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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Nothing wrong about it. Unless you believe that all Americans shouldnt have due process and equal protection under the law for govt conferred benefits and privileges for the same contract.

    And (reminded), yes, the courts did decide that marriage is a civil right. I already posted that. Hello?
    Really, then why can't a mother marry her son? After all, it's a civil right.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Really, then why can't a mother marry her son? After all, it's a civil right.
    This ruling most certainly allows incest marriage.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    No need for racism here.......
    Not to be a total B - but describing a physical attribute is not racist. If anything, it was a lot sexist with a little ageism thrown in. Clearly I think most men become grumpy and hard to get along with as they age. I agree I am casting a wide net - but I am willing to stand by it.
    They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMartinBlank View Post
    Not to be a total B - but describing a physical attribute is not racist. If anything, it was a lot sexist with a little ageism thrown in. Clearly I think most men become grumpy and hard to get along with as they age. I agree I am casting a wide net - but I am willing to stand by it.
    And I was being a total B to the original poster, who I don't know, but have come to believe must be some southern version of Walter Matthau. Funny - but is constantly screaming at kids to get off his lawn. Read some of his posts.
    They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Really, then why can't a mother marry her son? After all, it's a civil right.
    Personally I dont care if they do. People marry for green cards, for example, and health benefits, etc.

    Nothing will stop them from having their relationship, will it?

    Just seems like a better reason that no benefits and privileges and tax breaks should be conferred on marriage by the govt.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Indeed, but not the problem. The public admission by the Chief administrator and head of the Judicial Branch that the court is unmoored from the constitution is the final straw. The difference between us thinking on occasion our government doesn't give two ****s what we think and the government announcing the fact that they don't publically. The cat is well out of the bag, our system is not what it purports to be, the constitution no longer matters. The fantasy that it did has been shattered.
    Has nothing to do with this decision. This decision, taking down same sex marriage bans, is absolutely abiding by the Constitution, in a way that puts individual rights above states' rights. It is that simple. Individuals should have more rights than the states, particularly when the state cannot show any state interest furthered at all by restricting who can get married by their sex, when we treat spouses the same in pretty much all our laws pertaining to spouses regardless of their sex.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    This ruling most certainly allows incest marriage.
    Possibly, but likely not. And if the people are really worried about it, I'm willing to bet there is more than enough support for a Constitutional Amendment that bans such close relationships getting married.
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    Re: Breaking: US S.Ct. Rules Same Sex Marriage Constitutionally Protected[W:320]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Really, then why can't a mother marry her son? After all, it's a civil right.
    And all rights can be limited.

    Is it a problem for you or anyone else to come up with defensible reasons to prohibit incestuous marriages? I wouldn't think so....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    And all rights can be limited.

    Is it a problem for you or anyone else to come up with defensible reasons to prohibit incestuous marriages? I wouldn't think so....
    It is a problem since this ruling allows incest marriage.

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Possibly, but likely not. And if the people are really worried about it, I'm willing to bet there is more than enough support for a Constitutional Amendment that bans such close relationships getting married.
    It certainly does. There is nothing in the ruling that excludes incest marriage. That amendment would be unconstitutional unless it was a federal amendment (which will never happen).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    It is a problem since this ruling allows incest marriage.

    It certainly does. There is nothing in the ruling that excludes incest marriage. That amendment would be unconstitutional unless it was a federal amendment (which will never happen).
    No, it doesn't. I'm willing to bet the US would not see it that way either.

    An Amendment to the Constitution, by its very nature cannot be unconstitutional so long as it is enacted in the proper manner. There is nothing in the ruling that includes it either.
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