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U.S. Supreme Court wipes out Proposition 8's gay marriage ban ^ | June 26, 2013 | Howard Mintz

Posted on 06/26/2013 7:41:40 AM PDT by Deo volente

The U.S. Supreme Court today paved the way for same-sex couples to marry soon in California, effectively leaving intact a lower-court ruling that struck down the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

In a ruling that assures further legal battles, the high court found that backers of Proposition 8 did not have the legal right to defend the voter-approved gay marriage ban in place of the governor and attorney general, who have refused to press appeals of a federal judge's 2010 ruling finding the law unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court ruling, which found it had no legal authority to decide the merits of a challenge to Proposition 8, sends the case back to that original decision -- and the only question now is how quickly same-sex couples can marry and whether that ruling will have immediate statewide effect.

The 5-4 ruling was written by Chief Justice John Roberts.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: activistcourt; californication; cultureofcorruption; doma; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; judicialtyranny; maninblackdresses; noaccountability; obamanation; prop8; proposition8; ruling; scotus; sexpositiveagenda
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To: greene66

I doubt I will live long enough to see that... that is a very long multi- generational process.

141 posted on 06/26/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: rollo tomasi

You might want to go look up hypocrisy because you are looking foolish.

I’m not advocating for the homosexuals and you know it.

142 posted on 06/26/2013 8:56:26 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Exactly. The left will never give up state involvement. The state needs to be involved so there is a way to punish and keep punishing those who won’t buy into whatever impossibility the state puts forth as marriage.


143 posted on 06/26/2013 8:56:28 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Orangedog

LOL, kudos to you, sir, to point out the hypocrisy of those ‘in our own camp’.

144 posted on 06/26/2013 8:56:48 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives -
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To: RIghtwardHo

Right, so look at the evil Jerry Brown did to the vote of his own people. One POS liberal pissed on his own citizens.

145 posted on 06/26/2013 8:57:37 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cumbo78

We could lever this the opposite way as well. Simply allow federal benefits to construe to federal employees only. No spouse, children, etc.

Make it part of the undoing of Obamacare and toss in insurance portability and the Commerce Clause prohibition against state’s creating intrastate monopolies via licensing/permitting/zoning processes.

America is supposed to be a giant free trade zone. Why can’t you buy insurance nationally or use a doctor from any state you wish anywhere in the country, including your home state?

146 posted on 06/26/2013 8:57:55 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Orangedog
"Instead of fighting to get the feds out of something they have no business in."

How do you fight the 16th Amendment and the Social Security act? By voting for Libertarians? Yeah, that is a real effective tactic.

Tell me, how can one Court allow one particular definition of marriage (Read the Social Security Act please), then redefine that definition 70+ years later?
147 posted on 06/26/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Orangedog
Yeah, well you wanted your “living, breathing document” to give power to Mordor on the Potomac that wasn’t spelled out in article 1, section

You misunderstood what I said. . .hell, I was agreeing with you. . and I was also just indicating that children are hurt the most by today's ruling, that's all. . .you're angry, I'm angry.. .I sure as hell don't subscribe to the "living and breathing" crap. . .so why don't you point that thing at the real enemy, Mr. Ready-Fire-Aim guy!!

148 posted on 06/26/2013 8:59:56 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: redangus

Excellent question. How can an animal, plant or the environment in general have ‘standing’? The greenies don’t have standing either in their cases and never have.

I’d like to see more on this. It might be a reverse Pandora’s box.

149 posted on 06/26/2013 9:02:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: i_robot73
Do you actually favor expanding the Feds definition of “marriage”? You are the hypocrite or closet pervert. DOMA was a firewall of law in which the Federal government already established the recognition of matrimony through various laws and the 16th via the powers granted to Congress (Tax code). DOMA just protected that definition, not created the Feds recognition of matrimony. The reality of a Constitution on life-support was shattered during the Progressive Era. Now we have mob rule and expansions favored by convoluted libertarians.
150 posted on 06/26/2013 9:06:17 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Deo volente

From the perspective of three branches of gov’t, the SC, the judicial, has sided with the executive branch over the legislative branch aka the people. The peoples check and balance on the executive branch is the ballot box, or IMPEACHMENT. The people’s check on the judicial system is only IMPEACHMENT. The Robert’s court ganging up with the executive branch is a shame. We, the people, need to take our power back.

151 posted on 06/26/2013 9:07:41 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: OneWingedShark
Amen. It's an insult to virtuous Catholics that Pelosi’s proclamations are allowed to stand unchallenged, by the Vatican.
152 posted on 06/26/2013 9:10:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: InterceptPoint

I agree, I most concerned with the fact that if a State’s AG and governor do not sign on to what the people wanted that it’s impossible to overturn a federal ruling on the case. That seems awfully heavy handed for the people who say they want to protect the people from oppressive governments.

153 posted on 06/26/2013 9:10:50 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: JCBreckenridge

Think of the Gold Rush for Laywers handling Gay Divorces? Next big thing Poligamy and sharia child marriages for girls as young as five.

154 posted on 06/26/2013 9:11:18 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Orangedog

Yes you are. What exactly did this ruling achieve? The Feds still recognizes marriage to you all short-sighted libertarians; now the homosexuals get in on the benefits/action. How is this not favoring the homosexual agenda or pushing homosexual marriage or ending Fed observance on marriage?

155 posted on 06/26/2013 9:14:52 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Nobody’s gonna call out the liberalterians for once again screwing america.

156 posted on 06/26/2013 9:16:50 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Un Pere, Une Mere, C'est elementaire)
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To: Jeff Head
Ibelieve a storm is coming sooner rather than later and pray we and ours are prepared for it.

Yup. The calm before The Storm.

Amen on that prep, brutha.

157 posted on 06/26/2013 9:17:59 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: 1010RD

Hey no thinking “outside the box”! /s

158 posted on 06/26/2013 9:18:15 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Deo volente

IOW, screw the will of the people.

159 posted on 06/26/2013 9:20:13 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Timber Rattler

Has Scalia gone full blown lib, too? Scalia voted the same as roberts on both gay marriage cases.

160 posted on 06/26/2013 9:22:23 AM PDT by Rokurota
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