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2013-07-22 09:07:51 PM  
16 votes:
It begins!!!  It starts with a muslim-kenyan-socialist-fascist dictator that was only elected by voter intimidation.

Then we have the Windsor case, and now other federal judges have to respect the Windsor case because of some weird-ass rule B. Hussein Obama made about "binding precedent" whatever the fark that means...and it's like the farking dominoes are finally falling.  Would G. Walker Bush have allowed the liberal tyrants at the Supreme Court to destroy marriage?!  NO!  He would have used his VETO power!

It's time for your come to Jesus moment, libtards.
2013-07-23 07:18:28 AM  
10 votes:

Notabunny: So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?


Dude, 12 hours after the recent DOMA ruling, men in black suits arrived at my house and forcibly gay-married me to some guy named Bruce. And Bruce is a top. It's been a bad month for me.
2013-07-23 02:37:49 AM  
9 votes:

Notabunny: So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?


4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-23 02:33:54 AM  
8 votes:

ambassador_ahab: It begins!!!  It starts with a muslim-kenyan-socialist-fascist dictator that was only elected by voter intimidation.

Then we have the Windsor case, and now other federal judges have to respect the Windsor case because of some weird-ass rule B. Hussein Obama made about "binding precedent" whatever the fark that means...and it's like the farking dominoes are finally falling.  Would G. Walker Bush have allowed the liberal tyrants at the Supreme Court to destroy marriage?!  NO!  He would have used his VETO power!

It's time for your come to Jesus moment, libtards.


Everyone knows that B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" HUSSEIN Superallah Obama used his time machine (powered with the stem cells of aborted white babies) to go back to the 12th Century and impersonate Henry II to insert the idea of binding precedent into the common law system. He even called it "stare decisis", which is probably heathen-turban-wearing-camel-jockey-brown-people-speak for "Force gay Nazi commie Muslim sharia law marriages on everyone".

Just study it out.
2013-07-23 01:37:32 AM  
7 votes:

Notabunny: So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?



i2.kym-cdn.com
2013-07-23 12:48:41 AM  
7 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

See. EVEN THE ANIMALS CRY OUT TO JESUS FOR FORGIVENESS!
2013-07-22 09:52:44 PM  
6 votes:

revrendjim: This is a big farking deal.


But it's canceled by the fact it's in Ohio.

Now, if this could happen in a real state....
2013-07-22 09:21:15 PM  
6 votes:

Rwa2play: dr_blasto: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 277x277]
Bigotry, intolerance, prejudice, and social "conservatism" always lose.

Always.

It just takes too long.

Much too long.


I dunno. I get a sort of sadistic pleasure in watching the bigots' world crumble before their eyes after a long life of believing they were in the right, with them going to their deaths knowing they failed and their work was all for naught.
2013-07-23 11:22:00 AM  
5 votes:
www.bitlogic.com
2013-07-23 01:41:09 AM  
5 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: Wow, a judge from a typically conservative state getting this right, a buzzfeed link that has actual content, and a comment section under the article that isn't filled with hateful bile?  It's like Christmas in July.


I think it is actually Christmas in Australia, isn't it? Or Googly Moogly day, or whatever the hell they call it down there. That place, I swear.
2013-07-23 01:12:52 AM  
5 votes:
So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?
2013-07-23 12:47:46 AM  
5 votes:
You sodomites. Don't you know this is just ANOTHER example of unconstitutional activist judicial law making that is sweeping our country since ZEROBAMA got into office? If we start becoming accepting of the homogay, another 9/11 is JUST AROUND THE CORNER as punishment from God for rejecting his founding principles of the United States.

You people should ALL BE ASHAMED that you have turned your backs on the one, true loving God which brought you into this world, and have embraced sinful lifestyle choices such as this. We should not encourage these mentally ill people to live in their sinful delusions!
2013-07-23 02:38:02 AM  
4 votes:

revrendjim: doglover: revrendjim: This is a big farking deal.

But it's canceled by the fact it's in Ohio.

Now, if this could happen in a real state....

I spent five years of my life in Ohio. Eighth grade through high school graduation. The fact that I left for the Army two weeks later and have never again set foot in the state again means something.


Means you're still a POW in a Turkish prison?
2013-07-23 02:34:53 AM  
4 votes:

Jenna Tellya: Arigato godzaimas, Ohio!


