June 26, 2015 at 5:34 pm #11901June 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm #11902
and this article says how this ruling is most troublesome…
http://www.citizenlink.com/2015/06/26/why-the-marriage-decision-is-not-like-roe-v-wade/June 26, 2015 at 5:53 pm #11903AmusParticipant
All just so much twaddle.
RE: Franklin Graham;
Fraud, Crackpot and embarrassment to his father’s legacy.June 26, 2015 at 8:35 pm #11908
Obama has kicked a lot of ass:
For a guy “with no experience,” Obama has accumulated a notable record:
executive action to curb greenhouse gas emissions
executive action to protect 6 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Ended ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military.
Made it easier for women and minorities to fight wage discrimination
Cut out private sector involvement in student loans
hiked top income tax rate
reopened relations with Cuba
Iran Nuclear deal (tentative)
reprofessionalized the Department of Justice
refashioned National Labor Relations Board
refashioned the Wage & Hour Division of Labor Department
Marriage Equality for all
@Broadway, again I encourage you to just be a better human about it all. Set aside the fear and shame based arguments and spend more time on your life, helping the poor, doing actually good things.
Continuing on this road does more to marginalize who you are and what you claim to be about than you realize.June 27, 2015 at 12:25 am #11913
Your world has ended Broadway, for God’s sake, jump!June 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm #11916
Nope, not gonna jump…gonna stand…
For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13
Pretty contextual…June 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm #11917BrianlParticipant
Broadway, you keep digging your hole deeper.June 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm #11918paulwalkerParticipant
On the surface, the GOP seems to also be digging their own hole deeper. However, only if the majority who agree with this decision actually vote in 2016. This is not an “automatic”. Younger voters need to actually vote in 2016 if they agree with this, otherwise it could be overturned as justices retire.June 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm #11919
Has the SCOTUS/Congress really ever overturned a social justice law. I don’t think so.
Younger people tend not to vote, yet we’ve continuingly been making equality progress for everyone. Should young people one day turn up en mass at the polls, the Republicans would suffer a massive defeat just about everywhere, including the south.June 27, 2015 at 5:32 pm #11920
Broadway sez: “armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.”June 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm #11921paulwalkerParticipant
Skep, maybe I wasn’t clear. There is tremendous passion on both sides of this issue. Perhaps as much as Row vs. Wade.
This emotion could easily overturn this, especially since the vote was close and there is a political split all over it. I think Kennedy was absolutely correct in keeping politics out of it, but how can we be sure this will occur in the future?June 27, 2015 at 7:05 pm #11923
With some religious groups, this is not acceptable, in that they must either recognize what they see as divine and or perfect as needing change, ignore it, or seek to assert their moral authority.
Lots of carefully contrived court cases are coming, just as they have come as a result of Roe.
Some of that will be warranted. Like anything, some boundaries need refinement and balance. All good. I see this like later abortion, which we have all but eliminated, and mid term where there are reasonable conditions.
Sadly, there are a lot of cases that go too far, and that is where the struggle will continue to be for a good long time.
Same sex marriage will see the same dynamics, IMHO.June 27, 2015 at 7:07 pm #11924
…as will guns someday.
SCOTUS affirmed the individual right finally.
They left regulation of that right as an open and constitutional matter.
One day, when political will is there, similar attempts to set boundaries and reach balance will happen.June 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm #11925June 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm #11926
That’s condescending bullshit.
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