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    Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

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

    Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court is staying silent -- for now -- on whether it will review the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, which has rapidly evolved into one of the most important social debates of our time.
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    Re: Justices mum on whether to review same-sex marriage constitutionality

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    Bunch of limp-wristed, panty-waist, scaredy-cats.

    Theoretically the court could have already rejected the current writ's, but that is unlikely, with the results being released tomorrow or next week. As I said unlikely as that means the stays in place would be automatically rejected.


    More likely the court is simply delaying a decision based on further review needed for the current applications or they are waiting to see how the 6th Circuit rules on it's case (which could occur at any time). If the 6th rules to uphold the ban, there is no split in the Circuit courts.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
    Theoretically the court could have already rejected the current writ's, but that is unlikely, with the results being released tomorrow or next week. As I said unlikely as that means the stays in place would be automatically rejected.


    More likely the court is simply delaying a decision based on further review needed for the current applications or they are waiting to see how the 6th Circuit rules on it's case (which could occur at any time). If the 6th rules to uphold the ban, there is no split in the Circuit courts.



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    It's an issue that needs to be put to rest. Completely.

    Rule on it and be done. We pretty much know what that ruling MUST be.

    So just do it.

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

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who thought this was going to be about some judge's elderly mother expressing her opinion on the subject?

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

    SSM, like the 2A or abortion rights, either is or is not allowed to be decided at the state level. I fear that the result will be based upon another hidden or implied "constitutional" right rather than any language actually in the US constitution.

    I personally favor the expansion of marriage but also see it totally as a state gov't matter, while I see the 2A as a "right of the people" that a state may not violate (abridge or deny) and abortion falls somewhere in between (so long as not gov't funded).

    In order to establish any "protected class" should require specific constitutional action just as it did to give women the vote or to disallow racial/gender discrimination. The idea that "equal protection" (amendment passed in 1868) means that marriage must be wide open (equal to the least restrictive state law) yet carrying a handgun can require state permission is loony.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's an issue that needs to be put to rest. Completely.

    Rule on it and be done. We pretty much know what that ruling MUST be.

    So just do it.

    Theoretically there is a path for the SCOTUS not to rule on it and for it still be settled.

    If the 6th (and 5th) Circuits rule to uphold the idea that bans on Civil Marriage based on the gender composition of the couple are unconstitutional, then there is no "split" in the courts. The SCOTUS could then reject the writ's from the 10th, 7th, and 4th Circuit courts. The 9th is already expected to rule in favor of Marriage Equality since they already ruled that way in the past (although that decision was voided in Hollingsworth v. Perry). Upon their rejection the stays currently in place are voided and SSCM starts in those States.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's an issue that needs to be put to rest. Completely.

    Rule on it and be done. We pretty much know what that ruling MUST be.

    So just do it.
    ITA. All this dicking around with this issue serves no good purpose.

    Make it legal FFS. It's nobody's business who other people want to marry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    ITA. All this dicking around with this issue serves no good purpose.

    Make it legal FFS. It's nobody's business who other people want to marry.
    Make it legal from the perspective of the state, federal, insurance, and health side of things.

    As far as I'm concerned, churches should be able to make their own rules and marry who they want as well as NOT marry who they don't want to marry.

    To the best of my knowledge a Catholic Church could legally refuse to perform my marriage since I'm not a member of the Catholic Church.

    I say allow the churches to practice what they preach, for or against.

    But all others must comply.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    It's an issue that needs to be put to rest. Completely.

    Rule on it and be done. We pretty much know what that ruling MUST be.

    So just do it.
    I think that's why they're actually not reviewing it. By not reviewing it, lower court decisions stand and the majority of those are starting to favor gay marriage.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I think that's why they're actually not reviewing it. By not reviewing it, lower court decisions stand and the majority of those are starting to favor gay marriage.

    Lower court rulings don't become operative until they have formally rejected the writ, that didn't happen.


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