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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....."Democracy" does not require protection for bigots. A Democratic society has the same right as every other society to set values and morals within the boundaries of the Constitution to decide what kind of society we want to have.
    Good point.....

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That depends on whether you think the business owners' or the customers' rights prevail, doesn't it?
    There is no constitutional right to be served or constitutional right to be treated equally in a restaurant, so what "customers rights" are you referring to?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    There is no constitutional right to be served or constitutional right to be treated equally in a restaurant, so what "customers rights" are you referring to?
    There is also no constitutional right to own a business that is open to the public, uses government resources to ensure that you are able to do business with ease and safety, along with ensuring that competition remains fair (or at least somewhat fair).
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of same-sex marriage--an institution described as "newer than cellphones or the internet by one justice last year--two things are clear.
    Despite this year's breathtaking string of lower court victories, the battle for marriage equality hasn't been swift or easy. To the lawyers who devised the legal strategy decades ago, the journey has been arduous, the setbacks plentiful, and the battle scars deep.

    And even after the high court rules--most likely striking down state bans on gay marriage at the end of its term in June--the fight won't be over. Another clash looms over the issue of religious freedom.

    Read the article here: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    It looks like this battle has reached an important point.I don't believe that the 1st Amendment will stop this from happening.

    Churches will be able to do what they want to do, but businesses will have to obey the law whether they like it or not.
    "Good always prevails"

    A good quote my father always repeated to me. It may take thousands of years or one year, but good will always prevail.

    The gays shall have their rights like everyone else in this country.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    There is no constitutional right to be served or constitutional right to be treated equally in a restaurant, so what "customers rights" are you referring to?
    No, those rights are established by state and federal laws.
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I believe that was more of a prediction than an order.

    OK, now that the issue of gay marriage has been settled, maybe the country can move ahead on less pressing issues, like ISIS, income inequality, unemployment, health care, illegal immigration, you know, all of those minor issues we're facing.
    The issues you raise can be addressed in the Congress and the White House without hand-holding from the Supreme Court.


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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No, those rights are established by state and federal laws.
    Which federal law establishes that right?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There is also no constitutional right to own a business that is open to the public, uses government resources to ensure that you are able to do business with ease and safety, along with ensuring that competition remains fair (or at least somewhat fair).
    Really? So if Obama decides he doesn't like tanning establishments, he can have them all closed down and there's nothing the owners could do about it in court because they never had the right to open those businesses in the first place? That's what you believe?

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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    There is no constitutional right to be served or constitutional right to be treated equally in a restaurant, so what "customers rights" are you referring to?
    Is there a Constitutional right to refuse service to someone based on gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity?
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    Re: Gay marriage, once inconceivable, now appears inevitable

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    The issues you raise can be addressed in the Congress and the White House without hand-holding from the Supreme Court.
    They could be addressed in the Congress, should be addressed in the Congress, now are they being addressed in the Congress?
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