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Queue forms early for US hearing on same-sex marriage
France International News ^ | 03/22/2013 | AFP Staff

Posted on 03/23/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

AFP - With Thermos bottles, sleeping bags and a few good books, about a dozen people lined up Friday to be among the first to attend oral arguments at the US Supreme Court on gay marriage.

Never mind that the hearings don't begin until next Tuesday. They said they were determined to have front-row seats at one of the year's most anticipated sessions of the highest court in the nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: activistcourt; culturewar; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; lavendermafia; meninblackdresses; moralabsolutes; samesexmarriage; scotus; ssm

1 posted on 03/23/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

2 posted on 03/23/2013 9:39:49 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Heh heh ... “Oral” ... Heh heh ...


3 posted on 03/23/2013 9:41:30 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

HEy it’s on the Carpet!


4 posted on 03/23/2013 9:42:24 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Just what we needed: A circus parade to lead the way toward the carnival we are making of a once-proud country.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 9:44:15 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Revolting cat!

I thought this was the line for the next Star Wars installment.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 9:53:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Marriage is not a Constitutional issue and the case that was brought up to SCOTUS should be (reversed if from a lower federal court and) remanded to the appropriate state.

We know where the four Hard Leftist Justices will go becasue they're Socialists who don't care about the Constitution which is an anti-Socialist document.

We know where Scalia, Thomas, and Alito will go becasue they actually believe in up holding the text and original intent of the Constitution.

The two wild cards are Roberts and Kennedy. If either one votes for mandatory "gay: marriage, the good guys are sunk. I'm inclined to think Kennedy will vote for the gay thing becasue he seems soft/puzzled about social issues and at least based on his Casey (re: Roe v. Wade) vote seems not to mind deciding regardless if the subject is not a Constitutional matter. Roberts is a tougher call for me.

Any thoughts?

7 posted on 03/23/2013 9:53:55 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew
For gays 6-3[Alito, Thomas, Scalia].

Roberts and Kennedy will side with the others.

8 posted on 03/23/2013 9:56:24 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This is from a French paper.

The Frenchies are watching this.

They hate same sex marriage, and find themselves, like us, ignored by their politicians (who usurp this power), and those who are in favor of it, who think majority rules, as in mob rule and might has right:

January 13, 2013|Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize gay marriage and adoption by June.

Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the landmark from different meeting points in Paris. Many came after long train and bus rides from the provinces.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 9:58:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: PapaNew

The Court might try to finesse the issue by ruling on the narrowest grounds they can find, allowing them to strike down Prop 8 in a way that does not set a mandatory precedent for other states.


10 posted on 03/23/2013 10:02:04 AM PDT by zigzagzoom
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To: Theoria

Will Roberts find marriage a tax?


11 posted on 03/23/2013 10:05:15 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: stanne
Russia doesn't want it, either. Anyone pushing this crap on children in Russia gets arrested for corrupting the minds of their children.
It used to be this way in the U.S.. Perverts who corrupted the minds of the children were arrested to protect the kids. It should still be that way, because kids aren't old enough to make those kinds of deadly and life destroying decisions.
The country was so much better back then. Kids were so much safer on the streets. Russia gets a "kudos" for this one.
12 posted on 03/23/2013 10:06:59 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: PapaNew

I predict Roberts and Kennedy vote with the liberals.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 10:11:47 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

With Thermos bottles, sleeping bags and many cans of Crisco...


14 posted on 03/23/2013 10:12:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Theoria

Evil “judges” will “side” with NO “Reason” in a law (unconstitutional) which ignores Natural Law and God’s Laws, the basis of the philosophy which is the foundation of our “Legal” system and “Rule of Law” (Higher Law than man-made up arbitrary law which is always unconstitutional.)

Scalia is always wrong on his stance that abortion can be “voted” in by a majority “mob” in the States. Science proves the fetus is alive and a human being, so by definition it has the Unalienable Rights which are our Natural Rights from God-—not from the State and no one can give that right away or steal it with “majority vote” from the babies-—no one. God is the Supreme Ruler in American jurisprudence-—His Standards-—His Laws are Universal Truths that have to be IN ALL AMERICAN LAW that is JUST LAW. Our Justice system is based on FIXED NATURAL LAWS——which unnatural evil acts of Sodomy can never be promoted in Just Laws.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 10:13:43 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: concerned about politics

I know! The Russians are all over this.

Imagine them instructing us on morality.


16 posted on 03/23/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: savagesusie

Is that Scalia’s position?


17 posted on 03/23/2013 10:17:01 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
> I know! The Russians are all over this. > > Imagine them instructing us on morality. Heh. The Russian word for Sunday is воскресенье which means, Resurrection. Even the Soviets couldn't change it.
18 posted on 03/23/2013 10:35:18 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: savagesusie

Scalia has also state vis Heller vs. DC, that ‘rights’ are not unlimited....lol


19 posted on 03/23/2013 10:44:33 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: stanne

I certainly never would have predicted it a few short years ago, but it looks much more likely Russia will outlast America, as they have at least taken steps of cultural self-preservation. All while the US continues its decomposing into an abject sewer.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 10:46:08 AM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

I don’t know.

Are the Russians coming around after half or more of a century of atheistic communism, and it will happen to us in the same way, give or take a few decades?

We certainly have a lot of people who want to preserve our culture.

