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  •  This was already decided by the US Supremes... (3+ / 0-)

    ...in 1967. "Marriage is one of the basic civil rights of man".

    It's just being re-litigated now because the government has been pretending with a wink and nod that the question is still open.

    If the government pretended with a wink and nod that Loving v Virginia and the 14th Amendment applied only to BF/WM couples like Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving, but not to WF/BM couples, that would have to be re-litigated, too.

    Better unemployed than imprisoned: Vote Democrat 2010

    by banach tarski paradox on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 06:35:33 AM PDT

    •  Well strictly speaking (0+ / 0-)

      what Walker's ruling established is that there are no such things as "same-sex marriage" and "opposite-sex marriage", only marriage, and that if (as has been established long ago) it's a fundamental right for opposite-sex couples, then it's also a right for same-sex couples.

      If Nixon was cocaine for the resentful psyche, Palin is meth—Andrew Sullivan

      by ebohlman on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 07:55:41 PM PDT

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