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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wasn't the Constitution originally intended to protect the white landowners and not the blacks?
    No. That's why the words "white landowner" never made the page.
    Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."

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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Another failed attempt at characterization. Your take on my education and constitutional knowledge is as weak as your supposed knowledge of the constitution. You have demonstrated zero respect for the constitution and clearly have no problem ignoring it in toto as long as your desires are slaked.

    That last bit of yours is highly hilarious considering you're the one taking the position that this decision is A-Okay despite the fact that the Chief of the Judicial Branch is telling you it is NOT consistent with the constitution at all.
    It is ABSOLUTELY consistent not only with the Constitution but stare decisis/jurisprudence, i.e., Loving v. Virgina.

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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It is ABSOLUTELY consistent not only with the Constitution but stare decisis/jurisprudence, i.e., Loving v. Virgina.
    Yeah, sorry, with the lack of knowledge you've demonstrated thus far and the fact that the Chief Justice, whom you supposedly consider an authority on the matter, says otherwise, your take on it is incorrect and useless.
    Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."

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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wasn't the Constitution originally intended to protect the white landowners and not the blacks?
    It's just ignored by the SC now, all but three justices that have integrity. The others are a disgrace.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I support same sex marriage, as I don't care whether two people of the same sex want to get married. And yes, polls showed this sentiment to be in the majority. Of course, those polls also painted a different picture when the question involved the use of the word "marriage". But the point is moot now.

    However, you mentioned things that are more important to the masses, and I responded with an example related to immigration. Not sure why you ignored that to repeat something about SSM.

    Oh, and really, liberal/progressives need to stop pushing the lie about the Supreme Court giving Bush the White House. It just makes them look ignorant and foolish. Multiple recounts by multiple sources showed Bush won. What the Supreme Court did do, however, was stop Gore and the Florida Legislature from re-writing voting laws after the vote was cast. Perhaps you could educate yourself on those facts so you won't make the same mistake again.
    I am not sure why I did not respond to the immigration either I will go back and look I usually answer everything.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I've been married twice. The last one for longer than you may have been alive. Legally civil unions and marriage are about the same thing. The push for gay marriage wasn't about the institution of marriage. It was about gay people appearing to be as normal as everyone else in society. I've always considered it to be a non issue and now with a little luck we won't have to hear about it anymore.
    I agree. Hopefully we can turn our attentions to other matters, now.

    But...I used to think civil unions would have the same benefits, but others told me that isn't true. The use of spouse & family is used throughout our laws, state and federal, as well as company policies and procedures. It would be almost impossible to change all that. The only way to give the rights of marriage to people is to allow them to marry. That way, all those other references in laws and policies and procedures and rules and regs automatically apply to them.

    I don't have feelings about this, one way or the other. I suppose my thinking is still based on a generation gone by. But I'm okay with the gay marriage thing...or not. I don't see it as affecting me. None of my business.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    "A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    “The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003."
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    "A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
    Thankfully... we don't live in a democracy.

    I would hate it if we did.

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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    “The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003."
    And that is true too.....

    It was never an issue before because it was never brought up......

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