If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN) NewsFlash Percentage of things coming out of Texas that are steers drops sharply   (cnn.com) divider line 478
    More: NewsFlash, Texas, opponents of same-sex marriage, federal courts  
•       •       •

22952 clicks; posted to Politics » on 26 Feb 2014 at 3:38 PM (20 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»


Want to get NewsFlash notifications in email?

478 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-02-26 04:03:36 PM

CruJones: The cities in Texas are bluer than people think. The mayor of San Antonio, where this ruling happened to have been made, was the speaker at the DNC.  My company here has had same sex benefits for as long as I've worked here, six years.  No idea how long before that.

Lot of social liberal, fiscal conservative types.


Don't let the truth get into play here ... it is FARK
 
hej
2014-02-26 04:03:53 PM

JerseyTim: 'It is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens.' - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on same-sex marriage ruling- Dan Linden (@DanLinden) February 26, 2014

[www.quickmeme.com image 625x468]


No, but it is the role of the judicial system to make sure laws are obeyed.
 
2014-02-26 04:03:53 PM

ChipNASA: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Bareefer Obonghit: However, number of queers coming in Texas skyrockets.

/Off I go to Freeper Land to watch the schadenfreude unfold in real time


Because I have a man crush on R. Lee Earmy

[s1.ibtimes.com image 720x642]

"I bet you're the kinda guy that would fark a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach around. I'll be watching you!"


Ermey Got Damn it.
 
2014-02-26 04:04:14 PM

ltdanman44: [upload.wikimedia.org image 704x857]


His uniform needs some cleaning and tailoring. But I'm not going to tell him that. No sir. I mean...ooops.
 
2014-02-26 04:04:30 PM

CruJones: The cities in Texas are bluer than people think. The mayor of San Antonio, where this ruling happened to have been made, was the speaker at the DNC.  My company here has had same sex benefits for as long as I've worked here, six years.  No idea how long before that.

Lot of social liberal, fiscal conservative types.



And the mayor of Houston is a carpet muncher*

* that's what Council Member Micheal "Hit and Run Leaving a Gay Bar" Berry called her.
 
2014-02-26 04:04:47 PM
My former boss, who was very flamboyantly gay, recently moved from West Hollywood to Dallas with his boyfriend.  I was as shocked as anyone about this.  Would it be appropriate to congratulate him on this?
 
2014-02-26 04:05:02 PM
Activist judges trying to keep small government from condemning types of sexuality I don't understand... grrr

I just divided by derp.
 
2014-02-26 04:05:28 PM
media1.giphy.com
 
2014-02-26 04:05:50 PM
This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 04:06:35 PM

Ostman: Antimatter: mercator_psi: Hopefully Jan Brewer will look at this and think, "Well, okay, I guess I'll veto it."

Oh, who am I kidding? I used the words "Jan Brewer" and "think" in the same sentence.

If anything, I expect an Arizona type law introduced by the end of the week, and quickly passed in Texas.  the conservatives here cannot stand gays for some reason, and love to use them as a scapegoat.

...For what?

*sigh* I wish conservatives would explain this incredible power I apparently have to affect every aspect of everyones' life. I'd like to weild it.

/For the glory of my lord Satan, of course.


Hold onto your britches, but I've had a conservative argue with me that the problem isn't what gays do, but that what they do becomes normalized, leading to more people indulging in their perversions, including perversions no one would defend.
 
2014-02-26 04:07:49 PM

vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.

Didn't you just say to keep it out of the Supreme Court? Seems like you just presented a far more compelling case for why they should.


Didn't the Supreme Court just hang the skinned corpse of Amendment IV out to dry yesterday?
Yes, yes they did.
/Rusty chainsaw. Sideways.
 
2014-02-26 04:08:04 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: rockforever: Rick Perry blows his stack in 3...2...1...

Stack waits in antici ...

...

... -pation.

[www.hghhelp.com image 476x531]


Okay, can't stand the man, but if that's the kind of guy Rick Perry is into, then he's got good taste.
 
2014-02-26 04:09:04 PM
Damnit Greg Abbott, stop throwing our money away on this. Let it go. We have other things to spend our money on than these stupid, and ultimately pointless, legal battles.
 
2014-02-26 04:09:10 PM

sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]


0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com
 
bow [TotalFark]
2014-02-26 04:09:13 PM
Come on Ohio, get in the game.
 
2014-02-26 04:09:25 PM
Good.


And good headline.
 
2014-02-26 04:10:04 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.

Didn't you just say to keep it out of the Supreme Court? Seems like you just presented a far more compelling case for why they should.

Didn't the Supreme Court just hang the skinned corpse of Amendment IV out to dry yesterday?
Yes, yes they did.
/Rusty chainsaw. Sideways.


GOD DAMMIT SO MUCH
 
2014-02-26 04:10:22 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.

Didn't you just say to keep it out of the Supreme Court? Seems like you just presented a far more compelling case for why they should.

Didn't the Supreme Court just hang the skinned corpse of Amendment IV out to dry yesterday?
Yes, yes they did.
/Rusty chainsaw. Sideways.


