View Poll Results: How will SCOTUS rule on SSM issue?

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  • They'll rule in favor of SSM, but I'm against it.

    3 1.21%
  • They'll rule in favor of SSM, and I'm in favor of it too.

    151 61.13%
  • They'll rule against SSM, and I'm against it as well.

    26 10.53%
  • They'll rule against SSM, but I support SSM rights.

    16 6.48%
  • They won't actually rule on it. Some loop hole will prevent a true decision.

    38 15.38%
  • They'll wuss out and leave it to each state - which is total BS in my mind.

    20 8.10%
  • They'll leave it to each state, as it should be in my opinion.

    17 6.88%
  • other - please explain

    2 0.81%
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Thread: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    PLEASE don't derail this thread into a gun control/ 2A thread......PLEASE....
    Does the 14A apply to the 2A or only to marriage laws? If race can be compared to gender then a handgun can be compared to a long gun. In either case, the state either has or does not have the ability to "reasonably restrict" a right within its borders.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    TX and other states. The voters of CA tried to bar SSM until a Fed judge/court intervened.
    The difference is California grew up and moved on.....like the rest of the country. Marriage equality is now favored by a large majority in California. You can't continue to live in the past.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The difference is California grew up and moved on.....like the rest of the country. Marriage equality is now favored by a large majority in California. You can't continue to live in the past.
    You can't use the 14A to say that if one state "moves on" then all states must do so.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    You can't use the 14A to say that if one state "moves on" then all states must do so.
    I didn't. Read more carefully. There has been a huge move in public opinion in every state across this country in the last 5 years, even in Texas. Its just that some states have grown up and moved quicker than others.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I wasn't aware of the "Texas doesn't have to abide by the US Constitution" clause.


    I believe that the U.S. Civil War eliminated that clause.

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    That would be the people. Rights not mentioned in the constitution are assumed to be rights unless otherwise prohibited by law - 10th amendment i believe. The constitution cannot foresee nor address *every* single right we take for granted everyday. Guess what, it doesn't mention a right to toilets, electricity, housing - but there are various agencies that ensure we in fact cannot be arbitrarily denied access to these

    It also guarantees equal protection under the law, meaning government benefits to marriage cannot be denied to specific groups.
    The supreme court has also several times ruled there's a constitutional right to marry, like it or not


    The U.S. Constitution gives the Supreme Court a lot of power.

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    72% of the states in the country have made it legal.

    Including the states with some of the highest populations in the country.

    What's left are the states with the smallest populations per square mile, or the states in the bible belt, and a few oddity states like Ohio and Michigan which really boggles my mind.

    Almost a 3/4 majority in number of states and obviously a massive majority in people represented live in areas that allow and recognize SSM.

    Seems almost impossible that the SCOTUS could vote against SSM.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Nothing legitimate about anything out of texas. Just like "lawrence v texas," you will be shown how the civilized world functions. America, love it or leave it right? Maybe secede again and see how that goes

    Last in education, environment, health care, executions, tolerance.
    Your 75% only convinces me it would not be missed


    Texas isn't going anywhere and I don't believe that we will be re-fighting the Civil War.

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    You would think if anyone would hold respect for such a very basic tenet of the constitution, it would be a supreme court judge.
    I eagerly await further tears from scalia in june


    I hope that he doesn't 'have the big one' over this.

    Seriously I hope that he lives to see this go into effect. I doubt that he'll have a smile on his face.

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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I do not think that is correct. If a state defining marriage for itself is found to be Constitutionally valid, then in those states where it is "currently legal" only because of a judicial finding that it was not, the decision is overturned.
    Actually, this would be something the Court would have to address if they ruled to uphold the bans after just ruling the other courts ruling could stand. This is why it is most likely going to be a ruling in favor of same sex marriage, not the bans.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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