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Justice Anthony Kennedy Shuts Down Prop 8 Supporters' Request to Stop Gay Weddings
New York Magazine ^ | 6/30/2014 | Caroline Bankoff

Posted on 06/30/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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To: Publius
Arkansas tried that in 1957, but it ended badly when President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne into Little Rock . . .

So what. The Boston Massacre ended worse. Then some stuff happened after that.

51 posted on 06/30/2013 3:31:39 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: BillT
Prop 8 was a State Constitutional Amendment, not just another Law. It can only be ignored, it cannot be changed unless another Constitutional Amendment amends it.

Since Prop 8 does NOT violate the Federal Constitution, and nothing the SCOTUS said changes that fact, it takes a mindless Judge to twist the Law and say it does.
Kennedy is that Jurist.

52 posted on 06/30/2013 3:42:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: nickcarraway

who appointed him again?


53 posted on 06/30/2013 4:03:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Ronald Reagan


54 posted on 06/30/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: manc

Ronald Reagan


55 posted on 06/30/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Did anybody seriously expect the Supreme Court to cooperate? It is sort of like asking for mercy from Joseph Stalin....


56 posted on 06/30/2013 4:40:37 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: sauropod

“Can we impeach Supreme Court Justices?”

Sure. Let’s get the people that voted in Obama twice to help us impeach a Supreme Court Justice


57 posted on 06/30/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

There has to be some vehicle whereby the will of the people is taken into consideration. Re DOMA the US DOJ decided it would not defend a law duly passed by Congress and signed by the then sitting POTUS. Same decision by the CA AG with regard to Prop 8.

How can they make that decision and refuse to defend properly passed laws? And then the “High Court” determine that since those official declined to defend the duly enacted law(s), no one else has ‘standing’ to support them? Municipalities decided they wouldn’t enforce immigration law. Do we now have cafeteria justice in lieu of the “rule of law,” as it appears?


58 posted on 06/30/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Have you seen some of the comments in the linked article. Just as bad.

Liberals have no class. I don’t recall conservatives gloating, name calling, and the in your face taunting after Citizens United, Heller, etc.


59 posted on 06/30/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Liberals love being gay because they can’t get a woman..so the prefer having their peckers shoved up each other rear ends..liberals are despicable freaks


60 posted on 06/30/2013 5:47:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fella

The Will of the People is reflected in the decisions of the State Senate, the State House, the Governor’s office and the AG’s office of the state of California. All federal and most state judges are appointed by these elected representatives of the will of the people. Work to elect new representatives if you don’t like the outcome. California has a pro-sodomite majority on the statehouse that was ELECTED by “We the People.”


61 posted on 06/30/2013 6:08:01 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: suckers

62 posted on 06/30/2013 6:22:40 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: nickcarraway

This old Gerald R. Ford Republican always disappoints.


63 posted on 06/30/2013 6:36:44 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: nickcarraway

I can’t think of one lefty judge who has ever turned to the right and yet our judges always seem to be quick to turn left.

Must be those left wing DC, beltway elitist , homosexual , turd poking , strap on wearing , cocktail parties which turns these freaks in.

They can pretend as much as they want that they’re married or they have two mothers or two daddies but if they ever hear anyone saying as such then they will get a backlash from me and the truth.

Just because the homostapo works with big business, yea imagine that the left and big business , mmmmmm, makes a sham does not mean I have to believe it or accept it.

note rule 26 and the others \\\

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


64 posted on 06/30/2013 7:11:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Liberals love being gay because they can’t get a woman..so the prefer having their peckers shoved up each other rear ends..liberals are despicable freaks

Wow !! Don't think I've ever read you getting so heated about a subject before. Don't get me wrong, I agree with your post, it's just really putting it out there.

Regards, D-man

65 posted on 06/30/2013 7:12:37 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Dartman

Sorry about getting so graphic, it pisses me off how this country is being taken over by these freaks..they are a small percentage of the population yet they control EVERYTHING..I live in LA so I have to deal with this everyday, watching the media prop them up like heroes, the pride parades, the billboards, its just nasty


66 posted on 06/30/2013 7:15:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: sauropod

Yes — as I recall it’s never been done though..it has happened a few times at the U.S. District Court level, maybe Court of Appeals level...


67 posted on 06/30/2013 8:39:43 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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So......................should we even VOTE anymore
in Kalifornia?

Why?

