FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Fourteenth Amendment
Section. 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. 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.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
And let me ask you something: Why the **** do you care what they do anyway?
Glad to see you're finally catching on. Keep up the good work.
BTW - if the privilege of marriage is so 'special' why do so many heterosexuals take it for granted and screw it up with a 50% divorce rate.
SCOTUS, Loving v. Virginia: "Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival."
Somehow that translates into a "privilege" for some people.
One of you will end up here next!
How you define marriage happens in the ceremony and the lifetime that follows. Nobody wants to redefine your marriage or tell you what marriage means. (And at a 50% success rate, the straights don't really have a leg to stand on.) Gays just want the right to have the same happiness that straights do. The time has come to move forward on this issue. Hopefully the federal courts will make that happen.
The voters created their own constitutional crisis. It's an invtitation to the Courts to HAVE to interpret it. Again, this is what you get when you allow any special interest (the Morman Church, in this case) with enough money access to your state's foundational document, you'll get a ****-ton of lunacy.
You are the ones wanting to circumvent the law. Not the majority of the people who voted against it.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.