Gay rights, Obamacare and a week that changed a nation

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    Jun 28, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    After a momentous week, same-sex couples can now marry in all 50 states, the Confederate flag's historic hold on the political institutions of the Deep South is fraying by the hour and Obamacare, after defying another attempt to dismantle it, is now reaffirmed as the law of the land.

    And as a capstone to these seismic events, the first black president of the United States spent Friday afternoon singing "Amazing Grace" on live television in front of an African American congregation.

    Political and social conventions on civil rights and race relations that for decades have seemed immovable are being swept away in a cascade of grass-roots change. Politicians have been left struggling to keep up.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/26/politics/supreme-court-gay-rights-change/

    A momentous week indeed. Congratulations America!
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    Jun 28, 2015 4:36 PM GMT
    change is possible
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    Jun 28, 2015 4:50 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    A momentous week indeed. Congratulations America!

    Thanks! Nicely stated!

    But US Conservative heads are exploding, and planning their counteroffensive. The backlash will be brutal. I fear some LGBT lives will be lost in the process, from assassination by Right Wingers.

    The same thing happened during the Black Civil Rights Struggle. It will happen again, regrettably.

    A difficult social transition for US Conservative/Republican/Teabagger bigots. They aren't going to take this lying down.

    I'm hoping Texas declares its independence. Nothing would please me more than booting them out of the Union.
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    Jun 28, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-owens-caps-gay-marriage/2015/06/27/id/652541/
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    Jun 28, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    What has transpired will be recorded as history and our children and their children will learn of it. Those that fought hard and died for it will be remembered and those that opposed it will be vilified forever.
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    Jun 29, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidThose that fought hard and died for it will be remembered and those that opposed it will be vilified forever.


    Every Rethuglican-Confederate candidate is now on record as wishing the Court had voted to keep Jim Crow in marriage and deny equality to gays. Pathetic and embarrassing. Conservatives have nothing to offer modern America.
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    Jun 30, 2015 12:53 AM GMT
    Supreme Court Sides With David Koch:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/14/politics/david-koch-gay-rights-abortion-democrats/

    http://freebeacon.com/blog/supreme-court-gay-marriage-david-koch/