Prop. 8 overturned in California, court says state can’t ban gay marriage

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The 9th Circuit Court in California struck down as unconstitutional the state's voter-passed ban on gay marriage Tuesday, ruling 2-1 that it violates the rights of gay Californians.
"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the decision. The Court concludes that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples to equal protection under the law. Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the state, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision.


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/court-overturns-prop-8-california-says-state-t-181451250.html

It's about time... again.

SkepsisMetal brought up a good point though (I should've done more than skim the article)

Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the state, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision.


It's not banned but it's not legal.
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Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the state, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision.


Still not quite a first world country.
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That's completly ridiculous, gay people should have the right to marry and li- wait what? A good decision for once?
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#4
But they are inferior. It's not like gay have feelings or anything.

People
Animals
Insects
Gays
In that order.
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But they are inferior. It's not like gay have feelings or anything.

People
Animals
Insects
Gays
In that order.



You better watch it, some people might bitch at you for not setting animals equal to humans.
#6
Or souls lol. i don't support this, would our founding fathers approve of this? It is essentially saying that we have passed morality as humans, but we haven't its not right.
#7
I really hate gay hating people. No matter how tolerant I try to be, I can't make myself like someone who doesn't accept gay people.
#9
I think Family Guy put it pretty well: "So you mean two straight people who hate each other have more right to get married than two gay people who love each other?"

But still, good for California. Now I won't have to unleash the hoardes of undead mutant rats that I've bred in cages beneath the state.


....yet.
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Quote by COREYTAYLOR721
Or souls lol. i don't support this, would our founding fathers approve of this? It is essentially saying that we have passed morality as humans, but we haven't its not right.



Your English is absolutely terrible. Not that I'm very surprised considering the sentiment behind the post.
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#14
I never understood why anyone would be opposed to gay marriage. When it comes down to it, gay marriage does not negatively affect anyone.
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Don't see why gay people even exist
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Your English is absolutely terrible. Not that I'm very surprised considering the sentiment behind the post.
Er.. I see nothing wrong with his sentiment, Mr. Grammar Nazi.
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I never understood why anyone would be opposed to gay marriage. When it comes down to it, gay marriage does not negatively affect anyone.

But don't you realise that if gay people get married, they'll want to start adopting? And that kids raised by gay people are indoctrinated to believe in their gay ways and become gay themselves? Do you not see that gay people are trying to ruin America?

DO YOU SEE??
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Your English is absolutely terrible. Not that I'm very surprised considering the sentiment behind the post.

i honestly have no idea what the sentiment behind it is. it's like he's speaking the language of those ad bots
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But don't you realise that if gay people get married, they'll want to start adopting? And that kids raised by gay people are indoctrinated to believe in their gay ways and become gay themselves? Do you not see that gay people are trying to ruin America?

DO YOU SEE??

It's all so clear now. NOOOOOOOOOO! Please God no, people different from myself? I can't cope.
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stewie swan u can bl0w me how is that for english. u obviously don't understand the parameters of the law mentally unstable people could marry items or even animals check that list up there despite both being higher than gays they are lower than humans.
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i honestly have no idea what the sentiment behind it is. it's like he's speaking the language of those ad bots

Agreed. I was going to respond to the original comment but I couldn't actually work out what he was trying to say
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I think its peculiar how some people are actually against gay marriage. I just dont get it. Let'em get married. Then maybe the gay people will stop hitting on the straight guys like me.
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#24
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I never understood why anyone would be opposed to gay marriage. When it comes down to it, gay marriage does not negatively affect anyone.


I'm for gay marriage, well, actually I just don't oppose it. So if they want to marry, let them and don't bash it, but your statement should be that gay marriage at this point doesn't negatively affect anyone. Not that I actually think gay marriage will ever be so widespread that it becomes a threat to reproduction, but still the hypothetical possibility of say, 51 % of the world's marriages being same-sex marriage would negatively affect people.
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stewie swan u can bl0w me how is that for english. u obviously don't understand the parameters of the law mentally unstable people could marry items or even animals check that list up there despite both being higher than gays they are lower than humans.