2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-07-23 12:21:13 AM  
4 votes:
Hmm, iPhone + alcohol = cryptic trolling. Lets try that again.

Those activist judges are at it again, huh?
2013-07-22 10:47:29 PM  
4 votes:

kimwim: My sister and sister-in-law got married in a church in Illinois 5 years ago, still waiting to get married legally. We've invited them repeatedly to come to CT to get married, I don't know what they're waiting for.

I hope Ohio goes down soon, with many more states to follow, because it's stupid to think that you could be married between 9am and 5pm, in Manhattan, then go home to New Jersey, and not be married. And then go back to work the next morning, and be married again.


Giggity
2013-07-22 09:22:33 PM  
4 votes:

ambassador_ahab: It begins!!!  It starts with a muslim-kenyan-socialist-fascist dictator that was only elected by voter intimidation.

Then we have the Windsor case, and now other federal judges have to respect the Windsor case because of some weird-ass rule B. Hussein Obama made about "binding precedent" whatever the fark that means...and it's like the farking dominoes are finally falling.  Would G. Walker Bush have allowed the liberal tyrants at the Supreme Court to destroy marriage?!  NO!  He would have used his VETO power!

It's time for your come to Jesus moment, libtards.


God, trolls let anyone in their club these days.
2013-07-23 10:04:09 AM  
3 votes:

Silly_Sot: Because the following ideas are EVIL and must be eradicated:

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Sell all you have and give it to the poor.
As you judge, so shall you be judged.
Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.


Yes, those, and many other similar sentiments are the most evil things imaginable.


I tried that, but when I went to grab his crotch, he punched me in the face!
2013-07-23 07:54:37 AM  
3 votes:

bk3k: Cyberluddite: The only reason this judge ruled that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution is that bans on same-sex marriage obviously violate the Constitution. There is really no viable argument to the contrary, and I defy anybody to come up with one.

JESUS


My gardener doesn't care.
2013-07-23 02:20:11 AM  
3 votes:
But why would a gay person want to live in Ohio anyway?


/ewwwwww
2013-07-23 02:20:07 AM  
3 votes:

Oldiron_79: The existing SCOTUS precident is that states do NOT have to recognize types of licenses they do not issue(a precident that has been set in concealed carry license cases) so this judge will likely have his ruling smacked down by appeals court or SCOTUS


Go back and read the article slowly, looking up the big words in a dictionary. It might help.
2013-07-23 10:03:42 AM  
2 votes:

randomjsa: I support same sex marriage but I do not think that it does. The Constitution does not cover marriage, so its a states rights issue.


The Lee v. Grant decision of 1865 put an end to concept of "states rights".
2013-07-23 09:12:28 AM  
2 votes:

Kuroshin: Oregon has a long history of bigotry and being slow to allow equal rights. We were one of the slowest to desegregate, and our Jim Crow laws were right up there with the worst of 'em.


You must have really hated your black guy.
2013-07-23 08:25:51 AM  
2 votes:

Oxygen_Thief: Neighborhood Watch: gaspode: the supreme court WILL eventually rule that the day one state allowed it all states were compelled to at least recognise it as valid.


I'd sure like to get a hold of that crystal ball you're using.  I need a winning lottery ticket!

Anyway, the Supreme Court has already ruled.  They said it was an individual state matter.  One lower court can't come in behind them and change that ruling.  That's not how it works, dude.  Did you even read TFA, or the Ohio AG's response?

did you read US v. Windsor?



Reading are hard for Neighborhood Watch. Give the 4 day old sock puppet troll alt a break.
2013-07-23 07:33:06 AM  
2 votes:

FormlessOne: twat_waffle: Everyone knows that B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" HUSSEIN Superallah Obama used his time machine

OK, you had me at "B-Rock".


"Now, B-Rock says this. He's going to take your ban on same-sex marriage.... shine it up real nice.... turn that sumbiatch sidewys, and stick straight up Ohio's candy ass!"

"If you SMEEEELLLLLLLLLL LAALALALALALAAAAAAAAA.... WHAT B-ROCK.... IS.... COOKIN'!"
2013-07-23 06:58:54 AM  
2 votes:

HMS_Blinkin: revrendjim: doglover: revrendjim: This is a big farking deal.

But it's canceled by the fact it's in Ohio.

Now, if this could happen in a real state....

I spent five years of my life in Ohio. Eighth grade through high school graduation. The fact that I left for the Army two weeks later and have never again set foot in the state again means something.

