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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:15 AM
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds gay marriage ban


By RYAN J. FOLEY (AP) 32 minutes ago

MADISON, Wis. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

In a 7-0 ruling, the court on Wednesday ruled that the 2006 constitutional amendment was properly put to voters in a statewide referendum.

The court rejected a lawsuit that claimed the amendment violated a rule that limits referendum questions to a single subject. The lawsuit, filed by a voter opposed to the amendment, argued that gay marriage and civil unions were two different subjects.

Justice Michael Gableman says both sentences "carry out the same general purpose of preserving the legal status of marriage in Wisconsin as between only one man and one woman."

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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:17 AM
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1. gotta love those states rights.
didn't it used to be "between only one man and one woman, of the same race". ??

yep.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:20 AM
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2. It just amazes me that voters in any state are allowed to
take away the the civil rights of others? I live in a blue state. Maybe I'll get enough signatures to put a question on the statewide ballot that republicans not be allowed to procreate. Hmmmmmm?
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:24 AM
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5. if put to a vote the bill of rights would lose about 70 - 30
except that one about guns.
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SocialistLez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:24 AM
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3. Basically it wasn't really on gay marriage, just how the amendment was sent to the voters?
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FormerDittoHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:24 AM
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4. Let's keep in mind Wisconsin isn't exactly Alabama.
I was very surprised by the success of the ballot initiative myself.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:51 AM
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7. I was very surprised we (not me) elected
Gableman as a Justice...his campaigne was downright dishonest and cruel...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:25 AM
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6. Bastards. Nt
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