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    Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    OH HAPPY JOY! EQUAL RIGHTS ARE WINNING AT JUST ABOUT EVERY TURN!!
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...012-story.html

    Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional


    A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
    Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day.

    He also barred Alaska from refusing to acknowledge lawful same-sex marriages conducted in other states.


    Well that makes THIRTY!!!!!
    I remember people saying it will never be more than 12? Well its more than double that now and 5 more will be falling soon do to federal appellate court precedent.

    Changes/Updates in RED
    10/12/2014 Version 17.0

    30 States with Equal Rights 5falling soon due to federal court precedent and 10 Stayed/Appealed/Pending


    30 States with Equal Rights

    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
    GSK v. Abbott Laboratories - January 21, 2014 (could be huge in gay rights, discrimination/heightened scrutiny)
    Oregon May 19, 2014
    Pennsylvania May 20, 2014
    Utah Oct. 6, 2014
    Oklahoma Oct. 6, 2014
    Virginia Oct. 6, 2014
    Wisconsin Oct 6,. 2014
    Indiana Oct 6, 2014
    Colorado Oct 7, 2014
    Nevada Oct. 9, 2014
    West Virginia Oct. 9, 2014
    North Carolina Oct. 10, 2014
    Idaho - May Oct 10, 2014
    Alaska – Oct 13, 2014

    5Will fall soon due to federal appellate court precedent.
    Arizona
    Kansas
    Montana
    South Carolina
    Wyoming

    7 Stayed/Appealed/Pending
    Arkansas - May 5, 2014 (Stayed)
    Florida - July 17th, 2014
    Kentucky - February 14, 2014 (Must recognize out-of-state marriages which will lead to their ban being defeated)
    Michigan - March 21, 2014 (Stayed)
    Ohio - April, 2014 Trial had narrow ruling that Ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.
    Tennessee March, 2014 (Direct US Constitution Challenge)(Prilim in and 3 couples are recognized, later broader ruling coming)
    Texas - February 26, 2014 (Stayed)

    8 States Working Towards Equal Rights

    7 States with Pending Court Cases to Establish Equal Rights
    Alabama
    Georgia
    Louisiana
    Mississippi
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota

    1 States with Court Cases and Legislation to establish Equal Rights
    Missouri


    thats 50 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 - ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    5th- pending
    6th - pending
    7th- ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    8th- nothing pending, talks of two cases
    9th- pending (statement released "as soon as possible")
    10th - ruled for equal rights, states to fall shortly
    11th - pending



    State Attorney Generals no longer defending the bans due to their unconstitutionality
    California (Has equal rights now)
    Illinois (Has Equal rights now)
    Kentucky
    Nevada
    Oregon (has equal rights now)
    Pennsylvania(has equal rights now)
    Virginia(stayed)

    THERE ARE NO STATES LEFT NOT FIGHTING FOR EQUAL RIGHTS

    #EqualRightsAreWinning!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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

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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Great news!

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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    AGENT J, you have gotten all the blue states you're going to get.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    AGENT J, you have gotten all the blue states you're going to get.

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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Some quotes from the 25 page rulling:
    http://www.acluak.org/uploads/hamby-...2918490320.pdf

    so many great parts i didnt know what to qoute

    "The plaintiffs in this case do not ask the court to recognize an entirely new fundamental right to same-sex marriage; rather, plaintiffs wish to participate in the existing liberty granted to other couples to make a deeply personal choice about a private family matter." "By singling out homosexual couples and banning their ability to marry an individual of their choosing, it is impossible to assert that all Alaskans are equal under the state's laws." "“Refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage sends the public a government-sponsored message that same-sex couples and their familial relationships do not warrant the status, benefits and dignity given to couples of the opposite sex."

    "While homosexuality and the union of same-sex couples through marriage may be against beliefs or beyond the moral parameters of some Americans, the core purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment is to protect an individual’s freedom by ensuring that a constitutional right is not infringed simply because a majority of the people choose that it be.” ""Adherence to tradition is not a valid basis for taking away an individual's constitutional rights""There is no sensible reason to deny same-sex families the same advantages and benefits already given to opposite-sex couples""A state may not exercise its power to define marriage in a way that infringes upon individuals' constitutional rights,"
    wow, nailed it in so many ways!
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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    AGENT J, you have gotten all the blue states you're going to get.


    niiiiiiice
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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Every state that comes after this has the wonderful distinction of being slower than Alaska in establishing marriage equality.
    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: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Every state that comes after this has the wonderful distinction of being slower than Alaska in establishing marriage equality.
    Marriage equality. That's really the right phrase because this isn't about equal rights for people.

    I hope my state has the distinction of being the last to succumb to liberal social engineering.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Marriage equality. That's really the right phrase because this isn't about equal rights for people.

    I hope my state has the distinction of being the last to succumb to liberal social engineering.
    fail lol
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    Re: Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

    Another one bites the dust and another one bites and another one bites another one bites the dust, hey it is going to the them too, another bites the dust.

    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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