View Poll Results: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    There's more to it than the ruling: Some States Are Still Trying To Resist Gay Marriage

    Whether the Texas AG is right or wrong, my point is the issue isn't dead.
    He has no authority over anything. If any clerk tries what he suggests, they will be sued personally, and he knows it. It's just useless political posturing, which is all he's good for anyway

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Just like Roe was the last word on abortion, right?
    Yes, it was. 40 years later it still stands

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yes, it was. 40 years later it still stands
    Roe was not the word. There was another supreme court case on abortion after it, which wasn't the last word either. After Planned Parenthood v Casey we got the Unborn Victims Of Violence Act, verious states passed all kinds of legislation regarding parental consent, ultrasounds, and Texas closed most of the abortion clinics in the state by requiring the atending physician to have hospital admithing privileges.

    Roe wasn't the last word on abortion at all. This won't be the last word on gay marriage, either.

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Since AG Paxton of Texas told the clerks not to issue same sex marriage licenses if they believed it wrong I guess it is not a dead issue. Some still want a fight.
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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    I don't think this is over by any means. In fact, I expect the lawsuits to fly, especially as they relate to religious freedom.
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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    I wanted to vote "It is settled" but I could not. As we've already seen in the recent action of the Attorney General of Texas instructing clerks not to issue licenses, and the various calls from ultra-conservatives in dissenting states for "new legislation" to limit the ruling, there are plenty of groups out there who will try to test it any way they can.

    I am sure we will see problems over the next couple of years before the dust completely settles.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    For once a poll on this forum is representative of the reality. About a third of the country will continue to want to carry same-sex marriage as an issue. I think it will diminish in time, but it will be two or three generations before it is a dead issue.

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    For once a poll on this forum is representative of the reality. About a third of the country will continue to want to carry same-sex marriage as an issue. I think it will diminish in time, but it will be two or three generations before it is a dead issue.
    After Loving vs Verginia it took another 30 years for interacial marriage to be generaly tolerated; and interacial couple still get sideways looks today.

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    After Loving vs Verginia it took another 30 years for interacial marriage to be generaly tolerated; and interacial couple still get sideways looks today.
    True. A friend of mine who I recently came out to admitted she is far more bothered by interracial couples than same-sex couples. It definitely raised my eyebrow. Attitudes change very slowly.

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    Re: Is SSM a "dead" issue, now?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    True. A friend of mine who I recently came out to admitted she is far more bothered by interracial couples than same-sex couples. It definitely raised my eyebrow. Attitudes change very slowly.
    I notice the media isn't talking about all those people who voted for Obama and against SSM on the same ballot.

    I guess that doesn't fit the anti-GOP neeative.

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