Judge Declares Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

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    Judge declares US gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional - Local News Updates - MetroDesk - The Boston Globe

    July 8, 2010 06:55 PM

    By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff

    A federal district court judge in Boston today struck down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman.

    Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage law violates the Constitutional right of married same-sex couples to equal protection under the law and upends the federal governmentÂ’s long history of allowing states to set their own marriage laws.

    "This court has determined that it is clearly within the authority of the Commonwealth to recognize same-sex marriages among its residents, and to afford those individuals in same-sex marriages any benefits, rights, and privileges to which they are entitled by virtue of their marital status," Tauro wrote. "The federal government, by enacting and enforcing DOMA, plainly encroaches upon the firmly entrenched province of the state."
     
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    Sorry bout that,


    1. Another *libtard judge* screwing up America.


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    What? You Texans haven't left yet?
     
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    Sorry bout that,


    1. I wouldn't mind if we did.
    2. We can make it easy without the other 49.


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    Buh bye, Texas.
     
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    Good decision...but it is far from over

    It is however, just a matter of time before gay marriage is the law of the land
     
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    you mean i will have to marry a guy?....:eek:
     
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    The land of the brave and the home of the free ! As long as you aren't Negro or homosexual you might survive in the Conservative USA of 2010. Hate the queers, hate the fags, hate minorities, these are the ideals that promote the FOX conservatism that you idiots have fallen for. I pity you, and I pray for your wretched souls daily at Mass.
     
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    Settle down pedo, it is still going to be illegal for your to bugger little boys.
     
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    The judge has struck a blow for state's rights! Hardly a "libtard" position.
     

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