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SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN FEDERAL PROVISION DENYING BENEFITS TO LEGALLY MARRIED SAME-SEX COUPLES
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Posted on 06/26/2013 7:12:46 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty

Edited on 06/26/2013 7:25:51 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: Theodore R.

“This wouldn’t have happened if Ronald Reagan had done his homework.”

Same can be said of George W. Bush and his appointment of John Roberts, who matador’ed through Obamacare, a law that will destroy healthcare in this country. All GOP appointments to the SCOTUS should be measured against Clarence Thomas — anyone left of him is out.


101 posted on 06/26/2013 7:32:38 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ConstantSkeptic

Many states explicitly require by law consummation of marriage for the vows to be considered valid. They include Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont and Wisconsin.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_states_require_consummation_for_marriage_to_be_a_legal


102 posted on 06/26/2013 7:32:48 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Ok Good- flat and fair tax for all then.


103 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:01 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Patrick1

Nope. No surprise whatsoever.


104 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:19 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I will NEVER endorse marriage other than between one man and one woman.

NEVER!


105 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Mad Dawgg
Well done Conservatives you just made Government EVEN BIGGER!

Conservatives would understand the federal government has no jurisdiction over marriage. I would tend to thank Republicans for broadening the illegal scope of federal power with DOMA. As another posted, if the federal government stuck to the Constitution, all the "marriage benefits" would be eliminated and restricting those benefits would be a non sequitur.

106 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:38 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Theodore R.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation. I’m no tax expert. I do my own taxes on Turbotax, cross my eyes and hope for the best!


107 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:41 AM PDT by midnightcat
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To: Theodore R.

In all fairness to RWR Kennedy was his third choice (after Bork and Ginsberg).


108 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Divorce Lawyers Rejoice!


109 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Dr.Deth

Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38 and 39, Revelation 19...coming soon.


110 posted on 06/26/2013 7:33:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: massmike

Reagan still yielded to the path of least resistance: too busy chopping wood, I guess. He was also warned about O’Connor but insisted on placing a woman on the court, as he had pledged in the 1980 campaign. Reagan was too little, too late.


111 posted on 06/26/2013 7:34:04 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Red Badger
Now, how many ‘fake marriages’ will be done just to avoid INCOME TAXES?.....................

DING,DING, DING, DING, DING!

Mom's past on. Daddy's worth a $billion. Guess what comes next....

112 posted on 06/26/2013 7:34:29 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

People have a right to their Federal benefits based on state-sanctioned sodomy.

Game, set, match. Now, on to polygamy!


113 posted on 06/26/2013 7:34:48 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Yes but now all the other states with their mostly left leaning courts will just toss out their amendments as well. Why is it a STATE issue but then they let the lower COURT order of over turning what the STATE wanted stand?

Oh well, you know what this issue has been forced down our throats and nobody stood up against it hard enough. Frankly I’m more pissed over the Obamacare ruling. That is going to be more destructive than anything in the long run including the immigration bill if passed.


114 posted on 06/26/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: The Sons of Liberty

If we are going into perdition, we might as well go headlong. I’m hoping that this hastens the societal decent into lawlessness, so that a real society rooted in righteousness might rise from the ashes.


115 posted on 06/26/2013 7:35:33 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Kennedy flipped. Never forget he gave legalized sodomy in the Texas decision, so this is not much of a surprise. If the court comes out and says all states have to recognize
queer “marriage” performed in any state, this country is done.
Finished. So far they did not say that. IF they have any sense they will leave marriage up the states. Federal gubment never had any right getting involved anyway.


116 posted on 06/26/2013 7:35:34 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: ThomasMore
This country is doomed. God forgive us.

The country is beyond saving...cry out to G-d as individuals. King Josiah comes to mind...

117 posted on 06/26/2013 7:35:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The really tragedy of this decision is for what it means for our Military. If you think the attacks were bad before, they now have a LICENSE to attack Christian views unhindered.


118 posted on 06/26/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mountainlion

I guess the “S” in USA stands for Sodomites.


