Done and Done: Supreme Court invalidates DOMA, Effectively Ends Prop 8 in CA

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Sometimes they get one right! And on this occasion, it’s a Double Rainbow all the way! ;-)

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/26/19151971-supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act-paves-way-for-gay-marriage-to-resume-in-california?lite

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/26/politics/scotus-same-sex-main/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act

And the decision clears the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California.

This debate is certainly not over, but at least now people can enjoy the same marriage rights while we’re having the debate.

And I’ll certainly continue the discussion with those who have concerns about the religious arguments pertaining to same-sex marriage and what the Bible ACTUALLY SAYS about marriage.

Until then, I remain on record for Marriage Equality!

So for now, let us celebrate the fact that our nation has crept a little bit closer to equality.

And unfortunately, let the fear mongering, hatred, and bigotry from fundies in the name of Jesus begin!

And let us begin with Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who sounded more pissed than professional in his dissent. Seriously, I expect that kind of rhetoric from the Glenn Becks and Bryan Fischers of the world, but not from an Associate Justice toward a colleague.

Then again,

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6 Responses

  1. Well, it only relates to the Federal level so states such as North Carolina, where I live, can keep their amendments which define marriage as between one man and one woman.

  2. Of course DOMA is unconstitutional. If it would have been upheld our judicial system would be a joke.

  3. Arthur:

    The interesting question is . . . what will be the effect of the Full Faith and Credit Clause . . . when a married gay couple moves from California to North Carolina and seeks (in whatever legal context) to be treated equally with all other married couples in N.C.

    We . . shall . . see.

  4. It will be interesting to see if the religious folks go into Full Drama Mode.

    The Rev. Dr. Mike Hickabee has already gone there, pretending that Jesus is crying about these decisions. Lordy, Mike …. get a grip.

  5. Jim West has defined “consent” as permission from society. He believes that if society at large gives its permission for people to marry animals, then that is all that is required. If society gives its permission for adults to marry children, then that is all that is required. Jim West is absolutely positive that both of these aberrations will soon be legalized.

    It could be that Jim’s lack of empathy and common sense stems from his misunderstanding of the word “consent”. Consent means to “give assent to the proposal of another.” Both parties must be in agreement. Perhaps an unaccredited education was not the way to go.

  6. Russia seems to be heading in the direction Jim West wants the U.S. to go. Perhaps he would be more comfortable living there?

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