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  •  How cowardly is that? (0+ / 0-)

    States are passing marriage equality statues right and left.
    The Court has a heavy thumb that can prevent disputes from being worked out, letting them fester for years, especially when you consider that the Court is the anti-democratic branch of government.

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    by dinotrac on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:23:08 AM PDT

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    •  Because civil rights should be nationwide (0+ / 0-)

      They should rule to grant rights nationwide. But that would make teabaggers sad, so they won't. They'll allow a "separate and unequal" system to continue

      But again, that singles out red states as unequal and repressive. Their loss.

      •  Constitutionally protected rights should be (1+ / 0-)
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        nationwide. If marriage equality is a consitutionally protected right, it should also be nationawide.

        As a practtical matter, however, states are passing it right and left and, if democratic processes can get the job done, I believe that's the best way to do it.

        By the same token -- we thought we in Illinois thought that we were going to be the 13th state to pass marriage equality, but we didn't.

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        by dinotrac on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 08:54:01 AM PDT

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    •  They won't be in Thug states, now for a long time (0+ / 0-)

      thanks to this ruling.

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