Supreme Court refuses to hear Gay marriage appeal

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    Telling in that they refused to overturn a law allowing gay marriage?

    I am a bit confused here considering you past anti gay stance, can you clairify for me?
     
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    yes... and no.

    it's interesting. but it isn't necessarily an indication of what they will do when getting the california case (which I think they will take assuming they find standing).

    a state can always grant rights greater than the constitution provides. there wouldn't be any reason for the high court to address it.

    it might, however, address whether the constitution REQUIRES that gays be allowed to marry.

    I know where I believe they *should* come down, but that doesn't mean they will
     
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    Yep Gay marriage is totally outside of the constitution.
     
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    I hope I didn't imply that.
     
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    opinion stated as fact? :eusa_whistle:

    The SCOTS has ruled om marriage before. :eusa_shhh:
     
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    See Jillian's post. I am only opposed to Marriage not civil Unions. Further I am opposed to Judges throwing out the wishes of an entire State simple because of Judicial activism.

    I would hope that the California case is different from the DC case but I suspect it may not be seen that way by the Court.
     
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    Marriages recognized by governments are civil unions. :rofl:

    The Courts routinely reject wishes of the mob...it is their job. :eek:

    Marriage may have a meaning to you personally, but no one gives a fuck what your personal opinions are...when the state gets to recognize who is married or not.
     
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    I'm in favor of gay marriage and all, but give me a break-you know damn well what RetiredGySgt meant by civil unions.

    Which for the record I think should be the first step. Get that done and settled, let it sink in a while-then go for title. I think getting civil unions to be legalized is more realistic in the meantime, and would grant gays equal rights as those to heterosexual couples (they just don't get the title of "marriage").
     
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    Ohh they can rule on it, but marriage is not mentioned at all in the constitution is it?
     

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