68 posted on 06/30/2013 10:37:19 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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How soon until churches are sued for not marrying two men/two women? Or shut down? Or protested against violently? Etc. Probably we'll read articles in a few days or a week. The other day I saw an article about the IRS going to remove tax exempt status from any church that doesn't marry two perverts. I had a lot of articles placemarked, I'll look for that one.

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69 posted on 06/30/2013 10:50:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Vote in CA did not matter”

And that is what has been ignored by the media.

No, not the voice of the people that voted FOR the constitutional amendment but focus on the perverts and degenerates kissing and hugging in public.

Our sane voices of the family unit have been silenced and trod on by perversion of the high courts and the media


70 posted on 07/01/2013 2:49:02 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: biff

“and the home of the gay”


71 posted on 07/01/2013 6:25:28 AM PDT by Comanche
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To: nickcarraway
Wasn't Kennedy the one that got the ball rolling with Lawrence v. Texas that struck down all sodomy laws? Seems like he has an obsession with the back door.
72 posted on 07/01/2013 6:36:04 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: NormsRevenge
The first 10 minutes of all local tv news is about the scotus decision to roll-over for more societal change than ya can shake a stick at.. and gay pride parade coverage..

Throw your TV out. Get news from Drudge, FR and talk radio.
73 posted on 07/01/2013 6:37:09 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Publius

and they still vote democrat!


74 posted on 07/01/2013 7:58:12 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: fella

75 posted on 07/01/2013 8:03:49 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Cheerio

But then how’m I gonna watch Honey Boo Boo?

I hear ya.. awful tempting..


76 posted on 07/01/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: nickcarraway

May God decide the case of Anthony Kennedy just as quickly


77 posted on 07/01/2013 10:46:02 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins; Phillyred

Just in case anyone still thinks that the reason homosexual activisists and other assorted leftists who push same sex marriage are doing so for reasons of “family togetherness”, I’m going to post the quotes I put together revealing in their own words, just why they want homosexual “marriage”. Unfortunately I was not savvy enough to have dates or sources but they’re all accurate quotes. Anyone feel free to copy and spread around.

From LA Times of March 12: ...
“Divided over gay marriage” by Roy Rivenburg Paula Ettelbrick, a law professor who runs the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, recommends legalizing a wide variety of marriage alternatives, including polyamory, or group wedlock. An example could include a lesbian couple living with a sperm-donor father, or a network of men and women who share sexual relations.
One aim, she says, is to break the stranglehold that married heterosexual couples have on health benefits and legal rights. The other goal is to “push the parameters of sex, sexuality and family, and in the process transform the very fabric of society.” ... [snip]

An excerpt from: In Their Own Words: The Homosexual Agenda:
“Homosexual activist Michelangelo Signorile, who writes periodically for The New York Times, summarizes the agenda in OUT magazine (Dec/Jan 1994):

“A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes, but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution... The most subversive action lesbian and gay men can undertake —and one that would perhaps benefit all of society—is to transform the notion of family entirely.”

“Its the final tool with which to dismantle all sodomy statues, get education about homosexuality and AIDS into the public schools and in short to usher in a sea change in how society views and treats us.”

Chris Crain, the editor of the Washington Blade has stated that all homosexual activists should fight for the legalization of same-sex marriage as a way of gaining passage of federal anti-discrimination laws that will provide homosexuals with federal protection for their chosen lifestyle.

Crain writes: “...any leader of any gay rights organization who is not prepared to throw the bulk of their efforts right now into the fight for marriage is squandering resources and doesn’t deserve the position.” (Washington Blade, August, 2003).

Andrew Sullivan, a homosexual activist writing in his book, Virtually Normal, says that once same-sex marriage is legalized, heterosexuals will have to develop a greater “understanding of the need for extramarital outlets between two men than between a man and a woman.”

He notes: “The truth is, homosexuals are not entirely normal; and to flatten their varied and complicated lives into a single, moralistic model is to miss what is essential and exhilarating about their otherness.” (Sullivan, Virtually Normal, pp. 202-203)

Paula Ettelbrick, a law professor and homosexual activist has said:
“Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender, and seeking state approval for doing so. . Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family; and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. . We must keep our eyes on the goals of providing true alternatives to marriage and of radically reordering society’s view of reality.” (partially quoted in “Beyond Gay Marriage,”

Stanley Kurtz, The Weekly Standard, August 4, 2003)
Evan Wolfson has stated:

“Isn’t having the law pretend that there is only one family model that works (let alone exists) a lie? . marriage is not just about procreation-indeed is not necessarily about procreation at all. “(quoted in “What Marriage Is For,” by Maggie Gallagher, The Weekly Standard, August 11, 2003)

