Federal judge rules Michigan's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

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March 21st, 2014 at 7:02:29 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Add another state to the list. This ruling was made without an immediate stay, so as soon as the state offices are open, they can start issuing same sex marriage licences.

Read the whole decision here: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/read-the-federal-judges-decision-striking-down-michigans-gay-marriage-ban/884/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost
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March 21st, 2014 at 7:34:07 PM permalink
FrGamble
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Thanks for putting that link up it was a very interesting read.
March 21st, 2014 at 8:25:31 PM permalink
Nareed
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Fittingly we can summon one of Queen's latter songs:

And anohter one's gone, and another one's gone
Another one bites the dust.
Hey! I'm gonna get you, too
Another one bites the dust!
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March 21st, 2014 at 11:01:10 PM permalink
Evenbob
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This is great news. My dog is the same sex as
me and we've always wanted to get married.
Non sexual, of course. Lets not get really weird
here..
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March 22nd, 2014 at 5:50:34 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: Evenbob
This is great news. My dog is the same sex as
me and we've always wanted to get married.
Non sexual, of course. Lets not get really weird
here..


I think you might have an easier time trying to imply that plural marriage might someday be legal.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 6:24:38 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Dalex64
I think you might have an easier time trying to imply that plural marriage might someday be legal.


From the standpoint of how they are doing gay marriage it already is. Legally what needs to happen is someone who is married in their own country to multiple wives needs to try to live in the USA and sue. At that point the judge has no choice, if you "discriminate" against gays by limiting marriage to one man and one woman you do the same by banning multiple wives.

At this point I almost hope this happens. We have nearly destroyed what marriage means in the USA, lets finish the job.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 12:00:52 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman

At this point I almost hope this happens. We have nearly destroyed what marriage means in the USA, lets finish the job.


I agree. Marriage is between a man and a woman.
When two men get legally bonded, it's NOT marriage,
it's something else. Calling it marriage doesn't make
it so.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 12:47:30 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: Evenbob
I agree. Marriage is between a man and a woman.
When two men get legally bonded, it's NOT marriage,
it's something else. Calling it marriage doesn't make
it so.


Would you be ok with it if it were called something else?
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March 22nd, 2014 at 2:25:40 PM permalink
Dalex64
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An appeals court judge has stayed Friday's ruling on gay marriage in Michigan, but not before a flurry of licenses were given out in several counties across the state today.
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March 22nd, 2014 at 3:08:24 PM permalink
Nareed
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I figure if people want to try to legalize polygamy with their pets, it's up to them to make a case for it. Proving consent on the part of their pets, though, will be an interesting spectacle to see. I can hardly wait.
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