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Supreme Court Rules All States Must License And Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

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TPreston    5,389

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The ruling was made by a 5-4 decision.
The justices ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is linked to three other cases. Together, they involve a dozen couples who challenged same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee

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123456789A    4,710

I'm surprised that this is a big deal. I mean it's great that people are getting equal rights now but marriage itself is not something amazing and wonderful all the time.

 

Maybe divorce rates are lower for same sex couples?

 

At least now we can all move on to another thing to argue about.

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Tomo    577

Great news, well done USA!

 

Just waiting for the haters and bible bashers now to warn us that God is angry.

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eddman    419

Why should I care if my male neighbor decides to live and have sex with another male? He can go marry a goat, for all I care. It's his life.

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neufuse    4,312

I'm surprised that this is a big deal. I mean it's great that people are getting equal rights now but marriage itself is not something amazing and wonderful all the time.

 

Maybe divorce rates are lower for same sex couples?

 

At least now we can all move on to another thing to argue about.

they now have the ability to get insurance through the spouse, and legal rights about how things are handles, ex: death rights, property rights through spouse, etc... it's a bigger deal then someone always loving someone, it now handles the what if's in the legal sense for a lot of things

Great news, well done USA!

 

Just waiting for the haters and bible bashers now to warn us that God is angry.

my question is, where is the westboro Baptist church? They should be on the steps of the SCOTUS with their signs saying "God hates SCOTUS" and what ever it is they write.. they seem to have no problem going to army funerals.....

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mudslag    10,388

From White House FB

 

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Draconian Guppy    13,038

Civilization!

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bguy_1986    364

Edit:  I've got mixed feelings about this... Libertarian side doesn't care, Conservative side does a little - not for religious beliefs, science.

 

Edit again:  Hopefully religious liberties are preserved and respected after this..

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spacer    988

Well, it's about damn time.

We have failed Biology 101...

WTF is this?

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shockz    7,605

We have failed Biology 101...

Same old cliches, attitude that was just overruled. Tell that to straight couples who can't have children. Have they failed 101? Your arguments are invalid. Not only is SSM nationally majority supported, the justices also in a majority support it.

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Jub    512

We have failed Biology 101...

 

Yep. It's so damn awful that people can happily be together. Seeing people smile hurts me.

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Stoffel    1,811

two sensible decisions from SCOTUS in two days. Who would have thought. Well done USA!

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DeusProto    1,001

Pleasantly surprised by this ruling and yesterday's. The court seems to be less to the right of the political spectrum than I had assumed. 

 

Good job, SCOTUS. 

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Jub    512

Tell that to straight couples who can't have children.

 

I am incidentally 'straight' and have chosen not to have children. For this I'm a hideous person and I will single-handedly ruin marriages for couples in the UK.

 

I am so, so sorry, biology.

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bguy_1986    364

two sensible decisions from SCOTUS in two days. Who would have though. Well done USA!

Time will tell if the first decision was sensible or not.  I think it's going to cause problems down the road.  And from a legal standpoint, people are still wondering how that was done.  But that's a different thread..

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DrAwesome23    57

I'm glad SCOTUS ruled in favor of gay marriage and at the same time protecting religious freedom of individuals that don't support gay marriage. I wonder what NOM will do now.... 

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ATLien_0    3,360

Two big rullings in two days, great for this country, but man Obama looks and sounds so tired in this speech. Must be celebrating too much haha

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Draconian Guppy    13,038

two sensible decisions from SCOTUS in two days. Who would have thought. Well done USA!

which was the other?

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seta-san    1,424

it's time to get rid of common law marriages.

in many states if you live with your partner for 10 years you are de-facto married. this could lead to some unfortunate circumstances for straight people living together.

 

on the other hand I can't wait to watch lesbian divorce court. it will be fantastic watching one woman act all entitled to alimony and the other having her jaw drop to the ground because it's something that women never expect to happen to them.

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Stoffel    1,811

which was the other?

 

The one yesterday about the ACA

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Draconian Guppy    13,038

The one yesterday about the ACA

ah brainfart!

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firey    4,153

Edit:  I've got mixed feelings about this... Libertarian side doesn't care, Conservative side does a little - not for religious beliefs, science.

 

Edit again:  Hopefully religious liberties are preserved and respected after this..

Science?  You do realize that allow gay marriage isn't going to end human civilization.  All it does is allow for the EXISTING gay couples to sign a piece of paper and become legally wed.  It's not like gay people are in straight relationships just because they couldn't get married to someone of the same gender..  Also just being a gay couple does not mean that biology fails.. there are many methods of reproducing that doesn't require a straight couple...

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Tomo    577

Science?  You do realize that allow gay marriage isn't going to end human civilization.  All it does is allow for the EXISTING gay couples to sign a piece of paper and become legally wed.  It's not like gay people are in straight relationships just because they couldn't get married to someone of the same gender..  Also just being a gay couple does not mean that biology fails.. there are many methods of reproducing that doesn't require a straight couple...

Some people just don't understand what love is.

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Draconian Guppy    13,038

Some people just don't understand what love is.

what-is-love-o.gif

 

Had to sorry. :p

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