Mitchel Raphael, editor of the Canadian homosexual magazine Fab, says:

“Ambiguity is a good word for the feeling among gays about marriage. I’d be for marriage if I thought gay people would challenge and change the institution and not buy into the traditional meaning of ‘till death do us part’ and monogamy forever. We should be Oscar Wildes and not like everyone else watching the play.” (quoted in “Now Free To Marry, Canada’s Gays Say, ‘Do I?’” by Clifford Krauss, The New York Times, August 31, 2003)

1972 Gay Rights Platform Demands: “Repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into a marriage unit.”

[Also among the demands was the elimination of all age of consent laws.]


78 posted on 07/01/2013 1:47:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; Dartman

Actually what people need to hear more of is exactly what Sarah Barracuda said. Homosexuals are defined SOLELY by the perversions they engage in. They are not a class of people like people of varied races, ethnicities or national origin.

Any time they stop engaging in sickening perverted sex acts, they are not homosexual any more.

And that is precisely WHY they hide what they do, and have made huge efforts to present themselves as “just like anyone else” to gain sympathy, make “haters” and “bigots” out of those opposed to their agenda, and keep the debate about so-called civil rights instead of disease and mental illness, where it belongs!

I’ll bump the old thread about “After the Ball” and their plan to “overhaul straight America”. It’s worked very well.


79 posted on 07/01/2013 1:52:32 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

lj, churches all over MA have already been attacked, violence was used, and the cops were there to protect them!! This is the America we are entering into folks, can’t say you weren’t warned.


80 posted on 07/01/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: little jeremiah
They are not a class of people like people of varied races, ethnicities or national origin.

Exactly.

81 posted on 07/01/2013 4:02:52 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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They are not a class of people like people of varied races, ethnicities or national origin.

Exactly.

82 posted on 07/01/2013 4:05:16 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: Cheerio
Yes. Scalia mocked Kennedy's opinion and called it the “sweet mystery of life” decision.
83 posted on 07/01/2013 5:06:06 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: gidget7

Exactly. Religion is what they want to destroy, and all moral principles, the natural family included.

It’s really demoniac.


84 posted on 07/01/2013 5:57:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: nickcarraway

How does less than 2% of the population get so much attention thrown thier way???


85 posted on 07/02/2013 9:19:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: dandiegirl

It is wussification or I like to call it Bieberizing. Boys and young “men” that wear skinny jeans, ball caps on sideways, and have the stupid looking haircuts are basically eunuchs. They sit around all day and watch videos on their phones while listening to fag bands and text each other from 2 feet away. It is nauseating.

You have to go get way out in the country now-a-days to find boys that still go fishing or swim in the pond.


86 posted on 07/02/2013 10:15:49 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
How does less than 2% of the population get so much attention thrown thier way???

That is the $64 Million Question of 20th-century American politics. I'd like to know the answer.

They didn't just get attention, either. They got your kids.

87 posted on 07/02/2013 5:35:31 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Jacquerie; Cheerio
Scalia mocked Kennedy's opinion and called it the “sweet mystery of life” decision.

When Lawrence was decided, I was surprised (unpleasantly) to see AJ Kennedy was the author, and I'm wondering why he's taken over as the "gay seat" on the Supreme Court, even with Diesel Kagan there.

Maybe for "appearances"?

In ways, the disingenuousness and falsity of the Supreme Court decisions in this case, in Lawrence, and in the Obamacare decision by CJ Roberts all stink of the same sort of legal positivism we used to associate with Brennan and Warren and Douglas, and what do you know, the positivism all points in the same direction -- to the Left -- regardless of the training and jurisprudential background of the judges writing the decisions. Or are they writing them at all?

What is going on here? Has con law been totally outsourced to a legal sweatshop somewhere?

88 posted on 07/02/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
To us, it would seem an alien culture has hijacked Scotus.

How many young minds are being polluted as we speak in the K-12 system to despise our founding principles? Undergrad universities are leftist finishing schools. A conservative friend of mine said a law school prof of his taught a course “from the Marxist point of view.”

The question perhaps shouldn't be why there are so many whack-job liberals in high courts, but rather, why are there any conservatives at all?

89 posted on 07/03/2013 2:12:32 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Biggirl

How to disobey allowing homosexuals to marry?

Most every churches will certainly not allow it.

How else?

Do you mean employers should disallow benefits to same-sex married couples?


90 posted on 07/03/2013 2:27:09 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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