• Texas Judge: Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
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[B][url]http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa091001_mo_gaymarriage.1d60aad6b.html[/url][/B] [B] [url]http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/100109dnmetgaymarriage.1d5a0d50d.html[/url][/B] [quote] In a first for Texas and a sweeping rejection of the state’s ban on gay marriage, a judge has cleared the way for two gay Dallas men to divorce. A voter-approved state constitutional amendment and the Texas Family Code prohibit same-sex marriages or civil unions. [b]And the Texas attorney general had intervened in the two men’s divorce case, arguing that since a gay marriage isn’t recognized in Texas, a Texas court can’t dissolve one through divorce.[/b] [b]But Dallas state District Judge Tena Callahan ruled Thursday that the state's bans on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional guarantee to equal protection under the law.[/b] She denied the attorney general’s intervention and said her court "has jurisdiction to hear a suit for divorce filed by persons legally married in another jurisdiction." "This is huge news. We’re ecstatic," said Dallas attorney Peter Schulte, who represents the man who filed the divorce. The man, identified in court documents as J.B., asked that he and his former partner not be identified. Schulte said the ruling was a surprise and that he hoped to have a divorce order for the judge to sign in the "next few weeks." In a prepared statement, Attorney General Greg Abbott said he would appeal the ruling “to defend the traditional definition of marriage that was approved by Texas voters. “The laws and constitution of the State of Texas define marriage as an institution involving one man and one woman. Today's ruling purports to strike down that constitutional definition — despite the fact that it was recently adopted by 75 per cent of Texas voters.” [/quote] Texas? TEXAS? This one more step towards equality for everyone. It's a big deal because Texas is one of the most prejudice states, and if dissent against this stupid law is able to take place there - it can take place anywhere
Wow, go Texas.
[QUOTE=siberpredaht;17620185][B][url]http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa091001_mo_gaymarriage.1d60aad6b.html[/url][/B] [B] [url]http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/100109dnmetgaymarriage.1d5a0d50d.html[/url][/B] Texas? TEXAS? This one more step towards equality for everyone. It's a big deal because Texas is one of the most prejudice states, and if dissent against this stupid law is able to take place there - it can take place anywhere[/QUOTE] Texas down, rest of the US soon to follow.
Something good from Texas? I'm shocked.
I'm finally proud to be living in this state for once.
This from a state that in 2002 made it illegal to execute retarded people. I'm impressed.
This certainly is a nice surprise.
Who the fuck cares about faggots anyway? [highlight](User was banned for this post ("Trolling" - compwhizii))[/highlight]
[QUOTE=PatrickT;17620346]Who the fuck cares about faggots anyway?[/QUOTE] get out.
[QUOTE=PatrickT;17620346]Who the fuck cares about faggots anyway?[/QUOTE] other faggots, i'm assuming
[QUOTE=PatrickT;17620346]Who the fuck cares about faggots anyway?[/QUOTE] The gay mafia do. and they'll be comin' for ya!
[QUOTE=Victor Leferve;17620387]The gay mafia do. and they'll be comin' for ya![/QUOTE] Gay mafia? Like dudes dressed in rainbow colors and kissing eachother, eww.
[QUOTE=johanz;17620405]Gay mafia? Like dudes dressed in rainbow colors and kissing eachother, eww.[/QUOTE] The Fairy Godfather. He'll put a price on your head.
[QUOTE=Victor Leferve;17620430]The Fairy Godfather. He'll put a price on your head.[/QUOTE] Whoa whoa whoa lets not start talking about head
[QUOTE=PatrickT;17620346]Who the fuck cares about faggots anyway?[/QUOTE] I'd like it very much if you went away
Success, the gay mafia got him banned. Those gus always pull through! ... or do they pull out?
Good to see Texas is joining the party. I just hope church-goers don't go nuts over it.
[QUOTE=Victor Leferve;17620514]Success, the gay mafia got him banned. Those gus always pull through! ... or do they pull out?[/QUOTE] I would've expected a more sincere, and intelligent pun from you.
Coming from Texas this is a shocker
[QUOTE=Shaggy-h;17620257]Something good from Texas? I'm shocked.[/QUOTE] Avatar-Post combo of the year.
[I]"Holy dogshit! Texas, only steers and queers come from Texas, private Cowboy! And you don't much look like a steer to me, so that kinda narrows it down!"[/I]
engineer is proud
Texas, we might just keep you.
[QUOTE=Shaggy-h;17620257]Something good from Texas? I'm shocked.[/QUOTE] Avatar match +++ [QUOTE=siberpredaht;17620185][B][url]http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa091001_mo_gaymarriage.1d60aad6b.html[/url][/B] [B] [url]http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/100109dnmetgaymarriage.1d5a0d50d.html[/url][/B] Texas? TEXAS? This one more step towards equality for everyone. It's a big deal because Texas is one of the most prejudice states, and if dissent against this stupid law is able to take place there - it can take place anywhere[/QUOTE] In other news, texas judge lynched behind a barn by angry redneck family.
Did none of you read it? This is only one judge, and they were already married, the judge only allowed them to get divorced. I doubt she would of done the same if they were trying to get married. I'm not saying that its not great and all but its not like its some big deal.
[QUOTE=Billiam;17620923]Texas, we might just keep you.[/QUOTE] Yeah. Let's disown all states that have people with different ideas.
People should fucking just stay happy with their spouses........marriage is forever! Make that forever enjoyable! For those idiots who got married in a flash, tough luck. I don't like divorce.......
[QUOTE=Boba_Fett;17620970]Yeah. Let's disown all states that have people with different ideas.[/QUOTE] Twas a joke.
This is a good thing to see. Slowly but surely we're heading toward a more equal nation.
I wonder if California will follow suit.
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