I'll third you guys on the Ohio hate----but it IS a BFD.  Ohio (suck though it does) is a bellwhether and swing state---if this holds up in OH, the rest of the nation won't be far behind.


C'mon, Ohio is so bad, it leads the nation in natives who wanted out so bad they escaped into space.
2013-07-23 03:12:26 AM  
2 votes:
i44.tinypic.com

Now we make marriage
2013-07-23 03:01:51 AM  
2 votes:

TemperedEdge: davidphogan: How the fark can anyone argue against letting them be married?  I mean, what the fark is wrong with people?

Because Jeebus, AKA the standard modern argument for discrimination.


I figure the best proof that Jesus isn't real is that he hasn't come back to kick the ass of people who claim to be working on his behalf.
2013-07-23 02:38:55 AM  
2 votes:

Government Fromage: Does this mean I have to marry a man?


No, but it does mean you'll have to milk santorum from them, because you asked.
2013-07-23 02:22:41 AM  
2 votes:

ambassador_ahab: alienated: Civil rights should never be put to a vote.

This is exactly what Judge Walker wrote in district court when it first struck down Prop. 8 in California.  That was the essence of his opinion:  marriage is a fundamental right, and you can't take those away with a vote.  Tyranny of the majority doesn't work in our country.


Yeah, but Judge Walker is a homo so his opinion shouldn't be allowed to matter. Or something like that. I'm a little rusty on my NOM talking points.
2013-07-23 01:44:06 AM  
2 votes:

Notabunny: So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?


A cat is fine too.
2013-07-23 10:56:42 PM  
1 votes:

pueblonative: So if I want to try a new position and my wife wants the same ol same ol, can I sue her for violating my constitutional rights?


What does sex have to do with marriage?
2013-07-23 05:01:35 PM  
1 votes:

SunsetLament: A Supreme Court decision repealed the 10th Amendment?


Actually, it was a settlement reached in the Appomattox county courthouse.
2013-07-23 02:20:20 PM  
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Oh,, now I'm hoping that was a joke but well if not please describe the passages where Jesus talks about such things : )


See, heathen that you are, you don't understand the majesty and glory of accepting Him as your Personal Lord and Savior TM!

When you come to know the Lord in such a deep and intimate way, you needn't rely solely on His transcribed Word!  With your new Gift of Discernment, you will know what He really meant, even if He never actually said it!

Yes, you literally know the Mind of God!  It speaks directly to you!  And Its revelations to you are always True, Right and Eternal!

And in your heart of hearts, in your enlightened Soul you know this Truth:

Homosex is just icky.
2013-07-23 10:29:51 AM  
1 votes:

DeaH: So, long-story-short, you'll have to wait to see what happens with immigration before any smiting can happen.


So if I want to bring about the Rapture, I need to rape an immigrant?  It's never seemed so simple!
2013-07-23 10:24:45 AM  
1 votes:

skozlaw: Actually, these pro-same-sex-marriage rulings are kind of starting to piss me off. I'm still waiting on the end of days I was promised by conservatives and religious nuts regarding the FIRST ruling so many years ago.

Thirteen states and still no doomsday. WTF people? Where's our modern Sodom-smiting?


Here's the thing about the Sodom-smiting: it had more to do with hospitality than gayness. The crowd was upset that there were strangers present. They wanted to humiliate them. Rape is pretty humiliating, so that that what they were screaming they wanted to do. Lot chided them for their bad hospitality. Lot even offered up his own virgin daughters for the crowd to rape (Lot was a very attentive host), but the crowd wanted to punish the strangers for coming into their town.

So, long-story-short, you'll have to wait to see what happens with immigration before any smiting can happen.
2013-07-23 09:52:52 AM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Gimmick accounts should get IP permabanned.


Every time you try to make a gimmick alt to troll, a fist should pop out of the screen and punch you in the face when you try to register.
2013-07-23 09:51:45 AM  
1 votes:
Actually, these pro-same-sex-marriage rulings are kind of starting to piss me off. I'm still waiting on the end of days I was promised by conservatives and religious nuts regarding the FIRST ruling so many years ago.

Thirteen states and still no doomsday. WTF people? Where's our modern Sodom-smiting?
2013-07-23 09:51:28 AM  
1 votes:

Ilmarinen: *scans thread*

Hey, not a single purple 5 (for homophobes) post. Don't they feel like chiming in or is there a transgenders thread going on somewhere that I don't know about?


