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83-year-old asks Supreme Court to review gay marriage ban
Reuters ^ | 7/16/2012 | Terry Baynes

Posted on 07/16/2012 6:50:11 PM PDT by markomalley

An ailing 83-year-old lesbian asked the Supreme Court on Monday to hear her legal challenge against a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and woman, attempting to place her case on a fast-track to the top court.

The suit, filed by Edith Schlain Windsor in 2010, targets the Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1996 that denies federal benefits to lawfully married same-sex couples.

Windsor's petition attempts to bypass the U.S. Court of Appeals, which is slated to hear the case in September.

With Windsor's filing, there are three petitions pending before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, an issue the high court could take up in oral arguments as early as next spring, said Windsor's lawyer Roberta Kaplan, of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

"This case presents a question of exceptional national importance: the constitutionality of a statute, the Defense of Marriage Act ('DOMA'), that daily affects the lives of thousands of Americans," the petition said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: activistcourts; attentionwhore; doma; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; lavendermafia; lookatme; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/16/2012 6:50:16 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Don’t worry Edith. You’ll have John piece-of-trash Roberts to win it for your cause. And right after, he’ll split for another 3rd world vacation island like the spineless weasel he really is.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 6:59:15 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: markomalley

Never fear. Mighty Myth Romney will save us from gay marriage just like he did in Massachusetts.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 7:00:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like the SC will get another chance to flip us the bird. :)


4 posted on 07/16/2012 7:01:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: markomalley

An ailing 83 year old Lesbian suing fo gay marriage. Man, that is a dry subject


5 posted on 07/16/2012 7:10:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley
83 y/o lesbian.

Time for some mind bleach.

6 posted on 07/16/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: markomalley

Personally, I am sick to death of the whiny homosexuals complaining about their lives. Shut the hell up.
Live together, I do not care but stop talking about it.
You can not ever be married, that is a covenant between God Almighty and man...........The Bride and the Church.
You can change tradition, you can change the legal definition you CAN NOT change the covenant between God and man.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Venturer

“Man, that is a dry subject”

No it’s not, I’m in TEARs overwhelmed by sympathy for her cause...............pysch!


8 posted on 07/16/2012 7:15:17 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: markomalley

Even Taco Bell doesn’t serve stuff that far beyond the expired date.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 7:18:23 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: markomalley

Old, ailing lesbo knocking against death’s doors and she’s fussing about gay marriage? Unless she repents then her eternal destination has neither ‘gay’ nor marriage to anticipate. Trying to change what God has ordained from the beginning is foolish beyond compare. So be it.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: markomalley
As nauseating as young perverts are there's nothing,IMO,quite so disgusting as an old,shriveled up pervert.
11 posted on 07/16/2012 7:25:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: markomalley
Message to Edith:

DROP DEAD!

12 posted on 07/16/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Never fear. Mighty Myth Romney will save us from gay marriage just like he did in Massachusetts.

Hey,Jim...have you ever even *set foot* in Massachusetts?

(And yes,I'm fully prepared to be zotted and banned for life for having questioned the Grand Poobah!)

13 posted on 07/16/2012 7:30:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Whether JimRob or anyone has set foot in Massachusetts isn’t relevant to the discussion, Mitt-Witt’s record speaks for itself.

In that same vein, does one need to engage in sodomy to know that it’s not good for you? I figure with a screen name like ‘Gay State Conservative’ you might be able to enlighten the rest of us, eh?


14 posted on 07/16/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: markomalley

The thought of an 83 year-old lesbian doing anything sexual makes my skin crawl.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 7:51:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yup. I’ve *set foot* in every state except Alaska. Massachusetts was once home to some mighty fine patriots. Maybe it will be again someday if we could run out some leftist/statist types from both parties.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mkjessup
Whether JimRob or anyone has set foot in Massachusetts isn’t relevant to the discussion, Mitt-Witt’s record speaks for itself.

All right then,have *you* ever set foot in Massachusetts?

In that same vein, does one need to engage in sodomy to know that it’s not good for you? I figure with a screen name like ‘Gay State Conservative’ you might be able to enlighten the rest of us, eh?

You know,after 8 years and 25,000 posts nobody's *ever* made a comment like that to me.I congratulate you for your originality.

17 posted on 07/16/2012 7:59:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Gay State Conservative
But as I said, none of the leftist moves that Romney made in Massachusetts were his own fault. He "inherited" all that mess, or the liberal infested courts, et al, made him do it. His boasts of being pro-abortion since 1970 and being better for gay "rights" than Ted Kennedy had absolutely nothing to do with his results. Funny, but he also continued infesting the liberal courts. But, but, that was not his fault either.
18 posted on 07/16/2012 8:02:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Yup. I’ve *set foot* in every state except Alaska.