Gays are humans. That is a biological, legal and ethical fact.
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stewie swan u can bl0w me how is that for english. u obviously don't understand the parameters of the law mentally unstable people could marry items or even animals check that list up there despite both being higher than gays they are lower than humans.

you barely have a grasp on the english language, how the hell do you know anything about law?
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stewie swan u can bl0w me how is that for english. u obviously don't understand the parameters of the law mentally unstable people could marry items or even animals check that list up there despite both being higher than gays they are lower than humans.



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Er.. I see nothing wrong with his sentiment, Mr. Grammar Nazi.


Though I do see something wrong with the poster's views, you have to realize that its just StewieSwan. He grammar nazi's everyone.

Edit: Poster being that corey troll or whatever his name is.
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#29
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I'm for gay marriage, well, actually I just don't oppose it. So if they want to marry, let them and don't bash it, but your statement should be that gay marriage at this point doesn't negatively affect anyone. Not that I actually think gay marriage will ever be so widespread that it becomes a threat to reproduction, but still the hypothetical possibility of say, 51 % of the world's marriages being same-sex marriage would negatively affect people.

How would a large amount of gays being married effect anything at all? There's definitely a large amount of gay couples in the world, and marriage doesn't really change anything outside of their personal lives, why would it effect yours?
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I'm for gay marriage, well, actually I just don't oppose it. So if they want to marry, let them and don't bash it, but your statement should be that gay marriage at this point doesn't negatively affect anyone. Not that I actually think gay marriage will ever be so widespread that it becomes a threat to reproduction, but still the hypothetical possibility of say, 51 % of the world's marriages being same-sex marriage would negatively affect people.

Hypothetically, I get your point. But surely that would require 51% of the world's population to be gay in the first place? If that were to happen it would be nothing to do with marriage, just a bizarre cultural phenomenon I suppose xD
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stewie swan u can bl0w me how is that for english. u obviously don't understand the parameters of the law mentally unstable people could marry items or even animals check that list up there despite both being higher than gays they are lower than humans.

Definitely an adbot
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But don't you realise that if gay people get married, they'll want to start adopting? And that kids raised by gay people are indoctrinated to believe in their gay ways and become gay themselves? Do you not see that gay people are trying to ruin America?

DO YOU SEE??

They're trying to take over the world and must be stopped.
#34
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They're trying to take over the world and must be stopped.

They're going to make us dance slaves in their gay rave temples where they play nothing but Dragosta Din Tei and Lady Gaga!
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Or souls lol. i don't support this, would our founding fathers approve of this? It is essentially saying that we have passed morality as humans, but we haven't its not right.


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#36
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How would a large amount of gays being married effect anything at all? There's definitely a large amount of gay couples in the world, and marriage doesn't really change anything outside of their personal lives, why would it effect yours?


Lets take it even further. Say 75 percent of the world's marriages are gay marraiges you don't think that would affect our species reproduction? I see what you mean though, that they would still be gay with or with out them being married. Maybe I should have just said if the majority of the population were gay, then I would imagine it would have some negative impacts our species survival. If the majority of people don't naturally reproduce, then eventually it will take its toll.

Not like that will ever happen tho. I was just being anal about his phrasing.
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You are offended. I am sorry. ^^^

I don't think you offended anyone. You just seem to be confusing people with your general incoherence
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Lets take it even further. Say 75 percent of the world's marriages are gay marraiges you don't think that would affect our species reproduction? I see what you mean though, that they would still be gay with or with out them being married. Maybe I should have just said if the majority of the population were gay, then I would imagine it would have some negative impacts our species survival. If the majority of people don't naturally reproduce, then eventually it will take its toll.

Not like that will ever happen tho. I was just being anal about his phrasing.

i don't think a drop in species reproduction is anything to worry about. there's too many people as it is.
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i don't think a drop in species reproduction is anything to worry about.


I don't either.
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