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Supreme Court to Take Up Gay Marriage

Johnny L. Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:27 PM
Hopefully the court will put to rest this ridiculous notion that state subsidy and endorsement of gay sex is a constitutionally protected civil right.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:47 PM
Why isn't it?

Folks get all kinds of "special rights" from the Civil Rights acts over something as trivial as the choice of religion.

What makes that choice different than others?
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:22 PM
Civil rights and religious freedoms are both championed in the Constitutuion of the United States. Sexual choice is not.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:42 PM
No, that's where you're wrong.

The constitution does not grant you civil rights protections in the private sector, ONLY by the government. All you have to do is read it to see that.

It took the Civil Rights Acts to give you special rights to housing, employment, etc... in the private sector.

These are simple, plain facts.

It's amazing how hypocritical your kind are.
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:46 PM
An immoral act is not a cause for a civil right.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:52 PM
And your opinion of morality isn't cause to restrict civil rights.
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:17 PM
Ah but it is not merely my opinion. The court must base their opinion on the defintion of law and by law sexual choice is not a civil right. It is not unchangable as is race, gender or physical handicap.
If the law can restrict any sexual act based on morality than they can and must restrict homosexual marriage.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:40 PM
Ah, there's that hypocrisy again. The choice of religion (after all, that's all it is) gets special rights in BOTH Civil Rights Acts...

But you only want it for yourself, huh?

See, those protections nullify your complaints and your opinions.

As for restricting a sexual act based on morality, I advise you to read Lawrence v. Texas.

I'm getting married to my partner next month... ain't that grand?
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:42 PM
You are the hypocrite. You live outside the heterosexual lifestyle, rejecting it. Yet you demand an imaginary right to enjoy what you can only enjoy if you are a heterosexual.
You want marriage, children and acceptance of your sexual perversion as if it were normal.
You even insist on changing God's holy Word to force his intensive adversion to homosexuality, so intense He names it an abomination, to an acceptance of this sin.
There is no greater hypocrite than the homosexual.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 2:49 PM
I don't want children.

See, marriage requires no procreation... procreation requires no marriage.

Gays can already adopt in all 50 states, either singularly or as couples. You've lost that one.

God's holy word is meaningless in civil marriage... atheists wed all the time, and no religious trappings are necessary.

You're living in a fantasy world of magic sky daddies... you should live in the real world.
iprazhm Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:45 PM
if it is to have any creditability, it WILL put this ridiculous notion to rest. To captiulate to those who seek special rights and acceptance an adverse and unhealthy sexual choice would turn the rule of law on it's head. An immoral act is not a cause for a civil right.
No one could trust their judgement again.
msmith929 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:48 PM
But that's only your opinion... it has no real bearing on civil law.

This is so much fun.

What will you do when you lose?

The Supreme Court decided today it will hear two cases surrouding gay marriage with rulings coming down as Spring 2013. More from POLITICO:

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up same-sex marriage, hearing both a case stemming from California’s Proposition 8 voter-approved ban on gay marriage and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

The pair of moves greatly increase the chances that the justices will rule this term on whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. However,...

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