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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No place in the constitution is marriage mentioned my friend...........
    It may not be stated in the constitution but this is what the supreme court said about marriage in Loving vs. Virginia.

    Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

    Obviously they were talking about race and not sexual orientation but it shows that yes marriage is a basic civil right in this country.

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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It is covered. Marriage is not covered by anything in the constitution.
    So you would agree DOMA is unconstitutional?
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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We shall see...Thanks to President Bush there are 5 Conservatives judges on the Court now................That would mean a 5-4 vote to throw out Gay Marriage.............
    Kennedy has voted several times for gay rights. He is a wildcard and the usual swing vote of the court. It is just as likely that he will vote for same sex marriage that it is that he would vote against it.

    It should be hard for any judge to say that anti-SSM laws don't violate the US Constitution. Too bad we do have a political divide in our SCOTUS. Hopefully justice will win out soon, but if marriage equality doesn't happen with the cases headed there now, it will happen eventually.
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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    Why is it always the conservatives who seem to be so obsessed about marrying animals? Personally, I've never felt attracted to livestock...
    Really? Not even just a little bit?

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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    I've dated girls who could have been mistaken for a certain farm animal. Does that count?

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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Kennedy has voted several times for gay rights. He is a wildcard and the usual swing vote of the court. It is just as likely that he will vote for same sex marriage that it is that he would vote against it.

    It should be hard for any judge to say that anti-SSM laws don't violate the US Constitution. Too bad we do have a political divide in our SCOTUS. Hopefully justice will win out soon, but if marriage equality doesn't happen with the cases headed there now, it will happen eventually.
    He is a Roman Catholic and will never vote for gay marriage..............
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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Kennedy has voted several times for gay rights. He is a wildcard and the usual swing vote of the court. It is just as likely that he will vote for same sex marriage that it is that he would vote against it.

    It should be hard for any judge to say that anti-SSM laws don't violate the US Constitution. Too bad we do have a political divide in our SCOTUS. Hopefully justice will win out soon, but if marriage equality doesn't happen with the cases headed there now, it will happen eventually.
    Agaim, you did not feel that way when a liberal court made it legal to kill babies in the womb...............
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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It will reach the SCOTUS all right, but the ruling won't be what you expect.
    Who is going to file a case? How are they going to establish standing?

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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its to bad the people of NY did not have a vote on this issue...I am confident that this issue will end up in the SCOTUS and all these phony marriages will be voided.........
    Same question, who would have standing to bring a case? I think you guys need a civics lesson.

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    Re: New York to Become the Sixth State to Legalize Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    He is a Roman Catholic and will never vote for gay marriage..............
    A Roman Catholic in New York just voted for SSM in New York. People who make/influence laws do not always do so by their religious beliefs, but what is best for the nation. And SSM is good for the nation, and the strength of family.
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