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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Gay marriage, I don't care either way, I just think it's a whole lot of emotion over a non-issue.

    But hey, it shows how much you are "tolerant" of others. From the comments on here about those that dislike Gay Marriage, we see the real face of Tolerance here.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    What does Obama have to do with this? He's against gay marriage.
    Well, he understands the demographics of his base. He also understands that the majority of blacks get more than a little hot under the collar when the gay rights movement is compared to the civil rights movement for blacks.

    It's an interesting balancing act.

    And it's a perfect example of how politics do make for strange bedfellows.


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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Gay marriage, I don't care either way, I just think it's a whole lot of emotion over a non-issue.

    But hey, it shows how much you are "tolerant" of others. From the comments on here about those that dislike Gay Marriage, we see the real face of Tolerance here.
    it was the Republicans that used gay marriage as a wedge. For example the FMA.

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Gay marriage, I don't care either way, I just think it's a whole lot of emotion over a non-issue.
    So, then you will back gay marriage, right? I mean, if you don't care and to show how much you care about your fellow man... and woman.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Actually I think the Supreme Court will resolve this issue before Congress or the White House does. I wouldn't be surprised to see a SCOTUS decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide sometime in the next decade...possibly a 8-1 or 7-2 decision.
    I agree, but I doubt seriously it will be 8-1 or even 7-2. It likely will be a 5-4 or 6-3 decision.
    Scalia, Thomas and Alito will never vote to find prohibitions on gay marriage violate equal protection. Roberts is a possibility but still likely to side with the 3 ultra-right activists.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree, but I doubt seriously it will be 8-1 or even 7-2. It likely will be a 5-4 or 6-3 decision.
    Scalia, Thomas and Alito will never vote to find prohibitions on gay marriage violate equal protection. Roberts is a possibility but still likely to side with the 3 ultra-right activists.
    I think Scalia is the only current member of the court who is a definite "no" vote.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And if we had depended on backwards rednecks to decide slavery, whether blacks and whites should marry, integration and women's rights. I'd be working a cotton field and you'd be getting lynched. Tyranny of the masses isn't always that great of an idea.
    You are talking about tyranny of the minority. Last time I checked, Lincoln was elected by somewhat of a majority. So, really, according to results, the majority was right in that decision.

    Guess what the majority wants now?

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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't know, me personally I would like to see the SCOTUS grow a pair and actually decide for gay marriage, but I don't see it happening. Not at least for a few more decades. They seem to be avoiding this decision like the plague.
    Actually if SCOTUS had a pair and if the "Conservative" judges were actually consistent, they'd bully up to the bar and rule rightly that there is no right to a government contract marriage.

    As previous discussions have noted, unless the COTUS directly and explicitly states, there is no right or power to create such an institution. Obviously, there is no statement in COTUS. Therefore, SCOTUS should invalidate government marriage. Return marriage to its proper state: outside of the government's jurisdiction.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    So, then you will back gay marriage, right? I mean, if you don't care and to show how much you care about your fellow man... and woman.
    Actually, if Mr. V is conservative as he says he is, he'd be for getting govenrment entirely out of marriage. There is no basis for marriage in COTUS. Not to mention that getting government out would reduce the size of government having to deal with the logistics. And it would return it to a state's rights issue.
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    Re: DC approves same-sex marriage law

    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't marriage a state institution already?

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