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

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    Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down - ABC News
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    Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban - NBC News
    Federal judge strikes down Texas ban on gay marriage, postpones action pending appeal | Fox News

    Judge Calls Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional - WSJ.com
    Judge Rules Texas' Gay Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional | The Texas Tribune

    Wooooowhooooo and another one goes down
    2/26/14 Version 5.2

    22 States with Equal Rights (4 pending)

    Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
    Connecticut - November 12, 2008
    Iowa - April 27, 2009
    Vermont - September 1, 2009
    New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
    Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
    FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
    New York - July 24, 2011
    Washington - December 6, 2012
    Maine - December 29, 2012
    Maryland - January 1, 2013
    FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
    California - June 28, 2013
    Delaware - July 1, 2013
    Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
    Minnesota - August 1, 2013
    New Jersey - October 21, 2013
    Hawaii - December 2, 2013
    New Mexico – December 19, 2013
    Utah – December 20. 2013 Currently Stayed and wiil be ruled on with OK)
    Oklahoma - Currently Stayed and wiil be ruled on with UT)
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - Janurary 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Kentucky - Feburary 2/14/14 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages) which will lead to their ban being defeated
    Virgina - Feburary 2/14/14 (Stayed)
    Texas - Feburary 2/26/2014 (pening 10th Circuit Court of Appeals)
    Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective

    18 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    10 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alaska (Suit to be filed this month)
    Idaho
    Louisiana
    Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
    Mississippi
    North Carolina
    Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
    South Carolina
    Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)
    West Virginia

    4 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Arizona
    Arkansas (Decesion Pending and 2016 ballot)
    Nevada
    Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trial had narrow ruling that ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.

    3 States with Legislation to Establish Equal Rights
    Colorado
    Florida
    Oregon

    thats 39 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!

    Also 3 State Attorney Generals no longer defending the constitutionality of bans, joining the case against them or reviewing their constitutionality
    Nevada
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This will certainly be good for Republicans in the coming elections.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    What part of stupidity don't you understand. A private business owner should be allowed to be stupid and lose their business because of that stupidity.
    Worked back then,



    Right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Wrong, a civil union can be whatever you want it to be as can a domestic partnership. Marriage is not an equal protection issue it is a state issue no matter how many times you state it. Exactly what benefits do married people have that cannot be provided in a civil union or domestic partnership
    Wrong, the federal government does not recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships. If the federal government does not recognize them then they do not get those 1100+ benefits and legal protections that go with marriage. That is not equal protection of the law.
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    Re: Texas Gay Marriage Ban Latest to Be Struck Down[W:97]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Married couples have 1,138 federal rights, protections and responsibilities such as:

    • Social Security benefits upon death, disability or retirement of spouse, as well as benefits for minor children.
    • Family and Medical Leave protections to care for a new child or a sick or injured family member
    • Workers' Compensation protections for the family of a worker injured on the job
    • Access to COBRA insurance benefits so the family doesn't lose health insurance when one spouse is laid off
    • ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) protections such as the ability to leave a pension, other than Social Security, to your spouse
    • Exemptions from penalties on IRA and pension rollovers
    • Exemptions from estate taxes when a spouse dies
    • Exemptions from federal income taxes on spouse's health insurance
    • The right to visit a sick or injured loved one, have a say in life and death matters during hospitalization. LINK

    I suspect you knew this though.
    Of course I knew that and also know that it is as easy as changing the law in Congress to grant those rights to a civil union but no, you want to overturn centuries of common law and tradition and the question is why?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    Worked back then,



    Right?
    Never really understood why people like you would openly support stupidity. Let these dumbasses go out of business

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Wrong, the federal government does not recognize civil unions or domestic partnerships. If the federal government does not recognize them then they do not get those 1100+ benefits and legal protections that go with marriage. That is not equal protection of the law.
    Sounds like an easy solution to me vs. what you are doing

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Never really understood why people like you would openly support stupidity. Let these dumbasses go out of business
    100 years of segregating them and denying them equal rights - after slavery --, and decades and decades of Jim Crow laws shouted they would have just gone out of business. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.


    So what if people are denied equal protection, amirite? Let that invisible hand of the free market work it's magic.

    lol You people crackle me up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    100 years of segregating them and denying them equal rights - after slavery --, and decades and decades of Jim Crow laws shouted they would have just gone out of business. Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.


    So what if people are denied equal protection, amirite? Let that invisible hand of the free market work it's magic.

    lol You people crackle me up.

    Again, you miss the point, why would you support by spending your money in a location that didn't want you as a customer? You people are the ones cracking me up. Anyone that discriminates should lose their business because of stupidity and losing business yet you prop them up by forcing customers into their business. That makes absolutely no sense

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    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
    I'd be fine with calling it a civil union if we did that for all marriages. Otherwise it's "seperate but equal" which is unconstitutional.

    So I wonder if you felt the same way about the legal challenge to Obamacare - malcontents who did get their way?


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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 Conservative View Post
    Sounds like an easy solution to me vs. what you are doing
    Changing every law concerning marriage to include civil unions is easier that removing the gender restriction?

    Seriously? There are thousands of laws that are related to marriage and the benefits and protections of marriage. There is one gender restriction per state. Are you claiming that changing 27+/- laws is more difficult than changing THOUSANDS of laws and all government forms that pertain to marital status?
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