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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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".
    There is a balance of the "will of the people" in this country known as the "US Constitution". That is the ultimate "will of the people", especially since we are a republic, with representatives and a constitution, not a true democracy.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    I answered what I thought to be your question.


    1 Going to get interesting if and I say SCOTUS will rule in favor of SSM, and States can literally kiss ass.
    2 I thought Republicans, like Texas were right big on (A)law abiding, (B) punishing & (C)on occasion possibly executing innocent people.
    1, and or which part of 2. I numbered them and added letters to make it easier for ya.
    Wow, way to play a it.

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

    Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses
    let's hope that the SCOTUS ruling is decisive and not some wishy washy loophole filled compromise. this is a clear cut equal protection issue, and the decision should be unassailable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, they do. If it were there these very same justices would have found it long ago at the beginning of their terms together. In fact they wouldn't have put off this issue for as long as they have. They are simply waiting for social conditions to change so they won't be impeached by an angry public. That would put the court's re-engineering of the Constitution front and center and they definitely don't want the public thinking about that.
    So, where's the text?

    Cuz that's just your opinion so far.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, they do. If it were there these very same justices would have found it long ago at the beginning of their terms together. In fact they wouldn't have put off this issue for as long as they have. They are simply waiting for social conditions to change so they won't be impeached by an angry public. That would put the court's re-engineering of the Constitution front and center and they definitely don't want the public thinking about that.
    The idea that SCOTUS justices would be impeached over SSM rulings is laughable at best. They have ruled in far more controversial ways. And your knowledge of constitutional law is severely lacking. It gets very old as people bitch about every ruling they disagree with as re-engineering the constitution or activist judges, while ignoring the same in rulings they agree with.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There is a balance of the "will of the people" in this country known as the "US Constitution". That is the ultimate "will of the people", especially since we are a republic, with representatives and a constitution, not a true democracy.
    Indeed. We are also a union of states by that very constitution. And SCOTUS has long since become "the ultimate will of the people" having taken the power to rewrite the constitution at will.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    So, where's the text?

    Cuz that's just your opinion so far.
    Bill text: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs...pdf#navpanes=0
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    I did not know that. Please name this man, tell us when Texas executed him, and explain briefly the proof that he was not guilty.
    There was more than reasonable doubt in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham and the murders/arson that he was charged with didn't even take place and that the fire was in fact accidental that killed his children. There is no real evidence of arson in that case since the "evidence" that it was arson was based off of proven false myths about certain marks in fire are not in fact signs of arson but develop from oxygen placement in fires.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If democrats focused even a tenth of the energy they've expended with frustrating the will of the people on something useful we would see a much better America...
    Newsflash: Democrats are people too, and their will also counts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Indeed. We are also a union of states by that very constitution. And SCOTUS has long since become "the ultimate will of the people" having taken the power to rewrite the constitution at will.
    The Constitution is there to protect the rights of the people from the government, including when the people use government power to try to restrict their activities or treat them unequally. Just because you don't like how the SCOTUS rules in certain cases, you are trying to claim they are "rewriting" the Constitution at will.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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