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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:35 PM

Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Halt Same-Sex Marriages in California

Source: LA Times / SCOTUS Blog

@BreakingNews: Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex weddings in California - @latimes

http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76509630

Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages in California

BY MAURA DOLAN

June 30, 2013, 12:33 p.m.

The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday.

Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers who challenged Proposition 8, said that he had just received word from the court Sunday morning that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy denied a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, to halt the marriages.

Boutrous said that Kennedy, who handles petitions from the Western states, did not comment on the decision.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order late Friday that allowed gay marriages to resume in California, a step that ProtectMarriage said was premature and in violation of procedural rules.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76509630/



@SCOTUSblog: #scotus denies request to block California same-sex marriage: http://t.co/ml6uep0gSn

http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/new-marriage-challenge-fails

Lyle Denniston

Posted Sun, June 30th, 2013 12:21 pm

New gay marriage challenge fails


Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy turned down at midday Sunday a request to stop same-sex marriages from occurring in California. Without comment, and without seeking views from the other side, Kennedy rejected a plea that the Ninth Circuit Court did not have the authority to put into effect last Friday a federal judge’s order that allowed such marriages. The plea had been made on Saturday by the sponsors of California’s “Proposition 8″ that allowed marriage only between a man and a woman.

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Reply Breaking: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Halt Same-Sex Marriages in California (Original post)
Hissyspit Jun 2013 OP
William769 Jun 2013 #1
morningfog Jun 2013 #2
Mr.Bill Jun 2013 #8
morningfog Jun 2013 #9
Mr.Bill Jun 2013 #13
SCVDem Jun 2013 #40
Mr.Bill Jun 2013 #48
demwing Jun 2013 #30
LiberalFighter Jun 2013 #38
FreeState Jun 2013 #53
Ian David Jun 2013 #3
Ruby the Liberal Jun 2013 #4
missingthebigdog Jun 2013 #41
onehandle Jun 2013 #5
NYC Liberal Jun 2013 #26
TDale313 Jun 2013 #6
iandhr Jun 2013 #7
COLGATE4 Jun 2013 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2013 #11
deurbano Jun 2013 #12
Orrex Jun 2013 #14
rhett o rick Jun 2013 #22
Orrex Jun 2013 #25
rhett o rick Jun 2013 #29
longship Jun 2013 #15
Berlin Expat Jun 2013 #17
SHRED Jun 2013 #16
MADem Jun 2013 #18
Le Taz Hot Jun 2013 #19
MillennialDem Jun 2013 #20
Marrah_G Jun 2013 #21
Rebellious Republican Jun 2013 #23
Treant Jun 2013 #32
Rebellious Republican Jun 2013 #33
caseymoz Jun 2013 #24
Berlin Expat Jun 2013 #35
bigtree Jun 2013 #27
patrice Jun 2013 #28
idwiyo Jun 2013 #31
AndyA Jun 2013 #34
Pab Sungenis Jun 2013 #36
Le Taz Hot Jun 2013 #45
onenote Jun 2013 #49
Le Taz Hot Jun 2013 #50
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #37
VA_Jill Jun 2013 #39
Iliyah Jun 2013 #42
Jefferson23 Jun 2013 #43
Berlin Expat Jun 2013 #44
Le Taz Hot Jun 2013 #46
Berlin Expat Jun 2013 #47
BootinUp Jun 2013 #51
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. HELL YES!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:38 PM

2. That's a wrap. Marriage equality in CA is now and permanent.

So mush hate from the Prop 8 people. I just can't understand it.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:59 PM

8. The prop 8 people are the Mormon Church

They have a bottomless bank account (remember all that money Romney donates to "charity"?) and they will fight this until their dying day. They will not win. I fully expect them to put another anti same sex marriage initiative on the ballot in California in the future. These idiots don't know when to quit.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:00 PM

9. They have no angle left to fight it. A ballot initiative taking the right to marry

away has already failed the CA constitution.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:04 PM

13. I know that

but they will think they can word it differently and win. Like I said, they will never win. But these are people who are religiously dedicated to their cause and they will not quit. Trust me, I live in a California county with a large Mormon population and I come in contact with these people on a regular basis. They are pathetic in their zeal. They even think they can "undo" the marriages that are happening as we speak.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:50 PM

40. May I ask which county?

I wouldn't want to accidently end up there.