This being Fark, I assume there's always a transgenders thread going on somewhere.
2013-07-23 09:42:54 AM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Gimmick accounts should get IP permabanned.


I was once on a much smaller, focused messaging board with an extended group of friends.  Anytime someone tried to troll with an alt, the moderator would out them immediately.  "YerMomma is posting from the same IP as BillJohnson".  Put an end to that shiat real quick.  It was even more fun that we could publicly shame the idiot afterwards.

My favorite FARK anecdote (don't know if it's true, gotta believe the poster when they said a mod confirmed this at a FARK party), is that FARK has people argue with their own alts in order to spur debate on an issue.  That's some farked up shiat right there.

Oh, and hurray Maryland!  For standing up and voting for marriage equality in this past election!  Next up:  medical marijuana!
2013-07-23 09:31:56 AM  
1 votes:

Biological Ali: Neighborhood Watch: Biological Ali: The fark is wrong with you?


Nothing, that I know of.

Look, I get that you made this account to troll Trayvon Martin threads - that shtick may have been mildly amusing for maybe a couple minutes or so. But coming into threads like this and pulling this kind of threadjack nonsense? That's pretty farking pathetic. Give it a rest.


Good luck with that.  Asses gonna hat.
2013-07-23 09:23:24 AM  
1 votes:

duffblue: cameroncrazy1984: duffblue: revrendjim: This is not just another domino. This is a big farking deal. I love watching history happen. I watched the Berlin Wall come down. Now this.

Wipes away tear.

Yes because this is on the same scale as the Fall of the USSR

Yeah, equal rights for all Americans IS on that scale.

You must be under 20 years old.


Nope, I was 7 when the Soviet Union finally collapsed. This is bigger, because the Soviets were only a threat in the sense that they might have bankrupted us first.
2013-07-23 09:16:00 AM  
1 votes:
Ay oh.  Way to go, Ohio.
2013-07-23 08:51:51 AM  
1 votes:

Biological Ali: Neighborhood Watch: Zeno-25: Since when did black people become the gatekeepers of all civil rights struggles in America?


I don't know.  Why don't you grab a bullhorn, go out to the local Travon rally and ask them?

The fark is wrong with you?


How much time do you have?
2013-07-23 08:34:56 AM  
1 votes:

Neighborhood Watch: Zeno-25: Since when did black people become the gatekeepers of all civil rights struggles in America?


I don't know.  Why don't you grab a bullhorn, go out to the local Travon rally and ask them?


And the troll gets back to his comfort zone.
2013-07-23 07:22:35 AM  
1 votes:
Wow. Someone in this thread actually took that post seriously.

Not sure if shocked or sad.
2013-07-23 07:12:33 AM  
1 votes:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
2013-07-23 05:20:51 AM  
1 votes:
greece.greekreporter.com
2013-07-23 04:47:36 AM  
1 votes:

Aarontology: Rwa2play: dr_blasto: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 277x277]
Bigotry, intolerance, prejudice, and social "conservatism" always lose.

Always.

It just takes too long.

Much too long.

I dunno. I get a sort of sadistic pleasure in watching the bigots' world crumble before their eyes after a long life of believing they were in the right, with them going to their deaths knowing they failed and their work was all for naught.


Of course the funnier part is that because they have put bigotry into the center of their religion, when their bigotry gets defeated it makes their version of God a loser too.
2013-07-23 03:23:31 AM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: I don't see the patchwork solution lasting for very long. Even though Section 2 of DOMA is still in effect, tossing Section 3 while keeping Section 2 creates such a legal clusterfark that it's only a matter of time before Section 2 gets found unconstitutional as well. Once DOMA goes away altogether, we're ripe for a constitutional challenge of the whole shebang.


ryn, I have full faith that you'll be loving the outcome of this.
It's inevitable.
2013-07-23 03:23:12 AM  
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Rhino_man: tinfoil-hat maggie: Oh, and this nothing to do with anything really but in a dream last night I had a judge telling me I could only be married if I had a child. I think I've read to much of this kind of stuff, Oh and some hit-man was trying to kill me before that, so ...
/I have weird dreams.

