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« on: March 01, 2013, 11:17:39 AM »

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The Justice Department Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage in California and went even further, suggesting it is unconstitutional to block gay couples from getting married in half a dozen other states.

States violate the Constitution, the administration argued, if they offer civil unions to gay couples but deny them the right to marry.

While that position clearly applies to the legal dispute in California, it would also apply to at least seven other states -- Delaware, Hawaii Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island. Each offers civil unions but not same-sex marriage.

And while the administration takes no position in its brief beyond those states, its reasoning would have even broader implications.

If the administration's legal theory were ultimately accepted, no state could, under constitutional guarantees against discrimination, deny same sex couples the right to marry.

After first suggesting it would not get involved in the California case, the Obama administration late Thursday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the two gay couples who launched the fight over the issue four years ago.

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/28/17136438-obama-administration-steps-into-gay-marriage-battle?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

I guess since sequestration is behind them they can move onto new things slywink
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 05:01:44 AM »

Clint joins in:

http://www.eonline.com/news/393132/clint-eastwood-urges-supreme-court-to-allow-gay-marriage-overturn-prop-8?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_topstories

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The movie icon joined approximately 100 Republicans Thursday in signing a brief asking the Supreme Court to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights spearheaded this opposition to Prop 8, the California measure that restricts marriage only to those between a man and a woman.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 07:45:21 PM »

I just don't understand how, in this day and age, we still can't see that equality needs to be applied equally.  :/
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 01:13:42 PM »

THIS guy has it all figured out...   icon_lol
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 04:13:17 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on March 13, 2013, 01:13:42 PM

THIS guy has it all figured out...   icon_lol

Saw that yesterday and could not stop laughing.  That dude is scary crazy.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 05:23:26 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 13, 2013, 04:13:17 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 13, 2013, 01:13:42 PM

THIS guy has it all figured out...   icon_lol

Saw that yesterday and could not stop laughing.  That dude is scary crazy.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
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