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(Washington Post)   No longer newsflash worthy, and that's a good thing: Courts strike down Michigan's ban on gay marriage   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 16
    More: Cool, Mich, opponents of same-sex marriage, federal bench, Ingham County, April DeBoer, Elections in 2004, Michigan Constitution  
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2014-03-21 07:55:43 PM  
3 votes:

dv-ous: GWSuperfan: Slate has an article up about this ruling's smackdown to anti-gay pseudoscience.

[www.slate.com image 590x421]

I'm not saying this is the face of a man who likes to suck dick, but this is the face of a man who likes to suck dick, iykwim.

NTTAWWT, of course.


I'll bet he fires up the old "porn-machine" and furiously mastur-hates to videos where men meet using wide stances.
2014-03-21 09:49:29 PM  
2 votes:

TheManofPA: Well crafted headline idea in my book. I can't think of a good Michigan sex joke though.


Let's get off on Dix Rd.

I have a cottage in Gaylord

Big beaver Rd. is exit 69

//got nothing
//try the veal
2014-03-21 08:14:47 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA:  "the state urged the judge to respect the results of a 2004 election in which 59 percent of voters approved a constitutional amendment that said marriage in Michigan can only be between a man and a woman. Conservative scholars also questioned the impact of same-sex parenting on children.
Friedman, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, wasn't moved."


Bahahaha!

Even more sweet and delicious those conservative tears will be.
2014-03-21 08:14:06 PM  
2 votes:
If only Fred Phelps had lived long enough to see this.
2014-03-21 07:51:01 PM  
2 votes:

GWSuperfan: Slate has an article up about this ruling's smackdown to anti-gay pseudoscience.


www.slate.com

I'm not saying this is the face of a man who likes to suck dick, but this is the face of a man who likes to suck dick, iykwim.

NTTAWWT, of course.
2014-03-21 07:44:38 PM  
2 votes:
The court had some strong feelings regarding the state's expert witnesses:

"The Court finds Regnerus's testimony entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration."AND  "The Court was unable to accord the testimony of Marks, Price, and Allen any significant weight. Marks's testimony is largely unbelievable."

I wonder if you could put that on a resume. "My testimony was found 'entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration' in Federal Court."  Some GOP Senator would hire that guy in a heartbeat.
2014-03-21 09:42:11 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't realize Obama's March Madness bracket was supposed to be about gay marriage.
2014-03-21 09:39:29 PM  
1 votes:

jaerik: Even better, many of the judges overturning the bans are quoting Scalia's argument in the DOMA case while they do it. His dissent was that "if we overturn DOMA by saying it came from anti-gay animus, well then, you have to conclude the same for all the state bans." He meant it to be an unthinkable reductio ad absurdum as to why DOMA should be upheld, but... joke's on him.


That sends me into my Happy Place, yes it does.
2014-03-21 09:33:40 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously, if the majority can't even take away Constitutional rights of the minority, why even call it democracy!
2014-03-21 09:30:55 PM  
1 votes:
This very well may be the best attempt to make Michigan fabulous.
2014-03-21 09:21:43 PM  
1 votes:

kukukupo: When people ask 'Why don't you vote?' and I tell them 'Because your vote doesn't really count for anything' - this is another example of why.


And nothing of value was lost.
2014-03-21 09:05:45 PM  
1 votes:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Would I be correct in asserting that these bans have only accelerated that which they were designed to prevent?

Or is that too good to be true?


It isn't too good to be true.  Even better, many of the judges overturning the bans are quoting Scalia's argument in the DOMA case while they do it.  His dissent was that "if we overturn DOMA by saying it came from anti-gay animus, well then, you have to conclude the same for all the state bans."  He meant it to be an unthinkable reductio ad absurdum as to why DOMA should be upheld, but... joke's on him.
2014-03-21 08:22:30 PM  
1 votes:

GWSuperfan: The court had some strong feelings regarding the state's expert witnesses:

"The Court finds Regnerus's testimony entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration."AND  "The Court was unable to accord the testimony of Marks, Price, and Allen any significant weight. Marks's testimony is largely unbelievable."

I wonder if you could put that on a resume. "My testimony was found 'entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration' in Federal Court."  Some GOP Senator would hire that guy in a heartbeat.


A friend of mine, who is an expert witness for domestic assult cases told me that if her testimony was ever found to be unreliable, she'd never be hired again as an expert witness and would easily lose her job with the non-profit she works for.

That said, the prosecution in this case probably knew exactly what these expert witnesses were going to testify, knew how irrelevant it was, and decided to agree to give them expert status for this case so that the defense could dig their own hole deeper and deeper.
2014-03-21 08:06:07 PM  
1 votes:
I'm a bit sad about this because freerepublic no longer has meltdowns on this
2014-03-21 07:47:47 PM  
1 votes:
What's good for the goose is good for the Michigander?
2014-03-21 07:44:46 PM  
1 votes:
Well crafted headline idea in my book. I can't think of a good Michigan sex joke though.
 
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