North Dakota's Same-Sex Marriage ban challenged in court

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    bradl

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    "Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar."

    Probably the most memorable lines people would remember from Julius Caesar. However, apropos, as it was all of his allies that joined in, making Caesar the last to fall.

    Same applies to North Dakota. From the news:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...-gay-marriage-ban-challenged-in-federal-court

    ND is the last state to go. So all states either have same-sex marriage allowed, or have court cases in play.

    BL.
     
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    The Gay Mafia gets sh** done!!
     
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    dec.

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    Yay-stapo :)
     
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    And in the time it took me to post that, the AP has come out with news that the Federal judge overseeing the ban in Wisconsin just struck it down, ruling it unconstitutional. No word yet of any appeal, and county clerks are keeping their offices open in case they could start to accept marriage license paperwork today.

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    Looks like it's been a productive pride month so far!
     
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    Can we elect them to congress?
     
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    Apparently Wisconsin is in some sort of legal limbo right now. Half of their counties are issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples and the other half are not.
     
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    Apparently NOM still thinks there's a chance of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Apparently they suck at math because they need 38 states to agree to do that, where as it's already legal in 19 states. They also think grassroots efforts can reinstate bans in states where they've already been repealed. Not sure how grassroots movements can overturn court orders. Good luck with that one!
     
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    Well, to be fair (and pessimistic), just because the judges have struck those laws down doesn't mean the legislators in some of those states won't still try to ratify an amendment.
     
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    I guess it's theoretically possibly, but so very unlikely that 38 states at this point in time would ratify a gay marriage ban. It would have probably been very doable 10 years ago. Thankfully, the right missed the opportunity.
     
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