David Boies Says Antonin Scalia Could Vote Against Gay Marriage Ban Prop 8

  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2010 7:46 AM GMT
    David Boies Says Antonin Scalia Could Vote Against Gay Marriage Ban Prop 8



    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=7043&MediaType=1&Category=26


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    Dec 08, 2010 5:59 PM GMT
    I don't believe it's beyond the realm of possibilities that Scalia might vote that “gay” marriage is a constitutional right on par with “straight” marriage... but I also won't be holding my breath. While a 9-0 victory with the Supreme Court would be a landmark dream come true, it is very, very unlikely given the complicated and overly political nature of this issue.

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    Dec 08, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    I have no doubt that as a result of this comment, Scalia is now having his mind changed and brought into line with the wishes and agenda of the religious right by Republican activists.
    He will be made to toe the party line.
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    Dec 08, 2010 7:48 PM GMT
    He said that well. Getting the government out of our personal lives SHOULD be both a conservative and liberal issue. Unfortunately, both seem to enjoy interfering heavily on different levels - one in the bedroom and one in the wallet.
  • Vaughn

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    Dec 08, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidHe said that well. Getting the government out of our personal lives SHOULD be both a conservative and liberal issue. Unfortunately, both seem to enjoy interfering heavily on different levels - one in the bedroom and one in the wallet.


    Bedroom among other things.
  • EricLA

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    Dec 08, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    I just don't see the Conservatives on the Court, especially someone like Scalia, voting to strike Prop 8. I see him finding a way to vote in favor.

    I could see the Court deciding to let the lower ruling stand, which would be amazing itself. But I don't think this will happen, either. I'm sure it will all come down to Kennedy, as it always does.
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    Scalia will never vote to uphold gay rights. Are you guys hallucinating? Scalia hates gays, a Republican right-winger who will always vote against gays, as the Party tells him. This is total nonsense.
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:04 PM GMT
    The white TBagger, bible totting, wifeof the black Supreme Court member will be working on her husband and Scallia, so don't be counting on a 9 to 0 ruling.
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:29 PM GMT
    Vaughn said
    mocktwinkie saidHe said that well. Getting the government out of our personal lives SHOULD be both a conservative and liberal issue. Unfortunately, both seem to enjoy interfering heavily on different levels - one in the bedroom and one in the wallet.


    Bedroom among other things.


    And on the opposite side, wallet among other things, but it all goes back to the wallet.
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    Dec 08, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    The guy is one of the worst things to happen to the SC and the "could vote" is really really stretching the hypothetical conditional that "could" expresses.
  • rnch

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    Dec 08, 2010 8:56 PM GMT
    when i first read the title of this thread; i wondered why david bowie was commenting on this.

    then i found my reading glasses....... icon_lol.gif
  • Mepark

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    Dec 08, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    BlueBlur saidI don't believe it's beyond the realm of possibilities that Scalia might vote that “gay” marriage is a constitutional right on par with “straight” marriage... but I also won't be holding my breath. While a 9-0 victory with the Supreme Court would be a landmark dream come true, it is very, very unlikely given the complicated and overly political nature of this issue.



    ...and yet he had no problem declaring sodomy laws were not unconstitutional.
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    Dec 08, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    Vaughn said
    mocktwinkie saidHe said that well. Getting the government out of our personal lives SHOULD be both a conservative and liberal issue. Unfortunately, both seem to enjoy interfering heavily on different levels - one in the bedroom and one in the wallet.


    Bedroom among other things.


    And on the opposite side, wallet among other things, but it all goes back to the wallet.



    Don't worry. I doubt your money will go to help the poor and sick anytime soon. Rest easy.