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stfuconservatives:

bitchhofliving:

This literally made me sick.

The right to… not be grossed out by gay people? What right was stripped away? Seriously, somebody explain to me how a law that allows people to get married “strips away” rights from others.

Oh, hello there Rick Santorum. Did you read the decision? You might be interested:
Proposition 8 worked a singular and limited change to the California Constitution: it stripped same-sex couples of the right to have their committed relationships recognized by the State with the designation of ‘marriage,’ which the state constitution had previously guaranteed them, while leaving in place all of their other rights and responsibilities as partners—rights and responsibilities that are identical to those of married spouses and form an integral part of the marriage relationship…
By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the People of California violated the Equal Protection Clause. We hold Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional on this ground. We do not doubt the importance of the more general questions presented to us concerning the rights of same-sex couples to marry, nor do we doubt that these questions will likely be resolved in other states, and for the nation as a whole, by other courts. For now, it suffices to conclude that the People of California may not, consistent with the Federal Constitution, add to their state constitution a provision that has no more practical effect than to strip gays and lesbians of their right to use the official designation that the State and society give to committed relationships, thereby adversely affecting the status and dignity of the members of a disfavored class. The judgment of the district court is
AFFIRMED

Sounds like some people got their rights stripped, and it wasn’t the people who voted for Prop(H)8. But I can see how you’d get confused, Rick. With your head so far up your own ass, I bet your view of the world around you is rather limited.

stfuconservatives:

bitchhofliving:

This literally made me sick.

The right to… not be grossed out by gay people? What right was stripped away? Seriously, somebody explain to me how a law that allows people to get married “strips away” rights from others.

Oh, hello there Rick Santorum. Did you read the decision? You might be interested:

Proposition 8 worked a singular and limited change to the California Constitution: it stripped same-sex couples of the right to have their committed relationships recognized by the State with the designation of ‘marriage,’ which the state constitution had previously guaranteed them, while leaving in place all of their other rights and responsibilities as partners—rights and responsibilities that are identical to those of married spouses and form an integral part of the marriage relationship…

By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the People of California violated the Equal Protection Clause. We hold Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional on this ground. We do not doubt the importance of the more general questions presented to us concerning the rights of same-sex couples to marry, nor do we doubt that these questions will likely be resolved in other states, and for the nation as a whole, by other courts. For now, it suffices to conclude that the People of California may not, consistent with the Federal Constitution, add to their state constitution a provision that has no more practical effect than to strip gays and lesbians of their right to use the official designation that the State and society give to committed relationships, thereby adversely affecting the status and dignity of the members of a disfavored class. The judgment of the district court is

AFFIRMED

Sounds like some people got their rights stripped, and it wasn’t the people who voted for Prop(H)8. But I can see how you’d get confused, Rick. With your head so far up your own ass, I bet your view of the world around you is rather limited.

(Source: taylorareyouokay, via stfuconservatives)

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Some people think that you can’t let same-sex couples get married without changing the definition of the word “marriage.” When we let openly gay people join the army, did we have to change the definition of the word “Army”? Did Rosa Parks make us change the definition of the word “bus”?

It’s one thing to blame the Bible for your bigotry, but don’t blame the dictionary.
California attorney and semi-professional cynic Bill Smith on today’s Ninth Circuit decision regarding Proposition 8. Read the full decision here.

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Proposition 8 proponents appeal federal judge’s refusal to overturn Prop 8 ruling

Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban are appealing a ruling that a U.S. judge’s own gay relationship was no basis for tossing out his decision in support of same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco last year struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. He later openly discussed his own gay relationship after retiring from the bench earlier this year. Supporters of the ban now say his ruling was compromised and should be vacated.

But Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware disagreed earlier this month, ruling that granting such a request would send a message that minority judges could not rule in civil rights cases. Attorneys for ProtectMarriage.com, the anti-gay marriage group defending California’s ban, said in court papers filed late last week that they would appeal Ware’s decision.

Yep. Where’s the judicial activism again? We’re gonna keep appealing ‘til we get a friendly judge, or ‘til we gotta take our ball and go home!

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Proposition 8 backers: Gay judge's ruling should be thrown out

Can a divorced district court judge preside over divorces? How about marry people, can the judge do that? What if the judge is willfully single or happily married? What if a judge who has no children is deciding child custody? What if the judge has children but hates them? How about a judge who rents deciding anything having to do with real estate?! They’re all biased!

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BREAKING: California gay couples can marry again

Champagne corks are popping in the Golden State.  A federal judge in California has lifted a temporary stay of his landmark decision striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that put a halt to weddings.

Same-sex couples across the state are expected to begin lining up for wedding licenses again nearly two years after voters narrowly approved Prop 8.  Still, it’s unclear how long couples will be able to take advantage of the restored right to marry.  Prop 8 proponents who are appealing the Prop 8 decision are also likely to appeal today’s ruling on resuming marriages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

A new CNN poll released yesterday found that for the first time a majority of Americans believe same-sex couples should have the right to legally marry.  Fifty-two percent said it should be legal, while 46 percent opposed marriage equality.

Nate Silver at Fivethirtyeight.com has been analyzing recent polling on the issue, and concludes that the rapid shift in opinion toward marriage equality likely means that ”’having the debate’ is helpful to the gay marriage cause.”

Beautiful! = means =

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Oh, for fuck’s sake, I knew this would happen. They started reporting this last night. So I guess only straight white male judges can rule on issues regarding women, the GLBTQ community, and minorities. Because, y’know, they don’t have any biases whatsoever.
BREAKING NEWS: When you lose, sometimes it’s your fault for bring a shitty case to court. Keep in mind, the REPUBLICAN governor of California declined to defend this, and so did the attorney general. Gee, I wonder why?
chaddm:

Ah, Fox News… accusing Judge Vaughan Walker of being both a homosexual man and a “known liberal.”
Bear in mind that Judge Walker was nominated by President Reagan and eventually confirmed under the first President Bush. You know, those two pro-gay, super liberals that they were…
It’s sad that a major news outlet would allow news that goes against their agenda to be subject to such ridiculous unfounded ad hominem attacks and name-calling. Keep it classy, Fox.

Oh, for fuck’s sake, I knew this would happen. They started reporting this last night. So I guess only straight white male judges can rule on issues regarding women, the GLBTQ community, and minorities. Because, y’know, they don’t have any biases whatsoever.

BREAKING NEWS: When you lose, sometimes it’s your fault for bring a shitty case to court. Keep in mind, the REPUBLICAN governor of California declined to defend this, and so did the attorney general. Gee, I wonder why?

chaddm:

Ah, Fox News… accusing Judge Vaughan Walker of being both a homosexual man and a “known liberal.”

Bear in mind that Judge Walker was nominated by President Reagan and eventually confirmed under the first President Bush. You know, those two pro-gay, super liberals that they were…

It’s sad that a major news outlet would allow news that goes against their agenda to be subject to such ridiculous unfounded ad hominem attacks and name-calling. Keep it classy, Fox.

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OMG! LOVES! LOVES! Jack Black makes an awesome Jesus. 

kevindrakewriter:

funnyordie:

Prop 8: The Musical with Jack Black, John C. Reilly and many more

In celebration of Prop 8 being overturned, we revisit Prop 8: The Musical.

Even though you can’t run out and elope yet, you crazy, young, head-over-heels, gay and lesbian kids, its is something to remark.  But now you Cali-fornicators have to get out there and change public opinion.  Get your cameras out engage in discussions and show how reasonable discussion can over-power knee jerk hate.  Cooler heads will prevail!

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