Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban

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    Aug 04, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38560562/ns/us_news-life

    YAY for us

    i wonder how many other new posts or old posts already/will exist with these same news..
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    You beat me by a minute, but good. I doubt this ruling will stand a challenge in the US Supreme Court as currently constituted, but a nice thing to see.

    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already. Except when they get a ruling they like, such as the one overturning the law and all Court precedent to allow corporations to contribute to US elections without limit.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:01 PM GMT
    ^ why do you doubt it? most gay cases have been 5-4 in our favor.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    Wilton saidYou beat me by a minute, but good. I doubt this ruling will stand a challenge in the US Supreme Court as currently constituted, but a nice thing to see.

    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already. Except when they get a ruling they like, such as the one overturning the law and all Court precedent to allow corporations to contribute to US elections without limit.


    Thank God for activist judges! We'd still be in the civil rights stoneage were it not for the Supreme Court stepping in.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already.



    NOT so fast, Wilton. First of all, this judge is a well known conservative judge. Secondly, he was appointed by President Reagan. Proof that not ALL conservatives, and certainly not all conservative judges, are anti-gay.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    RudeMech said
    Wilton saidYou beat me by a minute, but good. I doubt this ruling will stand a challenge in the US Supreme Court as currently constituted, but a nice thing to see.

    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already. Except when they get a ruling they like, such as the one overturning the law and all Court precedent to allow corporations to contribute to US elections without limit.


    Thank God for activist judges! We'd still be in the civil rights stoneage were it not for the Supreme Court stepping in.


    Can somebody from the right explain to me how the US Supreme Court wasn't being activist judges when they gave free speech rights to corporations?
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    Phenomenal news! Freedom takes a step forward.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1068994
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    Now I just need to find someone to marry icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    I'm so happy icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:37 PM GMT
    Who wants to marry me about 5 years in the future?
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    sublstyley saidhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38560562/ns/us_news-life

    YAY for us

    i wonder how many other new posts or old posts already/will exist with these same news..


    CNN has been broadcasting it for the past hour or so. Not suprising Fox News has nothing on it.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:44 PM GMT
    A very happy day. This is going to eventually end up in the Supreme Court (per reports on CNN), however, that will not happen for years.

    Conservatives are already spewing their usual venom about this, however, not only was it a conservative judge that ruled on overturning the ban, conservative attorney Ted Olson fought for us on this issue too.
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    Ooh ooh I'm taking marriage apps! Turn them in my mailbox ;)
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    Just curious, but how do the gay teabaggers feel about prop 8 being overturned? Is this another example of BIG BAD government rearing its ugly head? Or a big step forward for equal rights?
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:56 PM GMT
    OUTFUCKINGSTANDING
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidJust curious, but how do the gay teabaggers feel about prop 8 being overturned?



    I'm sure that the gay teabaggers are just as thrilled as all gays --- why wouldn't they be?
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    Aug 04, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Wilton said
    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already.



    NOT so fast, Wilton. First of all, this judge is a well known conservative judge. Secondly, he was appointed by President Reagan. Proof that not ALL conservatives, and certainly not all conservative judges, are anti-gay.
    Unfortunately, its already begun!
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Wilton said
    I can hear Republicans screaming "activist Federal judges" already.



    NOT so fast, Wilton. First of all, this judge is a well known conservative judge. Secondly, he was appointed by President Reagan. Proof that not ALL conservatives, and certainly not all conservative judges, are anti-gay.


    This doesn't matter. Idiot conservatives will STILL call him an activist judge. The same thing has happened in the past when conservative judges happened to rule in favor of gay marriage. Wilton isn't incorrect here. He's making a point that stands regardless of what political affiliation the judge has.
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:00 PM GMT
    QUOTE catfish5Just curious, but how do the gay teabaggers feel about prop 8 being overturned? Is this another example of BIG BAD government rearing its ugly head? Or a big step forward for equal rights?


    This is wonderful news.
    Anyone who is libertarian (and that would be most teabaggers) believe that everyone should have equal rights --- because the government has no business deciding who is married and who is not anyway.

    Freedom means REAL freedom across the board, economically and socially (as long as you aren't injuring anyone, imposing or infringing on their liberties).

    Not to be confused with leftwing progressives who say: "here's gay marriage but let me rob your wallet as I see fit and tell you that smoking is not permitted in your own private business, and next it will be how much sugar you can eat". Liberals aren't even true liberals -- that's the irony.
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    I feel disgusted. Anyone been reading the comments from people on fox news.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/federal-judge-overturns-californias-sex-marriage-ban/#commenting

    Makes me realize everyone hates us.
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:06 PM GMT
    chris8787 saidI feel disgusted. Anyone been reading the comments from people on fox news.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/federal-judge-overturns-californias-sex-marriage-ban/#commenting

    Makes me realize everyone hates us.


    There's going to be hate from every side, but I definitely let anti-gay republicans realize how hypocritical they are when they say they are for liberty but then want to stop gay people from having the same freedom.
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    Marry me, Sublstyley, marry me!
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    RudeMech saidThank God for activist judges! We'd still be in the civil rights stoneage were it not for the Supreme Court stepping in.

    Unless of course those "activist judges" that you hail happen to be conservatives.

    Activist judges don't help anyone, on any side.

    Oh.... and couldn't they have assigned this case to a judge who wasn't gay?
    Shows just how IGNORANT and stupid you are!

    The case was issued on a BLIND LOTTERY basis...................



    Just how utterly stupid are you?
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    Aug 04, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    chris8787 saidI feel disgusted. Anyone been reading the comments from people on fox news.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/federal-judge-overturns-californias-sex-marriage-ban/#commenting

    Makes me realize everyone hates us.


    it's fox news, what can you expect, msnbc has some outstanding people commenting and the occasional idiots.