Calif. Top Court Annuls San Francisco Gay Marriages

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    Calif. Top Court Annuls San Francisco Gay Marriages
    Finally, common sense prevails in California. Can you believe it?
     
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    Nope! Who would have thunkit..Maybe there's hope for the left coast after all.
    Nahhhhhhhhhhh...Maybe the Court was just afraid of being called "GIRLYMEN".

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    I would NOT be surprised if the 9th Circus doesn't override the state court's decision.
     
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    The ruling does not "outlaw" or have anything to do with the marriages, in actuality. It simply threw out the certificates as invalid due to the mayor overstepping his authority.

    Read this:

    So the law of the land defines a marriage as only between a man and a woman, and the mayor circumvented the LAW by issuing the marriages licenses.
     
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    Hummm..I didn't think an appeals court could over rule the state Supreme court.
     
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    Perhaps not. Frankly, I am not sure. But from what I understand, FEDERAL courts CAN override state courts. But I admit, I don't know so maybe I am wrong.
     
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    True..
     
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    I just did some quick reading. If the Federal Appeals court decides this decision violates Federal law, then they CAN override the state court.
     
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    Here's some more....

    They should make the mayor call every couple and inform them, himself, since he is the one who broke the law. Is there any civil action that can be taken against him for breaking the law while using the authority of the city's govenment? Sounds to me like grounds for removal.
     
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    There is a clear criminal case against him, but for some reason, Cali has not pursued it.
     

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