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Thread: California supreme court overturns gay marriage ban

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    Outsiders, do you even understand what he's saying? Dennis Prager, the writer of that article, is saying that if homosexuals are allowed equal rights, they will take over and then deny heterosexuals of their rights. It's absurd. This man fears equal rights.

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    I predicted that everything that was said in that article was going to be written off as bigotry or hatred.

    I did too, mainly because everything about it interprets to bigotry and hatred.

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    Isn't it arrogant for 4 people to decide for the rest of the state of California? If I'm not mistaken the citizens of California chose how they wanted to define marriage. 4 people denied the citizen's choice and told them how California was going to define marriage.
    Actually, the state legislature has tried to get gay marriage bills past TWICE, only to have them vetoed by the Governator, who wanted the courts to rule on whether such laws passed constitution muster before signing them. The courts in this case were 100% conforming to the will of the people (via their elected representatives).

    Of course, this also means gay marriages in CA must be recognized elsewhere, because the only barrier to that (DOMA) is a flat-out violation of the "full faith and credit" clause (states must accept legal documents etc of other states) so egregious that even the bigots realize it won't stand up under judicial review (and actually have suggested passing laws making it illegal for the courts to review it, which is even MORE unconstitutional).



    It's endlessly funny watching morons fall over themselves to try to prop up an obsolete rule, especially when they don't have a leg to stand on.

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    Far from arrogance, it's the patriotic duty of the members of the Supreme Court to protect the state Constitution from the tyranny of the majority. That's why you have a Supreme Court and a Constitution in the first place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    The irony is that people like him try to decide what's best for everyone else. They try to regulate morality for people he'll never even meet. There is hatred... and then there's ignorance. I believe you can be ignorant (not necessarily stupid) and not really hate anyone.

    People did elect the person who put those judges into power. That's really the way this country works. That's their job.

    It's not illegal for bush to let his religion influence his politics, just unprofessional. The minute he said that God told him to do this or that, there should have been a hearing. I don't want my president acting on what an invisible being says, or at least what he thinks it says.
    Politics and religion are not supposed to be mixed in the US gov't. Why do you think its illegal to put baby Jesus on gov't property without say....reindeer?
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    It's illegal to put baby Jesus there with or without a reindeer The difference is that this is Bush's personal beliefs. If he put a baby Jesus on the white house lawn, that would be illegal.

    It's not a formal integration of politics and religion. It's just a chimp talking about God in public. It's funny how we made Christmas a secular, government Holiday. It's just too fun to give up hehe. Even atheists celebrate Xmas! Lots of loopholes. In front of the courthouse in our city, there's a HUGE marble sculpture of a boy reading a book to woodland creatures. The book says "In the beginning...". Just that. If they sculpted the next word in, it would be illegal to put it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustLikeAPill View Post
    It's illegal to put baby Jesus there with or without a reindeer The difference is that this is Bush's personal beliefs. If he put a baby Jesus on the white house lawn, that would be illegal.

    It's not a formal integration of politics and religion. It's just a chimp talking about God in public. It's funny how we made Christmas a secular, government Holiday. It's just too fun to give up hehe. Even atheists celebrate Xmas!
    bush could put baby Jesus on the front lawn of the WH as long as santa is there or a snowman...something not religious
    I noticed that about xmas too...even though they call it "winter break" we know it's xmas break...drive's me banana sandwhich...we get Christian holidays off but if Buddhists missed a day of school due to a holiday it counts as an absence....
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    Well... I don't know much about religious holidays other than the Christian ones, and those are all commercial and the tiny ones like Lent are mostly ignored by... almost everyone, but a religious holiday of any religion shouldn't count as an absence. Get a note from the equivalent of a rabbi/imam/pastor, and if you feel it's worth it, contact the ACLU. I don't the school will find it worth fighting if you're respectful but let them know you're prepared to get legal help.

    Schools close on Christian holidays because the government recognizes them as secular, but they call it "Winter break" because it's politically correct and they should. That's why I say "Happy Holidays!" instead of "Merry Christmas!" , because I don't want to offend anyone. This is pretty much done so government employees can get a day off, but also because the majority is Christian *yet also secular* and celebrates these, too. Christian holidays are de fact about presents and candy these days, whether some like it or not. If we let everyone out of ever religious holiday, we'd never go to school.

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    oh im not saying thats the situation and i would i it happens to my kids should they choose that path of spirituality (or one where holidays are ignored)...
    you ever thought of bein a lawyer Clint? I notice you and i like to debate...quite a bit actually...And i do enjoy these debates on a friendly level of course
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