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Old 05-26-2009, 06:16 PM   #481
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I am a full supporter of gay marriage, but from a legal standpoint, it was the correct decision.

California voters have a right to change their constitution via referendum, and the supreme court is right to decide they have no right to interfere with that. It is terrible that California voters would vote to ban gay marriage, but it is good to see the Cali Supreme Court make a decision based on judicial ethics and pre-set laws over their own moral opinions.
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What if an initiative passed that said only people born in CA can attend public schools without paying $10000 a year.
Would you say the voters have a right to make that change ?
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The decision wasn't a surprise. Now the Mormons and other conservatives who believe in "democracy" can high-five each other and crow that democracy triumphs.

And now the stage is set to repeal the damn thing through... wait for it ... DEMOCRACY! When it's repealed through the democratic process, and it will be, will those celebrating today's decision be just as supportive? Or will they file suit to have it overturned?
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Nov 2012 would be the time to put it on the ballot.
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And now the stage is set to repeal the damn thing through... wait for it ... DEMOCRACY! When it's repealed through the democratic process, and it will be, will those celebrating today's decision be just as supportive? Or will they file suit to have it overturned?
I also don't hear them yelling about activist judges today....
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it was the correct decision.

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6 out of 7 Supremes agreed.

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Nov 2012 would be the time to put it on the ballot.
or perhaps as soon as the June 2010 primaries for CA Governor,
they could get a good size Dem turn out for Arnold replacement.
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I thought that the Terminator lived forever.

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it is good to see the Cali Supreme Court make a decision based on judicial ethics and pre-set laws over their own moral opinions.
Except when they don't, like last time. Which started the whole mess.

Clearly what's needed is more "judicial empathy."
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Except when they don't, like last time. Which started the whole mess.

Clearly what's needed is more "judicial empathy."


at least now they "acted" properly. and that's all we ask from our judges. to rule how we want.
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The more I learn about the decision, the better I feel. All the Court did was uphold Californian's ability to amend the Constitution via referenda; they did not eliminate any of the marriages, nor did they say anything about eliminating marriage equality. In fact, they talked a lot about how necessary equal protection really is.

It wasn't much of a win for the Mormons.
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Well at least Mel Gibson can still have a baby with his gf while still married
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The more I learn about the decision, the better I feel.

Good, it just took you a few days to understand the ruling.


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Good, it just took you a few days to understand the ruling.


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equality has nothing to do with the meaning of a word.

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