Funny, my dream last night was about waking up fully clothed in a bed with my (female) best friend, who told me "Be careful around loose women.  They'll get you in trouble."  Then a lesbian friend of mine who has the same first name as her walked in and... erm... got me in trouble, while the best friend kept giving me disapproving looks.  She finally said "... and Miss Rhino doesn't know" and then I woke up.

Strangest farking dream I've ever had.

Sure it was, it was just the strangest dream you remember : )


There was also the one two weeks ago about the Nazis invading North Carolina, and the Coast Guard was the only force available to fight them off... and some CG officer said "Hey, that guy's a Marine!  Get over here, Marine!"  and suddenly I was trying to bust people out of some Nazi POW hospital, and the Americans following me kept blowing our cover because they didn't speak German... and when we finally busted through the front door, we saw a Coast Guard cutter launching missiles at the hospital, so we ran away from the building without looking at the explosions.

Do you know who doesn't look at explosions?

Cool guys.

Cool guys don't look at explosions.

th01.deviantart.net

/Also, hooray for same sex marriage!
2013-07-23 03:21:45 AM  
1 votes:

twat_waffle: ambassador_ahab: It begins!!!  It starts with a muslim-kenyan-socialist-fascist dictator that was only elected by voter intimidation.

Then we have the Windsor case, and now other federal judges have to respect the Windsor case because of some weird-ass rule B. Hussein Obama made about "binding precedent" whatever the fark that means...and it's like the farking dominoes are finally falling.  Would G. Walker Bush have allowed the liberal tyrants at the Supreme Court to destroy marriage?!  NO!  He would have used his VETO power!

It's time for your come to Jesus moment, libtards.

Everyone knows that B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" HUSSEIN Superallah Obama used his time machine (powered with the stem cells of aborted white babies) to go back to the 12th Century and impersonate Henry II to insert the idea of binding precedent into the common law system. He even called it "stare decisis", which is probably heathen-turban-wearing-camel-jockey-brown-people-speak for "Force gay Nazi commie Muslim sharia law marriages on everyone".


api.ning.com
What gay Nazi commie Muslim sharia law marriage might look like.
2013-07-23 03:21:23 AM  
1 votes:
Rachel Maddow is going to be insufferable tomorrow.
2013-07-23 03:10:02 AM  
1 votes:

Notabunny: So is my opposite-sex marriage now destroyed, or am I now gay, or am I supposed to marry a turtle?


You're supposed to marry a GAY turtle, obviously.
2013-07-23 03:08:04 AM  
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Oh, and this nothing to do with anything really but in a dream last night I had a judge telling me I could only be married if I had a child. I think I've read to much of this kind of stuff, Oh and some hit-man was trying to kill me before that, so ...
/I have weird dreams.


Funny, my dream last night was about waking up fully clothed in a bed with my (female) best friend, who told me "Be careful around loose women.  They'll get you in trouble."  Then a lesbian friend of mine who has the same first name as her walked in and... erm... got me in trouble, while the best friend kept giving me disapproving looks.  She finally said "... and Miss Rhino doesn't know" and then I woke up.

Strangest farking dream I've ever had.
2013-07-23 03:05:40 AM  
1 votes:
*scans thread*

Hey, not a single purple 5 (for homophobes) post. Don't they feel like chiming in or is there a transgenders thread going on somewhere that I don't know about?
2013-07-23 03:02:29 AM  
1 votes:

davidphogan: I figure the best proof that Jesus isn't real is that he hasn't come back to kick the ass of people who claim to be working on his behalf.


I want to make a shirt out of that.
2013-07-23 02:42:29 AM  
1 votes:

Prof. Frink: revrendjim: doglover: revrendjim: This is a big farking deal.

But it's canceled by the fact it's in Ohio.

Now, if this could happen in a real state....

I spent five years of my life in Ohio. Eighth grade through high school graduation. The fact that I left for the Army two weeks later and have never again set foot in the state again means something.

Means you're still a POW in a Turkish prison?


Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?
2013-07-23 02:39:22 AM  
1 votes:

Government Fromage: Does this mean I have to marry a man?


Yes, and also practice Sharia law and bathe your feet in a muslim footbath.
2013-07-23 02:37:52 AM  
1 votes:

twat_waffle: Everyone knows that B-Rock "The Islamic Shock" HUSSEIN Superallah Obama used his time machine


OK, you had me at "B-Rock".
2013-07-23 02:29:56 AM  
1 votes:

tinfoil-hat maggie: SpdrJay: But why would a gay person want to live in Ohio anyway?


