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  1. On and on and on they go with their disgusting bigotry simply because of religious brainwashing. When are these people going to realise that their religious beliefs matter not one jot when it comes to equality. Believe what the hell you want just don’t impose those beliefs on the rest of us. You do not ‘own’ marriage. Two people who love each other should be able to form a contract without religion’s permission.

  2. Midnighter 25 Jan, 11:40am

    As soon as they overturn the ban, I think I want to marry Terry McAuliffe.

    I’m delighted to read his robust affirmation of the root principle here: that the original legislation was unconstitutional and cannot be considered legitimate.

    If I were a US citizen I’d be asking those who defeated such measures to work to reform a flawed system whereby unconstitutional laws may be enacted in the first place. Clearly the present system is vulnerable to those such as the Christian Right who aim to supplant the constitution with Biblical law.

    1. Why do you always point out on a story about crazy muslims that we should always remember the crazy christians.

      But on a thread about crazy christians you never mention islam?

      I think you quite like islam, but at the same time you hate christianity.

      1. Bollocks.

  3. Aryugaetu 25 Jan, 12:59pm

    My dear British cousins, you must understand that my fellow yankees are idiots on a scale you cannot imagine. Even though about half of the other states have tried and failed from a dozen different angles, only to result in passage of laws recognizing equality, people in the US live on a mental island. Regardless if it is 100 countries investigating and debating, eventually doing what is proven to be right (metric system, health care, education, etc.) or it is their neighboring states (millions of fellow countrymen), Americans will completely ignore all of facts surrounding them and proceed to waste tons of money to reach an insanely bad conclusion.

    American logic is simple, the solution is always found on one of two paths; it provides a mountain of money to corporate officers (in turn, their fully purchased Congressmen) -or- it is based on the misinterpretations of the Bible by a million “Christians” that have never seen the inside of a church.

    1. Beautifully put. Having lived in the USA for 5 years, I find your assessment perfectly accurate. There is definitely a stream of schizophrenia running through the population. A nation that can happily sit with the family and watch a film in which Arnold Schwarzenegger blows people’s heads off but becomes hysterically angry when a nipple is shown or two men kissing, needs help. I thought 911 would perhaps have made the country less insular. Seems I was wrong.

    2. Yesh U R 26 Jan, 4:02am

      Very well put indeed and absolutely accurate too. In the land of the free, where almost nothing is free, there are a mass of people who like their mind slavery bible flavoured. They worship the idiotic and the hateful.

  4. BlokeToys 25 Jan, 1:44pm

    They’ve already lost, and they know it.
    What we’re seeing is the last gasp of religious fundamentalism in America, with millions of citizens on the side of equality and millions more utterly disgusted with the right-wing and their hypocrisies and bullsh*t.

    I’ve said it before, but there is concrete evidence of a massive social change in the US with younger voters, witnessed in the last election. The Tea Party fanatics have slapped millions of Americans around the face, and even before the farce of shutting down government they had less and less support.

    When you dig down into the numbers and stats, the last election proved that the next generation is rejecting the Republican party and their moralistic religious nonsense. In order to survive they HAVE to drop the religious bullsh*t and the moralistic crusading. They have to reject the Tea Party or never have a chance of a Republican President ever again.

  5. Ted Olson and David Boies, the attorney’s for the plaintiffs, have already asked for a summary judgment — i.e., asking the judge to rule in their favor without a trial — after the AG’s statement.

    Offhand, I’d say this one is toast.

  6. charles 25 Jan, 8:45pm

    Here we go again. They just don’t learn.

  7. michaelandfred 26 Jan, 4:45pm

    Ha! They better hurry because the Judge just said, because of the Attorney Generals letter she doesn’t need to hear the oral hearings and is ready to rule.

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