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Rights for gays to Supreme Court? Not so fast.

Why California gay marriage ruling may not head to US Supreme Court

Do proponents of Proposition 8, California’s gay-marriage ban, have any legal standing to appeal last week’s federal court ruling declaring it unconstitutional?

US District Judge Vaughn Walker doubts it.

When Judge Walker decided Thursday to lift a temporary stay on his Aug. 4 decision that invalidated Proposition 8, he suggested that the legal advocates of the voter-approved gay-marriage ban did not meet the legal standards to appeal their case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Walker said they needed the state government’s support, which they don’t have, and to demonstrate that legalizing gay marriage will lead to immediate harm even though 18,000 same-sex couples are already legally married in California.</em>

Finally, someone confronts the fear and jeer crowd with the inescapable fact of the gay marriage issue: It doesn’t effect you. Period. At all. Never has, never will. Hence, you have no standing to bring suit. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the issue ends here? No more costly grandstanding by the theocrats, no more pinched face, envious cretins attempting to force their flawed belief system into mainstream society- because make no mistake- gays are more mainstream than people who choose to lead their lives by a work of fiction ever will be, simply by definition.

Now perhaps all these gay-hatin’ goobers can take their energies and focus it on something that might actually make a difference in peoples lives. May I suggest exposing and jailing sex offending Catholic priests?


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