119 posted on 06/26/2013 7:38:27 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: RB156

Kennedy a LIBERTARIAN?????

That’s a hoot. He’s a big government liberal.


120 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:03 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Red Badger

What legislation was in place to prevent hetero couples from doing the same thing?


121 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:16 AM PDT by stormer
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To: taildragger
Isn't it ironic, they are clammering for bennies that are broke, i.e. SSI, Medicare, Medicade etc etc etc. It is like being the king of wishful thinking.

I am absolutely convinced that the root of many of our social problems lie in our monetary system. Money defines a society. Get rid of the Federal Reserve, and you cut off Progressive control of Government and long-term funding for their social engineering schemes. Consequently, 1000 socials ills few would have imagined are connected to our financial system begin the process of righting themselves.

122 posted on 06/26/2013 7:39:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: cotton1706

DOMA was enacted to prevent federal benefits like SS, Medicare, federal survivor benefits, and other benefits to same sex marriages. It kept the federal definition of marriage to between a man and a woman.


123 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT by kabar
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To: The Sons of Liberty
F### 'em.

Guys and gals, find a same sex buddy for CLAIM purposes and benefits only, to pair up with and get "married", with a pre-nup that protects all your assets, no cost to each other for divorce, etc.

Then, you can get all the benefits of "Married" couples, apply as "Married" for jobs, etc.

Beat the faggots and dykes at their own game.....

124 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:11 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

God has an app for that.


125 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:15 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38 and 39, Revelation 19...coming soon.”

http://www.patburt.com/


126 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:42 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: NKP_Vet

Federal agencies already recognize gay unions with their health benefits. If you work for lets say the FBI and our part of gay couple you can get coverage of all health and other benefits for your partner at tax payer expense. This has been the fact for years.


127 posted on 06/26/2013 7:40:46 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: LachlanMinnesota
I guess the “S” in USA stands for Sodomites.

UnGodly Sodomites of Antichrist?

128 posted on 06/26/2013 7:41:29 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: schm0e

freefall...


129 posted on 06/26/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: commish
Shockingly, as I look into the ruling I am actually finding myself agreeing with the court — this is a STATE issue not a Federal one.

IT IS A FEDERAL ISSUE. The feds must decide on spousal benefits for things like SSN, Medicare, survivor benefits for federal benefits, spousal benefits for federal employees, etc. These are major issues with big bucks involved.

130 posted on 06/26/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by kabar
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To: exit82

Unless more of the queer “marriage” ruling comes out later, the sodomites lost. They were looking for legal recognition in all states, for the federal government to say if they got married in NY then Alabama has to recognize it. They were looking for the court to say that states CAN NOT define marriage, by a vote of the people or any other way. So if this is the final ruling and nothing else comes out later, the fags in my opinion lost. The big loser is the Federal government because friends will be getting “married” just so they can cheat on taxes. Kennedy is a moron.


131 posted on 06/26/2013 7:43:23 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: lunarville

When filing income tax, same-sex couples will have to pay the “marriage penalty”, just like real married couples.


132 posted on 06/26/2013 7:43:43 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

example of when something declared legal, is not morally right.

all laws are a reflection of morality. the question is, whose morality will the laws reflect, yours or someone else’s. this is why christians must be involved in government and working to make their views heard and applying pressure to get them implemented.


133 posted on 06/26/2013 7:44:04 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

My first thought was, “What would our founding fathers tink of this?” I believe they would have been surprised that the most important issue of the day is buggery. They would be saddened that what they worked to create in the Constitution and the guarantee of basic rights in the Bill of Rights are being thrown away in a “Fundamental Transformation”.


134 posted on 06/26/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: NKP_Vet

How did they LOSE? They got prop 8 over turned and DOMA over turned?


135 posted on 06/26/2013 7:44:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Theodore R.
Yes, lets blame a guy that has been dead for how many years and hasn't been President since 1989.

He was a great President by the way. Perfect no.

