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Old 11-30-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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The word from the court is about to be law, or not.

The SCOTUS is the highest court in the land, whatever they decide I'll have to live with.

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Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and defeated a ban in a fourth, the justices are meeting Friday to decide whether they should deal sooner rather than later with the claim that the Constitution gives people the right to marry regardless of sexual orientation.

The court also could duck the ultimate question for now and instead focus on a narrower but still important issue: whether Congress can prevent legally married gay Americans from receiving federal benefits otherwise available to married couples.
Supreme Court weighing gay marriage cases - Chicago Tribune

 
Old 12-01-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I hope they side with gay marriage. How does two men or two women getting marred effect anyone else?
 
Old 12-01-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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My guess is they'll take up the DOMA cases (and subsequently rule DOMA unconstitutional), but they'll refuse the California Prop 8 case, thereby re-legalizing gay marriage in California but not addressing it on a nationwide scale.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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I hope they side with gay marriage. How does two men or two women getting marred effect anyone else?
How does a man marrying his own brother affect anyone else? (maybe except their parents?)

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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My guess is they'll take up the DOMA cases (and subsequently rule DOMA unconstitutional), but they'll refuse the California Prop 8 case, thereby re-legalizing gay marriage in California but not addressing it on a nationwide scale.
I think you're right.

I can see them taking up DOMA because that affects all of us, but the Prop. 8 case ruling was very narrow and only has consequences for Californians.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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I hope they side with gay marriage. How does two men or two women getting marred effect anyone else?
For starters, it's not actually a marriage. Since words have meanings, our literacy rate apparently takes a hit.

Seriously though...I have problem with any state allowing it--as long as my state doesn't have to recognize it.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Last I heard they didn't take it up. That's actually a victory for gay rights. All of the cases on appeal are gay rights victories, including victories in eight district courts and three circuit courts.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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Last I heard they didn't take it up. That's actually a victory for gay rights. All of the cases on appeal are gay rights victories, including victories in eight district courts and three circuit courts.
They haven't decided to consider any of the cases, nor have they decided to not consider any of the cases.
 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I hope they side with gay marriage. How does two men or two women getting marred effect anyone else?
It's not the court's job to permit anything that "doesn't effect anyone else."
 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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It's not the court's job to permit anything that "doesn't effect anyone else."
When it comes to a 14th Amendment issue, that kinda is the court's job.
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