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SCOTUS legalises gay marriage!

stargurl*

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5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. It's a historic day in the USA, and just in time for Pride!

As counsel for the respondents acknowledged at argument, if States are required by the Constitution to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the justifications for refusing to recognize those marriages performed else where are undermined. See Tr. of Oral Arg. on Question 2, p. 44. The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States. It follows that the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.
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No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.

It is so ordered.
 

Bernnie Federko

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Props, about time!



From Twitter
"If you like Confederate flag, don't like gay people and hate health insurance subsidies, you've had a bad, bad, bad, bad week."
 

Beings

TRIBE Member
It is amazing that there are 4 old farts on the supreme court bench that do not want to allow gay people to be as miserable as the rest of us.
 

Klubmasta Will

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ultra-conservative americans are a strange bunch. it is hard to hold a conversation with them sometimes without wanting to slap them. this is especially true when the individuals otherwise seem like nice, smart, decent people.
 
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KickIT

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Now if they can only tackle this little thing called gun control. Hell, I'd even start chanting USA USA USA!
 

DJ Vuvu Zela

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Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito Suddenly Realize They Will Be Villains In Oscar-Winning Movie One Day - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito Suddenly Realize They Will Be Villains In Oscar-Winning Movie One Day

WASHINGTON—Shortly after turning in dissenting opinions in landmark federal rulings today that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and conferred full federal benefits to married same-sex couples, Supreme Court justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John G. Roberts, and Samuel Alito reportedly realized today that they would someday be portrayed as villains in an Oscar-winning film about the fight for marriage equality. “Oh, God, the major social ramifications, the political intrigue, all the important people involved in the case—I’m going to be played by some sinister character actor in a drama with tons of award buzz, aren’t I?” said Scalia, joining his fellow dissenting justices in realizing they would be antagonists in a film potentially titled Defense Of Marriage and probably written by Tony Kushner. “I’m going to be portrayed as a closed-minded Neanderthal and the very symbol of backward thinking. And at the end of the movie, when my character realizes he’s on the wrong side of history, the audience will feel emotionally fulfilled because the hero attorney, probably played by George fucking Clooney, will have won. Great.” While they added that they aren’t looking forward to being vilified on screen, Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Thomas all agreed that the movie would probably be pretty good, and that they could see Paul Dano getting his first Academy Award nomination for his supporting role as a gay rights crusader.
 
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It is amazing that there are 4 old farts on the supreme court bench that do not want to allow gay people to be as miserable as the rest of us.
When you look at their history and what they went through with their vetting (particularly Scalia and Clarence Thomas) - it's not that surprising.

Scalia's just borderline nuts and super partisan - he's consistently so.

Thomas I particularly loathe - ever since he's been on the SC, he's done fuck in offering any kind of insight all other than the occasional grunt and probably passed a quiet fart on the bench. He's fucking touristing his appointment as a SC Judge.
 
GUess we're in a for a real bad hurricane season??
I thought it was a meteorite from God that Pat Robertson was predicting if this passed?

Oh so many doomsday predictions for some many perceived slights against God. Difficult to keep track of. You'd think they'd have a rolodex or some shit.
 

praktik

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When you look at their history and what they went through with their vetting (particularly Scalia and Clarence Thomas) - it's not that surprising.

Scalia's just borderline nuts and super partisan - he's consistently so.

Thomas I particularly loathe - ever since he's been on the SC, he's done fuck in offering any kind of insight all other than the occasional grunt and probably passed a quiet fart on the bench. He's fucking touristing his appointment as a SC Judge.
Good in depth pieces on the Roberts court here;

The Anti-Court Court by David Cole | The New York Review of Books

The Court: A Talk with Judge Richard Posner by Eric J. Segall | The New York Review of Books

Scalia is a fucking joke
 

wickedken

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This question of the Judiciary having a big impact is old news to Canada. The US is catching up. The fact is that if the laws were written to avoid vagueness they could not exercise any discretion, therefore any "anger" is just some politician or liberal thanking them for taking the difficult decisions out of their hands.
 
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