View Poll Results: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

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  • 0-5 Years

    24 43.64%
  • 5-10 Years

    14 25.45%
  • 10-15 Years

    3 5.45%
  • 15-20 Years

    4 7.27%
  • 20-25 Years

    0 0%
  • 25+ Years

    2 3.64%
  • Never

    8 14.55%
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Thread: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    Well, if that's the case, 25+ years without a doubt. Anybody here think Mississippi's gonna go for it this generation?
    No. But the courts could rule that it must. Much like interracial marriage.
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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    If the SCOTUS rules that other states must recognize legal marriages from all other states, then it won't matter if any single state doesn't want SSM or not.

    Another possibility is that they could rule that anti-SSM laws violate equal protection of the 14th Amendment, and tell states that they must allow same sex couples legal marriage unless they change their marriage laws in such a way that sex is not the limiting factor.
    Betcha at least one state will seriously consider that.
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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Betcha at least one state will seriously consider that.
    It's very possible. But I think that it would still open up the state to criticism and/or challenges to the law. However, the state would do better in battles defending such laws in court than basing their restrictions on sex/gender.

    Personally, I don't agree with a state doing this, which is why I am really hoping that any ruling includes an affirmation from the SCOTUS that states must recognize all legal marriages from other states under full faith and credit.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I wouldn't say that so much as they reinforced my view that I prefered the idea of being with a girl, and considered the alternative to be quite disgusting. Yes, and for some of us we consider it a badge of honor.
    Same as Klansman where Racist with a badge of honor.

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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Same as Klansman where Racist with a badge of honor.
    I'm not a proponent of the Klan's philosophy on race, but I do have to admire the fact that they still to their beliefs and they're willing to back them up, even in the face of extreme disagreement.

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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I'm not a proponent of the Klan's philosophy on race, but I do have to admire the fact that they still to their beliefs and they're willing to back them up, even in the face of extreme disagreement.
    there is nothing admirable about the KKK. While I think that being a dumbass racist shouldn't be illegal, being a dumbass racist isn't a good thing.
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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    there is nothing admirable about the KKK. While I think that being a dumbass racist shouldn't be illegal, being a dumbass racist isn't a good thing.
    I never said being a racist was a good thing. What I said is that I can admire their willingness to take a stand and not change their position on the issue. I think you can see how a NationalIST, IsolationIST, GenderIST might find that trait something to admire.

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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    I chose 0-5 years because the landscape is changing in this regard.

    For those that are against gay marriage, you support the violation of Article I Section X Clause I of the Constitution of the United States, among other clauses, which states, "No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility." The bolded part is important since marriage is a contract between two people that are able to enter into contracts.

    The history of marriage licenses in the United States originally started in Ohio in 1854 to prevent blacks and whites from intermarrying. By the turn of the 19th century all states required a marriage license to get married and violated the sanctity of marriage under racist terms by including the government in a sacred vow between the couple and God (if you believe in one). This turned a two (three, if you include God) party contract into a three (four) party contract. When this country was founded, people did not need permission to exercise a right to marry/right to engage in contracts. They called it common law marriage and had contracts that spelled out the provisions for each party in such contract that they had to maintain. It's not surprising that common law marriage fell out of favor with the government because there was no oversight required by the government in the institution.

    Here is a very serious and thought provoking question for those against gay marriage. Do you support bigotry against a minority group to prevent them from having equal rights under the law?
    Last edited by The_Patriot; 01-25-12 at 08:50 AM.

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