READER COMMENTS ON
"Help Save 18,000 Marriages in California"
(6 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 2/6/2009 @ 7:45 am PT...
tell him to leave me alone now
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 2/6/2009 @ 11:22 am PT...
You know I have a gay nephew, and having lived through the horror of what happened to Mathew Shepard I completely support people's efforts to live in peace with justice on their side.
All the best,
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 2/6/2009 @ 6:16 pm PT...
When a criminal law is changed the State doesn't go let everyone convicted under that statute out of jail if the change to the law lessens or nullifies penalties for the (criminal) act. Conversly, if a law is strengthened regarding penalties the State doesn't go back and arbitrarily tacl on an enhanced penalty to people convicted of that crime.
The terms of a contract aren't changed when some point of contract law is changed by law except under the most, MOST extraordinary of circumstances.
I don't even know how this is legal in any manner of law or precedent and I haven't found any rationale for the Court even hearing this case. In a more sane time I would say that the Court wants to hear this case to slap down the premis and forstall future sillyness coming to their venue. Today, I just don't know but IMO this suit is outrageous.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 2/6/2009 @ 6:39 pm PT...
I wonder if AG Brown will file a complaint-in-intervention to have the whole of Prop. 8 slapped down here, or tackle it another way.... I'd like it better if he handed the Prop. 8 backers and Starr their asses in this case, in one fell swoop... both for the poetic justice and so I can stop being so aggravated by this crap.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 2/6/2009 @ 11:28 pm PT...
A very moving video. Perhaps the images of the gay couples with lots and lots of friends and family will get some traction. As long as Starr (slimetrail of a man) thinks these couple are alone he will just charge ahead. I still haven't forgiven him for going after Clinton.
I have come to believe that all laws regarding marriage, including polygamy, are illegal under the Ninth Amendment. There can be laws protecting minors and those duped into a marriage, but beyond that, it's not a security, public safety, or infrastructure issue. Those three things are the business of government.
Many mainstream churches support marriage for all. Those congregations are ignored by the MSM. No surprise. Also, they are the same congregations that opposed the war.
Thanks to you Brad,
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/6/2009 @ 11:11 am PT...
Guys there is a great LGBT civil rights organization called the Empowering Spirits Foundation. They are very creative in how they approach this hot topic issue, in that they engage in service oriented activities in communities typically opposed to equal rights to foster thought and change for LGBT equality.
A friend of mine told me about it and I thought it was a great, positive approach to the issue. We had so much fun at the last event and it was great to give back to the community. Plus it was great to converse with others on the other side of the table in a way that wasn't confrontational.
Anyway, this can be such a heated issue and I thought this was a unique approach.