Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

  • metta

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    Nov 29, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    Gay Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

    "The next presidential term is likely to be pivotal for gay rights. It would be nice to think that Supreme Court justices will vote in our favour because, like other civil rights movements in the past, our cause is just and our treatment to date discriminatory. The truth of the matter is that at the highest level, judicial decisions turn on the life experiences and politics of justices as much as their skill and intellect. Come 2016, we don't want a Supreme Court stacked with NOM-pledge-compliant justices. We have to get political again."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurence-watts/gay-rights-us-supreme-court_b_1104101.html
  • LJay

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    Nov 29, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    I think gay members of the Supreme Court should have rights just like all the rest of us. Don't you?
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    Nov 30, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    1/3 of Supreme Court Justices will be in their 80's during the next presidential term.

    Winner of the 2012 election will likely nominate at least 2 or 3 Justices. Romney and the other major republicans all signed the anti-gay marriage pledge. So, if you want more anti-gay knuckle draggers on the Supreme Court....by all means vote republican!!
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    Nov 30, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    White4DarkerFL said1/3 of Supreme Court Justices will be in their 80's during the next presidential term.

    Winner of the 2012 election will likely nominate at least 2 or 3 Justices. Romney and the other major republicans all signed the anti-gay marriage pledge. So, if you want more anti-gay knuckle draggers on the Supreme Court....by all means vote republican!!


    And if Obama wins in 2012, one man will determine whether or not gays can marry: Justice Kennedy
  • metta

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    Nov 30, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justices_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

    ......................................Year Born
    103 Antonin Scalia NY 1936–
    104 Anthony Kennedy CA 1936–

    106 Clarence Thomas GA 1948–
    107 Ruth Bader Ginsburg NY 1933–
    108 Stephen Breyer MA 1938–
    109 John G. Roberts† MD 1955–
    110 Samuel Alito NJ 1950–
    111 Sonia Sotomayor NY 1954–
    112 Elena Kagan NY 1960–

    I wish Scalia and Thomas would retire.
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    Nov 30, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    metta8 saidhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justices_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

    ......................................Year Born
    103 Antonin Scalia NY 1936–
    104 Anthony Kennedy CA 1936–

    106 Clarence Thomas GA 1948–
    107 Ruth Bader Ginsburg NY 1933–
    108 Stephen Breyer MA 1938–
    109 John G. Roberts† MD 1955–
    110 Samuel Alito NJ 1950–
    111 Sonia Sotomayor NY 1954–
    112 Elena Kagan NY 1960–

    I wish Scalia and Thomas would retire.


    HA! Never.... they would never retire when a liberal is in the White House.
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    Nov 30, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    conscienti1984 said
    metta8 saidhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Justices_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

    ......................................Year Born
    103 Antonin Scalia NY 1936–
    104 Anthony Kennedy CA 1936–

    106 Clarence Thomas GA 1948–
    107 Ruth Bader Ginsburg NY 1933–
    108 Stephen Breyer MA 1938–
    109 John G. Roberts† MD 1955–
    110 Samuel Alito NJ 1950–
    111 Sonia Sotomayor NY 1954–
    112 Elena Kagan NY 1960–

    I wish Scalia and Thomas would retire.


    HA! Never.... they would never retire when a liberal is in the White House.


    Well, there's always the Grim Reaper. icon_biggrin.gif