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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    And where in the Constitution is "marriage" a "right" addressed or addressable by the Constitution?
    Fourteenth Amendment:
    "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    As long as marriage is a legal institution, it must be equally applied to all citizens.

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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Marriage is the union of a man and woman, and is applied to everyone equally.
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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Marriage is the union of a man and woman, and is applied to everyone equally.
    Thats not what the Iowa Supreme Court said.
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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Marriage is the union of a man and woman, and is applied to everyone equally.
    No it is not applied equally. I can do so something a woman can not do under the law. Granted it is the same for both genders but it is not equal.

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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    As long as marriage is a legal institution, it must be equally applied to all citizens.
    It currently is.
    One person has the equal 'Right" to marry someone of the opposite gender.
    There is no discrimination in this.
    Last edited by Coolguy; 04-03-09 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    I'm for gay marriage and all, but I think that people should vote on it before some court makes a decision which basically creates a new law. Actually, I don't think that only applies to this issue, but that's beside the point.

    This undemocratic procedure could possibly just be making people angrier at the gay rights activists.
    Last edited by Dav; 04-03-09 at 06:44 PM.

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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I'm for gay marriage and all, but I think that people should vote on it before some court makes a decision which basically creates a new law. Actually, I don't think that only applies to this issue, but that's beside the point.

    This undemocratic procedure could possibly just be making people angrier at the gay rights activists.
    Constitutional Rights/Privileges should never be subjected to a simple majority vote. The whole idea behind a "constitution" is that the minority should not be subject to the whim of the majority when it comes to fundamental rights and privileges.
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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolguy View Post
    It currently is.
    One person has the equal 'Right" to marry someone of the opposite gender.
    There is no discrimination in this.
    The same was said of inter-racial marriage. There is no discrimination in this, one person has the equal right to marry someone of their own race.
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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The same was said of inter-racial marriage. There is no discrimination in this, one person has the equal right to marry someone of their own race.
    Your point is moot.
    This isn't about race.

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    Re: Iowa Court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    And the road to polygamy opens further.

    Good news too, there are a lot of hot women I need to work on marrying.
    What's wrong with polygamy? I never understood the ban on it in the first place, other than the mormons abusing their version of xianity to be letches of young girls. As long as you are an adult and you give your consent to be married, who's business is it what race, sex or number of people are involved?

    I though cons were against the government intruding on the private lives of citizens....

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