Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201808 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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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Dude

Newark, DE

#155263 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:

you fail at satire
As opposed to you, who is a living piece of satire? Please, Pendulum Jowls.
Prof Marvel wrote:
Dude, besides getting corn holed
You're mistaking reality with porn again. Why aren't you taking your medication? You figured you'd at least be relatively prompt about taking it, considering it's a suppository. Or maybe you're just upset with a young guy like me, because you're jealous of how the only sparks flying in your life come in the form of a taser that was fired by a correctional officer? Anyway, you didn't answer my question. Why is your piggly wiggly behind all gay porn, but the second two men fall in love, and try to make their way to the court house for a marriage license, you jump from under your bridge and try to lay on an unreasonable toll?
Prof Marvel wrote:
is there anything else you're really good at?
I'm good at a lot of things. One of them being able to recognize that going down to the radioactive waste dump for hair dye isn't one of the brightest of ideas.
Dude

Newark, DE

#155264 Aug 17, 2012
jacques renault wrote:
<quoted text>
"how you smell like Craigslist"
further proof homosexuals lack a sense of humor
You keep telling yourself that, as your sister fetches you box of Kleenexes.
Bazooka Joe

Covina, CA

#155265 Aug 17, 2012
The late night shift has come on
Reality

Madison, WI

#155266 Aug 17, 2012
Mona Lott wrote:
Sweet Jesus, where is the Doctor?
Reality

Madison, WI

#155267 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
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Now we learn two new letters have been added to the LGBT acronym -- Q and I, giving us the new acronym, LGBTQI
So tell us, Dingleberry, which one of the letters are you going to dress up and be today?
Not sure? That's OK -- here are a few more fun letters to play with:
ABCDEFGHILKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Take your time, sonny.
And if you've gone through all those already, here's a link to the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets:
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/greek.htm
Having fun, you village idiot bastard?
WTF it takes balls for you to call someone idiot

“The Great and Wonderful Marvel”

Since: Aug 09

Atlanta, GA

#155268 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Dingleberry wrote:
<quoted text>
No, that wouldn't be the size of it. As always, you have chosen to publically acknowledge what a moron you are.
Queer doesn't mean pansexual. Queer means queer. Pansexual means pansexual.
Intersex and hermaphroditic are not the same thing. Hermaphrodites would be intersex persons, but not all intersex persons are hermaphrodites.
And these folks don't fall under the LGBT umbrella, they fall under the LGBTQI umbrella. Only lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered fall under the LGBT umbrella.
Any thing else we can clarify for you since you obviously and proudly lack any type of comprehension ability.
Sorry -- and I really hope I didn't offend anyone.

It's all so very confusing -- Hey! I think I have a solution! Why not one word to cover everybody instead of all the letters?

One simple word that's instantly recognizable -- FREAKS!
Bazooka Joe

Covina, CA

#155269 Aug 17, 2012
Nice that another worm has popped up.

“The Great and Wonderful Marvel”

Since: Aug 09

Atlanta, GA

#155271 Aug 17, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
As opposed to you, who is a living piece of satire? Please, Pendulum Jowls.
<quoted text>
You're mistaking reality with porn again. Why aren't you taking your medication? You figured you'd at least be relatively prompt about taking it, considering it's a suppository. Or maybe you're just upset with a young guy like me, because you're jealous of how the only sparks flying in your life come in the form of a taser that was fired by a correctional officer? Anyway, you didn't answer my question. Why is your piggly wiggly behind all gay porn, but the second two men fall in love, and try to make their way to the court house for a marriage license, you jump from under your bridge and try to lay on an unreasonable toll?
<quoted text>
I'm good at a lot of things. One of them being able to recognize that going down to the radioactive waste dump for hair dye isn't one of the brightest of ideas.
Still singing for a home run, aren't you kid?

I once had a beer with Yogi Berra.

Now Yogi was the greatest catcher and something else again -- he could hit.

Here's what Yogi said:

"He don't like girls, just boys -- he's amphibious."
jacques renault

Justice, IL

#155272 Aug 17, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep telling yourself that, as your sister fetches you box of Kleenexes.
good one

“The Great and Wonderful Marvel”

Since: Aug 09

Atlanta, GA

#155273 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Dingleberry wrote:
<quoted text>
No, actually dipshit, LGBT is its own acronym. LGBTQI is a different acronym. And only morons with absoloutely nothing of substance to add to a conversation would take the time out like you have to make an issue of them.
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How is someone's clothing in anyway associated with any of these terms? Oh, that's right, they aren't. You just like to demonstrate repeatedly how stupid you are.
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I'm having a blast you tweeked out blond highlighted sniveling fat ass bitch! Watching you demonstrate so proudly what a complete imbecilic moron you are never gets old!!
Still waiting on those remaining 13 bible verses you chicken shit coward! They coming anytime soon?
Hey, I hear they're bringing back the Superman television series. Well, sort of. They updated him for times.

He's called "Queerman" now:

"Faster than a speeding bullet.

Able to blow big cocks with a single lick.

And who, disguised as Judy Garland, was able to service the entire Seventh Fleet in a single night?

Queerman!
Dude

Newark, DE

#155274 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
<quoted text>
Now Yogi was the greatest catcher
But according to Georgian drag queens, you weren't that far behind.

