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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So a ruling which says that the federal government has to respect what a state does in terms of marriage is somehow trampling on states rights?
    I don't see where the ruling says "the fed govt has to respect what a state does in terms of marriage"

    It says it can't nullify what a state does unless it has a legitimate interest in doing so.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So a ruling which says that the federal government has to respect what a state does in terms of marriage is somehow trampling on states rights?
    First of all - do you really think that this is the end of it?

    Second - the ruling pretty much did nothing of the sort. Gay marriage was legitimized with or without this being "struck down". If anything, this was more about PC than any sort of significant legislative move.

    If it ends here, I'm fine. What I don't want is the gay lobby to essentially force an anti-DOMA act on the nation that is less tolerant.

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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Also it's important to note, that since DOMA is now dead, the immigration bill that is in the senate, now has a better chance to pass. Since the LGBT inclusion in the bill is no longer necessary.
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    So how do they chose which one wears the wedding dress?
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I don't see where the ruling says "the fed govt has to respect what a state does in terms of marriage"

    It says it can't nullify what a state does unless it has a legitimate interest in doing so.
    I was short cutting it for time. In this case, it says the federal government is not going to trump states rights, which is the exact opposite as being a ruling against states rights. Gipper said something stupid and ignorant, I corrected him.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronson View Post
    The ruling will not only affect gays in a vacuum

    Precedent is precedent

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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Hurray for the gays, haha! to the bigots.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    First of all - do you really think that this is the end of it?
    The supreme court is the final court. The process in this case is over. It affirmed states rights.

    Second - the ruling pretty much did nothing of the sort. Gay marriage was legitimized with or without this being "struck down". If anything, this was more about PC than any sort of significant legislative move.
    It did nothing of the sort. It said that the state get's to define marriage, and that the federal government had no justifiable reason to overrule the states in allowing SSM.

    If it ends here, I'm fine. What I don't want is the gay lobby to essentially force an anti-DOMA act on the nation that is less tolerant.
    What is an "anti-DOMA" act?
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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Had to log in today just to see what was going on after this ruling?

    all i have to say is WOOOOOWHOOOOOO!!!!!!


    not the end, not a HUGE/FINAL step but a very important and great one!

    Im very happy that freedom had a small victory today and this is just one stepping stone on the path to equality!

    Would have been nice for a larger ruling but i figured SCOTUS would take the turtle approach on this but the sails are up and the wind is going in the right direction. This definitely sets up for furture challanges that "seem" to be setting the way for equal rights and less discrimination in America.

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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I was short cutting it for time. In this case, it says the federal government is not going to trump states rights, which is the exact opposite as being a ruling against states rights. Gipper said something stupid and ignorant, I corrected him.
    So do you support some sort of act that enforces SSM in a language that brings it to states that want nothing of the sort?

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