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A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
I am iffy on whether they will choose to hear it. It's a hot potato.
This case is actually not about homosexuality or marriage. It's about states rights and whether the states can pass a law than can be deemed as discriminatory when the constitution prohibits it.
I am 50/50 on whether they will pick it up... I say the chances of it getting upheld and Prop 8 being reinstated is low, though.
As for the "special rights" argument, that comes down to definition. Yes, they already have the right to marry someone of the opposite gender. The question is what the intent and pupose of marriage is according to common interpretations. Most would say marriage is meant to be between two people who love each other. By stating that people cannot marry people they love, that does indeed infring on their rights.
[edit on 8-16-2010 by rogerstigers]
Originally posted by SWCCFAN
The Anti Gay Marrage crowd says its Immoral and will destroy the traditional Family Unit. I tend to agree.