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Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:25 pm

That's how we title threads in this section now, right?

Anyway, the Supreme Court has finally come down with their ruling on Gay Marriage...

Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

Yesterday I got to watch all the woos flip out over the new vaccination law in California. Today (and probably for many days to come) I get to watch all the bigots flip out over this. My week started out shitty but has gotten a lot more entertaining.

I wonder if this guy will carry through on his threat to set himself on fire.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:32 pm

Not the slightest bit surprised.

Also (for the record) I approve.

However, some of the possible secondary consequences need to be pinned down.

Unlike most "activists" I believe no one should be compelled to participate in a religious ceremony that they disapprove of. Even if the photographer is a dirty rotten bigot etc.

It's a precedent which could be dangerous in cases that are totally not gay.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:37 pm

HOnestly, I think you will see less of that now that no one has to make the point by hiring said bigot photographer.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:37 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:HOnestly, I think you will see less of that now that no one has to make the point by hiring said bigot photographer.


I hope so.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:38 pm

I still wonder if that guy will set himself of fire now. I would hate to see a man make a liar out of himself in public, you know.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:45 pm

I prefer that he should publically repent of intemperate speech.

But failing that ... :)
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:44 pm

People Who Are Going To Be Very Disappointed When They Get To Canada

(They already has teh gay marriage there since ten years ago. :D )
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby ed » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:51 pm

Pity they tortured the constitution to get to this point
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:53 pm

Between this and the backlash over the Confederate flag, rednecks are having a shitty couple of weeks
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:27 pm

ed wrote:Pity they tortured the constitution to get to this point


No torture involved.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


A right does not have to have been recognized by the founders for the tenth amendment to the constitution to protect it. Because they wrote it that way with the understanding that they themselves were not the last word forever.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby hammegk » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:48 pm

ed wrote:Pity they tortured the constitution to get to this point

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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby no one in particular » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:54 pm

But where did she stick the torch?
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Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:18 pm

The overblown mewling from Freepers and their ilk is hilarious
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Postby Grammatron » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:24 pm

I guess some states should try and secede now, you know, to preserve their heritage.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby ed » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:16 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Pity they tortured the constitution to get to this point


No torture involved.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


A right does not have to have been recognized by the founders for the tenth amendment to the constitution to protect it. Because they wrote it that way with the understanding that they themselves were not the last word forever.



Re-read it. It is a state matter, the feds have no standing.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Grammatron » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:44 pm

ed wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Pity they tortured the constitution to get to this point


No torture involved.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


A right does not have to have been recognized by the founders for the tenth amendment to the constitution to protect it. Because they wrote it that way with the understanding that they themselves were not the last word forever.



Re-read it. It is a state matter, the feds have no standing.


The feds do have a standing in that there are legal and tax ramifications of marriage that have to be addressed on a...federal level.

Now, you may have a point about constitution and it being twisted, but shit, how is it different from Kilo or any Interstate Commerce bullshit ruling?

Ultimately this does not destabilize the country when SCOTUS rules that individuals have more rights. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

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Re: Gay marriage ruling needs its own thread

Postby Nyarlathotep » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:19 pm

A cavalcade of overwrought butthurt.

Apparently, this decision is just like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor combined. Plus it is going to lead to all the Christians being FEMA camped.
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