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    Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    I didn't think you were against gays--which is it Navy?.

    We already have stats from schools showing that kids from a 2-parent gay couple are more functional than
    many subcategories of heterosexual couples.

    I hope you live long enough to see a decade's worth of quantifiable data, as we now have on mixed-race couples .
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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    I have literally no doubt at all in my mind that this ruling won't stand. There was bound to be such a ruling eventually, and it doesn't surprise me at all that it came from a confederate state. Perhaps we'll need a national ruling after all. Either way, this ruling hinges on protected classes, which is a pretty shoddy argument. It relies on the idea that one must be a protected class in order to have equal rights. Again, there is no way that such a poorly supported decision can stand.
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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I have literally no doubt at all in my mind that this ruling won't stand. There was bound to be such a ruling eventually, and it doesn't surprise me at all that it came from a confederate state. Perhaps we'll need a national ruling after all. Either way, this ruling hinges on protected classes, which is a pretty shoddy argument. It relies on the idea that one must be a protected class in order to have equal rights. Again, there is no way that such a poorly supported decision can stand.
    Actually there was another single judge in a confederate state recently, which NP made a thread about (i swear this is deja vu), that ruled the same. He's just spamming f5 on fox news site hoping for any anti gay news and comes running here to post, blissfully ignoring every indication that SSM will be legal even in louisiana swamps within a year, thanks to scotus.

    If i can shrug off the pro SSM rulings from dozens of states lately, because they're being appealed and scotus will decide it in the end, NP can do the same with these kind of "activist judge" rulings. He chooses not to because he's that damn spiteful.

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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Actually there was another single judge in a confederate state recently, which NP made a thread about (i swear this is deja vu), that ruled the same. He's just spamming f5 on fox news site hoping for any anti gay news and comes running here to post, blissfully ignoring every indication that SSM will be legal even in louisiana swamps within a year, thanks to scotus.

    If i can shrug off the pro SSM rulings from dozens of states lately, because they're being appealed and scotus will decide it in the end, NP can do the same with these kind of "activist judge" rulings. He chooses not to because he's that damn spiteful.
    I will say this was a federal judge and the other was a state judge. I doubt it will make it through the appeals though.

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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    If i can shrug off the pro SSM rulings from dozens of states lately, because they're being appealed and scotus will decide it in the end, NP can do the same with these kind of "activist judge" rulings. He chooses not to because he's that damn spiteful.
    I don't see why you'd need to shrug them off. They're absolutely correct about constitutional protections and equal rights.
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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I don't see why you'd need to shrug them off. They're absolutely correct about constitutional protections and equal rights.
    They are, but i didn't need them to affirm what i already knew to be just. Those rulings don't change anything for the couples in those states either. Every one of them is being held on appeal, and scotus will likely decide (probably utah's case) shortly after or even before those appeals are resolved.

    I guess the best part of it is revenge in those states. However, it's not a coincidence we're seeing these rulings only after most voters changed their opinions, and that the two states where judges upheld the bans are 2/3 homophobic.

    The true victory was convincing everyday people (outside LA and OK evidently) to back this cause, after they had rejected it. That alone enabled these court rulings.

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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    The judge's argument was ridiculous. The "legitimate state interest" he identified was keeping children connected with their biological parents.

    How, exactly, do same-sex marriage bans further this interest? If two dudes get married, how many children are removed from the home of their biological parents? Are gay couples kidnapping them?
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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    It won't last through appeals.

    The judge used children as an example saying that Gays are breaking up families. For this to stand, they would have to make it illegal for ANYONE gay or straight with a child from divorcing and marrying anyone else. It also doesn't take into consideration that some gays adopt, have children through surrogate mothers or invetril fertilization. This ruling was in fact JUST for gays and as such won't last appeals for that reason.

    You saying Good on LA proves you are just against gays for the sake of it regardless of logic.

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    Re: Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

    On the plus side, this ruling means SCOTUS will be forced to take on the issue.
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