Judge strikes down Defense of Marriage Act provision in California

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, May 25, 2012.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good.

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking...kes-down-defense-marriage-act-provision-state
     
  2. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Another day, another move forward in equality.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    We'll see a huge leap forward if the Teapublicans get trounced this next election. Otherwise, it'll be still quite a ways off. The GOP has to stop standing in the way of civil rights. If they get a smackdown in the next election, I predict they'll back off the marriage thing and maybe get back to coming up with some real ideas.
     
  4. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    You are more optimistic than I am that they can switch their focus back to real issues and ideas. Republicans should look to Europe as an example of how the conservatives can and should act and leave the radical, fundamentalist tactics behind.

    But again ... what are the chances?
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    They'll change if it keeps costing them elections.
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    So you're counting on the intelligence of the American voter?

    Oy.
     
  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Not completely, but I think the tide is changing.
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    This is great news! Its encouraging to see judges make smart decisions regarding this. I'd love to see a day when people realize its ok to be gay.
     
  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    High. Religiosity is falling at a rapid pace. Younger voters whom are less religious will not be able to identify with fundamentalist beliefs and either the republican party will shift away from trying to 'save' everybody by regulating social and human rights, to actual political issues.
     

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