Opinions on same sex marriage Supreme Court case?

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Registered: 01-24-2012
Opinions on same sex marriage Supreme Court case?
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Wed, 03-27-2013 - 1:14pm

What do you all think of the same sex marriage case that is being heard by the Supreme Court this week? I was pretty disappointed that California (of all states!) had even passed Propostion 8 to begin with! So I'm not feeling very hopeful that the Supreme Court will rule that DOMA (defense of marriage act) is unconstitutional.

I just don't understand all the hate in this world. Just let people love and marry who they want to. They aren't bothering you.

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Thu, 04-18-2013 - 3:01pm

  As I understand it Civil Unions are state by state aqnd would require each state to recognize and apply the exact same rights and responsibilities that marriage does.  While marriage laws are on the books already. 

dragowoman

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Registered: 10-17-2012

If the Feds and SS can redefine marriage and have it be "universally recognized" why couldn't they make civil unions "universally recognized?"

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Registered: 01-25-2010
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 4:10pm

 Hi  I asked the same question on another forum

  The answer i received was marriage would be universally recognized.  While "civil" partnership would not.  i myself realize that with as many states with different controlling parties, he had a point. 

dragowoman

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Registered: 10-17-2012

So I'm not feeling very hopeful that the Supreme Court will rule that DOMA (defense of marriage act) is unconstitutional.

The Clinton Administration went to the Justice Department three times while drafting DOMA to rule on it's Constitutionality and three times the Justice Department said it was Constitutional.  So the anti-DOMA folks are going to need a more compelling argument than "it's not fair."

I just don't understand all the hate in this world. Just let people love and marry who they want to. They aren't bothering you.

Why do you equate defending a long-standing social institution with hate?  Do you hate everyone who says or does things you disagree with?  And no one is preventing people from loving who they want to love, and in California, at least, homosexuals have the same legal rights as those afforded married heterosexuals, just not the lable "married."  So if they've already got the same rights, why the push to redefine the term "marriage"?