Rubio is not one of them by the way.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 10:50:53 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"oral arguments at the US Supreme Court on gay marriage"


22 posted on 03/23/2013 11:17:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: stanne

It’s a strange world these days, ain’t it?


23 posted on 03/23/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Iron Munro

Even better will be this week’s oral arguments live thread! Stay tuned. ;p


24 posted on 03/23/2013 12:00:08 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Vaduz

What I never understand when people line up days in advance, is, what if they have to go to the bathroom????


25 posted on 03/23/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Some people are ‘professional’ paid placeholders.


26 posted on 03/23/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: BuckeyeTexan
I had not heard that there are potential issues with legal standing in both the Prop. 8 (Hollingsworth v. Perry) and DOMA (United States v. Windsor) cases. Read the following article for details. We are not allowed to post this material at FR.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/03/whats-standing-in-the-way-of-gay-marriage.html

27 posted on 03/23/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Here’s another article that can’t be posted at FR. It discusses the possible outcomes of both cases.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/23/gay-marriage-supreme-court_n_2940282.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


28 posted on 03/23/2013 1:40:40 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This method has been very effective for them since the long march begain a half century ago. Will is sway our SCOTUS Justices?


29 posted on 03/23/2013 1:47:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Theoria

One’s rights are unlimited until it interferes with the life and liberty of another.


30 posted on 03/24/2013 6:53:31 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Even better will be this week’s oral arguments live thread!

Would you ping me on that thread?

(Of course it will probably be easy to find at the top of Breaking News and Headline sidebar.)

31 posted on 03/24/2013 6:56:23 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: DaveyB
Will Roberts find marriage a tax?

Marriage already is taxed. It starts with the Marriage license, continues through the IRS Tax Code in the "Marriage Penalty", and ultimately ends in either the Divorce Court or the Death Tax and Estate Tax.

So it'll be impossible for Roberts to find marriage a "tax" ... it already is.

A poster above predicted 6-3 for gay marriage. Hate to say it, but I'm inclined to agree. No way Roberts votes against it, and Kennedy's always been a social liberal.

32 posted on 03/24/2013 7:05:07 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: PapaNew
'Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose'

Lol. We are all slaves. God granted us nothing.

33 posted on 03/24/2013 7:05:45 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria
Man cannot alienate us from our God-given rights. "What God has joined [us and our rights] let no man put asunder." (Mark 10:9.) Your God-given rights will always remain. Man can violate your life and liberty but man's denial does not trump God's gift: they are still your rights. Man can deny me my political liberty, but he can never deny my RIGHT to political liberty. And man can never take way my spiritual liberty which lasts forever.

What comfort is that? It is great comfort and consolation knowing that you are on the side of God's law and natural law. It helps to know that the actions of principalities and powers are illegal when they violate and deny your God-given rights.

Sir Thomas Moore had that peace and strong quiet confidence when they put him to death. I'd rather die free (freedom includes abiding in the knowledge of God's love and law on my behalf) than live believing man can separate me from God's love and law of liberty.

Man can take away my physical life but not my RIGHT to physical life. The infanticide of 60 million + unborn doesn't change their RIGHT to life. And all man can do is send people to Heaven forever. They couldn't take away Paul the Apostle's right to freedom by putting him in prison and they couldn't take away his spiritual freedom. He was probably one of the freest people to ever live because he knew he was free regardless of how man chose to violate his right to liberty. And what Paul wrote in prison (two-thirds of the New Testament) has set more people free in the last 2000 years than any other writing. Paul could not have written those words of Liberty if he himself wasn't truly free.

34 posted on 03/24/2013 7:48:19 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Theoria

I just wish God would tap the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the San Andreas, and the New Madrid all at the same time and let everyone know Who is STILL Boss.

This country is overdue for complete destruction.


35 posted on 03/24/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What if they have to go to the bathroom???? They act like dogs in all ways.


36 posted on 03/24/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: stanne

Scalia states that States should allow the people to vote on the abortion issue—he doesn’t think it should be a Federal issue.

We are not a “democracy” when it comes to Natural Rights. It is unalienable individual rights, which is unique to the US because our Rights come from God-—they were never “granted” by the Constitution-—that document is to PROTECT our Natural Rights from government tyranny==whether “voted” by majority or judicial fiat—depriving any human being (even in the womb) of his Natural Rights is unconstitutional.

Children have a right to life-—they have a Natural Right to have their biological parents raise them——at least a system which encourages biological parents to do their PRIMARY Natural DUTY in life-—to raise their own offspring.


37 posted on 03/24/2013 10:11:36 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Is there going to be anyone there to argue against gay marriage, or is this going to be a slam-dunk for the pro-gay side?


38 posted on 03/24/2013 10:24:27 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

and it’s supposed to snow/rain for about 18 straight hours before the hearing, from @ 5am Monday thru midnight Monday/Tuesday, with temps not to rise above mid 30s.


39 posted on 03/24/2013 10:31:20 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: zigzagzoom

Wasn’t part of Roberts’s argument on Obamacare that it is not the Supreme Court’s job to overturn the results of elections? The people voted for Obama and the Democrat House and Senate that voted in Obamacare so it should stand. The people of CA voted for Prop 8 so it should stand.


40 posted on 03/24/2013 10:40:00 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: PapaNew

Oh, sorry. I was just kidding. There is no way to get a live audio feed and the SCOTUS doesn’t allow video. They’ll release audio the same day for these arguments but not live audio.


41 posted on 03/25/2013 9:25:16 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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