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    Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    The Supreme Court is going to tackle the contentious issue of same-sex marriage and hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, our Supreme Court producer Bill Mears reports.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    One side is going to be very butt hurt depending on how this goes down.
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    Gay marriage should have been legal years ago. I think those against gay marriage would have an arguement if they gave up the 1400 government hand outs gay couples are denied! The great thing is gay marriage by the end of the year. equal rights for all

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    Here we go.
    How the hell has it taken decades for them to look at this? Pathetic.
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    I'm very excited, specifically to see the various arguments used by both sides. That said, I have almost no doubt as to the outcome. The ruling in Loving v Virginia will apply, and SSM will have to treated the same as any other marriage, much the same way the court ruled with regards to interracial marriage. Either way, the fight will be very entertaining.
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    I'm hoping they go a different route and lay the groundwork for the state to be removed from marriage altogether.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I'm very excited, specifically to see the various arguments used by both sides. That said, I have almost no doubt as to the outcome. The ruling in Loving v Virginia will apply, and SSM will have to treated the same as any other marriage, much the same way the court ruled with regards to interracial marriage. Either way, the fight will be very entertaining.
    I doubt it. Loving involved discrimination based only on race which took a constituional amendment to enforce, this involves "choice" or "preference". At what point does "preference" become an overriding factor to state law? If something is not mentioned in the constitution as a federal power, then it is rightly left to the states. If I prefer to drink in a bar on sunday, marry two people or to gamble in a casino does that make it a right? If one state allows or condones something then must all others?
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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    This case will be as much decided by legal skill as the actual circumstances of the case. The plaintiffs legal counsel are the lawyers from both sides of recount case with Bush and Gore, the defendants collapsed like a wet paper bag. Walker also wrote his legal ruling anticipating that it might go before the supreme court; he specifically cited cases ruled on by the current justices.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I doubt it. Loving involved discrimination based only on race which took a constituional amendment to enforce, this involves "choice" or "preference". At what point does "preference" become an overriding factor to state law? If something is not mentioned in the constitution as a federal power, then it is rightly left to the states. If I prefer to drink in a bar on sunday, marry two people or to gamble in a casino does that make it a right? If one state allows or condones something then must all others?
    DOMA is discrimination based on gender.

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    Re: Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

    Fascinating. We are going to see just how far the equal protection clause reaches. The battle lines are drawn. Frankly I can't think of a cogent argument why gays shouldn't be allowed to marry. The arguments from the conservative side so far appear weak and archaic.

    Of course Scalia and Thomas are knee jerk idiots so they will uphold DOMA regardless of the merits. But I think the rest of the Justices will have an open mind on this.

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