Thx.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #40)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 04:21 PM

48. Lake County

Northern wine country, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, home of the largest natural lake and the cleanest air in California. Large amount of Seventh Day Adventists here, too. Neither group is much involved with local politics, though. We are a blue county overall. The SDAs own one of the hospitals here and a large amount of the medical community follow that faith. They run a fine hospital.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:58 PM

30. Let them

it's a waste of their money, time, and energy. Good.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:37 PM

38. Tell them that the only proposition that they can submit is

That Mormons are prohibited from marrying anyone in California.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 09:36 PM

53. No they are not the Mormon church -

the people doing this now are not the Mormon Church - yes the Mormon Church was invoked with the actual campaign, but no, other than filing briefs in support of those defending the law they have zero to do with the case and the petitions. Its Born Agains.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollingsworth_v._Perry

Two groups, the official proponents of Proposition 8, ProtectMarriage.com, led by then-Senator Dennis Hollingsworth, and a rival group, the Campaign for California Families, sought to intervene as defendants. The court allowed the official proponents to intervene, filling the void left by the state officials' acquiescence. The judge denied the request from the Campaign for California Families.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:39 PM

3. He should have made them go to the time and expense of appearing before the court...

... just so he could say, "No."

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:40 PM

4. Is this it then?

Its finally over for Prop H8?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:59 PM

41. Not yet

They still have time (25 days from the decision) to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.
Motions to reconsider are routinely denied, so it is extremely unlikely that anything will change. I expect that they will try it anyway. They have to do everything they can, doncha know?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:43 PM

5. Corporate owned SCOTUS does something that doesn't affect the 1%'s bottom line.

Unless it infringes on the rights of corporations to sell more guns or be a 'person,' they don't really care.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:50 PM

26. Same-sex marriages = more money for the wedding industry

There's plenty of money to be made Here in NY it's brought in TONS of money.

The only ones against it are the religious nuts -- but there are a lot of them.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:53 PM

6. Good news. Thanks for posting it. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:54 PM

7. I feel sorry for the backers of prop 8.

It must be hard to carry all of that hate.


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Response to iandhr (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:00 PM

10. Don't feel too sorry for them

this will let them generate millions in 'donations' from the faithful and the haters.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:01 PM

11. But,....but,...but,....the people voted on it!!!!



Oh wait,...THAT doesn't count!!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:03 PM

12. Yippeeeeee! And GREAT timing! Two of my kids are marching in the Pride Parade in SF today...

with Tom Ammiano. It's the 10-year-old's first Pride parade, but my older daughter has marched with him for years.

(I HOPE they make it in time to march with Tom, anyway, because they got a late start and the parade is supposed to be packed today!)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:08 PM

14. Well, I guess this means that society will collapse, probably by midnight tonight

Next thing you know, the LGBT community will want to be treated like actual people, for crying out loud!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:42 PM

22. Yes, I have already been proposed to be two dogs and a cat. Unbelievable. The cat should

know better.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:49 PM

25. I don't think that's funny at all.

Some poor dog's going to get its heart broken, unless you marry both of them, you abomination.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #25)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:55 PM

29. You just have to say "gooo boy" twice and a dog will forgive. The cat is the one I will have to keep

my eye on.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:14 PM

15. That was inevitable.

Game over, man. Game over.


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Response to longship (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:24 PM

17. Over?!! Was

it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!

::

Seriously though, yeah, this is the end for the haters.

On the bright side, we get MOAR TEARZ! for our martinis. Their howls of impotent rage are music to my ears.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:21 PM

16. It's over!

Now the anti-marriage group can just piss in the wind.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:24 PM

18. Har de har har! Now we need a round of those "U mad bro" meme-y things that

display the discomfiture of the rightwing haters!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:26 PM

19. Christalmighty!

Will these bozos EVER stop? It took 5 miserable years to get out from under that oppressive, bigoted, wrong-headed, embarrassing, unconstitutional piece of shit Proposition.

Dear Assholes: California is done! GIVE THE FUCK UP, GO AWAY AND NEVER EVER COME BACK!


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:32 PM

20. BRB, going to read freerepublic.com.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:37 PM

21. wooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:46 PM

23. I stole this pic from another post....

 





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Response to Rebellious Republican (Reply #23)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:02 PM

32. I disapprove of theft

But in this case, I think God was laughing too hard to notice or, if noticed, to care.

