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    U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    "A U.S. judge ordered Kentucky on Thursday to recognize the legal same-sex marriages of residents who wed elsewhere, the latest in a string of court victories for gay rights advocates.


    U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the Kentucky laws that deny the marriages of same-sex couples "violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, and they are void and unenforceable."
    https://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-order...--finance.html


    How many states does this make it? I'm losing track. It seems like a couple a week now. And so many red states. Ouch.

    Bad couple of months for the anti-equality crowd.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Four things that Americans seem to obsess over these days...homosexuality, 'race', income 'inequality' and terrorism.

    America would be a far better place (IMO) if Americans just stop caring about the first two (I.e. Equal rights for lesbians/gays and stop caring how much melanin is in others' skin) and stopped worrying so much about the last two.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by Paperview View Post
    "A U.S. judge ordered Kentucky on Thursday to recognize the legal same-sex marriages of residents who wed elsewhere, the latest in a string of court victories for gay rights advocates.


    U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II said the Kentucky laws that deny the marriages of same-sex couples "violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, and they are void and unenforceable."
    https://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-order...--finance.html


    How many states does this make it? I'm losing track. It seems like a couple a week now. And so many red states. Ouch.

    Bad couple of months for the anti-equality crowd.
    Yep, and one is already here to bemoan that we care about the equality of others.
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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Four things that Americans seem to obsess over these days...homosexuality, 'race', income 'inequality' and terrorism.

    America would be a far better place (IMO) if Americans just stop caring about the first two (I.e. Equal rights for lesbians/gays and stop caring how much melanin is in others' skin) and stopped worrying so much about the last two.
    People will stop caring about equal rights when we have equal rights.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Kiss the tenth and the United STATES of America goodbye. The fed rules all now, might as well just get rid of state's governments. Not brought to us by the Constitution, the Executive or the Legislative Branch, but by the Judiciary Branch which now rule us. The Ayatollahs have the power, the People are just along for the ride.

    May be a victory for some, throwing the baby out with the bath water, but it's a textbook pyrrhic victory.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Kiss the tenth and the United STATES of America goodbye. The fed rules all now, might as well just get rid of state's governments. Not brought to us by the Constitution, the Executive or the Legislative Branch, but by the Judiciary Branch which now rule us. The Ayatollahs have the power, the People are just along for the ride.

    May be a victory for some, throwing the baby out with the bath water, but it's a textbook pyrrhic victory.
    14th amendment also applies. States have plenty of power, just not the power to treat their citizens unequally. Sorry this bothers you so much.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    14th amendment also applies. States have plenty of power, just not the power to treat their citizens unequally. Sorry this bothers you so much.
    Actually no that judges ruling is violation of the constitution. another state cannot tell another state what to do. this is in the 10th amendment.

    this judges ruling is in direct violation of the 10th amendment.

    even if you pass gay marriage my state is under non obligation to acknowledge that as based on constitutional law.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    People will stop caring about equal rights when we have equal rights.
    I said nothing about 'denying equal rights'.

    I said 'obsess' - meaning that whether or not gays/lesbians should have equal rights is ridiculous...of course they should.

    If Americans stopped caring about other people's sexual preferences - then they also would not go out of their way to deny them rights based on this in the first place...thus end of problem.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Poor Kentucky.

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    Re: And another one down: U.S. judge orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages

    Quote Originally Posted by sneakosview View Post
    Poor Kentucky.
    poor unconstitutional ruling. i think we should feel worse over that than anything else. a judge just violated the constitution and no one seems to care.
    i think that is more important than if someone can marry.

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