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  •  what's the problem with more people getting (2+ / 0-)

    married in the interim?

    Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

    by greenbastard on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 08:54:09 AM PST

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    •  The number of people in legal limbo increases. (2+ / 0-)
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      If it's a problem that 900 or so couples are in legal limbo until the court of appeals rules—something that would be the case regardless of this ruling—then increasing that number only increases the potential for disruption if the appeals court overturns the judge's injunction against the state's anti-equality law.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 09:05:20 AM PST

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    •  The problem could be that their marraiges could be (0+ / 0-)

      dissolved if the Utah State Constitution was upheld. This case has very different facts than California.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 02:12:20 PM PST

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      •  They can't w/o big legal problems for the state (0+ / 0-)

        The marriages that took place before the court order was stayed vested the couple with certain legal privileges and immunities recognized under federal law. States can't just willy nilly take them away without violating the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the 14th Amendment. While the Court gutted most of the meaning of that clause within a decade of it being ratified, what little meaning it continues to have is directly at issue, a liberty interest or right recognized under federal law (see Loving v. Virginia, Zablocki v. Redhail, Turner v. Safley and most importantly United States v. Windsor) in which a state is attempting to interfere in the relationship between the citizen and the federal government.

        "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

        by craigkg on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 02:33:19 PM PST

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