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BeeFense5
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NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
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TotesMcGotes
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
Surprising


DvlsAdvocat
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
Meh.


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BeeFense5
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
Would be surprising.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
Someone at NBC News' sudden inkling is "breaking news"?


BeeFense5
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
I just copied the tweet headline


Y.A. Tittle
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
I know. I wasn't chiding you. Should have kept it, as is, as a better illustration of what I was getting at -- seemingly NBC creating their very own "breaking" news.
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
According to the story from Drudge ( LINK ), it seems Kennedy's hang up is that DOMA seems to take the ability to define marriage from the states.

If that's his position, then it may well be that DOMA (at least the section that is being challenged) will fail, but Prop 8 will be upheld.


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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
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Surprising


Not really most of the conservative justices would strike down part of it on state rights.


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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
The case will be thrown out because the plantiffs (Prop 8 supporters) had no standing for bringing the case to the SCOTUS. Basically what I gather is that the lower court (District 8) decision will stand because Proposition 8 was found to be Unconstitutional. In other words, gay marriage will be legal in California and the legal battles will continue in the courts.

So, it's not a sweeping win for gay marriage but a significant victory none the less.
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
Liberals love federalism when it suits them, a la DOMA.


Liberals hate federalism when it doesn't suit them, a la abortion.

The court is so f'n inconsistent.


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According to the story from Drudge ( LINK ), it seems Kennedy's hang up is that DOMA seems to take the ability to define marriage from the states.

If that's his position, then it may well be that DOMA (at least the section that is being challenged) will fail, but Prop 8 will be upheld.


Doubt it. The one thing the court is not, consistent.


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NC_Tigah
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The case will be thrown out because the plantiffs (Prop 8 supporters) had no standing for bringing the case to the SCOTUS
So SCOTUS chose to hear a case brought by plaintiffs without standing?


Interception
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So SCOTUS chose to hear a case brought by plaintiffs without standing?


Basically, they have that option.


constant cough
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
It's amazing now how much Democrats seem to be against the Clinton Years. DOMA, Don't Ask Don't Tell,etc.


LeClerc
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It's amazing now how much Democrats seem to be against the Clinton Years. DOMA, Don't Ask Don't Tell,etc.

Really? The Democrats asked Clinton to speak at their convention, where was W during the Republican convention?



baytiger
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
zero surprise here


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MFn GIMP
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re: NBC News- Supreme Court likely to strike down Defense of Marriage Act
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According to the story from Drudge ( LINK ), it seems Kennedy's hang up is that DOMA seems to take the ability to define marriage from the states.

Which is idiotic because California decided the issue and then unelected judges said the people were wrong.


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