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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well neither did that ill conceived crap that started with "Sharp v Perez was a purely religious argument" and ended with "Jallman supports incest".

    Come on...after how many years, did you think I was going to even consider giving that load of bull**** more than a moment's thought before swatting it aside as the load of baloney it is?
    I know you won't, but I'm hoping others will

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Cheer!
    I'm glad to see the same court that undermined the people now upholding the people.

    (05-26) 14:30 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- California voters legally outlawed same-sex marriage when they approved Proposition 8 in November, but the constitutional amendment did not dissolve the unions of 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who wed before the measure took effect, the state

    The 6-1 decision upholding Prop. 8 was issued by the same court that declared a year ago that a state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman violated the right to choose one's spouse and discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation.

    Prop. 8 undid that ruling by reinstating the definition of marriage that the court had struck down, this time as an amendment to the state Constitution. The author of last year's 4-3 decision, Chief Justice Ronald George, said today that the voters were within their rights to do so.

    "All political power is inherent in the people," George said, quoting the Declaration of Rights in the state Constitution. He said the voters' power to amend their Constitution is limited - and might not include a measure that, for example, deprived same-sex couples of the right to raise a family - but that Prop. 8 did not exceed those limits.

    Under California's domestic-partner law and anti-discrimination statutes, the chief justice said, "same-sex couples continue to enjoy the same substantive core benefits ... as those enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, including the constitutional right to enter into an officially recognized and protected family relationship with the person of one's choice and to raise children."

    George said voters have added "the sole, albeit significant, exception that the designation of 'marriage' is ... now reserved for opposite-sex couples." That was within their authority, he said, and any further change can come only at the ballot box.
    Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand

    6-1 not even close to the much ballyhood ruling the activists liked.


    A decision made based on actual Rights and actual Laws.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Cheer!
    I'm glad to see the same court that undermined the people now upholding the people.


    Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand

    6-1 not even close to the much ballyhood ruling the activists liked.


    A decision made based on actual Rights and actual Laws.
    Oh yeah...because it's always a great day when a mob limits the equality of the few.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Cheer!
    I'm glad to see the same court that undermined the people now upholding the people.


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    Both times they were upholding the Constitution. Nothing more nothing less no activism.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Cheer!
    I'm glad to see the same court that undermined the people now upholding the people.


    Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand

    6-1 not even close to the much ballyhood ruling the activists liked.


    A decision made based on actual Rights and actual Laws.
    Triad:

    I think the ruling is based on a broken ballot initiative system in CA. They've talked about reforming it for years.

    In their previous decision, the court found prop 22 in violation of the state's constitution. All that has happened is the constitution has been (temporarily) changed to make a discriminatory practice legal.

    The court was bound by the overly wide scope of the ballet initiative process in CA--thankfully they didn't completely ruin the lives of 18,000 couples.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You don't follow the news much do you Navy? Prop 8 passed with 52%....which is substantially down from when Prop 22 was on the ballot a decade earlier....

    "Oh the times....they are a changin".....

    52% to 48% is still a huge majority in one of the most liberal states in this country....
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    52% to 48% is still a huge majority in one of the most liberal states in this country....
    Chief...4% is not a huge majority.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Chief...4% is not a huge majority.
    It could be millions of people my friend depending on how many people voted.....
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    It could be millions of people my friend depending on how many people voted.....
    But that still doesn't constitute a huge majority. Ratios, my friend.

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    Re: California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Both times they were upholding the Constitution. Nothing more nothing less no activism.
    nope, they were obstructing the will of the people who voted on the issue......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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