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State Supreme Court upholds Prop. 8, but allows 18,000 prior same-sex marriages to stand

Original post made on May 29, 2009

The California Supreme Court by a 6-1 vote Tuesday upheld the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the California Constitution gives voters broad powers to amend it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 5:14 PM

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Posted by For What Purpose?
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

High time the State got out of the Marriage business entirely.

Any moral issue is not a State matter and anyone is free to contract with another as long as it doesn’t conflict with existing law. What it’s called is of no consequence.

Children are still protected under legal guardianship by natural birth or adoption unless abdicated.

Contract with one or many of any romantic preference, and unburden the State (Tax payers) with this silly discussion.

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Posted by No more, please
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

18,000 gay marriages will still be legal. That means that there will only be 12,000 gay divorces to look forward to bog down the family court system even more.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on May 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm

"For What Purpose?"

The State should stay out of ANY moral issue??? Aren't most crimes 'moral' issues?? Murder, Rape, child abuse, abortion??? Aren't they moral issues???

Maybe you need to rethink your position...


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Posted by Liberty and Justice for ALL
a resident of Apperson Ridge
on May 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm


Yes the state needs to step in when "moral issues" tread on my health and well being. That said, do whatever the heck you want as long as it does not affect me! Gay marriage does not affect my hetero marriage at all. AT ALL. There is zero negative impact on my life if same sex folks are allowed to marry. This is all being perpetuated by people who want to control and who are total hate mongers.

The weirdest part of the debate for me is why the people who want to "protect marriage" care so much? All the money they are wasting by trying to limit the rights of gay/lesbian couples would be much better spent on helping the existing messed up unions between the heteros.

Where do you think all the messed up kids come from? Not from the gays, they can't reproduce. But what they will do is adopt the little bastards that the heteros end up with as a result of a one night stand.

The sad part is that there really is no argument that can be made to persuade the Yes on 8 folks. They have a fairy tale and an imaginary friend on their side. How can we logical, peaceful, loving people compete with that?

It's just a matter of time until liberty and democracy prevails for all good people of this state. Maybe then the defenders of marriage will focus their efforts on fixing heterosexual marriages and protecting the heterosexual families from themselves.

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 4, 2009 at 11:37 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

It wasn't until the 60's that the US Supreme Court tossed out state laws against interracial marriage (anti-mescegenation). I don't see how they can legally NOT come to the same conclusion regarding same sex marriage. Frankly I'm more offended by pop star marriages. Now THERE'S something that should be banned...or at least heavily regulated.

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