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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Now we have come full circle. Loving was about access to an extant institution. The debate about same sex marriage has been about creation of a new institution.
    How is it new? Esp. compared to interracial marriage? They were judged similarly in their time.

    But as a 'new' institution, what is 'new?' (Again, the races marrying...2 races...that was 'new' in western countries) Or perhaps I'm misunderstanding your use of 'new?'
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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    We're over 50% for same-sex marriage in terms of population, and SCOTUS is still punting. The similarities continue!
    The SCOTUS did not punt. They took the surest, clearest path to affirming the right to gay marriage.
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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The SCOTUS did not punt. They took the surest, clearest path to affirming the right to gay marriage.
    Could be another reason. The pubic is not in the bag with this yet. With the elections coming up, the republicans could take both houses. Congress can impeach SCOTUS justices you know.

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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Could be another reason. The pubic is not in the bag with this yet. With the elections coming up, the republicans could take both houses. Congress can impeach SCOTUS justices you know.
    That's not going to happen.
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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    That's not going to happen.
    We know SCOTUS has already kicked the can down the road. So the only part that you could be referring to is the republicans taking the senate, they'll keep the house easily.

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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    We know SCOTUS has already kicked the can down the road. So the only part that you could be referring to is the republicans taking the senate, they'll keep the house easily.
    The SCOTUS did not kick the can anywhere. They took the surest, shortest path to affirming the right to gay marriage.
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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The SCOTUS did not kick the can anywhere. They took the surest, shortest path to affirming the right to gay marriage.
    I disagree. They are doing what they have done since Madison v Marbury, wait another generation and then invoke precedent. They're waiting to see if the majority against will erode with time in face of the current lower court decisions. If the states and the people don't fight back effectively, it becomes an easy decision when they do take it up.

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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I disagree. They are doing what they have done since Madison v Marbury, wait another generation and then invoke precedent. They're waiting to see if the majority against will erode with time in face of the current lower court decisions. If the states and the people don't fight back effectively, it becomes an easy decision when they do take it up.
    They effectively made gay marriage the law of the land in 30 states, and the others will follow.
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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    They effectively made gay marriage the law of the land in 30 states, and the others will follow.
    Except they still may not. The states and the People are still searching for ways to fight back against these rogue federal courts. You may think they'll lose in the end, but that chapter hasn't been written yet.

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    Re: **BREAKING** U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Except they still may not. The states and the People are still searching for ways to fight back against these rogue federal courts. You may think they'll lose in the end, but that chapter hasn't been written yet.
    I think the opposition has already surrendered.
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