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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The law does not equal morality. Homosexuality is immoral.
    It's OK to be gay (or bi, trans*, pan, or any other part of the LGBT+ community)
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Well boo.

    It does mean that when there is another case against one of the other laws that ban SSM it will probably be a Loving type case, because of the DOMA case. Since it was such a broad ruling.
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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    A Great day to be an American....and a great day for America. America has not always been the nation of Freedom that we proclaim to be....but today we are a step closer. America has been bypassed in the Freedom and Liberty realm by many other countries...but we are catching up!!!
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    It's OK to be gay (or bi, trans*, pan, or any other part of the LGBT+ community)
    Not morally.
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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Thanks for the clarification.
    You're welcome. The thread title is misleading--DOMA has not been struck down. Re this particular case, and I will admit that I haven't yet read the minority opinion, I'm not sure the Supremes' ruling could be any other than what it was.

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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Another victory for the perverts and the sodomites. The devil must be having a party.
    No...its a victory for Freedom loving Americans who don't want Big Government/Big Brother involved in our private choices. Its a great day to be an American if you believe in Liberty and Justice for all.
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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Glad to see that this was struck down

    Now let's see what happens with Prop 8.
    They declined prop 8. Gay marriage is legal again in California.

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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    It will be interesting if DOMA goes one direction and Prop 8 goes the other, and potentially watching both sides congratulating the court on a correct decision and questioning their legitimacy with another. Hard to get a good handle on any of the rulings with instance analysis since I've not followed either extremely closely. Will be interesting to read some more in depth analysis from both sides shortly

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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    Two points:

    1) It's hardly arbitrary. There's a moral issue at stake.

    2) The point of allowing courts to declare a law unconstitutional is because legislatures sometimes do things that are unconstitutional.

    I think striking it down was the right thing to do.
    That's just liberal BS.

    Arbitrary was clearly the wrong word but there is no moral issue to it.

    The law was struck down for political reasons.

    Gay couples weren't prohibited from marrying in the eyes of the federal government because they were discriminated against. They were prohibited from marrying in the eyes of the federal government because they just didn't meet the requirements any more than my single heterosexual, who continues not to. I don't have a problem with the legislature changing the requirements for marriage if there is a compelling reason to do so but to consistently do away with law because liberal groups are just afforded special protections is getting silly and it's just bad policy.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Well boo.

    It does mean that when there is another case against one of the other laws that ban SSM it will probably be a Loving type case, because of the DOMA case. Since it was such a broad ruling.
    How do you read it so? It looked (admittedly only skimming a sentence or two plus skimming scotusblog) fairly centered on the Federalism angle, which would rather seem to suggest an acceptance on the part of the Court of the States to do as they please.

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