How Is It Legal????

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    I'm still puzzled as to how, once it's signed into law by a Governor, that the people can then LEGALLY have someone's rights put to a vote. I mean, this concept tramples all over the Constitution.

    Let's face it, most every person who would vote against same-sex marriage would do so based on their own personal religion. So, right there, it violates the 1st Amendment by allowing laws to be passed based on the establishment or religion

    The 5th Amendment prohibits the federal government from taking away your life, liberty, or property without due process of law, and the 14th prohibits the states from doing it. However, here they are, trying to take away the rights of gay couples without giving them their day in court to defend themselves in an attempt to preserve their rights.

    So, can anyone explain how they get away with this?
     
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    Narrow mindedness of the masses. (PS...welcome to the board!!)
     
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    Youre presuming a right exists to begin with.
     
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    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - some American long ago

    :lol:
     
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    There is no right to same sex marriage. If there are any rights involved they would fall under the 10thA of "rights not explicitly delegated belong to the states or the people." The people vote. And that is policy.
    I realize that "will of the people" is threatening to liberals, who know better for us. But that is the basis for this government.
     
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    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people...certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
     
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    How did that work out for Black (or African-Americans) again?
     
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    Agreed. If it was a pure democracy and everything was voted on blacks would probably still be disenfranchised and segregated in the army.

    But over time ignorance and hate (which is all this is) is usually overcome and it is found out that the "liberal" ideas were right to begin with.
     
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    blahblahblah.
    Is this all the fag-fans have? Who is the most vociferous opponents of gay marriage in CA? Yeah, black churches.
     

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