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Old 5th Jun 2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

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The refusal means almost certainly that proponents of California’s ban on same-sex marriage will soon file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

With last week’s First Circuit decision striking a core section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) also heading to the nation’s highest court, it is now likely the Supreme Court will have two major same-sex marriage cases on their docket in October. The Ninth Circuit case, if accepted, would ask whether states can ban same-sex couples from obtaining a marriage license; the First Circuit case, if accepted, would ask whether the federal government can refuse to recognize marriages licensed by states to same-sex couples.
BREAKING: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 marriage equality case – LGBTQ Nation
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

and pat robertson looked up from the live puppy he was devouring, and let loose a gutteral screech from the bowels of satan's crotch.
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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way on Tuesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider California's gay marriage ban, declining an appeal to revisit the case.

Supporters of the 2008 ban, Proposition 8, have lost two rounds in federal court but have made clear they will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and hope for a favorable response from the conservative-leaning court.

The top U.S. court could agree to hear the matter in the session beginning in October, putting it on track to decide the case within a year.

"We're not end of the line yet, but we are vastly closer," said Theodore Olson, an attorney for the two gay couples challenging the ban...



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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

The momentum is building!
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

Is it okay to say the ban on gay marriage in the States is potentially nearing its end now?
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Is it okay to say the ban on gay marriage in the States is potentially nearing its end now?
That depends on the dumbass activist conservatives on the Supremes, and very possibly on Justice Kennedy, who is usually the swing vote on these issues. It seems certain that the asshat conservatives will vote to continue the ban, using some bullshit justification that makes no sense to anyone but them and the religious right, so if Kennedy votes with the liberals, then it will be struck down.

However, they've also been known to carve out extremely narrow decisions that have almost no effect on anything except the specific case they are hearing, so no guarantee they won't try to do that as well.

However, with DOMA also up for a constitutional test... if that gets struck down, it would presumably have a nationwide effect.
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Guess one can hope.
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Marriage is a fundamental and civil right.

They told the US that in 1967 and they're going to tell it again.
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

I don't hold out that this challenge will be successful. Nor will the DOMA challenge.While Kennedy did work magic in Lawrence, I don't think he will work magic this time.
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I don't know....like I said, we can really hope...
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

AFER has an audio clip with the two lawyers discussing various aspects of the ruling and its implications (see the bottom of the page)

Video: What the Prop. 8 Rehearing Decision Means | American Foundation for Equal Rights
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

What I'm interested in is when same-sex couples can resume getting married in California. After Judge Walker ruled that Prop 8 was essentially void, couples couldn't simply get married in the state right after.

If the ninth circuit will not rehear the Prop 8 case, then can't we get a window of time where same-sex marriage licenses are legal again in California?

On the federal level, I think we need some sort of big movie to come out that will influence people's minds in a positive way. Like "Milk 2" or something!
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Default Re: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 case. :)

Since the 9th circuit court stayed its order, same sex marriage cannot resume until the supreme court either declines to take up the case or it takes up the case and affirms the 9th circuit ruling
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