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Unread postby Becky » 15 May 2008 17:00

I read this article on another board, and thought it was great news. ;D



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Gay marriage ban overturned in Calif.
Constitutional initiative drive under way in state to restrict unions
MSNBC staff and news service reports
updated 3:18 p.m. CT, Thurs., May. 15, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO - In a monumental victory for the gay rights movement, the California Supreme Court overturned a voter-approved ban on gay marriage Thursday in a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in the nation's biggest state to tie the knot.

Domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage, the justices ruled 4-3 in an opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George.

Outside the courthouse, gay marriage supporters cried and cheered as news spread of the decision.

"Our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation," the court wrote.

The city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples and gay rights groups sued in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco's monthlong same-sex wedding march.

"Today the California Supreme Court took a giant leap to ensure that everybody


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Unread postby Serge » 15 May 2008 18:20

Awesome!

I remember signing a petition to stop this ban in front of Target about a month ago I think. That was actually my first day of the CD search. =]


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Unread postby coltonjared » 15 May 2008 18:40

I seen this on the news after school today and thought it was about time



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Unread postby SweetPandemonium » 15 May 2008 18:42

That's really awesome!!! ;D


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Unread postby frodolover36 » 15 May 2008 20:51

thats awesome!!! yay gays!


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Unread postby Becky » 15 May 2008 20:55

Nikki (aka: frodolover36) wrote:yay gays!


LOL!! For some reason that made me laugh.


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Unread postby nicolenice » 15 May 2008 20:57

Thanks for posting this Vertigo really good to know. I might have to move there now. LOL

Really funny Nikki
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Unread postby frodolover36 » 16 May 2008 01:07

hehe i love gays. theyre my fave
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Unread postby Donna » 16 May 2008 14:48

I think this is great news -- hopefully this will become approved in all the states.

lol at Nikki :P


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Unread postby Samsung » 16 May 2008 15:25

Yeah!
Now I dont have to stay in sucky MA if I want to get married.
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Unread postby littlemonkey » 18 May 2008 18:19

I'm a very happy lesbian :) ::)


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Unread postby Stephanie » 18 May 2008 18:34

Yay! Hear that Emma? Now we can get married and you won't even have to leave the state. ;D

Lol.


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Unread postby nicolenice » 19 May 2008 02:15

Dr. Girlfriend wrote:Yay! Hear that Emma? Now we can get married and you won't even have to leave the state. ;D

Lol.



LOL but I think she is on the straight side but good luck.
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Unread postby Katy » 19 May 2008 04:58

^^^ LMAO!!

Thanks for posting this, Becky. It was very informative as I hadn't gotten the chance to catch the newscast on this.


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Unread postby Samsung » 19 May 2008 10:14

nicolenice wrote:
Dr. Girlfriend wrote:Yay! Hear that Emma? Now we can get married and you won't even have to leave the state. ;D

Lol.



LOL but I think she is on the straight side but good luck.



Hehe, you never know ::)
I think a LOT of girls would be REALLY happy.
And a lot of dissapointed guys. :P


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Unread postby decadence21 » 19 May 2008 11:02

This is awesome. ;D About time is right.
Now lets hope it sticks! Them homophobes are persistent!


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Unread postby Stephanie » 19 May 2008 13:00

nicolenice wrote:
Dr. Girlfriend wrote:Yay! Hear that Emma? Now we can get married and you won't even have to leave the state. ;D

Lol.



LOL but I think she is on the straight side but good luck.


'Twas a joke. Hence the "LOL"..maybe I shoulda put a face behind it as well. :P

I honestly don't care if she is or not.


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Unread postby nicolenice » 19 May 2008 13:03

I know I was joking too.


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