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

    I just want whatever is politically correct.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    This isnt about whether you support it or are for same sex marriage or think its ok. What I am asking is how long do you think it will be until american politics makes it legal.

    A while ago I thought I wouldn't see it in my life time but my daughter would. But now with some bigotry dying every day and people fighting for equal rights for all americans and america always slowing righting its wrongs, ridding itself of discrimination my pick is 10 years max.

    The support for equal gay rights has been growing strong as of late and there are even plenty of those that don't agree with it that support equality and don't want to discriminate.

    Also looking at a similar issue support for same sex marriage has is dramatically passed what the support for interracial marriage was. Currently its around 50+%, sadly interracial marriage didn't have a majority approval until around 1997 (30 years after it was made legal, pathetic)

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    I'd say within the next 5-10 years, and it will likely be resolved by the Supreme Court rather than legislative action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melg89 View Post
    Judging by your posts in the sex forum about women in the military, I bet you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    you're a dirty little sinner aren't you, need to pray for forgiveness, yeah, on your knees...mmm gona force my religion down your throat...yeah....yeah you like that opression....mhmm feel my salvation all over your face...yeah...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Some of us believe more in our Morals, Values, and Principles than we do in the ideas of Freedom or Liberty. I understand that's not a very popular concept in this country anymore, but there are still some of us who see the world that way.
    Except since morals are relative, it is possible to believe in our morals and still support SSM. This is where your position always breaks down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    you're a dirty little sinner aren't you, need to pray for forgiveness, yeah, on your knees...mmm gona force my religion down your throat...yeah....yeah you like that opression....mhmm feel my salvation all over your face...yeah...
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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    There are three cases going through the court system now that will have a major impact on this. The first two are the Mass. DOMA cases. The legal argument being used against DOMA is that it infringes on the states historic right to handle marriage(yes, gross oversimplification, but that is the essence of the main argument). In the first trial, the court agreed with this argument. It is unlikely that any court will overturn the first ruling, and so DOMA is unlikely to survive past a couple years. That is the first nail in the coffin of SSM bans.

    The next case is the Prop 8 case(perry V Schwarzenegger). The argument in this case against California's SSM ban was that it violated the Equal Protection clause of the 14th amendment. The first court case ended with the judge agreeing that the ban was unconstitutional. While this one is stickier, it is still better than even odds the higher courts will agree. This will be the second nail in the coffin of SSM bans, albeit a smaller nail.

    When DOMA is overturned in the next couple years, this will mean that states will go back to having to recognize marriages from other states, with any laws made to not recognize certain marriages from other states not being able to survive even cursory challenges. Once that happens, and with some states doing SSM, it is at that point all over, and the question will just be how long it takes each state to formalize that they perform SSM. When all it takes is a drive to NY for any gay couple to get married and have that marriage recognized in their home state, it serves the individual states not at all to not perform those marriages themselves. Once DOMA is gone, it will proceed quickly.
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    Re: Same-Sex Marriage, How long till it's legal

    Until it's legal everywhere? Probably a long time. It is already legel in a few states here and that's a move in the right direction.

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

    I voted 5-10 years, but now that I think about it, it'll probably be close to 15 or 20 before it's legal in all states. I do think we'll see a dramatic increase of the number of states that allow it within 10 years. Studies show that the younger generations are overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing SSM and as the older, more socially conservative generations die off the laws will quickly change.
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