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  •  let's not exaggerate. (0+ / 0-)
    Have taught adolescents for more han 17 years, on this issue alone Republicans are taking a path that will destroy them in future elections.
    There aren't many people, not even among gays like me, who are single-issue voters on the matter of marriage equality.  In fact, we're pretty far down on the list of priority issues.  Which is precisely why there won't be marriage equality in many states for a long time to come.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:37:44 PM PDT

    •  sorry, but if DOMA is overturned (0+ / 0-)

      as it should be for among other reasons Full Faith and Credit Clause, then a marriage in one state is supposed to be recognized in another, just like if you can marry your first cousin in state A or get married at a younger age in state B those marriages are recognized in state C where neither marriage could be performed.  Failure to recognize some marriages would also be a violation of equal protection.

      And if DOMA is overturned on the basis of equal protection, then refusal of a state to give a marriage license on the basis of same sex might itself be challengeable.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:46:07 PM PDT

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      •  Most of which is kind of irrelevant (0+ / 0-)

        to the point of yours I was criticizing; and all of which based on some pretty remarkable assumptions.

        I do not trust this court to do the right thing.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 06:49:41 PM PDT

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