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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Don't give a damn about the Windsor Decision because it was a federal issue and involved federal benefits

    You should. It's the decision that Scalia said in his dissent:

    “The majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.”

    And whaddyaknow...it's exactly what's happening in a spate of Federal court decisions that have used Windsor as it's basis for declaring same-sex marriage bans to be Unconstitutional. Including the one yesterday, from Texas.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    You didn't answer my question: Before it gets to SCOTUS, where does it originate?
    You know exactly where it originates, with some malcontents who want attention and take the issue to court to get that attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You know exactly where it originates, with some malcontents who want attention and take the issue to court to get that attention
    Why are they wrong, and the malcontents who want attention and pass a bad law right?


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    You should. It's the decision that Scalia said in his dissent:

    “The majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.”

    And whaddyaknow...it's exactly what's happening in a spate of Federal court decisions that have used Windsor as it's basis for declaring same-sex marriage bans to be Unconstitutional. Including the one yesterday, from Texas.
    Why don't you tell me then why the SC has side stepped the definition of marriage in every case heard?

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    This article was written last month. Since then there have been even more Court decisions that have struck down state same-sex marriage bans:

    "But Scalia was undeniably correct that Windsor would echo loudly in lower courts.

    In the 6-1/2 months since the ruling came down, judges in Ohio, New Mexico, Utah and Oklahoma have struck down laws barring same-sex marriage or restricting the rights of gay and lesbian married couples, citing Windsor’s equal rights reasoning (among other precedent) in every opinion.

    Though the Utah and Oklahoma rulings have been stayed for appeal and the Ohio injunction is also before a federal appellate court, these are hugely significant decisions.

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    “We now have a holding in clear terms that any law that treats gay people differently is subject to heightened scrutiny,” said Roberta Kaplan of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, who won the Windsor case at the Supreme Court. “That’s Game Over…. If Windsor was the Battle of Normandy, this decision is the liberation of Paris.”

    Judges build on Supreme Court

    It's a good read there, and somewhat technical, but my reading of it is Windsor went further than many people thought it did, and probably why the current justices feel they are on good ground with this.

    The article ends with: "This is just what Justice Scalia was afraid of."

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Why are they wrong, and the malcontents who want attention and pass a bad law right?
    It is the malcontents who aren't getting their way that call laws bad. Sounds like a bunch of spoiled kids not getting their way. There is absolutely no reason that a civil union or domestic partnership wouldn't suffice vs. overturning centuries of tradition and common law

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    You social cons have lost the battle.

    Same sex marriage is happening, and it will be just a matter of time (and much shorter than even it's advocates could have imagined) before it is legal in all 50 states.

    You're going to have to come to terms with that.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    The SC and they haven't ruled on the definition of Marriage and have always sided with the states in allowing them to administer their own laws
    Always? Loving V Virginia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Always? Loving V Virginia.
    Boom! Beat me to the punch.

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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    You social cons have lost the battle.

    Same sex marriage is happening, and it will be just a matter of time (and much shorter than even it's advocates could have imagined) before it is legal in all 50 states.

    You're going to have to come to terms with that.
    No, actually is it the malcontents like you and other supporters of SSM that have lost, no presently but in the future as you destroy the very foundation of tradition, history, precedence, states' rights, and the rule of law. This law and people like you make laws meaningless and that is a foundation for chaos

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