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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yeah well a pet cant consent to being adopted now can they? obviously a table cant consent to being purchased.... So what is the damn difference???

    You can adopt a pet but not marry a pet?

    You can buy a table but not marry a table?

    And if you don't think people DON'T want to marry pets or inanimate objects then you would be totally wrong.
    Are you really going to compare marriage to adoption? That's sillier than usual. Marriage requires consent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why should the government bestow benefits to an individual or couple because of their life choices?
    Because that is what they are doing by recognizing any marriages at all.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Because that is what they are doing by recognizing any marriages at all.
    You're beginning to get my point...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Not protected by the Constitution they don't. Animals have rights protected by our laws, only. There is a difference. In giving animals a right under our laws, we agree by only a simple majority to grant them certain rights, such as not treating them cruelly. Those can also be taken away by a simple majority as well.
    And there is no FEDERAL LAW that grants gay marriage, just like there is no FEDERAL LAW that grants rights to pets....

    In short - congress would have to amend the constitution to legalize gay marriage at the federal level - other than that states can utilize the Tenth Amendment and use that liberty in the appropriate manner.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why would one want to marry someone of the same sex
    Because they love them? Are attracted to them. Same reason you want to marry someone of opposite sex.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    You're beginning to get my point...
    No because people want marriages to exist and as long as a majority wants them to exist, they will exist in a legal context. The only thing is that when they do exist, the government must treat people equally in the application of the laws involved in them according to our Constitution.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    It has absolutely everything to do with what I said.

    Besides, you were the one making assumptions in the first place claiming "there is a process for that" - like that is something I didn't know.
    moving on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Because they love them? Are attracted to them. Same reason you want to marry someone of opposite sex.
    Then do it. You don't require approval of the government...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    I see no way for SCOTUS to honestly distinguish between gay marriage and polygamy. It's just that there's no political constituency for polygamy. Shabbat shalom, be back tomorrow night!
    Haven't looked at it enough to know. But you have to show just cause before denying.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    And there is no FEDERAL LAW that grants gay marriage, just like there is no FEDERAL LAW that grants rights to pets....

    In short - congress would have to amend the constitution to legalize gay marriage at the federal level - other than that states can utilize the Tenth Amendment and use that liberty in the appropriate manner.
    There is/was no federal law that granted interracial marriage, marriage to prison inmates, or marriage to those who were behind on child support either.

    And Congress wrote/passed an unconstitutional act because it violates equal protection and full faith and credit.

    BTW, they already did amend the Constitution to concerning the 10th, it's called the 14th and it severely limits state powers over its people.
    Last edited by roguenuke; 06-14-13 at 10:17 PM.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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