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    Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Looks like the SCOTUS is going to weigh in on the issue of gay marriage. If they truly believe in the Constitution, they will let the state of California decide this issue on its own, instead of making a decision that will force all states one way or the other on the issue. IMHO, a proper decision by the Supremes would be "It's none of our business, so handle it".

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    I understand why they are doing this, but I tend to prefer that this is handled on a legislative level. Make/change what laws are needed to make it legal, don't depend on the judiciary to take care of it.

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    I am against same sex marriage and I think this issue is making society go against the gay community.
    The LGBT movement is going in the wrong direction. After the gay marriage issue is over, what next?

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by Lopettaa View Post
    I am against same sex marriage and I think this issue is making society go against the gay community.
    The LGBT movement is going in the wrong direction. After the gay marriage issue is over, what next?
    That and the military are the last two issues I see for gays, except complete social acceptance, which is probably a pipe dream. From a legislative point of view, those are the end game.

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Although I don't support discriminating against Gay Marriage, I don't think the federal courts are the appropriate place to deal with the issue. Marriage is a state institution, and other than making sure marriages are accepted across state lines, the feds shouldn't be involved.

    What really needs to happen is that the morons in the CA supreme courts need to reverse their absurdly stupid ruling that created this whole issue in the first place.

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Looks like the SCOTUS is going to weigh in on the issue of gay marriage. If they truly believe in the Constitution, they will let the state of California decide this issue on its own, instead of making a decision that will force all states one way or the other on the issue. IMHO, a proper decision by the Supremes would be "It's none of our business, so handle it".

    Article is here.
    Ted Olsen is a great advocate and all, but he has absolutely no control whatsoever over whether the court decides to hear the case. The odds that they will take the case are very slim.
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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Ted Olsen is a great advocate and all, but he has absolutely no control whatsoever over whether the court decides to hear the case. The odds that they will take the case are very slim.
    That, and even if they do hear the case, there is no guarantee they will decide the case based on the Constitution.

    If there is any way they can resolve the case without ruling on Constitutional law, they will.

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Ted Olsen is a great advocate and all, but he has absolutely no control whatsoever over whether the court decides to hear the case. The odds that they will take the case are very slim.
    I, for one, will be intrigued to find out how Ted Olsen intends to navigate around this bit from Loving v Virginia:

    While the state court is no doubt correct in asserting that marriage is a social relation subject to the State's police power....

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet Bravo View Post
    That, and even if they do hear the case, there is no guarantee they will decide the case based on the Constitution.

    If there is any way they can resolve the case without ruling on Constitutional law, they will.
    I hope they have learned the lesson of Roe v Wade and not stitch together new rights not previously found within the Constitution.

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    Re: Gay marriage case will go to Supreme Court: attorney

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    What really needs to happen is that the morons in the CA supreme courts need to reverse their absurdly stupid ruling that created this whole issue in the first place.
    The California Supreme Court upheld the right of Californians to amend their constitution.

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