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US: Supporters of Prop 8 file petition claiming equal marriage ban should still legally be in force

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  1. Do they honestly think they can stop the course of history? The tides have changed, or, probably more appropriate, changing, but maybe this will push the Supreme Court into stating once and for all, it’s position on the subject. It’s inevitable that it’s going to go with, rather than against same sex marriage.

    1. Colin (London) 13 Jul 2013, 10:53am

      If I believed in their gods I would be praying for this to be defeated or thrown out…..

      But I don’t….I believe in the spirit of the human race and good people. We a minority group have earned our right to be free and equal to all society..

      Let the has been people who live in the past fail please.

  2. PeterinSydney 13 Jul 2013, 3:58am

    These haters will never stop their hating efforts. What evil nasty people they are. I am sure the courts are sick of them.

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Jul 2013, 7:58am

      Yes, P. Sydney ! This is hatred of worst kind. Inhuman and fascistic darkness–WITHOUT LOVE-deep down in their brains. I usually love people and want to embrace them all—even strong opponents. But here the line is drawn. I’m shivering from anger and disappointment. But they will lose again, I’m sure !

  3. Michael Walsh 13 Jul 2013, 3:58am

    ^^^I’m not so sure, the current supreme court disappointed me with their recent rulings. They had an opportunity to get things over with and declare discrimination against LGBT citizens as unconstitutional. DOMA was only struck down with a 5-4 majority. That’s pretty upsetting.

    I also think the US take the constitution as written in stone. If the supreme court were to find that equal marriage were constitutional, then the constitution should be re-written.

    1. Michael Walsh 13 Jul 2013, 3:59am

      *Find that equal marriage were UNCONSTITUTIONAL… is of course what I meant to say in that last sentence :-)

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2013, 12:16pm

      It didn’t go far enough in my view. Americans fail to realise that their constitution is a living document to adapt to the needs of society as attitudes evolve for the general good. At the core of this is religion of course, biased catholic judges allowing their religious beliefs to take precedence and incapable of being impartial in what is purely a civil matter. This is the downfall of the federal system of government, no central government, especially the American version. Each state has its own government, laws and constitution behaving as if they are separate countries. I don’t think it’s a good thing at all and not a good way to deliver equality for an entire society which is why America has ended up with 37 states without equal marriage. It will be decades before it will be the law of the land at the rate they’re going unless of course, the Supreme Court steps in again.

  4. This petition is DOA. State courts are never permitted to supersede or overrule Federal court decisions. Federal court Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision is the only decision left standing and most legal experts expect that the CA Supreme Court will reject the petition.

    1. bobbleobble 13 Jul 2013, 8:24am

      As you say they’ve gone to the wrong court about this. But then they can’t go to the Federal Courts because they don’t have standing there. Hopefully their petition will be thrown out and ‘Protect’Marriage will give it up although I can’t see that happening.

  5. David Waite 13 Jul 2013, 7:46am

    This is a ploy by the lawyers representing this group, designed to bill them for yet another ‘impossible’ procedure. With most clients, lawyers wouldn’t risk a procedure that could later get them sued for malpractice. In this case, with miracle-believing clients who are thoroughly invested in the bronze age beliefs they were raised with, it’s a safe-from-misconduct-charges way of hyping their bill.

    1. For once I’m glad of the thieving lawyers….the sooner these deranged homophobes are sucked dry of their cash the sooner they’ll stop making a nuisance of themselves in the courts and fools of themselves in public…

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2013, 12:04pm

        There are some lawyers who support these loons and would do it pro-bono.

  6. ProtectMarriage should really just call themselves HateGays. At least that would be be more honest.
    I don’t believe the Supreme Court will allow themselves to be pushed around, no matter how small a majority got the legislation through. There is a will for equality to succeed.

  7. Mihangel apYrs 13 Jul 2013, 9:18am

    once they start urguing pernickety points you realise that their lawyers know they’ve lost but are milking it for cash or exposure

  8. Jock S. Trap 13 Jul 2013, 9:33am

    This is nasty and cruel…. and this is religion!

  9. TattoozNTech 13 Jul 2013, 10:13am

    uh. you lost ignorant bigoted dum-dums. eat your humble pie & take your discrimination & general jackassery & go home, where no one has to hear/see your spew anymore.

  10. You can just feel the Christian Love from these people!

  11. Frivolous lawsuit.

  12. Hateful, unevolved human beings hiding behind outdated poisonous superstition!

  13. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2013, 12:03pm

    Good luck with that one, demented freaks. It’s astonishing that lawyers wouldn’t even take the case. I can only conclude whoever is bringing the case has money to waste.

  14. Robert in S. Kensington 13 Jul 2013, 12:21pm

    Of course, we have our own version with Tory MP Peter Bone(head) leading the charge with the help of David Burrowes calling for a referendum in the autumn. Two more loons whose EDM will go nowhere.

  15. Is there any chance that these people will use their resources and energies to fight the high incidence of divorce that plagues the so-called Christian sects and cults? If there’s an 800 pound gorilla in their midst it’s the seemingly uncontrolled wave of divorces and broken homes that describes these busybodies.

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