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  •  SCOTUS = Shits in the majority again. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

    by unclebucky on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:30:05 AM PST

    •  The majority in Utah, when last counted, disagrees (0+ / 0-)

      --their one man/one woman amendment passed in 2004 with about 66% in favor, iirc.

      This is a Utah question.

      Utah's numbers have probably changed since 2004, but enough to abolish the amendment if put to a vote now?  

      •  New polling is slightly different. (1+ / 0-)
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        In 2004, 54% were against any legal recognition of same-sex marriage. In 2012, 71% supported civil unions or gay marriage, although there was still a clear majority against full equality. What interests me the most is what polling now says. Maybe the numbers will even out if people realize the sky doesn't fall?

        •  May be true Nationaly.. (1+ / 0-)
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          but I doubt those %'s hold in Utah. Utah is more than 1/2 LDS religiously.

          This is going to be a States Rights issue in my opinion. Not an equal protection case. Too big a can of worms.
          As referred to in DOMA...The US-v-Windsor decision held that marriage is largely a state issue.
          Kennedy specifically referenced the Windsor case.

        •  I'm talking about vote tallies, not opinion polls. (0+ / 0-)

          There was a referendum in 2004 to create that blarsted marriage amendment.

      •  Sorry, but equality isn't a state's rights issue. (1+ / 0-)
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        The Civil War was fought over that question and the Supreme Court resolved it with finality in the 1950s and '60s.

        "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

        by auron renouille on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:05:00 PM PST

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