136 posted on 06/26/2013 7:45:30 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: traditional1

“Guys and gals, find a same sex buddy for CLAIM purposes and benefits only, to pair up with and get “married”, with a pre-nup that protects all your assets, no cost to each other for divorce, etc.

Then, you can get all the benefits of “Married” couples, apply as “Married” for jobs, etc.

Beat the faggots and dykes at their own game..... “

Exactly and that’s all this ruling does. It’s a joke.


137 posted on 06/26/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: rockrr

Prop 8, No legal standing for the claimants. Only Fairy Brown and the State of California could contest the Appeals court decision, that would never happen. PUNT!


138 posted on 06/26/2013 7:47:35 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: commish

I completely agree... if anything it strengthens the states rights argument. DOMA weakend this..


139 posted on 06/26/2013 7:49:25 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s over! I was in Seattle last week. Gay magazines on the newstands. Guys licking on eachother, etc. If angels from the Most High appeared today, some queer would try to faggocize them. We really had a good run. Over 200 years of G0d-fearing liberty. Now we have to live in this cesspool called America. “Even so come Lord Jesus!”


140 posted on 06/26/2013 7:49:40 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: schm0e

Keep repeating
THERE IS NO HOMOSEXUAL “AGENDA”
THERE IS NO HOMOSEXUAL “AGENDA”
THERE IS NO HOMOSEXUAL “AGENDA”
THERE IS NO HOMOSEXUAL “AGENDA”

That’s what the liberal activists tried to claim when Rick Santorum spoke of the “slippery slope” in the wake of the Supreme Court decision protecting homosexuality as an afflicted behavior.

The fact that they pushed for same sex marriage (because their love should not be denied), same sex divorce (because they should not be forced to be in a relationship with someone they hate), same sex adoption (because a child does not need to consent to be brought up in an alternative lifestyle home of consenting adults), gay scout leaders, et al.... just a coincidence. Really...


141 posted on 06/26/2013 7:50:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: All

Next time you’re tempted to dump on Californie for never getting it right, remember that when we do it gets struck down anyway. This is the third time I can remember.


142 posted on 06/26/2013 7:51:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: cripplecreek

HAHAHAHAHA

What’s your brilliant plan with spousal visas? I want to hear it.


143 posted on 06/26/2013 7:53:06 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: Dr.Deth

“Make it a lottery so every once in a while you draw a supermodel.”

You may be on to something there!


144 posted on 06/26/2013 7:53:09 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: trubolotta

“Conservatives would understand the federal government has no jurisdiction over marriage”

What’s your brilliant plan for spousal visas?


145 posted on 06/26/2013 7:53:59 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: Red Badger; Charles Henrickson

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

146 posted on 06/26/2013 7:53:59 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware YRip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: a fool in paradise

Santorum’s been proven right every time.

Now, I wonder if all the folks here are happy having King O over President Santorum.


147 posted on 06/26/2013 7:55:10 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: DTogo
Ergo the Federal Govt cannot deny "equal protection" 2nd Amendment Rights of gun owners regardless of where your reside or what type of gun you own.

Agreed. And also, if it is the Court's rationale that ...

.... "DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment."

Then, 0bamacare MUST also now be declared as UNCONSTITUTIONAL since it likewise deprives citizens of equal liberty as protected by the Fifth Amendment. Friends of BHO got exemptions from his TAX, while religious, patriotic, God-fearing, Tea Party, etc. citizens got the shaft.

148 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: taildragger

Screw it. Let them have the benefits, it will bankrupt the welfare state faster. I’m beginning to think that Clovard-Piven inadvertently handed us the only viable strategy to kill off the welfare state. We’ve tried pretty much everything else.


149 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:25 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Not exactly shocked by either decision. Marriage has been something that is of state concern.

While I don’t like the expansion of the welfare state, this is probably a “correct” decision from a Federalist standpoint.

Unfortunately, the next logical step will be for Tadd and Todd to move from a “gay” state to a “non-gay” state and try to file a joint return there claiming the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution. Obama’s IRS should reject.


150 posted on 06/26/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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