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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:48 AM
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Opponents lose bid to halt gay marriage (has been posted yet?)
Supreme Court rejects request for injuction

Opponents of gay marriage failed in their last-minute attempt to derail gay marriage yesterday when the US Supreme Court refused to grant an emergency order halting same-sex marriages in Massachusetts, hours after a federal appeals court in Boston had denied a similar request. The rejection by the Supreme Court removed the remaining legal impediment to same-sex marriage beginning Monday in Massachusetts.

The last of the last-ditch efforts to derail marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples is over, said Mary Bonauto, legal director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, whose suit on behalf of seven gay couples led to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. All of these couples who have been waiting for decades to take legal responsibility for each other will finally be able to do that.

If gays are allowed to wed, "marriage as universally understood for millenia of human history will be forever changed; chaos will ensue," the Supreme Court was told in a 40-page brief filed yesterday afternoon by Mathew Staver, president and lawyer for the Florida-based Liberty Counsel, one of the groups that filed suit on behalf of the vice president of the Catholic Action League and 11 state lawmakers.

But early last evening, just 2 1/2 hours after the appeals court ruling, the Supreme Court denied the request for an injunction without comment, after Justice David H. Souter referred the case to the full court.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/05/15/op... /

Let the Gay bashing & whining begin!
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:51 AM
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1. What chaos?
Heteros have made it so that when a couple gets married, they only have a 50/50 chance of staying hitched. I look forward to having committed gay couples setting a good example for those who are interested in strenghthening the institution of marriage.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 11:57 AM
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2. This is wonderful news for all the G/L couples who have waited
so long for equal rights under the law.

:bounce: :hi: :toast:CONGRATULATIONS, MY FRIENDS!!!!! :party: :toast: :beer: :bounce:

:kick
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:11 PM
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5. Thank you
:hi:
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:00 PM
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3. This is wonderful news for all the G/L couples who have waited
so long for equal rights under the law.

:bounce: :hi: :toast:CONGRATULATIONS, MY FRIENDS!!!!! :party: :toast: :beer: :bounce:

:kick:
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:12 PM
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6. Thank you!
:hi:
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:07 PM
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4. Monday is going to be a watershed moment in history of our country
Hope it unfolds peacefully
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:12 PM
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7. If it's not peacfully...
We all know where the trouble will be coming from.
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