Ca Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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    EXCLUSIVE 1:26 PM PT: CA Prop 8 held to be unconstitutional under due process and equal protection. Will be released at 2 PM PT...
    Judge strikes down -- IN 138 PAGE RULING -- 'Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California'...

    JUDGE: PROPOSITION 8 DOES NOT SURVIVE RATIONAL BASIS...

    JUDGE: Having considered the trial evidence and the arguments of counsel, the court pursuant to FRCP 52(a) finds that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional and that its enforcement must be enjoined.

    'Proposition 8 places the force of law behind stigmas against gays and lesbians'...

    'Stereotypes and misinformation have resulted in social and legal disadvantages for gays and lesbians'...

    JUDGE: THE RIGHT TO MARRY PROTECTS AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHOICE OF MARITAL PARTNER REGARDLESS OF GENDER...

    DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS DO NOT SATISFY CALIFORNIA’S OBLIGATION TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO MARRY...

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    A Judge... Ain't over.

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    Federal judge strikes down California's ban on same-sex marriage - San Jose Mercury News


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    Federal judge strikes down California's ban on same-sex marriage

    By Howard Mintz

    hmintz@mercurynews.com
    Posted: 08/04/2010 01:51:23 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/04/2010 01:56:00 PM PDT


    A San Francisco federal judge today struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, concluding that it tramples on the equal rights of gay and lesbian couples and setting the stage for an appeal that appears destined for the U.S. Supreme Court.

    In a 136-page ruling, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker sided with two same-sex couples that challenged voter-approved Proposition 8, which embedded a ban on gay marriage in the California constitution and wiped out a prior California Supreme Court ruling that briefly legalized same-sex nuptials across the state. Walker ordered that Proposition 8 should be immediately voided, and same-sex couples be given the chance marry across California.

    "Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians," the judge wrote. "The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite sex couples.
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    Yep...

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    Oh who didn't see this coming?

    "Fuck the will of the people, we fascists jerkoffs want the right to force our perversions on everyone we damn well please. Our rights matter, you straights fucking suck if you disagree and shouldn't be allowed to have rights!"

    Way to feed homo-hatred, judge! Great way to assure violence will probably go up in the future if this stands.
     
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    That makes me really happy. Yeah judge.
     
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    They are inferior, but who cares? Let them marry.

    Or better yet, Hey government you have no right to regulate marriage in the first place, get out of the business. Meaning I can go ahead and marry my wife's sister also, I've had my eye on her for quite some time anyway.:cuckoo:
     
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    Wait, uh... tell me exactly... how is two people, that are gay, getting married forcing "our preservations on everyone we damn well please."??

    How are gays forcing themselves on you if they're getting married? How are you being harmed?
     
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    If this goes to the SCOTUS then marriage equality may become the law of the land.
     
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