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Old 04-02-2013, 05:02 AM
 
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This could be really interesting.

At the minimum I expect them to strike down the federal law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages, but they could overturn all state and federal laws.

In the past the Supreme Court has taken up such cases only after a number of states have moved to make policy in the direction the court is likely to move. Women's suffrage on a national level wasn't taken up until states were already allowing women to vote.

The funny thing is that in the California case the court would have to strike down a state law and in the New York case it would have to uphold a state law and strike down the federal one.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Wherever I happen to be at the moment
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I would guess they'll rule on the side of state's rights.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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This was voted on and decided by the people of California. No court has the right to overturn such a thing. If it were unconstitutional, it would never have been allowed to be put to a vote in the first place. It never fails......when the liberal faction doesn't get its way - take it to a judge who'll legislate from the bench!
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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This was voted on and decided by the people of California. No court has the right to overturn such a thing. If it were unconstitutional, it would never have been allowed to be put to a vote in the first place. It never fails......when the liberal faction doesn't get its way - take it to a judge who'll legislate from the bench!
Nonsense! For starters civil rights should never be put to the people for a vote. You know, the same people you conservatives claim are stupid enough to elect the lawmakers you don't like? Now you want to claim that the people have spoken? Typical. What would be unconstitutional is the fact that such a thing was put up to a vote in the first place.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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And good thing for that!

Otherwise the state would be even more filled with narrow-minded and bigoted whackados than it already is
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This was voted on and decided by the people of California. No court has the right to overturn such a thing. If it were unconstitutional, it would never have been allowed to be put to a vote in the first place. It never fails......when the liberal faction doesn't get its way - take it to a judge who'll legislate from the bench!
This is a load of crap. The US use to have slaves and minorities couldn't vote or only counted as a partial votes. Guess what? It was unconstitutional and the Supreme Court decided on it! We would be going back 50+ years if you have voters voting on all the US laws. You have no idea what you are talking about. It's nonsense. Look up Jim Crow laws! Check it out.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: East Bay, CA
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Haha. Seriously. it's like The Northerner has no idea what the Supreme Court's job is in the first place. Had a good laugh for sure.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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This was voted on and decided by the people of California. No court has the right to overturn such a thing. If it were unconstitutional, it would never have been allowed to be put to a vote in the first place. It never fails......when the liberal faction doesn't get its way - take it to a judge who'll legislate from the bench!
I guess you don't remember prop 181, Another mean spirited law that was rejected by the courts.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Haha. Seriously. it's like The Northerner has no idea what the Supreme Court's job is in the first place. Had a good laugh for sure.
That's another thing. That side of the plane is full of people who claim to be proud of their country. How can that be when they don't even understand their country?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I don't disagree with equal rights and protections under the law. In 2013 there's no reason I can think of to deny someone access to their partner that might be dying in a hospital because they are not blood relations. That is heartless.

We spend too much time focusing on things we disagree with and not enough time building on our commonalities.

I don't think most people, even most prop 8 supporters, would disagree with me on the issue of rights and protections.
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