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    Default Calif. strikes down ban on same-sex marriage

    Calif. apparently has struck down their ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional (I assume per Calif's constitution). I haven't had time to really look at this but if anyone wants to read a long opinion:

    http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions...ts/S147999.PDF

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    The right, and especially the religious right, is going to be really annoyed.
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    There will be protests, no doubt.

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    It was struck down here in Iowa also, but is being challenged under appeal as we speak.
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    Does anyone here live in California? do you feel that you're marraige isn't as valid now because homosexuals aren't banned from participating?
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    Would you have expected anything else? California is a very liberal state, especially judicially. I'd be interested to read an opinion from a more moderate state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Would you have expected anything else? California is a very liberal state, especially judicially. I'd be interested to read an opinion from a more moderate state.
    6 of the 7 judges were appointed by Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloggingSully View Post
    6 of the 7 judges were appointed by Republicans.
    1. That doesn't really prove the judges themselves aren't judicially liberal.

    2. Do you have a source for that?
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    Also, after reading just the first couple of cases, looks like responsible judging, and not judicial activism as is often the case in some of these types of cases. The judges appear to be making their ruling basedo nthe rules of their state, which is proper, even if they don't agree with the acts in front of them. This is definitely going to have to go to the Supreme Court, methinks.
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