Anyway, you didn't answer the question.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#155275 Aug 17, 2012
WanderLusts wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry,but OFF TOPIC and completely irrelevant to the question of the thread! Either stay on topic or go to a thread more relevant to your own personal concerns! But as I said,STFU or get ON topic,Marriage equality and the declaring of Prop 8 as Unconstitutional in the state of California and that verdict being upheld by a higher court,which reaffirmed the original decision of Judge Walkers verdict! Prop 8,UNCONSTITUTIONAL! I fail to see what your ridiculous post has to do with anything except your own warped mind se and personal faultst!
My question has to do with equating genetic defects with "Marriage (is) one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival." SCOTUS

You know that connection. That is the real reason you don't just simply answer the question.

Smile.

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#155276 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Dingleberry wrote:
<quoted text>
MORON Alert!
Why would someone dress in a manner that might attract a potential mate? Gee whiz, KiMare's limited intellectual capacity just can't fathom it!! I mean, seriously, who would ever exhibit such behavior?!! Seems ridiculous!!
Same retarded question from the moron, just a different day!
"Sexual attraction behavior"!!!!! LOL!!!!! Stupid moron!!
Dress AND act. A lesbian like a man, a gay like a girl.

Evolutionary mating behavior.

Why does such a simple question stir such anger and strained avoidance? You could just give the validated answer and be done with it...
Dude

Newark, DE

#155277 Aug 17, 2012
Prof Marvel wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, I hear they're bringing back the Superman television series. Well, sort of. They updated him for times.
He's called "Queerman" now:
"Faster than a speeding bullet.
Able to blow big cocks with a single lick.
And who, disguised as Judy Garland, was able to service the entire Seventh Fleet in a single night?
Queerman!
Written and directed by Prof Marvel.

“please no lies.”

Since: Jan 12

Kern County

#155278 Aug 17, 2012
l;ol

“KiMare'a the Monster Mutation”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#155279 Aug 17, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure;

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/ ...

3. Conclusion

The 2005 APA Brief, near its outset, claims that “even taking into account all the questions and/or limitations that may characterize research in this area, none of the published research suggests conclusions different from that which will be summarized”(p. 5). The concluding summary later claims,“Indeed, the evidence to date suggests that home environments provided by lesbian and gay parents are as likely as those provided by heterosexual parents to support and enable children’s psychosocial growth”(p. 15).96

We now return to the overarching question of this paper: Are we witnessing the emergence of a new family form that provides a context for children that is equivalent to the traditional marriage-based family? Even after an extensive reading of the same-sex parenting literature, the author cannot offer a high confidence, data-based “yes” or “no” response to this question. To restate, not one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief (pp. 23–45; see Table 1) compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children. The available data, which are drawn primarily from small convenience samples, are insufficient to support a strong generalizable claim either way. Such a statement would not be grounded in science. To make a generalizable claim, representative, large-sample studies are needed—many of them (e.g., Table 2).

Some opponents of same-sex parenting have made “egregious overstatements”97 disparaging gay and lesbian parents. Conversely, some same-sex parenting researchers seem to have contended for an “exceptionally clear”98 verdict of “no difference” between same-sex and heterosexual parents since 1992. However, a closer examination leads to the conclusion that strong, generalized assertions, including those made by the APA Brief, were not empirically warranted.99 As noted by Shiller (2007) in American Psychologist,“the line between science and advocacy appears blurred”(p. 712).

The scientific conclusions in this domain will increase in validity as researchers:(a) move from small convenience samples to large representative samples; (b) increasingly examine critical societal and economic concerns that emerge during adolescence and adulthood; (c) include more diverse same-sexfamilies (e.g., gay fathers, racial minorities, and those without middle-high socioeconomic status); (d) include intact, marriage-based heterosexual families as comparison groups; and (e) constructively respond to criticisms from methodological experts.100 Specifically, it is vital that critiques regarding sample size, sampling strategy, statistical power, and effect sizes not be disregarded. Taking these steps will help produce more methodologically rigorous and scientifically informed responses to significant questions affecting families and children.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#155280 Aug 17, 2012
KiMare wrote:
Marks is not telling us anything that we weren't already aware of, the existing studies of Lesbian and Gay parenting are inadequate to draw empirical conclusions. Larger scale studies would be helpful, but are are cost prohibitive, as demonstrated by the large amount of money flushed down the toilet by Regenerus with the fraud he perpetrated.
RiccardoFire

Elk Grove, CA

#155281 Aug 17, 2012
Why isn't the Family Research Council-shooting a hate crime?
Bazooka Joe

Covina, CA

#155282 Aug 17, 2012
Just bring in some more rounds and well have another go at it.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#155283 Aug 17, 2012
RiccardoFire wrote:
Why isn't the Family Research Council-shooting a hate crime?
Although the FRC identifies as a "Christian" group, if the attack was motivated by their politics as opposed to their religious beliefs, it wouldn't qualify either under DC's or federal law. The difference between shooting at someone who happens to be Christian and shooting at them BECAUSE they are Christian. If he's found to be playing with a full enough deck to even stand trial, he will more than likely face well earned federal terrorism charges though.

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