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 Redress View Post
    AS I mentioned in the BN thread on this, there are two questions that will go before the court on this, whether states can ban SSM, and whether states can refuse to recognize SSM performed in other states. This leaves open the possibility of a partial victory for both sides.
    I think, at the very least, that they will decide states are required to recognize gay marriages performed in another state.

    I'd say there's a better than even chance that they say states cannot ban gay marriage, but that one could go either way.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    As I understand it, the SCOTUS will answer two questions. (1) does the 14th Amendment require all states to permit same-sex marriages, and (2) does the Full Faith and Credit Clause require all states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
    Right.

    We will see how it goes.
    We shall see. But what we do know for a fact from past rulings (like Loving) is that states do not have the exclusive authority over marriage.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So you're going with the loophole option. Which would not be surprising at all.
    It is not a loophole, it is a specific aspect of the legal questions. It is part of the some of the cases they are hearing for this, part of the legal question.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Right.


    We shall see. But what we do know for a fact from past rulings (like Loving) is that states do not have the exclusive authority over marriage.
    In these days where the US Constitution is looked at with disdain and wholly ignored at times, nothing will surprise me.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    for the record.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
    The Constitution doesn't mention marriage
    nobody buys the failed "The Constitution doesn't mention marriage" argument

    it doesnt have to say the word marriage, thats the most dishonest and illogical failed argument ever, besides bestiality/child rape argument
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    anyway with the release of the new articles about this my vote is yes they will rule and they will rule for equal rights

    if you would have asked before the articles came out though i would have probably voted for a punt/loop hole/ delay until after the 5th and 11th rule
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    In these days where the US Constitution is looked at with disdain and wholly ignored at times, nothing will surprise me.
    Like it or not, the 14th amendment is part of the Constitution.
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    re: Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue[W:141]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    for the record.

    STATES = THE PEOPLE
    False. States are government entities. The people are not government entities (thank goodness).
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