Same-sex marriage now legal nationwide in US

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nairobilay

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It was just a matter of time...

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal Nationwide
Same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marry under the Fourteenth Amendment, the United States Supreme Court ruled in an historic 5-4 decision Thursday, with Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority. The decision also overturns states’ existing marriage bans.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. [The petitioners] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right,” Kennedy wrote.

As expected, Kennedy was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts, considered a wild card in the case, wrote a dissent joined by Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, who each filed dissents of their own.

“If you are among the many Americans—of whatever sexual orientation—who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not Celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it,” Roberts said, making the rare decision to read part of his opinion from the bench.

The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was named for lead plaintiff Jim Obergefell, an Ohio man who sued the state because it wouldn’t list him as a surviving spouse on his husband’s death certificate. The two had been married in Maryland before his husband, John, died of ALS. (Hodges is the director of the Ohio Department of Health.)

The combined case also included plaintiffs from three other states that don’t currently recognize same-sex marriages: Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit upheld all four states’ g** marriage bans back in November.

The Court is still due to announce rulings on mandatory minimums for violent gun offenders, power plant pollution, lethal injection drugs, and gerrymandering.

http://gawker.com/supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-is-legal-nationwide-1713867578
 

Smith_

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Here is Mwangi Mukami talking about his coming out in California.

You might remember him from the Youth Parliament.

The g** thing is always something you'd rather not talk about until someone you know or who is close to you is revealed to be g**. Then you are forced to confront your inner demons coz you can't hate your uncle, your brother, your son.

Africans can't shy away from this discussion:

Like what does the Bible REALLY say about homosexuality? Is it taken out of context and misconstrued?

Those who say it is Unafrican. Then what about early colonial and missionary settlers who wrote about overt/ covert homosexuality in numerous African tribes well entrenched before the white man came here?

Those who say other animals are not g**. Then what about the extensive research showing homosexuality in thousands of species. What about the time you went to the national park and found two male giraffes getting intimate? What about that farmer who keeps getting ewes for his ram with no mating success coz he has noted that the ram prefers mounting other rams. There is a whole Wikipedia page on Homosexuality in animals. Look it up.

The true mark of any mature society is how it treats its weakest, most marginalized, most stigmatized, most vulnerable members.

This discussion has to happen. People have to begin being more tolerant coz g** people are everywhere and g** rights are basic human rights.

 

gashwin

Village Chief
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Here is Mwangi Mukami talking about his coming out in California.

You might remember him from the Youth Parliament.

The g** thing is always something you'd rather not talk about until someone you know or who is close to you is revealed to be g**. Then you are forced to confront your inner demons coz you can't hate your uncle, your brother, your son.

Africans can't shy away from this discussion:

Like what does the Bible REALLY say about homosexuality? Is it taken out of context and misconstrued?

Those who say it is Unafrican. Then what about early colonial and missionary settlers who wrote about overt/ covert homosexuality in numerous African tribes well entrenched before the white man came here?

Those who say other animals are not g**. Then what about the extensive research showing homosexuality in thousands of species. What about the time you went to the national park and found two male giraffes getting intimate? What about that farmer who keeps getting ewes for his ram with no mating success coz he has noted that the ram prefers mounting other rams. There is a whole Wikipedia page on Homosexuality in animals. Look it up.

The true mark of any mature society is how it treats its weakest, most marginalized, most stigmatized, most vulnerable members.

This discussion has to happen. People have to begin being more tolerant coz g** people are everywhere and g** rights are basic human rights.

kutafuta pesa ya Dona
 

Ice_Cube

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I been visiting family in Canada back and forth for a while .. and I can tell ya that place is g** as f**k. It was just a matter of time b4 the few conservative states in US towed the line. I can bet ya ..freedom of choice will feature in Obama's speech during his visit here. I already see g** nigger's walkin' in tao and no one says shit. I easily see us as being the first African country legalizing Dat shit. No shit

South Africa already allows for same sex unions
 

123tokambio

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I been visiting family in Canada back and forth for a while .. and I can tell ya that place is g** as f**k. It was just a matter of time b4 the few conservative states in US towed the line. I can bet ya ..freedom of choice will feature in Obama's speech during his visit here. I already see g** nigger's walkin' in tao and no one says shit. I easily see us as being the first African country legalizing Dat shit. No shit
Kwani South Africa is yet to?
 
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