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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DAVID64
I know..."State's Rights" and all that, but wrong is wrong.
States Rights, is right. The supreme court bowed to it this case because that 'poker' is too hot to handle.
originally posted by: wheresthebody
Why do people still care about who marries who?
It must be exhausting to be so constantly judgmental.
It was argued that city employees did not have a "fundamental right" to receive government-subsidized spousal benefits and that it was "perfectly constitutional" to extend benefits to some married couples and deny them to others.
People had been forced to watch reports of gay pride parades, with some of the most disgusting, sexually-inappropriate attire and actions imaginable, and then were told that yes, you WILL accept this behavior...
originally posted by: TheRedneck
The problem here is that people pushing gay marriage went about it all wrong. Sometimes it matters how you do a thing. In politics, the idea is to build consensus, to convince others that your position is right. But that didn't happen. Instead of convincing others that marriage should be extended to all, they demanded that marriage would be extended to all, by court decision, like it or not, hahaha, in your face.
Mayor Annise Parker defied the law by providing spousal benefits to same-sex couples at a time when same-sex marriage was illegal in Texas, and we intend hold the city accountable for Parker's lawless actions and her unauthorized expenditures of taxpayer money."