I'm going to have to disagree with you. Sure, the liberals on the Court wanted a higher standard. But that's hardly gutting. If some guy gets arrested for BS reasons in order to execute the search, this ruling doesn't protect it.
 
2014-02-26 04:10:58 PM

sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]


Okay, that was funny.
 
2014-02-26 04:11:06 PM

QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.


That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.
 
2014-02-26 04:11:44 PM
I guess there will be another gay pride parade in Austin.

/about damn time
//suck it, bigots!
 
2014-02-26 04:12:04 PM

QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.


Q = Questioning, not Queer.
 
2014-02-26 04:14:02 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-26 04:14:11 PM

obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.


So.
Two gay men together would technically be lesbian.
I see.
 
2014-02-26 04:14:18 PM

NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.


In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.
 
2014-02-26 04:14:27 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Man.

Live in Texas.  Derpers in my office are going to go all herp and derp when they find out about this.


I live in the very-red suburbs of Houston. This will be fun to watch!
 
2014-02-26 04:14:55 PM

vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: vygramul: demaL-demaL-yeH: Tenga: It's pending appeal, so don't start sucking each others dicks yet.

Wait.
No: They can do that thanks to another Texass case.

This one is about marriage, which the Supreme Court has called a fundamental, basic civil right over and over.

Didn't you just say to keep it out of the Supreme Court? Seems like you just presented a far more compelling case for why they should.

Didn't the Supreme Court just hang the skinned corpse of Amendment IV out to dry yesterday?
Yes, yes they did.
/Rusty chainsaw. Sideways.

I'm going to have to disagree with you. Sure, the liberals on the Court wanted a higher standard. But that's hardly gutting. If some guy gets arrested for BS reasons in order to execute the search, this ruling doesn't protect it.


What was the exigent emergency that prevented them from getting a martherfarking warrant after being denied permission?
Was the nearest doughnut shop getting low on chocolate croissants?
/Lazy, lazy farkwits.
//If there were a hell, they'd be reserving a special place in it for Alito.
 
2014-02-26 04:15:18 PM

nekom: "no rational relation" to legitimate government

Is that legalspeak for "Your law is bad and you should FEEL bad"?


Except for laws that discriminate against groups that have a long history of being subjected to discrimination (especially laws that discriminate on the basis of race or gender), which requires a higher showing by the government, the government is allowed to discriminate against a given group if the discriminatory law bears a "rational relation" to advancing any governmental interest.  For example, the government discriminates against blind people by refusing to give them driver's licenses, and discriminates against prison inmates by refusing to allow them to carry a Glock, but nobody would suggest that these rules aren't rationally related to a legitimate public interest.

So what the judge is saying--correctly--is that it isn't even necessary to decide whether discrimination against gays and lesbians should be subjected to higher scrutiny, as with laws that discriminate on the basis of gender or race, because even by the very permissible standards applied everyday discrimination by the government, discriminating against homosexuals in marriage rights is not rationally related to any legitimate government or public interest and is therefore unconstitutional as a violation of the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection.  Which I completely agree with.
 
2014-02-26 04:16:09 PM

nakago: QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

Q = Questioning, not Queer.


Sometimes it's both.  But then too many people gloss their eyes over when you say LGBTQQ, LGBTQQIA, or (heaven forbid) LGBTQQIA2SAPH.
 
2014-02-26 04:16:15 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Which is why we don't allow the elderly or infertile to marry, just like Jesus said.
 
2014-02-26 04:16:39 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


All men are instantly divorced when they get a vasectomy! They can't procreate, their marriage is invalid!
 
2014-02-26 04:16:55 PM

sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]


 Unfortunately, he has corrected it about 3 times.

And just because you put "period" after something doesn't make it irrevocably true. "Authentic Conservative" my ass.
 
2014-02-26 04:17:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: obenchainr: QueenMamaBee: LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

That's kind of odd that they can't explain it.

Gay is a sexual orientation.  Queer is a gender descriptor (as used nowadays).  A heterosexual man who bends gender lines (either through dress or habits) could be queer, though generally it's a label that is self-identified.  So, like, a transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender opposite that of their sex, and a queer person is someone who "blurs the lines" but doesn't necessarily identify as the opposite gender.

So.
Two gay men together would technically be lesbian.
I see.


Two outies don't make an innie.
 
2014-02-26 04:17:48 PM

sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?


I like that he and others like him KNOW the silent majority is with them. They just know it! It's obvious! Just goes to show you how out of touch some people can be
 
2014-02-26 04:17:51 PM
From behind the Ironside Curtain in Freeperville, my comments in bold:

Why does Texas have to listen to a Federal Judge?

Why do the rest of us have to listen to Texas piss and moan all the time? I'll tell you why: sometimes you put up with your mentally challenged Uncle Kermit, even though he keeps trying to touch Cindy, because he's family.


"A federal judge"
ie, a constitution-loathing Marxist judge.


You know how those damn communists just love homosexuality


Our constitution is being usurped each and every damn day! This president, and all the damn libs in San Antonio need to be arrested

You and your fancy 'law degree', 'years of experience', 'education' and 'general human deceny' found something unconstitutional? Must mean it is, in fact, so constitutional that you can't take it anymore!

