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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Religion has no legitimate claim to the word "marriage" no matter how the word may have originated. No one owns a word. Get over it.
    Agreed. In fact he breaks his argument about homosexual marriage being a violation of the separation of church and state by arguing that state marriage is religion based. By his argument ALL marriage, which is endorsed by the state is a violation of the separation of church and state.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Hasnt this been tried before in other states? And overturned?

    And if SCOTUS decides TX must allow SSM, wouldnt this be useless anyway? As well as SCOTUS if also decides that other states must recognized SSMs from other states?
    Just another roadblock and a legal case that if SCOTUS rules in favor of SSM, this will take a bit of time to throw in the dustbin.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Legal battles that will cost the state millions of tax payer dollars to fight simply to keep a group of people from getting married, which doesn't legitimately further any state interests. It's basically "we don't like them gays, so we don't care how much it costs to try to keep them from getting legally recognized as married".
    Yup, it costs money for the state to do their jobs. They are supposed to represent the will of the people, there is no codicil in that that reads "only if it doesn't cost a lot".

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    They are, but what does that have to do with the proposed legislation?
    Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses - The Washington Post
    The move comes as the Supreme Court is poised to rule on whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage or if states have the authority to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, as the Texas Constitution does.

    If the court finds a universal right to same-sex marriage, that provision of the Texas Constitution would be swept aside. But a legislative ban on the issuance of marriage licenses could stand, resulting in a potentially costly and drawn-out confrontation between the state government and the federal courts.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I got a belly laugh out of your last sentence, seeing as how they did execute an innocent man. But of course, this is also the land of Obama's a-gonna send special forces to implement martial law on them law-abidin' Texans....
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses - The Washington Post


    Going to get interesting if and I say SCOTUS will rule in favor of SSM, and States can literally kiss ass.
    I thought Republicans, like Texas were right big on law abiding, punishing & on occasion possibly executing innocent people.
    Texans really have problems with sex.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Not useless unless the SCOTUS breaks it's track record and issues a non-nuanced decision. At the very least they'll leave a hole. The constitution doesn't mention marriage and the SCOTUS has some major shoehorning to do to rule for homosexual marriage as a right. That's going to leave gaps, leaving the door open for decades worth of legal battle.
    It will be pathetic and malicious if any state continues to do so. There is a good chance that SCOTUS will say that SSM must be legal in all 50 states. No loophole.

    Or they may come back and say that every state must at least recognize SSM from other states. Again, no loophole for TX.

    Thos are 2 of the 4 possibilties before SCOTUS.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses - The Washington Post


    Going to get interesting if and I say SCOTUS will rule in favor of SSM, and States can literally kiss ass.
    I thought Republicans, like Texas were right big on law abiding, punishing & on occasion possibly executing innocent people.

    If Republicans actually focused even a tenth of the energy they've expended with SSM on something useful we would see a much better America...
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    That still doesn't answer the question. What does this talk about legislation banning marriage license issuance have to do with the other bull**** you offered about Texas?

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Texans really have problems with sex.
    Reason sheep are nervous.
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