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Same Sex Marriage arguments in front of the Supreme Court this week...


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pro or Con, this week will make history at the United States Supreme Court.

California's Proposition 8 on March 26, 2013
Defense of Marriage Act on March 27, 2013

Prop 8: www.supremecourt.gov/ora
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DOMA: www.supremecourt.gov/ora
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EASTENDCLAM 4/8/2013 5:34PM

    Straight, not narrow.

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TKAYSMILES 4/3/2013 5:19PM

    It just surprises me in this day and age how many are against this actually! Seems we progress in some areas but in others not so much! I hope the SC does the right thing for sure! Thanks for posting!

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MKACILLAS 3/28/2013 12:31PM

    Good Blog! Lets hope justice will be served and everyone will have equal rights. I agree that the nation is so behind what the people already know. emoticon

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LIZZYP609 3/27/2013 7:26AM

    telling two people they cannot get married is discrimination. PERIOD Nothing to do with morals, what religion you do or do not follow, nothing.
Didn't we go through this when the laws said people of two different skin colors couldn't marry? Have we learned nothing since then?!

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 3/27/2013 4:56AM

    Thanks for posting this. To bad the decision is going to be delayed until July. I updated my Facebook page with the icon.

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2BMYOWN 3/27/2013 2:42AM

    I gotta go with HELMTGRL on this one. I was absolutely astounded when I read what they said re: gay marriage being more recent than computers, etc. and that there is 'not enough evidence' to show what 'effect' gay unions have on the children who are a part of them. O.....MY.....GOD......they essentially commented that it took fifty years before it was decided that segregation was wrong.....and yes, the implication is most definitely that they feel they should sit on their haunches and let future generations decide this issue, also. What a total crock of crap. I do not think it is a complimentary commentary on either this nation or it's politicians and Supreme Court justices that it took 50 years for the civil rights concerns to be addressed. I find it ultimately sad that they actually appear to think that it is perfectly alright for bigotry to be tolerated for an extended length of time, to the detriment of their own citizens. I see absolutely nothing right about any of it. Latest polls show that 53% of Americans feel that gay marriage should be allowed. Can anyone tell me what decade it was that both our politicians and our Supreme Court stopped working for the good of the masses and instead decided to devote their time serving only themselves and their own egos?

And just an aside on that.....speaking of self serving.....I read today that all ex presidents since 1958 leave office with a lifetime pension of $200,000, plus multiple bennies (provided by OUR tax dollars, of course....) such as paying for their phone bills, paying for them to purchase office buildings, paying for postage...and all this on top of a foundation that has been set up to 'assist' presidents to 'adjust' to post-presidential life. The article stated that we pay around 3.7 trillion of our tax dollars per year providing these benefits to former presidents and politicians. You have to be a millionaire already to even run for office in this country.....gone are the days when someone like Abe could make it in there without spending millions in political campaigning. So WHY are we handing over our tax dollars in lifetime support for people who were already on the gravy boat before they took office? Does anyone else have a problem with this??? I don't know about anyone else, but I'm to the point where I am not willing to hand over my tax dollars to people who do nothing for the average American except pass legislation that is geared to wipe out what meager incomes we manage to bring home and force people to make a choice between paying for healthcare or putting food on the table. This nation is so corrupt it appears to be beyond repair, but the only ones paying for it is US. And as far as I am concerned, this Supreme Court's waffling on issues such as the one that is before it now is just more of the same.

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-THINQ- 3/26/2013 11:26PM

    emoticon
i hope the dialogue will bear fruit!
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emoticon emoticon whoever we are, emoticon moving forward is a good thing! ~imho!

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HELMTGRL 3/26/2013 11:03PM

    I too hope the Supreme Court shows some courage on this one, and doesn't take the easy out of deciding the appellants have no standing (although I agree they don't). But some of the justices' remarks simply confound me. Justice Kennedy, I think, mentioned that we only have a few years' worth of data on how having same-sex parents affects children. And so the logical implication of that would be, what, that the Court should wait it out while a few generations of children grow up in unions that don't have legal protection?

Many years ago, I went to law school in part because of the Warren Court. It seemed like decent people could stand before the Court and lay out moral truths, like the fundamental equality of all, and that the Court would not shy away from its duties.
I've long since lost that early idealism (and switched from being a lawyer to being a biologist!), but every now and then, when I see the Court handed an opportunity to go bold, my heart still races with hope.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 3/26/2013 10:52PM

    I certainly hope history is made and the Court doesn't shy away from a real decision.

I am red on my FB page!

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BOPPY_ 3/26/2013 10:23PM

    The Supreme Court, once a strong force for progress, has become an ever stronger force for enforcing the status quo of backward thought and inclination. I expect little from them, and I'm sure my expectations will be met.

To those who say that this is not the place for a political statement. I say my statement is not political; it is moral.

If "you" are offended by that, imagine my offense at all the reactionary religious bullroar that spews from many of the member, here.

Some things are too important to ignore because of phony decorum issues.

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GORIANA 3/26/2013 5:18PM

    It funny, when I heard this story on the radio this morning, I thought of you; and look, it is on your mind too...I guess law students are looking at the Supreme Court at lot more than us common folk.

...I heard that though the court decides this week, the ruling isn't revealed until Summer, right?

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MIAJOEB 3/26/2013 5:14PM

    Well I have the courage to say what I think is none of your business and '

What you think is your business..

But we cannot, in this country, legislate love.

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