Over the years i have seen confusion on this with many many threads/posts/posters so i "try" to avoid it in mine.
2.) this is true the amount of states have doubled in years and this is head for SCOUTS. In fact only ONE federal court of appeals doesnt have a case on this and only 5 states dont have court cases or legislation in the works for this issue.
3.) shortcut? I doubt that.
It may have been a POSSIBLE PATH, 25 years ago but not now.
also are you away how many states that banned gay marriages also banned gay civil unions, domestic partnerships or any gay unions that resemble marriage.
this is ANOTHER reason why the ant-gays that say its just a word are completely full of **** lol it that was true those bans wouldnt excist.
Its about gays being "icky" and treating them as lessers
4.) well like i already said, they wont get that choice. They technically never had that choice they just got away with it. Just like in loving vs Virginia, soon they will not be allowed to deny equal rights and id guess at the longest it will be 2017.
just some info on it, this is a chart i post and try to keep updated
Changes/Updates in RED
3/21/14 Version 8.2
23 States with Equal Rights (5 pending/stay)
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
Illinois - (ruled on Nov 20th 2013) June 1, 2014 effective
Hawaii - December 2, 2013
New Mexico – December 19, 2013
Utah – December 20. 2013 Currently Stayed and will be ruled on with OK)
Oklahoma - Currently Stayed and will be ruled on with UT)
GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
Kentucky - February 2/14/14 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages) which will lead to their ban being defeated
Virginia - February 2/14/14 (Stayed)
Texas - February 2/26/2014 (pending 10th Circuit Court of Appeals)
Michigan - March - 21, 2014 (Stay being requested)
22 States Working Towards Equal Rights
13 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights[/B]
Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
Tennessee (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming)
6 States with Court Case(s) and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
Arkansas (Decision Pending and 2016 ballot)
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
thats 42 states that could have equal rights by 2016 and some much sooner!
US Court of Appeals Tracker
Map: Court Locator
1st - all states have equal rights
2nd - all states have equal rights
3rd - pending
4th - april/may court case
6th - pending
8th- two cases that the plaintiffs PLAN to take all the way up if needed but nothing pending
9th- pending (statement released "as soon as possible")
Also 3 State Attorney Generals no longer defending the constitutionality of bans, joining the case against them or reviewing their constitutionality
5 States that still have unequal rights and nothing pending to change it yet, that’s it 5
also please feel free to let me know of any corrections or updates that need made, equality is kicking so much ass its hard to keep up, thanks
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
California's black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, also provided key support in favor of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Seven in 10 black voters backed a successful ballot measure to overturn the California Supreme Court's May decision allowing same-sex marriage, according to exit polls for The Associated Press.
More than half of Latino voters supported Proposition 8, while whites were split. Religious groups led the tightly organized campaign for the measure, and religious voters were decisive in getting it passed. Of the seven in 10 voters who described themselves as Christian, two-thirds backed the initiative. Married voters and voters with children strongly supported Proposition 8. Unmarried voters were heavily opposed.
Blacks = 70%
Christians = 66%
Liberals know that it's not politically correct to attacks blacks, so they remain silent instead and direct their attacks on the only group they've permitted themselves to attack - the Christians who they hate.