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Supreme Court Appears Split On Same Sex Marriage Debate!

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We remain forever optimistic that the world will wake up one day soon and realize all couples in love deserve the right to marry!

Sadly, that day wasn't today!

The Supreme Court heard arguments this morning on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and California's super icky Proposition 8 law, which aims to suppress the rights of gay couples.

As thrilled as we are that the government is taking the discussion of equal rights seriously, there wasn't exactly any consensus on what to do between the Justices.

According to some experts, it looks like the courts may strike down Prop 8, but do so in a way which would NOT broadly affect any other states and not really further the cause of allowing ALL couples to marry regardless of sexual orientation.

In short, there seem to be 5 liberal judges and 4 conservative ones, but none of them are looking to rock the boat too much in either direction.

When pressed, counsel against same-sex marriage couldn't come up with one conceivable scenario in which allowing gay marriage would be bad for straight people, but they instead dodged the question.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, one of today's more, ahem, rational minds, admitted:

“It’s the voice of those children. There are some 40,000 children [that] live with their same-sex parents. They want their parents to have the full recognition."

Ugh!!! This is so frustrating!

Shouldn't everyone who is devoted to someone else be able to experience marital bliss?

[Image via AP Images.]

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15 comments to “Supreme Court Appears Split On Same Sex Marriage Debate!”

  1. ashley says – reply to this


    let me state as someone in the late 20's, I honestly believe as soon as my generation takes over it will be irrelevant the problem is you have so many people older who grew up a certain way and were told to have certain views well people from my generation grew up knowing half if not all of us were mutts and race didn't matter and know that who you sleep with is none of our buss. shame on you America, i guess freedom only applies if marriage isn't the issue my generation may have a lot of issues… crazy new drugs… or any other new crazy stuff getting into society. But we atleast stick to messing up our own lives not everyone elses.

  2. Allani says – reply to this


    Re: ashley – Totally agree! Im in my mid 20s and our generation (for the most part) is way more accepting. I'm hoping that gay marriage wont be such a huge deal in the future. If two people love eachother, why try and stop that?! I'm straight, and it dosent effect me at all.

  3. 3

    Re: AllaniRe: ashley – I am from an older generation and I agree with you both. It is simple discrimination - it baffles me that is it an issue at all. If people disagree for religious reason, fine, confine your beliefs to your church and your congregation and don't try to inflict those beliefs on everyone.

  4. NoOne says – reply to this


    Want to know why Supreme Court hasn't ruled for gay marriage? You guys are bullys. (I'm not for/against same sex marriage, do whatever you want, I don't care). You guys call members of religious groups backwards and inhumane. You piss off the big-cheeses of politics by saying they're "closet homos" etc etc and yet cry when you don't get what you want.
    Also the whole "gay pride parade" isn't helping your cause either. Yet, if there was a "straight pride parade", all you'd be saying is "homophobs".

  5. 5

    you are quickly becoming a generation LOST. China now has your jobs, by 2016 they will have the rest. So glad you have you're "same sex marriage" as your cause. because the chinese kids have already whooped your ass. you will be the first American generation of Losers, food stamps, same sex marriage, and not much of anything is your future. ENJOY

  6. 6

    the majority of california doesnt want gay marriage legal, we voted on this many times and still the same outcome, yet while we use the democrat system of voting, because the outcome is not what you want, you cry discrimination. leave us alone… get married in WA or CO

  7. 7

    Perez, This post is incorrect and irresponsible. There won't be a decision for some time, probably until June, so for you to post it's all over could have horrible consequences! Let the Supreme Court decide. In my opinion, It is more likely that the court will find that the party representing Prop 8 doesn't have standing. Then, it will go back down to the lower court decision which stated that Prop 8 was unconstitutional.

  8. 8

    Re: shaygirl1309 – "China now has your jobs, by 2016 they will have the rest."
    Oh, can we bet on that? That China will have THE REST of the jobs in three years? lol
    Um, that's YOUR generations fault, not ours. That's due to decisions YOUR generation made.
    PS- There are plenty of LOSERS on FOOD STAMPS in your generation, as well.

  9. 9

    People need to become educated on the whole deal before passing judgement on things they do not understand

  10. 10

    WTF? The only arguments against gay marriage are moral, and based on religious bullshit. And religion is not supposed to be involved with Government?

  11. joethehobo says – reply to this


    Re: Prince Charming – Actually, this is one of the only instances where education is not needed. You're either for marriage equality or against it. I think it's awful that people can vote on the rights of other citizens in this country based on what they think whatever gods they worship would want. Two people who are in love getting married just doesn't bother me, and that has nothing to do with my college education.

  12. Ersan Seer says – reply to this


    As a futurist, if you asked me to imagine a future where the powers-that-be enforced their opinion on who we, as individuals, should love…

    I would call that a dystopia. And a revolution waiting to happen. Unfortunately, it’s not the future. It’s the present.

  13. 13

    Re: ashley – ashley, as a 62 year old straight woman who lives in California, I agreed with you until you lost me at Shame on you America. Why should we be ashamed because we were brought up a certain way and I am not talking racist here. I did vote for gays to marry but the people prevailed. This will probably be tossed back by the Supreme Court to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who are a bunch of a-holes whose rulings get over turned more than any other court in the USA. This is going to be a long, dragged out fight.

  14. Rawrface says – reply to this


    Glad to see the love thy neighbor is a value many practice.
    Stop the Hate and learn to live together is the only way the human race will survive.



  15. Straight says – reply to this


    At the end of the day homosexuals just want one thing; to be allowed to have perverted sex with each other, that supposedly “doesn’t hurt anyone”. Your aim to have homosexual marriages legalized is a direct and calculated attack on the foundation of society. Adopting of children deprives them of a normal childhood with a married mother and father. Constant wrongful influencing of teenagers to confuse them that homosexuality is “good” cause many of them to kill themselves. What about the humiliation and shame homosexuals bring over their parents, or even the deprivation of their hope to become grandparents? You want to run that by again? Homosexuality doesn’t hurt what, who???