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Supreme Court indicates it may strike down marriage law
Reuters ^ | 3/27/2013 | Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram

Posted on 03/27/2013 1:06:43 PM PDT by South40

(Reuters) - A majority of Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated they could be inclined to strike down a law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples, a move that would reflect the evolving nationwide sea change in attitudes to gay marriage.

As a packed courtroom listened attentively on a second day of arguments on gay marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a potential swing vote, warned of a "real risk" that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) infringes on the traditional role of the states in defining marriage.

A conservative, Kennedy is viewed as a key vote on this issue in part because he has twice authored decisions in the past that were viewed as favorable to gay rights.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 03/27/2013 1:06:43 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

This isn’t about homos who want to get married, it is about State’s rights and our constutitional Republic.

It is just another step toward communism.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 1:11:29 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: South40

Yeah right, heard that before with Obamacare. I am not holding my breath that we will not, on this holy of holy week, slip into the moral abyss of decay...............


3 posted on 03/27/2013 1:12:22 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: South40

Gee, what a surprise. /s


4 posted on 03/27/2013 1:13:39 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Truth2012
It is just another step toward communism.

exactly.

Marxists want the state to raise children so that there will be equality of opportunity and all children raised by the state will be raised equally. In order to reach this utopia, traditional marriage and family will first have to be destroyed. Homo marriage is just another step on that pathway.

5 posted on 03/27/2013 1:14:48 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: South40

so then ANYTHING legal in one state is legal in all states?

ie ccw?

pot?

polygamy?

sex with animals?


6 posted on 03/27/2013 1:15:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: South40
My guess is that Kennedy will strike DOMA down as a federal law and then rule in favor of the states on the prop 8 issue.

He is libertarian leaning and I suspect he will not rule in favor of the federal gov't on either issue.

7 posted on 03/27/2013 1:18:29 PM PDT by what's up
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To: South40

If they strike DOMA down on states’ rights basis, it would be difficult to strike down Prop 8, or so I would think.

I would rather have DOMA fail than Prop 8.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 1:20:57 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: what's up

Uh, Adam and Eve. NOT adam and steve. Hello? My attitude hasn’t changed. Keep the doors closed. I don’t want to see it.


9 posted on 03/27/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: rktman
My guess is that there would be fewer adam & steves if this became a state issue.

True of all the social problems IMO.

10 posted on 03/27/2013 1:25:34 PM PDT by what's up
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To: South40

I went to inquire about a family membership for using the swim center at a Catholic University yesterday. The clerk felt the need to clarify and expound on what a “traditional family” meant, to which I replied that they didn’t have to break out the various scenarios. I fit the best possible description; 1 man, married (only once) to a woman with 2 children, whom we created together.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: longtermmemmory
A majority of Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated they could be inclined to strike down a law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples

so then ANYTHING legal in one state is legal in all states?

ie ccw?

pot?

polygamy?

sex with animals?

If federal benefits are the sticking point, the Court could conceivably leave standing the part of DOMA that says no state is required to recognize a same-sex "marriage" performed in another state.

12 posted on 03/27/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: South40

Why don’t we wait and see what happens in JUNE. I remember daily it was back and forth for months on Obamacare. Some were so convinced that it was going to be tossed out that it made us all comfortable here. And then the shock waves went through the entire Free Republic Site. I am not getting myself excited about a ruling that may go our way again. I will wait for the ruling from the Supremes themselves.


13 posted on 03/27/2013 1:26:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: South40

“Supreme Court indicates it may strike down marriage law”

It did nothing of the sort! More psy-ops from the Left.


14 posted on 03/27/2013 1:29:25 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: what's up
My guess is that Kennedy will strike DOMA down as a federal law and then rule in favor of the states on the prop 8 issue.

Every part of DOMA is essential to make it protect what it was intended to: marriage. Only one part falling will collapse the rest of it.

If Part 3, the federal recognition clause, is struck down, then counterfeit marriage will be exportable into every state. Technically, states which have their own marriage amendments don't have to recognize them for state purposes, but with the federal strings attached to all that a state does, how long will that last?

15 posted on 03/27/2013 1:33:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: South40

It is impossible to discern from the oral arguments which way the court will go. It is foolish to even speculate before the opinions come out.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 1:38:43 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: rktman

“Uh, Adam and Eve. NOT adam and steve...”

