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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TroutBum, Aug 4, 2010.
Its rainin' men!!
Prop 8 is overturned
Bean's late to the party. See trout's "so gay" thread.
Here we go again.
Anybody noticing a trend ?
illegal- ruled legal by courts- supreme court takes a giant deuce on the legislation and is excessively vague-- voted illegal by voters in an epic campaign- ruled legal by courts
You son of a bitch
My thread is better. Science>judge.........my thread>Trouts
The trend is about to come to an end. The general public is just at the tipping point where they've been indoctrinated long enough that they'll vote for gay marriage.
Mods delete this thread. So my shame can be hidden.
Unless you stop posting...
I heard if gay marriage becomes legal in all states God will finally change their anatomy so they can actually have sex with eachother instead of the imitation stuff, maybe then one can poop out a baby. So thats pretty sweet.
Yep, dont tell me you're against gay people being able to create children? Bigot.
From a legal perspective the interesting part is that the Judge chose to apply the rational basis standard under the 14th Amendment. This means a couple of things:
1) Homosexuals are not given the same 14th Amendment protections as other protected classes such as racial minorities, women, etc. Laws targetting racial minorities have to be justified by showing that they are "necessary to promote a compelling state interest." Laws targetting women have to be shown to be "substantially related to an important state interest." Laws targetting homosexuals, however, need only be justified by showing they are "rationally related to a legitimate government interest." That is the lowest equal protection hurdle that a government has to clear. In this sense, homosexuals are not protected to the same extent as gay advocates would probably like.
2) Despite the low standard the government had to clear, they still didn't clear it. That's not a good sign if you're a Prop 8 supporter.
People who opposed gay marriage are going to look pretty stupid in 20 years. Like those who make up dumb reasons for opposing it, like that they can't have kids so they can't get married or something like that.