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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:08 AM
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Court upholds D.C. same-sex marriage
Edited on Thu Jul-15-10 10:20 AM by ehrnst
Source: Washington Post

The D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the District same-sex marriage law, ruling in a 5-4 decision that opponents do not have the right to put the issue before voters, the Post's Tim Craig reports.

We'll update as more information becomes available.


Read more: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/dc...



Civil rights are not subject to public whim! YAY!!
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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:10 AM
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1. Are we going to have to go through this again?
Vile bigots. They won't win in the District even if they won the court fight, which they won't win either unless SCOTUS decides to intervene.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:18 AM
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2. Great news!
:thumbsup:

K&R
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:19 AM
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3. good news. nt
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dickthegrouch Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:24 AM
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4. Still too close for comfort
Until courts are voting 9:0 in our favor, we cannot rest.
A 5:4 decision is really an outrage in itself.
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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:45 AM
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6. It was 9-0 on the question of the discriminatory character of repealing same-sex marriage.
It was 5-4 on the more technical legal issue of whether the Human Rights Act can legitimately restrict the DC initiative power.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:38 AM
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5. k&r. See my sig line. eom
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 10:47 AM
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7. I love it, uppityperson!
:hi:
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-15-10 05:26 PM
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8. These right-wingers are certainly ultra-democrats when it comes to certain issues.
I don't think they want a plebiscite on many other things though. The left needs to navigate the initiative process better. There are some things that would be tremendously popular that could be brought to the voters. If nothing else, we could bleed the corporate donors dry.
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