DOMA gay-marriage ban hits health insurance

  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    DOMA gay-marriage ban hits health insurance

    http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/doma-gay-marriage-ban-health-insurance.aspx
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    Jun 12, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    Let us all hope the Supreme Court does the right thing....
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    Jun 12, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Hope springs eternal and I HOPE that SCOTUS does the "RIGHT THING".....but we have all seen this same bunch "fuck up a free lunch"!...Just do it and say it!icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 13, 2013 1:34 AM GMT
    Sungod17 saidLet us all hope the Supreme Court does the right thing....


    I suspect the SCOTUS will choose the path of least frustration to themselves - with the possible exception of Justices Thomas and Alito, nobody wants to be remembered as a radical judicial legislator who "killed traditional marriage", nor remembered as the court that disregarded the noteworthy human rights issue of the early 21st century.

    That is to say, I suspect that the SCOTUS will punt on Prop. 8 (defaulting to marriage equality scoped only in CA, and not affecting existing anti-LGBT marriage amendments in other states) and probably overturning DOMA in part or in its entirety.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 13, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    Sungod17 saidLet us all hope the Supreme Court does the right thing....


    I suspect the SCOTUS will choose the path of least frustration to themselves - with the possible exception of Justices Thomas and Alito, nobody wants to be remembered as a radical judicial legislator who "killed traditional marriage", nor remembered as the court that disregarded the noteworthy human rights issue of the early 21st century.

    That is to say, I suspect that the SCOTUS will punt on Prop. 8 (defaulting to marriage equality scoped only in CA, and not affecting existing anti-LGBT marriage amendments in other states) and probably overturning DOMA in part or in its entirety.

    Except that the DOMA case is entirely dirrerent from the California ban on gay marriage case. They can indeed punt on the California case, but will have to come to some decision on the DOMA case. How they have decided is anybody's guess. Scalia and Thomas, neaderthals that they are, will vote to uphold DOMA - they could not do otherwise. A few liberal justices will vote to invalidate DOMA. But there are a few very unpredcitable votes.