Texas needs to secede. This is tyranny, top down. I will gladly come to Texas and join secessionist forces. We do not need to remain beholden to the Barack Stalin thugs.

"I will gladly come to Texas and lend my fighting expertise. Texas does have a handicap ramp and hoveround parking, correct?"

One gets the distinct impression that these people have set this up long ago and just waited for "their day"...Like Soviet sleeper cells... called to activation..Just sayin'.....Nah.... couldn't be - they're just good, "loyal opposition" democrats after all...

I'd say, "Don't worry, you'll be safe in your mom's basement," but I don't think most double wides have basements.

His was appointed by Clinton.  He supports gay marriage.And his name is Orlando.

His name was Robert Paulsen. His name was Robert Paulsen. His name was Robert Paulsen.
 
2014-02-26 04:17:52 PM

HaywoodJablonski: I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare


You'd better warn them off then. We definitely have national healthcare.
 
2014-02-26 04:18:07 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Unless they're lesbians, which means they can go to a sperm bank and both can have babies. Or they can adopt, if a male couple. Either way your argument falls completely flat.  I guess under your rules an infertile male-female couple shouldn't be allowed to marry, since they can't procreate.
 
2014-02-26 04:18:08 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


My partner and I keep trying, but it's just not working!

/if at first you don't succeed...
 
2014-02-26 04:18:19 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Neither can sterile couples.  Adoption.  Next.
 
2014-02-26 04:18:21 PM

vygramul: sno man: This made me giggle a little while ago...  I'm pretty sure there is a typo in there... OR IS THERE?
[img.fark.net image 599x388]

[0.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com image 600x358]


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 04:18:35 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


By that "reasoning", you can forbid the elderly and infertile from marrying.
Now with bonus bannination of contraceptives!

Marriage is a civil contract, einstien, and it's mostly about property, inheritance, with a side of financial and legal responsibility for the care of children.
 
2014-02-26 04:19:08 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


Say, I bet you protest divorce every chance you get!
 
2014-02-26 04:19:26 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 04:19:33 PM

Magorn: QueenMamaBee: Geoff Peterson: I'm happy about the ruling, but I feel the headline is in poor taste and not up to FARK standards. Although a headline celebrating outlawing discrimination that refers to a derogatory epithet for said oppressed minority is pretty snarky.

I'm gonna give this one a pass.

LGBTQ  Some of them like that label....although none of my gay friends can explain to me what's the difference between G and Q.

Lawd knows this is like trying to nail jello to a wall, but last time I heard the term try to be defined it was either people who have some sort of kink like BDSM  and so are heterosexual but not "straight" or just heterosexuals who really really hate they they are so normal and so invented a category just for them so they could be oppressed too.

/Down with the cause, just have little patience for labels and navel gazing
//insist I inquire what your "preferred gender pronoun is and I will  make it a point never to need to know because I will never speak to you
/// Tell me your PGP is "cis" or "hir" or god help me "Xi" and I will rip out your lungs and show  them to you before you die


That's a lot nicer than I've heard it explained... the nicest way I've heard it was "Fark if I know... some kinda attention whoring."
 
2014-02-26 04:20:51 PM

Sharksfan: Judge Orlando Garcia, based in San Antonio, stayed enforcement of his decision pending appeal, meaning homosexual couples in Texas for the time being cannot get married.

Doesn't exactly sound like a "Good ole boy" out of Texas...


Yeah?  Check back in about 30 years.
 
2014-02-26 04:21:22 PM

scamp-dun-emer: HaywoodJablonski: I eagerly await the flood of butthurt Facebook friends plotting their move to Australia, since they don't have gay marriage or national healthcare

You'd better warn them off then. We definitely have national healthcare.


That's the joke. I thought you'd have gay marriage by now too
 
2014-02-26 04:21:40 PM
And from that wonderful source of unabated derp known as free republic -- Texas should secede if it intends to remain American.
 
2014-02-26 04:21:45 PM

CruJones: The cities in Texas are bluer than people think. The mayor of San Antonio, where this ruling happened to have been made, was the speaker at the DNC.  My company here has had same sex benefits for as long as I've worked here, six years.  No idea how long before that.

Lot of social liberal, fiscal conservative types.


The mayor of Houston recently returned from a trip to California where she married her long-term partner.  And if I remember correctly when she was first elected she was the first openly gay mayor of such a large city.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:01 PM

CountryClubRepublican: NkThrasher: Quelle surprise.  The 14th amendment exists.

In terms of marriage, homosexuals are not equal to heterosexuals because it is impossible for homosexuals to procreate, which is the main purpose of marriage.


It is next to impossible for my wife and I to procreate.  Our marriage is invalid also?
/sick of this
 
2014-02-26 04:22:01 PM
Bareefer Obonghit: [Quoting bigots elsewhere]  His was appointed by Clinton.  He supports gay marriage.And his name is Orlando.

I'm not sure if this is racist or anti-Disney.

I know, I know...

i159.photobucket.com
 
Displayed 50 of 478 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report