Marriage Equality encroaching on sacred territory

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Sydde, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    It appears that the fight over marriage equality is not entirely settled. A judge in Tennessee has refused a straight couple's divorce petition because, gay marriage.
    The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces.
    The high court, Atherton concluded, must explain “when a marriage is no longer a marriage.” Until then, he contended, state courts cannot decide marriage and divorce cases.
    So intent are these religious extremists on denying the pursuit of happiness to people not-like-them that they are prepared to burn down the house to "save" the people in it.

    Is there an end in sight, or will this battle carry on fruitlessly for another decade?
     
  2. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Grab your popcorn, more entertainment to come.
     
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    What discrimination God has ordained, let no man put asunder.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  5. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Or simply have his opinion overruled by a higher court.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm sure Kim Davis has room in her cell. She might teach the judge a thing or two about divorce.
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Just overturned. I can't see him going to prison for that.
     
  8. mudslag macrumors regular

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    That's not really how our judicial system works.
     
  9. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Sorry. Judging by the history of the civil rights movement, I would say more like another 50 years.
     
  10. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Long enough for most of those who cared enough to hate, to die off.
     

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