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    Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?
    No i think it should be legal everywhere. Civil rights should not be a state issue.
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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    On an ethical level, no. Whether people deserve equality is not a "state issue." It's a civil rights issue. This is like asking whether women being allowed to vote should be a state issue. The states don't get to decide to discriminate against people.

    On a practical level, I suspect there is no other way to get a big enough head of steam behind it except to let the states battle it out one-by-one until there's enough support to make a move for nation-wide legislation. And that frustrates me to no end, but it's the truth.

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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    We shouldn't vote on civil rights. So, no.
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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    No, it shouldn't be left to states any more than any other civil right (meaning never), but the only hope is the SC. I'm not holding my breath for Congress to accomplish anything, even if SSM had 90% support and it was legal in 48 states already. They'd manage to endlessly bicker and filibuster because somehow it'd be an egregious abuse of power to dictate to the 2 holdout states that their citizens deserve equal rights.

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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    Should the issue of slavery be left to the states?
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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    Civil rights should not be left to the states. Nor should they be dependent on popular vote.

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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    I'm willing to bet that this will be decided in the SC. It may not be the first time or even the next few times the issue reaches the SC, but it will eventually happen. I do think it has a high possibility though of being one of these cases waiting just at or right under the SC now though that will take down the state bans.
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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?
    Individual rights should never be left up to the states.
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    Re: Should same-sex marriage be left to the States?

    As many others have said, it's a civil rights issue, and I don't believe those should ever be left to the states.
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