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  •  You make some reasonable points (0+ / 0-)

    but most of what I'm hearing seems to support the point that I'm making - that the VRA ruling was not legitimate.  As to DOMA, they used the exact opposite rationale to defend, but the main reason why it was legitimately struck down is that the only reason for it was to discriminate against and marginalize people, for which there is no explicit Constitutional authority.

    Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

    by Troubadour on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 03:58:49 PM PDT

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    •  Well we (0+ / 0-)

      and many others can disagree but it doesn't delegitimize the court nor their opinions. It happens all the time. And that (inflicts an “injury and indignity” on gay couples) isn't the only reason in play as there were also concerns with the initiative process and federalism in the DOMA decision. And that wasn't the issue with VRA. If the VRA decision was not legit- according to you- why was the DOMA decision legit?

      And let's not forget the Democrats who were behind DOMA which included Chuck Schumer, Pat Leahy, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and the president who signed it into law, Bill Clinton. And of course until yesterday Obama himself opposed gay marriage. You obviously feel very passionate about the issue(s?) but I think your intensity on a single issue has spread to other unrelated aspects of the judiciary.

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