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  • Please rule in favor of so that I can marry my dog!

    /derp
  • My guess is SCOTUS will take up DOMA since it's ludicrous to have a federal law be unenforceable in parts of the country but enforceable in others. My guess is also the conservatives are hoping they'll take up California's case so they can declare the states don't have the power to legalize marriage equality.
  • Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.
  • Imma gonna gay marry a pygmy goat. We want a new blender for our wedding gift, thanks.

    /hurr de durrr
    //gonna go Freep diving in a minute, because, bwahahahaha!
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    Hopefully the right for someone to slap some sense into assholes like you. Hopefully in public, too.
  • Free Radical: Please rule in favor of so that I can marry my dog!

    /derp


    I thought it was marriage to turtles that we wanted to legalize. Cause you know they go all the way down.
  • BigBooper: Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.


    It's sad to see a full-grown man drolling on his own bib like that.
  • What amazes me is some friends of my sister thinks the Republican appointed judges are going to kill it. They vote according to law not personal beliefs but they won't listen. My sister doesn't care but then our family isn't full of assholes who judge her and only want her happy.
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    Yeah, all that freedom. Sucks being an authoritarian at the federal level. Even if they can't find it in the single digit amendments there's always that damn 10th one.
  • The government shouldn't be wasting it's time on this issue. If you believe in the separation of church and state then all the government should do or be able to do on this issue is allow people to enter in to mutually beneficial joint tax filing situations. It should not matter in the eyes of the law who the two people entering into these agreements are. In fact I don't have a problem with more than just two people filing taxes together, bundle up everyone's efforts and as long as they're agreeing to work together and share the fruits of their joint labor then what should the government care what they're doing with their privates? Maybe call it an emotional corporation or something. I'm just done with all the time we've wasted arguing over this non-issue.
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    Because something written over 200 years ago should be set in stone and never interpreted. Like the Bible.
  • Source4leko: BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.

    Because something written over 200 years ago should be set in stone and never interpreted. Like the Bible.


    The Bible has been constantly re-interpreted by people in order to justify their hatred and ignorance...
  • PonceAlyosha: BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.

    Hopefully the right for someone to slap some sense into assholes like you. Hopefully in public, too.


    It's the whole country that needs some sense slapped into it. And don't worry, the day of judgement will come. The only question is how long does it take before we wake up and realize that we're living in the modern equivalent of Sodom.
  • Conservative Justices on the SCOTUS is in a tough spot here. On the one hand, at least on paper, they probably have a 5-4 majority to overturn the lower Federal Court decisions, which have been in favor of "marriage equality." Refusing to take on those cases leaves the lower court decisions as they are, which would be a victory for pro-gay marriage people.

    Taking the cases on, however, runs the risk that if a Justice switches sides, then the Supreme Court's decision endorsing gay marriage (or the specific aspects addressed by those cases anyway) would apply to the whole nation.

    /I think a decision on these cases will be delayed while Justices get a better idea of how their colleagues might rule.
    //Getting the popcorn ready.
  • steamingpile: What amazes me is some friends of my sister thinks the Republican appointed judges are going to kill it. They vote according to law not personal beliefs but they won't listen. My sister doesn't care but then our family isn't full of assholes who judge her and only want her happy.


    I think she'll be floored when Clarence Thomas votes to strike down DOMA.
  • They need to just remove stuatory marriage laws and make marriage contractual law. Remove all legal spousal benefits and remove the ability to file jointly (its silly that we ever allowed this in the first place). Then set up a frame work were by law people can enter into a defined contract with another individual cafeteria style. (medical benefits, estate issues, etc).

    After going through a divorce which included child and spousal support, I hate the idea of getting into a marriage that eventually falls apart being left up to the courts to decide in the end. EVERYTHING should be spelled out up front and nothing should be left to the courts unless its a breach of contract issue.
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    Well, they never included language that prohibits either of those, so...yes?

    // though they DID make sure to tell us that everyone should have a speedy and fair trial, and we saw how that worked out...
  • DubtodaIll: If you believe in the separation of church and state then all the government should do or be able to do on this issue is allow people to enter in to mutually beneficial joint tax filing situations.


    Incorrect. The rights granted to married couples in our society extends far beyond tax benefits. They have the right to make medical decisions for their spouse, to inherit their estate without challenge or tax and to refuse to testify against them in court.

    You're a fine example of the problem with the "marriage debate" in this country: many straight people completely take for granted all the rights that they're granted under the law, and blindly assume this is a religious issue. It isn't.

    /I hope you feel at least a slight twinge of shame for having your stupidity pointed out in public
  • DOMA will be taken up, but not Perry v. Brown. Perry v. Brown is a state issue and the Supreme Court needs to keep gay marriage a state issue for now. Besides, there is no constitutional amendment on defining marriage. DOMA puts the equal protection clause into question.
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    And don't even get me started on those uppity blacks...
  • BigBooper: The only question is how long does it take before we wake up and realize that we're living in the modern equivalent of Sodom.


    Moron or trolling? Only his bib-changer knows for sure.
  • Source4leko: BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.

    Because something written over 200 years ago should be set in stone and never interpreted. Like the Bible.


    THIS
  • Well i don't know about you, but gay people marrying really impacts my life negatively. Just thinking about that constant man on man sex every night gives me a rage I cannot control and i wake up in a terrible sweat...............therefore no gay marriage!!
  • DubtodaIll: I'm just done with all the time we've wasted arguing over this non-issue.


    Civil rights=non-issue. Thanks for your retarded contribution.
  • BigBooper: Great.

    Clearly the writers of the constitution intended homosexuals to have the same rights as straight people, just like they intended abortions to be a constitutional right.

    I wonder what other rights we'll discover.


    Dude. I keep hearing that "marriage is a religious ritual, with federal benefits" but some douchebags never consider their religion isn't the only one. I'm a Nordic Heathen. Gay marriage is totally cool with me. If you swear an oath to one another, you are bound to it, period. That's why it's called an "oath". So if the Christians or Conservatives or whoever is peering in your windows that day while being obsessed with your sex life want tax benefits for "marriage", hand 'em over here, too. The oath has been sworn and they're married now. Turnabout is totally fair play. More importantly, I think the "no separate classes" part of the fourteenth amendment already has this covered. If I can figure that out - and I'm a chef, not a lawyer, for pity's sake! - you'd think other people could as well.

    /straight chick with gay friends
    //this is relevant to my interests 
    ///figures you were probably trollin', so plus one for you
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