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Justices Appear Deeply Divided on Right to Same-Sex Marriage

Source: NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

BREAKING NEWS Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:02 PM EDT
Justices Appear Deeply Divided on Right to Same-Sex Marriage
The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed deeply divided about one of the great civil rights issues of the age: whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry.
They appeared to clash over not only what is the right answer but also over how to reach it. The questioning illuminated their conflicting views on history, tradition, biology, constitutional interpretation, the democratic process and the role of the courts in prodding social change.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said he was concerned about changing a conception of marriage that has persisted for millennia. Later, though, he expressed qualms about excluding gay families from what he called a noble and sacred institution. Chief Justice John C. Roberts Jr. worried about shutting down a fast-moving societal debate.
In the initial questioning, which lasted about 90 minutes, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked whether groups of four people must be allowed to marry, while Justice Antonin Scalia said a ruling for same-sex marriage might require some members of the clergy to perform the ceremonies, even if they violate their religious teaching.
Justice Stephen G. Breyer described marriage as a fundamental liberty. And Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan said that allowing same-sex marriage would do no harm to the marriages of opposite-sex couples.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/29/us/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage.html?emc=edit_na_20150428

This is supposed to be funny. But if I were a man, and black...

I might well need a coffin

+++++Winners for Color Riot - April Contest+++++ are posted in GD

Thanks to all for participating and for helping to keep things kicked and moving along.
I am just subbing for Whoa_Nelly, she won the March contest - was happy to do it.

link:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026571920

+++++Here are the Winners - top 10 Spots in order+++++ April Photo Contest “Color Riot”

I was glad to do the work of posting for this contest, Whoa_Nelly actually was the winner and I did this as a favor more or less at the last minute, which explains why I had an entry in the contest.


Congratulations to everyone for participating, this has been a riot of color and fun,
I'm leaving in the photos so you get to see them all one more time

1st Place goes to justiceischeap

for the wonderful portrait of

Hon


It would be great to know where it was taken and if Hon knows of her good luck


2nd Place goes to Mira for

Dance like everyone's watching…



I took that a half a year ago in a Restaurant on top of a mountain in San Jose Costa Rica


3rd Place goes to Solly Mack for

Colors in Motion



Many of us have expressed curiosity about how she achieved it. Maybe now she will let us know


4th place is shared by

I'm Feeling Blue by NV Whino




and
Farmer's Market Flowers by dyedinthewoolliberal






5th place belongs to Binkie the Clown for

Sunflowers



6th comes next for Tom Kitten with

Inside Salvation Mountain




7th is Turborama with

Purple Power



8th is Mz Pip with

Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me




and then finally we have CC with

Himalayas meet Hawaii at Longwood





My hostess awards go to postatomic for his intriguing photograph called

Moments



and to JDB for the architecture and color in

Eye catching



Thank you, everyone, and take it away for the contest in May, Justiceischeap!

G.O.P. Chairman Warns Against Hatred for Hillary Peaking Too Soon/ overheard by Borowitz



WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an urgent memo to the field of G.O.P. Presidential candidates, the Republican National Committee chairman, Reince Priebus, praised them for their relentless personal attacks on Hillary Clinton, but warned that their hatred for the former Secretary of State might be “peaking too early.”

Priebus called the candidates’ ongoing evisceration of Clinton “magnificent,” but expressed his concern that “no human beings, even an impressive group like yourselves, could possibly sustain such a high intensity of throbbing hatred for an entire year and a half.”

“Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint,” he wrote. “You need to leave some hate in the tank.”

In the conclusion of his memo, Priebus advised the candidates to take an occasional day off from hating Clinton so that they could “return to despising her with renewed freshness and vigor.”

Responding to the R.N.C. directive, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that he understood Priebus’s concerns, but assured him that, at the end of the day, they were groundless. “Anyone who doesn’t think I’m capable of spewing an infinite stream of vitriol and bile doesn’t know what I’m made of,” he said, pointing with pride to his long record of hating President Obama.

www.borowitzreport.com

by the way, a reminder, if you take out all the vowels from
Reince Priebus you get
RNC PR BS
(he's good at it)

Mira

++***Finalists are posted***++ for "Color Riot" - April contest

As you know I'm doing the posting for Whoa_Nelly who does not have a star.
I was happy to do it.
Please help keep the thread kicked and enjoy the voting process

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026556046

++***At last the Finalists ***++April Contest “Color Riot” Please vote to determine the Winners

I posted this contest for the winner of last month’s contest “ Whoa_Nelly" who was unable to do the posting herself this time

Here are the 10 finalists in alphabetical order. This was a close contest all the way around.

Please pick your very favorite and determine the 3 top spots for April.



As you know the theme is “Color Riot”, Color Riot meant as explosions or abstracts of any or all color, with the interpretation of this theme as literal, figurative, or metaphorical as the photographer wished.



please give us your vote, your comments, and good wishes. And help keep it kicked.




Colors in Motion







Dance like everyone's watching...







Farmer's Market Flowers







Himalayas meet Hawaii at Longwood







Hon







Inside Salvation Mountain







I'm Feeling Blue







Purple Power







Sunflowers







Tiptoe Through the Tulips With Me











+++++Runoffs in progress for "Color Riot" ++++

Please vote in each of the threads.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026550231

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026550269

Thank you.
Mira

+++++Need help to determine the Finalist’s 10th spot - April Contest “Color Riot” also the 9th spot

In our April Contest “Color Riot” these 3 compete for spot # 10

I will run this one day and then post the finals.

link to the next one, please vote for one in each post.
Thank you!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026550231


Farmer's Market Flowers



Orange on Asters


Eye catching




+++++Need help to determine the Finalist's 9th spot - April Contest “Color Riot” also the 10th spot

In our April Contest “Color Riot” these 2 compete for spot # 9

I will run this one day and then post the finals.

link to the next one, please vote for one in each post.
Thank you!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026550269


Himalayas meet Hawaii at Longwood


Love on The Lower Eastside


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