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Supreme Court decides this week
whether to rule on gay marriage

Los Angeles Times, by David Savage

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Posted By:earlybird, 11/25/2012 6:03:05 PM

WASHINGTON — After two decades in which gay rights moved from the margin to capture the support of most Americans, the Supreme Court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. For justices, the issue is not just what to decide, but when to decide it. (Snip) Now, the justices must decide whether to hear an appeal from the defenders of California´s Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman. At the same session Friday, the court will sift through several

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Will they drag feet, waiting for some more Obama justices?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/25/2012 6:14:34 PM     (No. 9033523)

They´ll take the case. Existing marriage laws in all states will be changed. When have liberals ever hesitated forcing their views onto the whole country?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 11/25/2012 6:15:59 PM     (No. 9033526)

Really, why bother. Just let their emperor, obama, say it is so. That seems to be the new "law" of the land. Then roberts won´t have to contort himself to support gay marriage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nina584, 11/25/2012 6:24:18 PM     (No. 9033538)

They have idiot roberts(thanks to Bush) whi will agree.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vwlarry, 11/25/2012 6:26:57 PM     (No. 9033542)

Just another day in Crazyland, formerly known as "America".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Namma, 11/25/2012 6:37:01 PM     (No. 9033555)

#2 got it...just let the dictator decree...who needs a constitution and a supreme court...certainly not hugo obama

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Reply 6 - Posted by: calgrammy, 11/25/2012 6:46:28 PM     (No. 9033563)

I wager they will make same sex marriage the law of the land. Friends keep telling me GOD has a plan, I say what if the plan is the further ruination of the USA.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: vesicant, 11/25/2012 6:49:39 PM     (No. 9033566)

"...will go behind closed doors..."

Or closet.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 11/25/2012 7:12:11 PM     (No. 9033576)

My opinion: they´ll rule it constitutional. But that won´t be the end of it. Next will come polygamy, threesomes of the same sex, etc.

The worm bucket is about to spill over.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/25/2012 7:12:22 PM     (No. 9033579)

The social conservatives blew this one. It will become law in all states eventually, mark my words.

The thing is, the government shouldn´t be dispensing marriage in the first place. I recall hearing a sermon where the reverend explained that he objected to officiating weddings. Why? Because every time he did so he had to sign a government form, effectively making him -- specifically as a member of the clergy -- an agent of the government. Is there separation of church and state or not?

In any case, it should be civil partnership across the board for all the "business transaction" elements of a union. The sharing of benefits, next of kin status, etc ... Marriage, the sacred rite, should be between the church and the couple who wish to be married. If a church doesn´t want to marry a couple because they´re same sex, or like Obama´s old church, because one of their flock wants to marry a white Jew, that´s their prerogative regardless of whether the rest of the world agrees with their stance or not.

But So-conservatives blew it by demanding, via governmental intervention, to keep the status quo which is based on religious doctrine. And now, not only will it eventually be legal no matter what happens with the Supreme Court, all churches will be forced to perform gay marriages whether their doctrine permits it or not. Because we allowed it to stay in the hands of the government. Short-sighted and shameful.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 11/25/2012 7:25:14 PM     (No. 9033591)

Everyone already has the same rights and prohibitions regarding marriage.

The simple matter of joint ownership should be able to address the untaxed-inheritance issue.

"Hey, lookit me!" gets tiresome once the person in question is 4 or 5 years old.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena, 11/25/2012 7:36:40 PM     (No. 9033601)

If they don´t take the case, gay marriage will be a constitutional right all of the western states in the 9th Circuit. I hope they take the case and uphold the right of the people to decide.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/25/2012 7:38:21 PM     (No. 9033603)

When I see the words RULE and Supreme Court in the same sentence, I feel real fear.
This is not the country I grew up in.
Thanks John Roberts, you signed my death warrant.
Now the liberals on the court will desecrate the sacrament of marriage, churches will be forced to marry gays. Christian religion is to be stamped out.
May God and the Founding Fathers forgive us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tren9, 11/25/2012 7:41:15 PM     (No. 9033607)

History:

Government became involved in marriage because it was necessary to deal with inheritance and because the basic building block of human tribes, clans, and any other type of society is the family [parents and children]. Society decided that children were better off within the structure of family. If you are going to call it ´marriage´ you need to define the word so we know what the word means in the law. That is what government did.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/25/2012 7:57:06 PM     (No. 9033619)

Ahhh - - another opportunity for Roberts to earn his chops with the leftist elite.

Only question is - - will Kennedy join him this time?

Yup - - it´s gonna be a 3-6 Supremo from here on.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: craige, 11/25/2012 8:12:35 PM     (No. 9033633)

It is a STATE issue. Not a federal issue.

I have noticed, that lately the US Supreme Court is not concerned with the Constitution.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Penney, 11/25/2012 8:16:09 PM     (No. 9033637)

Spare us from the, ´lawyers!´ ...Look at the Congress!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: athina, 11/25/2012 8:47:51 PM     (No. 9033664)

They don´t need to wait for more liberal justices - whatever they´ve got on Roberts, they´ve still got, and he will do the job for them.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dcomd, 11/25/2012 8:48:27 PM     (No. 9033665)

Might be getting close to fire on Ft. Sumter again!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 11/25/2012 8:49:58 PM     (No. 9033667)

GAAAAWD, 709 days till the next election.....GAAAAWD!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena, 11/25/2012 8:58:24 PM     (No. 9033671)

Since Roberts wanted the voters, not the courts, to overturn Obamacare, will he rule likewise on gay marriage? The people of California voted to ban gay marriage and it was overturned by the courts. Shouldn´t the same reasoning apply here?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jeffblair, 11/25/2012 9:07:36 PM     (No. 9033678)

What´s there for the SCOTUS to rule on? Obama and Holder ruled on this a long time ago, when they proclaimed that DOMA is unconstitutional, and nobody had the courage to challenge their proclamation in court.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 11/25/2012 9:27:47 PM     (No. 9033691)

Rot is progressive. Given enough time the maggots take over .

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lingillen, 11/25/2012 11:57:25 PM     (No. 9033780)

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever." -Thomas Jefferson



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Reply 24 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/26/2012 12:02:37 AM     (No. 9033782)

Supreme Justice Stupid Roberts: please wait until Hussein appoints a couple more Communists to the court. Let them work for their perversions.

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