If they open this door it might also be Adam and Fido (woof woof)...........


17 posted on 03/27/2013 1:43:35 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

ok so now husbands will want an ADDITIONAL wife for christmas?

(so nagging in stereo? two modern women who can’t cook? TWO MOTHER IN LAWS!)


18 posted on 03/27/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Truth2012

>> This isn’t about homos who want to get married,

It’s about many things. It’s also about forcing the citizens to support and service homosexual behavior.


19 posted on 03/27/2013 1:47:28 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: South40

>> that would reflect the evolving nationwide sea change in attitudes to gay marriage

Two scumbags qualifying the nature of homosexual “marriage” as “evolving”. Anal sex is not “evolving”.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 1:49:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“ok so now husbands will want an ADDITIONAL wife for Christmas?

(so nagging in stereo? two modern women who can’t cook? TWO MOTHER IN LAWS!)”...

That alone should be enough to make them vote no LOL
Aww the possibles are endless as to what this will open up... Brother might be able to marry sisters and onward we go...........


21 posted on 03/27/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Only if they open the back door. king hussein should have plenty of insight.


22 posted on 03/27/2013 2:09:39 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I would rather have DOMA fail than Prop 8.

I think that's what's going to happen.

Unless the spineless SCOTUS decrees that citizens don't have standing to defend ballot measures, which would be disastrous. State governments would be given a default veto over all public referenda.
23 posted on 03/27/2013 2:21:38 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: South40

Didn’t we always know they would strike it down?


24 posted on 03/27/2013 2:21:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ramius
It is impossible to discern from the oral arguments which way the court will go. It is foolish to even speculate before the opinions come out.

Think so? :-)

Why the Supreme Court Will Strike Down All of Obamacare

25 posted on 03/27/2013 2:26:02 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Gene Eric

You’re right of course. But more generally they want us to accept deviate behavior and it will extend way beyond homosexuality. It is conditioning. If they condition the masses to “anything goes” then there is less rebellion when they really take over. The leftists / commies must break us down first. We are the remnants and will serve as the counter resistance.


26 posted on 03/27/2013 2:31:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Gene Eric

“It’s about many things. It’s also about forcing the citizens to support and service homosexual behavior.”

That is the worst part of it, that and teaching the young that wrong is right. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes at the Pearly Gate.


27 posted on 03/27/2013 2:34:34 PM PDT by Josephat
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To: fwdude
then counterfeit marriage will be exportable into every state

Only potentially exportable.

There are 40 states holding the line on traditional marriage. I don't think that will change a whole lot.

28 posted on 03/27/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by what's up
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To: fwdude

That’s how I see it.

Worse, Reuters isn’t even American.


29 posted on 03/27/2013 2:37:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: longtermmemmory

I have TWO MOTHER IN LAWS and it is not fun. One is a hippie and the other is an obsessive Martha Stewart type.

-My wife is a product of a divorce.


30 posted on 03/27/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: what's up
Only potentially exportable. There are 40 states holding the line on traditional marriage. I don't think that will change a whole lot.

True, but as far as federal law would be concerned, these couples will be able to file joint federal tax returns, receive survivor social security benefits, and other federally overseen programs administered by states, such as Medicare, wherever they choose to live. Federal governments operations is so inextricably woven into so many state programs (unfortunately) that it will be nearly impossible for marriage-honoring states to avoid conflicts with these concocted relationships. And with a federal government hostile to natural marriage as the real thing, you know they will extort compliance with their perverted wished from these states.

31 posted on 03/27/2013 2:55:08 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: longtermmemmory

“so then ANYTHING legal in one state is legal in all states?”

Exactly. Wisconsin recognizes the badger as its state animal; therefore, all states must designate the badger as their state animal.


32 posted on 03/27/2013 3:23:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: fwdude

Not sure which medicare provision you are referring to as being advantageous for married but anyway...if a state doesn’T recognize gay marriage how would the feds be able to interfere in any meaningful way if the federal gov’t isn’t allowed to define marriage?


33 posted on 03/27/2013 3:47:09 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Dacula

Did her dad divorce Martha for the hippie, or the other way around?


34 posted on 03/27/2013 3:50:28 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Knocked up the hippie and lost a scholarship to Notre Dame.

Several years later hooked up with Martha.


35 posted on 03/27/2013 4:49:15 PM PDT by Dacula
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