OK then,take a minute or two to sum up what you know about Margaret Marshall.

19 posted on 07/16/2012 8:03:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Jim Robinson
But as I said, none of the leftist moves that Romney made in Massachusetts were his own fault. He "inherited" all that mess, or the liberal infested courts, et al, made him do it. His boasts of being pro-abortion since 1970 and being better for gay "rights" than Ted Kennedy had absolutely nothing to do with his results. Funny, but he also continued infesting the liberal courts. But, but, that was not his fault either.

Right there is proof positive that you don't have the first clue about what Massachusetts politics is all about.California politics? Yah.National politics? Yah.Massachusetts politics? Zip,zilch,nada!

20 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Who cares? Romney himself was an admitted pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, anti-gun, big government, mandate loving, socialist healthcare pushing, stimulus package pushing leftist. And those are the historic facts. Deal with it.

But none of that was HIS fault!! Guess the fricken devil made him do it.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Romney claims it wasn’t his fault. I believe him. What more do you want of me?

Politicians are never at fault for the messes they inherit and fail to clean up.

Obama and Romney both agree on that point.


22 posted on 07/16/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

All one needs to know about Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQoBxZZPqU&feature=player_embedded


23 posted on 07/16/2012 8:21:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

As a matter of fact, yes I *have* set foot in Massachusetts, and I’m happy to say that I left as soon as possible.

Your compliments regarding my originality is greatly appreciated.


24 posted on 07/16/2012 8:30:36 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: max americana
Don’t worry Edith. You’ll have John piece-of-trash Roberts to win it for your cause. And right after, he’ll split for another 3rd world vacation island like the spineless weasel he really is.

does that asinine statement mean that you do not approve of his BRILLIANT decision on obamacare???

25 posted on 07/16/2012 8:40:05 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: markomalley

This “marriage” is an abomination and Rights come from God in the U.S.—not Satan or Barney Frank. The Courts need to uphold the First Principle of the Constitution. We have inalienable Rights which come from God. These Marxists who want special rights for perverted, disordered, evil behavior are trying to destroy the fundamental meaning and intent of the Constitution, so we erase our God-given Rights.

They want unequal law which rewards evil behavior. Just Laws have to always promote the Good or they are no longer Just (see tagline). (Natural Law and Judeo-Christian Ethics are virtually the same since St. Thomas Aquinas).

Marxists have been forcing God out of the public square for over 50 years...it is unconstitutional and comes right out of Stalin’s Constitution—separation of Church and State.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 8:54:40 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: markomalley

1. the courts will not rush this through.

2. the old lady dying is just a BS tactic to force the court to look at the case on a “evading review” concept.

3. the homosexuals are trying to beat the election.

4. Romney better man up and not try and be a friend to all and thus a friend to none.

5. Pass a NC style federal marriage amendment.

(and 6. reinstate do ask, do expell)


27 posted on 07/17/2012 11:56:17 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: markomalley

Sodomites lose. DOMA was passed BEFORE any counterfeit marriage states started pretending to this lunacy. So, there were no “rights” taken away. People who pretended to get “married” AFTER knowing the law already in place should have no recourse.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 8:59:43 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: max americana
You’ll have John piece-of-trash Roberts to win it for your cause. And right after, he’ll split for another 3rd world vacation island like the spineless weasel he really is.

And he'll by supremely hypocritical for doing so. After upholding a law and claiming that the "Court is not in the business of protecting people from their own choices," he'll turn right around and do just that with this duly passed law.

29 posted on 07/17/2012 9:02:36 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: markomalley
Suddenly, I am very nervous about anything important that goes to this Supreme Court now that it has three distinct factions: 4 liberals, 4 conservatives, and 1 moron.
30 posted on 07/17/2012 9:04:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: fwdude
And he'll by supremely hypocritical for doing so. After upholding a law and claiming that the "Court is not in the business of protecting people from their own choices," he'll turn right around and do just that with this duly passed law.

That scumbag Roberts already showed what a hypocrite he is. In June he voted along with Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kennedy to (mostly) overturn the will of the people in Arizona (the immigration law). If that assclown had a shred of decency he would resign and get his epilepsy meds straightened out. Of course, he's already shown he does not have a shred of decency.

31 posted on 07/17/2012 9:13:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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