Tennessee Seeks tonBar Same Sex Marriage

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    'Tennessee Natural Marriage Defense Act' seeks to strip gay marriage rights


    I really have to wonder what the fuck is wrong with these people! My only question is, are they so stupid and blindly driven by their bigotry that they don't know that any federal judge will immediately slap on injunction on this- because they would have to given the Obergefell precedent- OR is a a strategy to get the case back to SCOTUS?

    My guess is that they are anticipating and provoking a court fight, but even if it gets to SCOTUS there is no certainty that Obergefell will be overturned. Never in our history a right-once established- been revoked. A Roberts, who seems to have become the new swing vote, is aware of the outrage that would insue and the stain on his legacy that it would inflict.

    And that is not all

    These people have to be, and will be stopped.
     
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    There is no "gay marriage right." You're confusing "rights" with "privileges".

    You also have no "right" to an abortion, a free education, free internet, free housing, free food, or a free telephone. Go back and re-read the Constitution and get back to me when you're done.
     
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    Yes, you are correct that there is not "right" to be married. However, if the gov't offers benefits to citizens, they must be offered equally.

    The 14th Amendment is the law of the land. The equal protection clause applies here.

    "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

    I still do not understand why same sex marriage is an issue. It is consenting adults entering into the state of matrimony. It has no effect on anyone else except those who marry someone of the same gender.
     
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    Another cut/pasted regressive parasite thread pissing and moaning because normal people don't give a shit about warped sexual deviants and perverts not being accepted as normal...

    Because they're not.

    Change the fucking record parasite.



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    Ok, don't accept them as normal. That does not change the SCOTUS ruling.

    And whether you accept them as normal is irrelevant. I am straight, and I don't know many people who consider me "normal". Someone else getting married and enjoying the hundreds of gov't benefits bestowed on married couples has nothing to do with being normal.

    Same sex couples getting married does not effect you at all.
     
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    The amount of time, energy, and state money these state legislators spend on this stupidity is astonishing. Don't they have any real responsibilities?

    The 14th Amendment exists, Obergefell is precedential, and it would do a great deal of damage to our country and legal system to allow the passing of legislation that is totally ideological in origin and has nothing to do with any legitimate government interest.

    Are the people who try to pass these laws "normal"?
     
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    It’s rightwing political theatre, grist for stump speeches next year.

    And it’s further confirmation of the fact that most on the right have nothing but contempt for the Constitution, its case law, and the rule of law.
     
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    You whities once had the right to own black slaves.
     
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    No reason to be alarmed. This will fail like the two other times it was introduced.
     
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    Whites were slaves also, and one of the first slave owners in the US was black.

    White people were captured in opium dens in Seattle and shipped back over the pacific.

    Heather Dugmore: The White Slaves of Africa
     
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