/ewwwwww

The hope is we'll be able to live wherever we want in the states and have equal rights.


The hell you say! What next? Negroes can live anywhere they want? Marry white wimmen? VOTE?

You and your gays are going to open the floodgates.
2013-07-23 02:23:38 AM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: You sodomites. Don't you know this is just ANOTHER example of unconstitutional activist judicial law making that is sweeping our country since ZEROBAMA got into office? If we start becoming accepting of the homogay, another 9/11 is JUST AROUND THE CORNER as punishment from God for rejecting his founding principles of the United States.

You people should ALL BE ASHAMED that you have turned your backs on the one, true loving God which brought you into this world, and have embraced sinful lifestyle choices such as this. We should not encourage these mentally ill people to live in their sinful delusions!


Not sure if satire or trolling...
2013-07-23 02:22:25 AM  
1 votes:

Zeppelininthesky: Too bad the majority are making life harder by trying to force their beliefs on the rest of the nation.


Exactly.  If you're in a straight marriage and want to stay in it, nobody is going to force you to get a divorce and then go get gay married.
2013-07-23 02:12:39 AM  
1 votes:

alienated: By the way- Maggie- I look at that and it seems crass and not at all what i meant to convey. oops
I was going for a play on me not posting pics, but SQUIRREL!


Squirrel?
farm8.staticflickr.com
No worries : )
2013-07-23 02:05:05 AM  
1 votes:

Cyberluddite: The only reason this judge ruled that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution is that bans on same-sex marriage obviously violate the Constitution. There is really no viable argument to the contrary, and I defy anybody to come up with one.


Turtles and cats, apparently.
2013-07-23 02:00:34 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, great. Gay marriage and free weed for anyone who is or isn't a documented citizen if this country.

/no, seriously, please?
2013-07-23 01:57:24 AM  
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 277x277]
Bigotry, intolerance, prejudice, and social "conservatism" always lose.

Always.

The avalanche has started. It is too late for the pebbles to vote.


Civil rights should never be put to a vote.
2013-07-23 01:27:19 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, a judge from a typically conservative state getting this right, a buzzfeed link that has actual content, and a comment section under the article that isn't filled with hateful bile?  It's like Christmas in July.
2013-07-22 10:39:51 PM  
1 votes:

kimwim: My sister and sister-in-law got married in a church in Illinois 5 years ago, still waiting to get married legally. We've invited them repeatedly to come to CT to get married, I don't know what they're waiting for.

I hope Ohio goes down soon, with many more states to follow, because it's stupid to think that you could be married between 9am and 5pm, in Manhattan, then go home to New Jersey, and not be married. And then go back to work the next morning, and be married again.


She might be holding out to get married in Massachusetts, so that she and her bride can do a honeymoon on the Cape?
2013-07-22 10:34:44 PM  
1 votes:
And here are the opening paragraphs of the judge's glorious opinion:

This is not a complicated case. The issue is whether the State of Ohio can discriminate against same sex marriages lawfully solemnized out of state, when Ohio law has historically and unambiguously provided that the validity of a marriage is determined by whether it complies with the law of the jurisdiction where it was celebrated.

Throughout Ohio's history, Ohio law has been clear: a marriage solemnized outside of Ohio is valid in Ohio if it is valid where solemnized. Thus, for example, under Ohio law, out-of-state marriages between first cousins are recognized by Ohio, even though Ohio law does not authorize marriages between first cousins. Likewise, under Ohio law, out of state marriages of minors are recognized by Ohio, even though Ohio law does not authorize marriages of minors.

How then can Ohio, especially given the historical status of Ohio law, single out same sex marriages as ones it will not recognize? The short answer is that Ohio cannot ... at least not under the circumstances here.

By treating lawful same sex marriages differently than it treats lawful opposite sex marriages (e.g., marriages of first cousins and marriages of minors), Ohio law, as applied to these Plaintiffs, likely violates the United States Constitution which guarantees that "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall ... deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws."


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Indeed, just as Justice Scalia predicted in his animated dissent, by virtue of the present lawsuit, "the state-law shoe" has now dropped in Ohio. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. at 77-78.

Let me repeat that last delicious bite for you ...

Indeed, just as Justice Scalia predicted in his animated dissent, by virtue of the present lawsuit, "the state-law shoe" has now dropped in Ohio. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. at 77-78.
 
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