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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    THIS!!! It's like people haven't actually read the Constitution.
    Why is the government involved in the marriage debate in the first place?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why is the government involved in the marriage debate in the first place?
    Because recognizing legal next of kin is important to modern society.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why is the government involved in the marriage debate in the first place?
    Because marriage is a legal contract, and the 14th amendment provides for equal protection under state laws...

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because recognizing legal next of kin is important to modern society.
    It can just as easily be done with a private legal document. Governments sanction marriage because of the belief there is a benefit to doing so, but when it becomes something forced upon society, it loses a bit of its luster...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It can just as easily be done with a private legal document. Governments sanction marriage because of the belief there is a benefit to doing so, but when it becomes something forced upon society, it loses a bit of its luster...
    Taxes.

    I'm not sure if you are arguing for the complete abolition of government-recognized marriage, but if so then fine by me but that is a long ways away if ever from happening. If not, then please explain.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    Because marriage is a legal contract, and the 14th amendment provides for equal protection under state laws...
    Is the age of majority equal in all states?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    Taxes.

    I'm not sure if you are arguing for the complete abolition of government-recognized marriage, but if so then fine by me but that is a long ways away if ever from happening. If not, then please explain.
    I'm not arguing for a particular position. I'm arguing against anything goes...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

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    Supreme Court mum on reviewing same-sex marriage - CNN.com



    Bunch of limp-wristed, panty-waist, scaredy-cats.
    Not sure why everyone is looking to SCOTUS instead of Congress. I guess the public has been conditioned to live under an oligarchy.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Not sure why everyone is looking to SCOTUS instead of Congress. I guess the public has been conditioned to live under an oligarchy.
    Because the ideas can't be advanced by a Constitutional amendment, which would be the proper way to make societal changes...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm not arguing for a particular position. I'm arguing against anything goes...
    Since when is a legal contract between two CITIZENS anything goes?

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