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Response to Treant (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:06 PM

33. My thoughts exactly!

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:47 PM

24. Good! Best case scenario now:

That Christian haters will give up on trying to save the US from God's wrath, and will withdraw in disgust to let God's anger smite the country. Repubs lose five or ten percent of their votes by 2014, negating the effects of gerrymandering, creating an overwhelming Democratic win.

Yes, I think there's an outside chance that could happen. Homophobia does mean that much to many social conservatives. I have read comments on conservative sites that do suggest this.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:15 PM

35. There is a chance that

could happen.

If the House of Representatives does manage to pass some kind of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, I can all but guarantee the RWNJ's will stay home in disgust come 2014.

Sarah Palin has already said - openly - that is the House passes CIR, she and Mark Levin will start a new political party.

It's imperative the House pass CIR....the effect will be a suppression of the GOP base, costing them the House and likely reducing their numbers in the Senate as well.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:53 PM

27. awesome

toxic ill-logic falls on its face with the evisceration of the state sanctioned discrimination of DOMA

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:53 PM

28. Thank goodness for everyone out there who has been working so hard for LGBT justice!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:00 PM

31. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:07 PM

34. Screw 'em!

Maybe now they'll drag their sorry, hateful asses back to the cave where they wish everyone still lived. Get a clue, people: If you don't want to marry someone of the same sex, don't. But don't try to stop those who do from having the same freedoms and rights that you have.

Piss off, f*ckers.

Congrats to everyone in California! I'm happy for you!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:28 PM

36. They'll move on to the next Justice.

 

Maybe Scalia, Thomas, or Alito will grant them their stay, just to choke things for a few days.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #36)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:15 PM

45. Not an option.

Each Justice has jurisdiction over a specific geographical area and California's is Kennedy's. It's done.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 05:12 PM

49. Often is an option.

Rule 22 of the SCOTUS Rules.

3. An application shall be addressed to the Justice allotted to the Circuit from which the case arises. An application arising from the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces shall be addressed to the Chief Justice. When the Circuit Justice is unavailable for any reason, the application addressed to that Justice will be distributed to the Justice then available who is next junior to the Circuit Justice; the turn of the Chief Justice follows that of the most junior Justice.

Paragraph 4. A Justice denying an application will note the denial thereon. Thereafter, unless action thereon is restricted by law to the Circuit Justice or is untimely under Rule 30.2, the party making an application, except in the case of an application for an extension of time, may renew it to any other Justice, subject to the provisions of this Rule. Except when the denial is without prejudice, a renewed application is not favored. Renewed application is made by a letter to the Clerk, designating the Justice to whom the application is to be directed, and accompanied by 10 copies of the original application and proof of service as required by Rule 29.

I'm not prepared to say that action on the application is "restricted by law" to the Circuit Justice and that the request for relief can't be presented to any of the other Justices. But even it can and is presented to another Justice, its unlikely to be granted.

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Response to onenote (Reply #49)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

50. Then I stand corrected.

My main point, however, remains. They're done here. The backlash against Proposition 8 is enormous. They can go through all the contortionist hoops they want here, the fact is, they're finished. But for some, hope springs eternal.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:30 PM

37. USSC wondering WTH these clowns don't GET about "you lack standing"..........

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 02:45 PM

39. These idiots

just need to get over it. It's a done deal. Live with it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:03 PM

42. Onward Christian Soldiers,

now they are streaming hot. I didn't know GAWD hated so much.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:05 PM

43. Relentless idiots, too bad for you and your hate. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:14 PM

44. Surprisingly, the

group in question, ProtectMarriage, hasn't updated their website to reflect this latest bit of news.

I can imagine right about now, they're having an epic case of the most severe butthurt imaginable, so they haven't yet thought up a response.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #44)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:18 PM

46. Whatever the response

I guarantee you it will involve fund raising. Ultimately, it's always all about da money.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #46)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 03:20 PM

47. Of course.....

they'll use this as major fund-raiser.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:52 PM

51. I am so glad for my fellow DUers

and all others who have been impacted positively by the recent Scotus rulings.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 08:04 PM

52. This is not surprising....

Those filing for an emergency stay were stupid. The court had just ruled on the matter of standing and the parties asking for the stay lacked standing based on the court's own analysis of that required element to bring a matter to the court.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:32 PM

54. ROFLMAO...take that...and got the FUCK back to Arizona.

Get your PIG SNOUT out of our Golden State.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:34 PM

55. Emergency request!

Hurry up, Scalia! Californians are in imminent danger of failing to care exactly who gets married to whom!

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