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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    So a friend of mine posted this on Facebook:
    Barack Obama Ignores The 14th Amendment When It Comes To Same-Sex Marriage Equality Across America

    And it got me thinking. The 14th Amendment states:
    “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    According to Loving v Virginia (Loving v. Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), this means that marriage requirements cannot be based on race.

    So does this mean, then, that the right to marriage cannot be restricted based on gender?

    I am interested to see what people think of this.
    If traditional marriage is not in the constitution then how can anyone with at least a ounce of common sense say that gay marriage is a Constitutional Right?
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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If traditional marriage is not in the constitution then how can anyone with at least a ounce of common sense say that gay marriage is a Constitutional Right?
    Funny thing is that driving an automobile is not mentioned in the Constitution... but I dare say we would all agree that the government is prevented by the Constitution in discriminating against a certain race by preventing them from obtaining drivers licenses.

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If traditional marriage is not in the constitution then how can anyone with at least a ounce of common sense say that gay marriage is a Constitutional Right?
    I think it is the 10th amendment. And SCOTUS has ruled that that marriage is a right with the 10 th one can make the argument that marriage is a Constitutional right as well as the 14th.

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caedon View Post
    Funny thing is that driving an automobile is not mentioned in the Constitution... but I dare say we would all agree that the government is prevented by the Constitution in discriminating against a certain race by preventing them from obtaining drivers licenses.
    Not if we're talking about Asians, no.

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Not if we're talking about Asians, no.
    Please explain. I'd hate to misinterpret your post.
    Last edited by Caedon; 10-19-09 at 04:04 PM.

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I think it is the 10th amendment. And SCOTUS has ruled that that marriage is a right with the 10 th one can make the argument that marriage is a Constitutional right as well as the 14th.
    What happens to this "right" if all the states repeal their marriage laws?

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caedon View Post
    Funny thing is that driving an automobile is not mentioned in the Constitution... but I dare say we would all agree that the government is prevented by the Constitution in discriminating against a certain race by preventing them from obtaining drivers licenses.
    Again if it is not listed in the US constitution then it is not a constitutional right.
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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Again if it is not listed in the US constitution then it is not a constitutional right.
    Two questions.

    1. Would you object if the government announced tomorrow that everyone of your particular skin color or racial descent was not allowed to drive an automobile?

    2. Would your objection, should you object, be based in some part upon the Constitution?

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caedon View Post
    Two questions.

    1. Would you object if the government announced tomorrow that everyone of your particular skin color or racial descent was not allowed to drive an automobile?
    Yes I would object. I am against racial discrimination regardless if is affirmative actions or something else that discriminates based on race for something else like marriage,driving, housing and etc.

    2. Would your objection, should you object, be based in some part upon the Constitution?
    No it wouldn't be based on the Constitution.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Is Gay Marriage a Constitutional Right in the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Again if it is not listed in the US constitution then it is not a constitutional right.
    SCOTUS has already ruled that marriage is a right.

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