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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Honestly, I wouldn't expect a pro gay marriage ideologue to respond any other way. I don't believe that you don't understand such a straightforward question. It's obfuscation.
    No I honestly cannot understand what your post is saying. It just seems to be random words strung together.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    No I honestly cannot understand what your post is saying. It just seems to be random words strung together.
    Sorry. It must be tough for you.

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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    Sorry. It must be tough for you.
    I was actually trying to get you or someone else to rephrase the post in a manner that is comprehensible. I assume you have no interest in that.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    No I honestly cannot understand what your post is saying. It just seems to be random words strung together.
    you nailed it!
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    For those who send 0-5 years, do you believe in the next 5 years the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage in all of the states and overturn their constitutional bans on it? Because changing state constitutions will take more than 5 years, especially in the deep south.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    No I honestly cannot understand what your post is saying. It just seems to be random words strung together.
    They are.

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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    For those who send 0-5 years, do you believe in the next 5 years the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage in all of the states and overturn their constitutional bans on it? Because changing state constitutions will take more than 5 years, especially in the deep south.
    Yeah think those who said 0-5 were pegging it on a supreme court decision. No chance all 50 states legalize it individually in 5 years.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    Quote Originally Posted by cabse5 View Post
    You say christians don't have the 'copyright' of marriage. Does that one plurality of state judges who decreed marriage for all have a 'copyright' of discrimination? If yes, why? If no, why?
    No, they don't. The supreme court does. Did you not notice all of the discussions about the supreme court taking up DOMA and Prop 8 a few months ago? Did you not read the OP of this thread that discussed that. I don't know which state judges you're talking about, but they certainly have the authority to make that decision for their state. You're attempting to equate a movement with no legal authority to judges who are specifically given the authority to make these kinds of decisions under the constitution. That's a false equivalency. Also the use of the word "decree" attempts to add an element of arbitrariness to the proceedings of the court and suggest illegitimacy. This is, again, incorrect. Judges are the ones tasked by the constitution to make these sorts of decisions. They do not do so arbitrarily. Though if they do, they find their decision overturned on appeal. The supreme court will be the ones to determine the constitutional protections in this country for same sex marriage.

    I don't know what you're getting at with "copyright of discrimination". Is this some kind of whiny argument that not allowing Christians unilateral control over the system of marriage is discriminating against them? I hope not. That would demonstrate a complete lack of understanding of what discrimination actually is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    For those who send 0-5 years, do you believe in the next 5 years the Supreme Court will legalize same-sex marriage in all of the states and overturn their constitutional bans on it? Because changing state constitutions will take more than 5 years, especially in the deep south.
    This is why I would say it's either 0 or 10-20. Either the supreme court has already done it with their decision, or it will be left to states to sort out. Of course, it's entirely possible for legal protection to happen in stages, first striking down DOMA and Prop 8, but not a general protection. This would allow a SS couple in any state to go to a state that permits it and marry, and rely on the full faith and credit clause to protect them when they get home. A jury rigged system like that would only last for a little while before it is simply protected wholesale.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    I believe it will happen in stages. I don't think that the SCOTUS will strike down all state same sex marriage bans with the Prop 8 case, but I do believe there will be a lot more cases coming up to them from other states, with different circumstances (the best will be those in the 5 states where first cousins can get legally married only if they cannot procreate because that provision in their marriage laws will completely destroy their trying to say that same sex marriage bans are about the ability to procreate). I do believe that it is likely that in the next decade we will see a SCOTUS case that finally takes down the state bans as unconstitutional.
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    Re: How long till Same Sex Marriage is nationally legal in the US?

    What if a state supreme court deemes that allowing gay marriage is unconstitutional? What happens then? Is the precedent gone? Is there no discrimination if gay marriage isn't allowed?

    Of course, the union of a same sex couple will receive all the same rights and responsiblitlies as in marriage through state legislation already created or through state legislaton that can easily be created.
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