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Did Marriage Equality Just Win In All 50 States?
Posted 2/10/15

Frenzify wrote:

Well, the UK is basically a lot of Australians' second home. You could all just come here.


really? uk and aussies must be home swapping then...

I see a lot of UK people here, in the city.

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was only a matter of time...
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This is a good thing?


So are you implying equality is a bad thing ?


But it isn't equality?



Posted 2/10/15
NO, then what the hell is it then ?
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What the SCOTUS has effectively done here is refuse to stay a ruling in a lower court until it comes to a decision about whether same-sex marriage rights are constitutionally protected at the federal level. While that might be helpful for divining the tea leaves in the SCOTUS it is a guarantee of nothing, and so advocates of the position that same sex marriage is constitutionally protected shouldn't get too excited just yet. Cautious optimism seems the proper response, not striking up the band and declaring that the opposition has waved a white flag. The stakes are still very high, and victory is not guaranteed.


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But it isn't equality?


Granting two groups coequal access to legal partnerships carrying identical benefits, obligations, and standards for entry isn't establishing a condition of equality between those groups with regard to said legal partnerships. I think I see where this is going, but I won't put words in your mouth. Go on. Why isn't it establishment of equal conditions under the law to do that?
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Because there are still marriages that are illegal in the books?
Posted 2/10/15

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Because there are still marriages that are illegal in the books?


What books ?
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Well good for the USA, I guess. I'm not part of the group, so I don't really care. But hey, whatever makes you happy.
Posted 2/10/15

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when will Australia?





Well, the UK is basically a lot of Australians' second home. You could all just come here.


Tony Abbot or David Cameron, hmmmm...

I don't keep up with politics.


Back on topic, I think this is great.
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How unfortunate
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VZ68 wrote:

Because there are still marriages that are illegal in the books?


Is this about polygamy? If so, I'd say you've a fair point and that the phrase "marriage equality" ought to be avoided. That's why I call it same-sex marriage, because that's what this case is about.


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How unfortunate


Why is it unfortunate, Maj. Armstrong?
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BlueOni wrote:

What the SCOTUS has effectively done here is refuse to stay a ruling in a lower court until it comes to a decision about whether same-sex marriage rights are constitutionally protected at the federal level. While that might be helpful for divining the tea leaves in the SCOTUS it is a guarantee of nothing, and so advocates of the position that same sex marriage is constitutionally protected shouldn't get too excited just yet. Cautious optimism seems the proper response, not striking up the band and declaring that the opposition has waved a white flag. The stakes are still very high, and victory is not guaranteed.



This is true, it's not guaranteed by any means. But considering Scalia admitted it would be difficult to uphold same-sex marriage bans after striking down DOMA, the odds are probably favorable.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

This is true, it's not guaranteed by any means. But considering Scalia admitted it would be difficult to uphold same-sex marriage bans after striking down DOMA, the odds are probably favorable.


*forms a pyramid with fingers*

Excellent.
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Posted 2/10/15
The problem with having a 50 state sovereignty nation is that laws that should have been passed a decade ago is taking forever to happen.
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Posted 2/10/15

KarenAraragi

What books ?


These books.






BlueOni
Is this about polygamy? If so, I'd say you've a fair point and that the phrase "marriage equality" ought to be avoided. That's why I call it same-sex marriage, because that's what this case is about.


That and cousin/incestuous marriages are still illegal in most states.

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