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Old 01-06-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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SCOTUS just granted Utahs request to suspend gay marriage in Utah, until Judge Shelby's decision can be reviewed by Denver's 10th Circuit:

Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages in Utah pending appeal - The Washington Post

Anyone know about the make- up of the 10th? Are they likely to side with Shelby, for gay marriage rights?

Ultimately, this whole issue is headed right back to SCOTUS. They managed to avoid the fundamental question last year- do same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, or not?

SCOTUS must decide.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Hurray!
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Wilsonville, OR
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Only a minor setback in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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I believe the people in the states should decide the definition of marriage based on their culture and tradition and no federal activist judge should dictate his definition on a majority.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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The terse order, from the full court, issued a stay "pending final disposition" of an appeal to the federal appeals court in Denver. It offered no reasoning.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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I believe the people in the states should decide the definition of marriage based on their culture and tradition and no federal activist judge should dictate his definition on a majority.
So you believe that a state should be allowed to ban interracial marriage? Or ban marriages of the elderly? How about banning sterile people from getting married? Maybe some states would like to ban your marriage.

That is why we have a constitution, so that states can not vote away the rights of minorities.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:14 AM
 
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Oh, thank God. Now the people of Utah won't be forced to marry a gay person.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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That is why we have a constitution, so that states can not vote away the rights of minorities.
Wrong.

We have a constitution so that the federal government is limited and does not trample on the rights of sovereign states.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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Yay! Happy for the people of Utah who already made this decision themselves.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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Wrong.

We have a constitution so that the federal government is limited and does not trample on the rights of sovereign states.
The US constitution applies to every single state too.
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