Prop. 8 challenger predicts U.S. Supreme Court will overturn state's same-sex marriage ban law Comments on Stories, posted by , a resident of , on Nov 15, 2012 at 8:55 am
David Boies, a lawyer for two couples challenging California's Proposition 8, predicted in San Francisco Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case and will eventually rule in his clients' favor by a greater than 5-4 majority.
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Posted by buzz daly, a resident of another community, on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:13 am
This case will ultimately be decided by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. What it simply says is this: All persons within a jurisdiction (State) will be treated equally under the law. What this means, very simply, is that if a jurisdiction (State) requires a license to perform a function (such as marriage) that is a law, and ALL persons of legal age of consent within that jurisdiction will be treated equally. There is no provision for ANYONE to insert what their supernatural beliefs have taught them, or what they "define" anything as. It is about ALL citizens being treated equally under the law. Period. Anyone's religious ideas or views on homosexuality do NOT matter. The First Amendment allows you to believe anything you wish without government interference. It does NOT make discrimination against fellow citizens OK, by any means. That is what you folks are doing. And, the writer above is exactly right. We are a sad Nation when the citizens have made themselves believe that voting is acceptable when determining who or who does not get to exercise a right. Why not enjoy your Freedom of Worship, but mind your own business and stop telling other citizens who they can or cannot marry based on the so called "teachings" of your favorite supernatural entity. Freedom and the Constitution do not care about what your chosen godfigure "says", or "thinks" (both actions are impossible for imaginary entities, btw) about this Nation's guarantee of equal treatment under the law. Minding one's own business is really a nice thing in a Free Nation. Give it a try.
Posted by sam ramon, a resident of another community, on Nov 27, 2012 at 11:13 am
First, JvH, Sodom and Gomorrah were two separate cities.
More importantly, this thread is about marriage, not sex. If you are successfully married, then you should know that such an intimate adult relationship is about a very great deal more than sex. Sex is not currently denied to same-sex couples (nor to we hets who may perform the very same rituals), but marriage is denied to gay couples.
Kindly quit fixating on the prurient, and understand the pain. And the injustice. Thanks.
Posted by fred, a resident of another community, on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm
It should be ruled unconstitutional for the government to distribute benefits based on marital status (gay or straight), genders, sexual orientation, minor children in the home or not, or any other made up criteria that doesn't treated everyone equally.