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Prop. 8 sponsors file appeal arguing trial judge 'invented' right to same-sex marriage

No fundamental right to marry a person of the same sex, group says

The sponsors of California's Proposition 8 have urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco to uphold the ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that a trial judge who struck down the measure last month "invented" a right that doesn't exist.

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Julia Cheever, Bay City News


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm

You might not want to call it marriage, but shouldn't both individuals in a committed relationship, be it one based on love or business, be protected from loss should that relationship deteriorate? Seems like common sense to me.

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm

These people are cut from the same cloth as those who fought for the right to own slaves, to keep voting privileges for males only, etc. It's fun to watch them go down. They're going down slowly, but they're going down.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Sep 19, 2010 at 6:36 pm

This is a matter for the court.

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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 20, 2010 at 9:04 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Sue, did you really say 'going down'?

Like they say about the fight against cancer: Keep fighting, until there's a cure.

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