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  1. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    26 Jun '15 15:06
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/26/supreme-court-same-sex-couples-can-marry-in-all-50-states/

    It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned. On election day, 2004, 11 states, including Michigan, a bluish purple state, passed state constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

    I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 2020 we'll be seeing same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg.

    Looks like I was off by 5 years.
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    26 Jun '15 15:12
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/26/supreme-court-same-sex-couples-can-marry-in-all-50-states/

    It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned. On election day, 2004, 11 states, including Michigan, a bluish purple state, passed state constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

    I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 202 ...[text shortened]... g same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg.

    Looks like I was off by 5 years.
    Let us pray that the sky doesn't fall.
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    26 Jun '15 15:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Let us pray that the sky doesn't fall.
    I'm gonna not pray and chance it. Maybe you can pray for both of us.
  4. 26 Jun '15 15:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/26/supreme-court-same-sex-couples-can-marry-in-all-50-states/

    It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned. On election day, 2004, 11 states, including Michigan, a bluish purple state, passed state constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

    I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 202 ...[text shortened]... g same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg.

    Looks like I was off by 5 years.
    "It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned."
    this is a good thing
  5. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    26 Jun '15 15:55
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    "It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned."
    this is a good thing
    If you agree with that position, then yes.
  6. 26 Jun '15 16:07
    Good thing that we have Republicans to appoint conservative judges.

    Vote Republican get the same thing you'd get if you voted Democrat.
  7. 26 Jun '15 16:15
    The ruling:

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
  8. 26 Jun '15 16:31
    Originally posted by JS357
    The ruling:

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf
    I wonder if the Supreme Court is going to recognize any other marriages that used to be considered immoral and therefore do not receive the respect they deserve.

    I'd say probably not anytime soon seeing as only gays seem to entitled to special treatment.
  9. 26 Jun '15 17:09
    Next up polygamy and incest.
  10. 26 Jun '15 17:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MoneyManMike
    Next up polygamy and incest.
    sh76 was willing to go on record: "I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 2020 we'll be seeing same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg. Looks like I was off by 5 years."

    Are you?
  11. 26 Jun '15 17:41
    Originally posted by JS357
    sh76 was willing to go on record: "I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 2020 we'll be seeing same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg. Looks like I was off by 5 years."

    Are you?
    Nope!
  12. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    26 Jun '15 18:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/26/supreme-court-same-sex-couples-can-marry-in-all-50-states/

    It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned. On election day, 2004, 11 states, including Michigan, a bluish purple state, passed state constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

    I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 202 ...[text shortened]... g same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg.

    Looks like I was off by 5 years.
    It's amazing to me how much court time, money, and political maneuvering is spent on the issue of allowing 2 lesbians to get married. If our beloved lawmakers spent as much time trying to fix our crumbling infrastructure, and paying down our national debt, we might all be better off.
  13. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    26 Jun '15 18:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/06/26/supreme-court-same-sex-couples-can-marry-in-all-50-states/

    It's breathtaking how quickly this issue has turned. On election day, 2004, 11 states, including Michigan, a bluish purple state, passed state constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage.

    I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 202 ...[text shortened]... g same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg.

    Looks like I was off by 5 years.
    The ruling was not unexpected (opponents had failed to present a single rational reason to deny gays equality in marriage), but it's a proud day for the US nonetheless. Lockean Natural Rights theory has won the day.

    Given the way Alabama's Supreme Court has been so obstructionist even when directly overruled by federal courts, I wonder whether you'll really be 5 years off.
  14. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    26 Jun '15 18:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by JS357
    sh76 was willing to go on record: "I'm on record in this forum a few years back saying that by 2020 we'll be seeing same sex marriages in downtown Birmingham and Hatteisburg. Looks like I was off by 5 years."

    Are you?
    I found the thread.

    I actually said "within a decade" (not "the" decade) from 2013. So I was actually off by a little more than 5 years...

    https://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=157044&page=4
  15. 26 Jun '15 18:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by MoneyManMike
    Next up polygamy and incest.
    If homosexuality isn't immoral, then why should either polygamy or incest be immoral?