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Old 02-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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Court finds ban on same-sex mariage in violation of constitution

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/07...s-court-finds/

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Old 02-07-2012, 03:39 PM
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Good. Opponents of same-sex marriage are finding themselves on the wrong side of history.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:54 PM
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With the crazy supreme court we currently have (Citizens United anyone?), who knows how this will end up. But I hope for the best. It's such a ridiculous argument for people to be spending time and money on.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:04 PM
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Massive age imbalance...

I know that someone did an analysis of all of the National polls on Gay marriage a couple of years ago and for the age group 18-29, half the states had a majority in favor of gay marrage and another 19 had a majority between gay marriage and civil Unions. Only 6 had a majority against recognition for those in the 18-29 range...
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With the crazy supreme court we currently have (Citizens United anyone?), who knows how this will end up. But I hope for the best. It's such a ridiculous argument for people to be spending time and money on.
Most court-watchers think the current court will do the right thing. However, nobody knows how soon the court could change.
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Most court-watchers think the current court will do the right thing. However, nobody knows how soon the court could change.
I'd be shocked if any decision isn't 5-4 one way or the other.
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Just to be clear, it wasn't a "California Court" that made this decision - it was the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is federal.
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I'd be shocked if any decision isn't 5-4 one way or the other.
I'd be somewhat shocked if the 'decision' isn't 0-0.
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Thank you for clarifying that Peppy, I was kind of confused and thought this might have been an old thread. Also KSig RC, are you saying you don't expect the court to grant cert?
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Just to be clear, it wasn't a "California Court" that made this decision - it was the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is federal.
Thanks, changed it
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I'd be somewhat shocked if the 'decision' isn't 0-0.
I go back and forth on whether I think the Court will take it. I was sure they wouldn't if the 9th Circuit ruled the other way, but I think this is a closer call. It only takes 4 votes to grant cert, and this isn't a court that shies away from sensitive topics. On the other hand, those who would be more likely to overturn might shy away for granting cert if they think the votes won't be there to overturn at the end.

I also go back and forth on how it will turn out if they do take it.
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Please bear with me on this since I have little knowledge on the legal system and the constitution.
Why wouldn't the Supreme Court take this argument? As it is, only a few states recognize same sex marriages. Wouldn't it be beneficial for all states to recognize same sex marriages?
What happens to the couple if they move to a state that does not recognize same sex marriage and there is a divorce or a partner dies? What happens to the assets and if there is a living trust is it null and void?
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