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Nine Justices or Fifty States? Who Should Decide Gay Marriage?

du2 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:08 PM
Well, said Tinsldr: if anyone had ever read the transcripts from Loving vs. VA, they'd understand that the SC has an obligation to the merits of equal treatment under the law. In fact, it's in huge block letters in front of the SC BUILDING! Enshrining discrimination into the Constitution and Bill of Rights is the first historically bad precedent, the other is the SC being politically expedient instead of Constitutionally consistent. A virtually all white, all male SC delivered sweeping 50 state decisions regarding brutal exclusionary and substandard laws exclusive to a single minority, when it wasn't popular, than this more integrated SC is willing to.
Bill1895 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:47 PM
Loving v Virginia said that race was not legal barrier in obtaining a marriage license.

Was gender mentioned?
wiseone Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 1:34 PM
Gays already have equal treatment under the marriage laws of all 50 states. Any gay man can marry a consenting woman who is not married and of age.

Same as me.

That's equal treatment.

BTW - I'm straight and I can't marry a man either. More equal treatment.
eddie again Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 2:05 PM
and in fact may "gays" have married women in the past and are married to women right now.

I would like to think that Supreme Court justices are smarter than I am.

At one level, they surely are. Their years of devotion to the practice and analysis of law involves countless pages of book-learning I will never undertake. Their brains must fairly bulge with minutiae I cannot grasp.

But there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. There are high school dropouts who have deep wells of astuteness about how to think, act and live in an enlightened way. And there are Ph.D.’s I would not let into my house.

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