Do you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage?

Posted by: Texas14

Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states

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minnie.xox says2015-06-26T10:31:35.7038457-05:00
I wonder if this ruling applies to US territories
CannedBread says2015-06-26T10:34:04.8889158-05:00
I don't agree with their decision on Obamacare.
TBR says2015-06-26T14:16:15.9201438-05:00
Banner day for America.
tajshar2k says2015-06-26T14:39:46.6490873-05:00
We finally joined the club :D
Varrack says2015-06-26T15:15:06.0660829-05:00
I've never really supported it, as I don't find the Pro side very convincing and still have some faith in the CVM. However I've found I don't care about it that much since it only affects a small group of people. I just wish it had been up to the states to decide as if it were a real democratic setting, instead of an overriding judicial court deciding it for everyone.
tajshar2k says2015-06-26T15:21:24.4045900-05:00
I just looked at banning gay marriage, a violation of basic rights. The procreation argument doesn't really fly with me, because you see 50 year olds get married all the time, and they are all past their reproductive stage. Yet, nobody denies them to get married.
TBR says2015-06-26T16:05:36.1260465-05:00
"Marriage is between a male and a female" - ConservativeDDO || Not as of today!!!!
ConservativeDDO says2015-06-26T16:07:13.1306325-05:00
The SCOTUS can not and will not change my personal beliefs.
TBR says2015-06-26T16:15:20.0783967-05:00
@ConservativeDDO - Don't care, never did. Only cared that people got the equal rights, and now they have. We move right along without you.
xhammy says2015-06-26T16:43:13.4927299-05:00
@TBR what equal rights did people not have?
TBR says2015-06-26T16:45:56.1869058-05:00
@xhammy - See 14th Amendment.
TBR says2015-06-26T16:49:35.7767286-05:00
By the way, I have not had more than 10 consecutive free min over the last day plus to write my round. I will get to it tonight.
Kreakin says2015-06-26T17:24:18.8223864-05:00
ConservativeDDO "My religion has no influence on my beliefs" "I have a problem with is allowing them to be legally be wed". You are sticking with the religious definition of marriage then.
xhammy says2015-06-26T17:30:09.3251319-05:00
Yes I just checked and it said equal protection/equal rights... Whatever rights a straight person has the gay one has too. Its been that a long time TBR
58539672 says2015-06-26T17:32:35.7011479-05:00
@ConservativeDDO Unless you are a homosexual, this decision by the Supreme Court effects your life in no possible way. If you think that gays should not get married, here is what you do. Don't marry someone of the same sex.
TBR says2015-06-26T17:50:48.4252866-05:00
@xhammy - No it hasn't. When I got married I could file TAX returns jointly. I could add a deduction for my wife. I got protection from the law to make legal decisions for my wife. In sort, I got a big package that same-sex couples that married before (and yes, many churches have been marrying same sex couples for a long time) did not have.
TBR says2015-06-26T17:52:25.4696903-05:00
"legal decisions for my wife" should have been make medical decisions for my wife./
xhammy says2015-06-26T19:01:38.0694508-05:00
@TBR but gays already had the right to marry
TBR says2015-06-26T19:37:51.2849640-05:00
Not in 14 states and not with the same rights provided by the government
TBR says2015-06-26T19:38:26.8223260-05:00
With the same protection, rights and benefits.
TBR says2015-06-26T19:40:05.0775511-05:00
Do you really not understand has been at stake in this? Are you purposelY obtuse?
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-06-28T12:46:51.4296212-05:00
As opposed to Acute? LOL sorry, couldn't hold back any longer.
Episteme says2015-06-28T13:24:48.9706966-05:00
Just to the people who've said no... Courts can decide law through judicial precedent. Most any court in a common law system can, actually. However, the higher it is, the more sway it has. Since it's from the supreme court, not much will sway this. Anyway, this particular decision was from the case cited below. The US Supreme court decided that same-sex marriage is a fundamental right guaranteed by the fourteenth amendment. Https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/Obergefell_v._Hodges
TBR says2015-06-28T13:29:32.2053911-05:00
I tried to point people towards the law Episteme. Fact is, since this decision conflicts with some peoples 'morals' they will scream activist court. That's until the very conservative court it is says all individuals have the right to grenade launchers or flame tougheners - then it will be 'upholding the constitution'.
tajshar2k says2015-06-28T13:44:13.2515088-05:00
I'm sure if we let the states decide stuff all the time, Mississippi would keep slavery legal. Letting the states decide all the time isn't a good idea if you ask me.
TBR says2015-06-28T13:50:12.9212283-05:00
State rights people that also tend to be "strict constitution" people (at-least in words) tend to ignore the supremacy clause of the same constitution.
MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-07-13T01:53:51.5356647-05:00
Yes courts CAN create precedents however it is frowned upon and rarely done. Additionally, creating precedent is much different than creating a law. Laws are left to the house and senate to decide in both State and Federal cases.

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