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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I married because of love, to legitimize our children, and the BENEFITS. When you're willing to admit that the benefits are the underlying reason, I'll take you seriously...
    Is there something wrong with wanting the benefits as well? If straight couples receive benefits why can't gay couples?
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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    hahahaha...... No - No it's not!

    This is why we have a Bill of Rights - so people (or legislators) can't be vague.

    Define equal protection - can you manage to do that objectively or subjectively??? No you cant... If you tried it would just be your opinion with no solid manifested foundation -- hence standard.
    Seems pretty simple.

    One set of rules for everybody.

    Not one set for some and another for the rest.
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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    DOMA violates the 14th Amendment, which provides equal protection under the law (some citizens can marry, while others cannot). If a state wants to create a law which has a negative affect on one group of people, the state must provide a valid reason. Also, the Full Faith and Credit Clause requires a state to honor a contract made in another state. The Due Process Clause prohibits states from violating the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

    There is a legal basis for same-sex marriage.
    Then what's the problem? You want another parade?

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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    How convenient. Every time you're wrong, they suck.
    I'm not wrong, I have no desire to twist the Bill of Rights to legitimize political ideas - the SCOTUS does.....

    You can bet your ass that those idiots were appointed for their politics and NOT for their ability to interpret law without bias.

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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    That's all fine and good, but in reality Christians are marginalized regularly in this country while Muslims are feared and held as sacred. A law that is not enforced is useless.
    Neither of these things is true. I didn't have Muslims show up at my door uninvited yesterday just to invite me to their religious place of worship and have a conversation with me about what I believe. When Muslims do try to disregard our laws and do something that is because of their religion but breaks our laws, they are punished. Now, I don't approve of Muslims that would try to place their religious rules into our laws, but I haven't seen any Muslims try to actively do this. Most of that in this country is being done by Christians.
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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The Bill of Rights...

    Our first Ten Amendments.
    Your answer doesn't say very much.

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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It's pretty simple - our government doesn't define words....

    Furthermore 50-years-ago marriage was a religious idea, seculars and progressives just jacked the word....
    Pretty sure my grandmas marriage license, circa 1930, said "marriage" right in the name too.
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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Thats why the SCOTUS is nothing more than opinion based politics..... Not only that but the fact the SCOTUS has more power than the president...

    In short the US is being dictated by 9 politically motivated assclowns.
    UNELECTED assclowns.

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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    I'm not wrong, I have no desire to twist the Bill of Rights to legitimize political ideas - the SCOTUS does.....

    You can bet your ass that those idiots were appointed for their politics and NOT for their ability to interpret law without bias.
    Like I said, how convenient.

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    re: Awaiting the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions [W:641]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    There is a difference between ILLEGAL and NOT LEGISLATED....

    WOW, 1 out of 50 states took DOMA to the dome and exercised their Tenth Amendment rights.
    And more people will take DOMA up if it is not struck down.

    Most likely though it will be struck down.

    It took almost a hundred years for interracial marriage bans to come up to the SCOTUS for the second time to get those laws overturned. Getting things overturned as unconstitutional takes time, especially when it comes to something like same sex marriage, which for our country, is a new concept, even if it isn't right that it never existed before in our country.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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