fact the state does not care if you couple at all!!!

You're right.....there is NO such thing as "GAY" or "SAME-SEX" Marriage.......but it is a legal marriage that simply involves 2 people of the Same -Sex or 2 people of the opposite-sex.

Your last comment is wrong......if the state issues a marriage license even if it is to 2 men, 2 women or a man and a woman.....it is a legal, valid and recognized marriage by the state......and once DOMA is overturned or repealed......all will be recognized as legal, valid and recognized as such at the federal level.

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#142671 May 26, 2012
Thank you president Obama.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...

57% of Maryland voters say they're likely to vote for the new marriage law this fall, compared to only 37% who are opposed. That 20 point margin of passage represents a 12 point shift from an identical PPP survey in early March, which found it ahead by a closer 52/44 margin.

The movement over the last two months can be explained almost entirely by a major shift in opinion about same-sex marriage among black voters. Previously 56% said they would vote against the new law with only 39% planning to uphold it. Those numbers have now almost completely flipped, with 55% of African Americans planning to vote for the law and only 36% now opposed.

The big shift in attitudes toward same-sex marriage among black voters in Maryland is reflective of what's happening nationally right now. A new ABC/Washington Post poll finds 59% of African Americans across the country supportive of same-sex marriage. A PPP poll in the critical swing state of Pennsylvania last weekend found a shift of 19 points in favor of same-sex marriage among black voters.
Bill Of Rights

Livermore, CA

#142672 May 26, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Being gay is not fundamental to existence, sorry. And why do you gays keep attempting to co-opt the Loving vs Virginia precedent? In that case, it was still a man and woman getting married. There was not and still is not any basis for "race" to be used in the enforcement or drafting laws. Loving vs Virginia has NOTHING to do with the gay marriage push. It is CLEAR in your own quote:
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival"
If this was about some generic definition of marriage, it would not have included the words "fundamental to our very existence and survival".
The gay agenda is being fiercely resisted because of the underhanded bitch-tricks you people use. Anybody with integrity would easily understand that phrase as being between a man and a woman.
GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK.
THE OLD BLACK IS STILL BLACK
And blacks will never support gay marriage in large numbers, no matter what black celebrity or President says they support it. The Asians do not support it, and the majority of Hispanics do not support it. The votes in the states do not support it, and the Constitution does not grant special rights to gay people or anyone else. Marriage is a defined NATURAL coupling between a man and a woman, and recognized by law. That is why one needs a license to be married legally. There is no such thing as gay marriage. Two men or two women in a couple is not a marriage no matter what any paper says.
And you would be wrong about blacks once again! Here is the latest national poll on how blacks now feel about marriage equality! Sorry,but 59% of blacks are now in support of it! And maybe according to you there are NO marriages between couples of the same sex but yours is but an opinion! What does count LEGALLY is what the state says,if they say it is legal it is in fact legal! Who cares what an old bigoted opinionated fool thinks!
Blacks now support marriage equality by 59%

www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1137a2GayMarri...

news.yahoo.com/strong-support-gay-marriage-no...
Dan

Roseville, CA

#142673 May 26, 2012
_Reality Speaks_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Being gay is not fundamental to existence, sorry. And why do you gays keep attempting to co-opt the Loving vs Virginia precedent? In that case, it was still a man and woman getting married. There was not and still is not any basis for "race" to be used in the enforcement or drafting laws. Loving vs Virginia has NOTHING to do with the gay marriage push. It is CLEAR in your own quote:
"Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival"
If this was about some generic definition of marriage, it would not have included the words "fundamental to our very existence and survival".
The gay agenda is being fiercely resisted because of the underhanded bitch-tricks you people use. Anybody with integrity would easily understand that phrase as being between a man and a woman.
GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK.
THE OLD BLACK IS STILL BLACK
And blacks will never support gay marriage in large numbers, no matter what black celebrity or President says they support it. The Asians do not support it, and the majority of Hispanics do not support it. The votes in the states do not support it, and the Constitution does not grant special rights to gay people or anyone else. Marriage is a defined NATURAL coupling between a man and a woman, and recognized by law. That is why one needs a license to be married legally. There is no such thing as gay marriage. Two men or two women in a couple is not a marriage no matter what any paper says.
Listen stupid....is being straight and popping out 30 offspring to 11 different women essential to our 'existance'???

Because dumbfuck that's what some straight male just managed and guesswhat...the story line was that he wanted "the state" to pick up his child support bill because he felt the need to go whoring around a few years earlier.

Integrity? You lack it bud. Gay is not the new black. That I'll agree opon but the simularities are present and undeniable asshat and those are discriminating against a grouping of people based on thier makeup which in fact their makeup creates no viable harm.

Now MORON....gfo find harm in gays...gays marrying or the fact you just don't like homosexuals or piss off because my little buttercup punk that's how it works - you don't have the power to inflict your opinion into other American citizens freedoms unless those freedoms or liberties include harm.

And "gay agenda"...LOL!!! The onlt "gay agenda" I've seen shitforbrains is that homosexuals want to be equal.

Well...let 'em...and get a LIFE of your own for Christ's sake loser.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#142675 May 26, 2012
RnL2008 wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, but THERE is NO genetic defect just because one happens to be Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual......IN FACT in order to be even considered a genetic defect.......THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A GENE and there isn't one!!!
Inaccurate. I agree there is not a 'gene', however, there does not have to be a gene. Check it out.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#142676 May 26, 2012
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't go around pointing at otherS exclaiming "genetic defect" when it's you who was rubberstamped crazier than Charles Manson thinking he was a pacifist...LOL!!!!
1. Doesn't change the truth I stated, does it?

2. Takes one to know one, right?

3. I face/faced my defects. You are afraid to face yours. I think that is really stupid.

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#142677 May 26, 2012
Brian_G wrote:
Same sex marriage isn't the central issue.
What was the title of the thread again? Oh, right.“Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage” It is the central issue of this thread.
Brian_G wrote:
It's important that all are treated with respect and dignity,
He says, as he argues against the constitutional rights of others.
Brian_G wrote:
we reject violence and hatred directed toward any group.
And yet to advocate against their constitutional rights.
Brian_G wrote:
There are places in the world, where political opponents are called homosexuals and discredited;
Are you going somewhere with this, or just sort of spit-balling?
Brian_G wrote:
as long as gays are prosecuted for consensual adult associations;
Ah, no you really aren’t going anywhere coherent.
Brian_G wrote:
same sex marriage is a distraction.
Then perhaps you should withdraw from the various threads in which you are posting against the rights of fellow citizens and focus on something more substantial.

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