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Re: Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?
« Reply #5175 on: July 14, 2014, 08:48:26 PM »
A new poll shows a record 72% Australians support marriage equality and an even higher percentage of those opposed to marriage equality support a conscience vote in parliament.

http://www.australianmarriageequality.org/2014/07/15/media-release-new-poll-shows-record-72-support-for-marriage-equality/

It's the politicians who are dragging their feet.

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Re: Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?
« Reply #5176 on: July 15, 2014, 09:30:32 AM »

When they polled people in the U.S. about getting rid of DADT, for example, majorities of
the politicians' constituents, even the conservatives, wanted then to do away with it, and
yet it seems the politicians, who are supposed to be moving their countries forward in so
many ways, seem to be way behind on doing what the people want in countless ways.

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Re: Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?
« Reply #5177 on: July 28, 2014, 02:34:21 PM »

I'm sure you noticed, Fritz:

Unconstitutional! 4th Circuit strikes down Virginia marriage ban

From AFER:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld our District Court victory and has affirmed that laws prohibiting marriage for gay and lesbian couples are unconstitutional. The court has said that loving couples like our plaintiffs, Tim Bostic & Tony London and Carol Schall & Mary Townley, are entitled to the same basic rights and protections as every other American, and they cannot live one more day as a second-class citizen.

Hollingsworth v. Perry, the AFER-led challenge to California’s Proposition 8, was the first lawsuit in which a federal court of appeals ruled in favor of marriage equality. Today's decision also paves the way for West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to strike down their marriage bans as those states are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Will a "stay" be granted?  I'm sure the opponents will want to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court.




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Re: Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?
« Reply #5178 on: July 28, 2014, 03:00:04 PM »
Oh yeah!

Hoping!

Can't be too soon.

No stay yet, but it will go into effect after a 7 day period after the "mandate", in effect time for those busybodies to make appeals, to stave off the inevitable, sort of like Satan in his eternal struggle with God. He knows that he has lost, but that knowledge doesn't stop him.

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Re: Gay Marriage: Inciting a backlash, or dragging along too slowly?
« Reply #5179 on: August 19, 2014, 01:35:46 PM »
Things have really changed in the nine years since I started this thread, so we are capping of this phase of the discussion and picking it up here:

http://www.davecullen.com/forum/index.php?topic=47815.new#new

New thread title: Marriage Equality: Toward victory in U.S.--On to the rest of the world?
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