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  •  I'm punting, as the brief is too brief. (2+ / 0-)
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    Loose Fur, Mr Robert

    Whether a stay is issued is partly a matter of how likely a decision is to be reversed, and partly based on what happens when and if that decision is reversed. In this case, while Justice Sotomayor has shown support for marriage equality in the past, and probably agrees with this ruling, she knows it's going to end up in front of her court eventually. As such, the stay makes sense. Not granting the stay would create a class of married people the validity of whose marriages a court was yet to determine.

    Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

    by rhonan on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 10:37:21 AM PST

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    •  True, but (4+ / 0-)
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      Cinnamon, bobatkinson, Cali Scribe, skrekk

      There ALREADY is a class over 900 married couples in Utah (who will be filing joint tax returns for 2013 and now 2014) whose validity the court etc. etc.  

      Records were set in almost every county in Utah for the number of couples married in Utah.  It's California all over again.

      One has to really realize how fortunate the LGBT community was to have a great judge, and an embattled AG who was so busy trying to not go to jail that he screwed up the case before the judge and didn't request an automatic stay with the ruling.  (Well, maybe it was hubris. Either way: grateful).

      Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

      by lostboyjim on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:35:48 PM PST

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