I guess Joe King has never heard of the First Amendment.
And yet again no one has offered a logical nonreligious reason to deny marriage equality that doesn't conflict with established Constitutional precedent.
"Christianity neither is nor ever was a part of the common law." - Thomas Jefferson.
Carey Crouch, Reagan would turn tail and withdraw troops like what happened in Beirut. He would've raised the debt ceiling like he did 17 times while President. Something else comes to mind : he was the one to sell Iraq the weapons Hussein used on his own people. And don't forget about setting up Bin Laden.
Did I wake up this morning living in a theocracy? I didn't think so.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.
-- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
Joneses, please read the Constitution before you spew your drivel. The Ninth Amendment (AKA The Enumerated Rights Amendment) says otherwise. Basically it states just because a civil right isn't stated doesn't mean said civil right doesn't exist. The Supreme Court referred to the Ninth and the Fourteenth Amendment in their ruling in the 1967 case of Loving v Virginia, which overturned bans on interracial marriage. Because marriage was not listed as a civil right, the USSC based their ruling from the 9th Amendment and then stated that marriage was a "fundamental civil right" and as such fell under the equality clause of the 14th Amendment.
Easy123, doncha know, it's them "homsexshals" that is leading " 'Merica" to EEEternal damnation!!! Just like them other godless countries like Israel that let them serve in the military, or in Spain where they can (gasp and grab the pearls, Mary) even get married.
Easy123 and Ikeithlu, maybe he needs to talk to some great grandparents. Marriages between dottering old men and sweet young girls were commonplace then. Even now, it is legal in some states for a fourteen year old to get married with a parent's consent. So they shouldn't use the word "pervert" too loudly.
A standing ovation for Easy123! If it wasn't for allies like you and other people standing up for equality in this country we would still have only rich, white male property owners could vote, hold office, or even own property. Here's a great video demostrating Livin4Life's deranged and twisted views WATCH ALL OF IT FOR THE PLOT TWIST AT THE END
Orr and Cons are perfect examples of how being an extremist Christian and the Taliban are the two sides of the same coin.They both subscribe to the June Griffin alter of anyone disagreeing with their twisted religious beliefs and resists their attempts to force their warped religious views into our secular laws should be burned on a stake. The only reason the Boy Scouts are reviewing their ban is money. They have lost major contributors such as UPS, Intel, BOA, and U.S.Bank. If they want to be a PRIVATE organization, fine. Then suck it up, buttercup, and shell out money out of THEIR OWN WALLETS, instead of sniveling around for corporate donations that dry up when they run afoul of a donor's nondiscrimination policies.
Ah, those were the good old days! Back in the 50's and the 60's that is remembered wearing rose-colored glasses and viewed through a "Leave It To Beaver" fantasy-land. Forget about Jim Crow laws and segregation. Forget about the Klan supporting "Christian, Biblical values" by bombing churches and murdering civil rights workers. Just a perfect time when spousal and child abuse were kept quiet because it was considered a "family matter." People, quit having cranial-rectal inversion about how wonderful and care-free the 1950's and 60's were and join the rest of us in the real world.