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How will the U.S. Supreme Court rule on Propostiion 8?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Agnostic75, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Agnostic75

    Agnostic75 New Member

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    Experts have predicted various possibilities, but one thing that I find to be interesting is that although Proposition 8 was passed in 2008 by 52% - 48%, today, a February 2012 article at Support for gay marriage takes dramatic leap in California, new poll shows - Field Polls -- President race - The Sacramento Bee says:

    "Golden State registered voters now favor same-sex unions by 59 percent to 34 percent, a 25-point gap that is the largest margin of support for the issue in the three-plus decades the Field Poll has been asking the question."

    I assume that the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state in 2011, and the allowance of openly homosexual people to join the military in 2011, have helped to cause a good deal more support for same-sex marriage in California, and in other states.
     
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  2. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    I predict that since there has not been presented even a single legitimate legal reason to ban same sex marriage the US Supreme Court will have no choice but to overturn Prop 8 as unconstitutional.
     
  3. Agnostic75

    Agnostic75 New Member

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    I hope so. Some experts have said that if that happens, it will probably only apply to California, not to all other states.
     
  4. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    The US Supreme Court will have to be extremely careful in how they phrase their ruling in order to keep the other states from having to lift their bans as well.
     
  5. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    It's hard to imagine that this is even an issue. Get with the times, America. :)
     
  6. vepurusg

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    Unfortunately, that's not true. Judges can pretty much do whatever they want.

    Look at the honorable Judge Reinhardt's dissent on Newdow against the treasonous majority:

    2010 Newdow ruling: Dissent by 9th Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt

    The ruling was blatantly unconstitutional, and failed all relevant tests and precedent- but they made it anyway.
     
  7. The Doors of Perception

    The Doors of Perception New Member

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    I can't believe this is even an ongoing debate here in America, the supposed land of freedom and equality. Goodbye land of liberty, hello land of Conservative Christian fascism.
     
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  8. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore Staff Member Premium Member

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    You act as if this is something new. :rainbow1:
     
  9. The Doors of Perception

    The Doors of Perception New Member

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    Haha maybe in that post, but not over all. I've been pointing out American fascism for years and years now, and the fact that it is backed by Christianity mostly shouldn't be so surprising.
     
  10. Reverend Rick

    Reverend Rick Frubal Whore Staff Member Premium Member

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    You should say, Christians who misrepresent their religion. Not all Christians support proposition 8.

    As a Christian, I am not suppose to be judgemental and am commanded to love my neighbor. I don't remember anywhere is the Bible that say to love my neighbor unless they are queer. :no:
     
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  11. Muffled

    Muffled Jesus in me

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    A law can be reversed if it is unconstituional but not simply because some people view it as unreasonable.

    As far as I know there is no ban on same sex marriage but simply a denial of state participation in it.
     
  12. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli Premium Member

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    It will be reversed for the exact same reason the bans on inter-racial marriage were reversed.
    There is no legitimate legal reason to ban it.

    Prop 8 is a ban on same sex marriage.
     
  13. Road Warrior

    Road Warrior Seeking the middle path..

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    In the end, laws which are in violation of the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause will be shot down.
     
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