Breaking News: Supreme Court Has Chosen Not To Hear Any Of The 7 Marriage Equality Cases.

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    The Supreme court just decided it will not hear the Same Sex Marriage cases from IN, OK, UT, VA, or WI. So that means two things.

    First, since, in all of those cases, the lower court ruling was to strike down the state ban on Same Sex Marriage, that now means that Marriage Equality is now the "Law of the Land" in those 7 states.

    Second, and more importantly, all of those states had a stay on their rulings until the Supreme Court acted. Well, guess what? It just did. So, the stays in all of those states are about to run out.

    Bad news for the religious fanatics.

    Supreme Court declines to hear gay marriages case in surprise move
     
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    wonderful news for individual rights
     
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    Today 8217 s orders Same-sex marriage petitions denied SCOTUSblog
     
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    Yep, they love activist Judges in their black robes until it comes to hobby lobby or something

    this means nothing. You can't force a STATE to do anything even though you all love to stomp on the voters who lives in them and votes down homosexual marriage. scratch a liberal find a fascist
     
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    Thanks. Took me a while, but I finally found a link. I hate posting a "Current Events" story without a link. :)
     
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    Only took four posts until activist judges were mentioned.
     
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    Not sure why this happened. By taking the cases they could have set precedent for the entire country, now the rulings vary by which circuit the original cases were held in.
     
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    Oh, shit! I'm hearing a commentator suggesting that this doesn't become the law of the land in those states, but in the entire district that each of those federal district court holds jurisdiction over. That means, the bans still in place in 11 other states in those district also become invalid!
     
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    they did set precedent. their refusal to take the cases is equal to affirming their decisions. they have no reason to take the cases. there was no disagreement among the circuits and they were satisfied with the result.
     
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    I never thought the Supreme Court would rule on any of these cases. They learned their lesson with Roe v Wade. They won't repeat it with same sex marriage.

    It looks like the activists that wanted a ruling legalizing same sex marriage in the whole of the US are just out of luck.
     

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