6/26/2013 9:20 AM
Posted by dahsdebater on 6/26/2013 7:21:00 AM (view original):
It's really gonna bother me if DOMA and Prop 8 wind up falling on the same political side.  It's probably going to happen.  But from a constitutional perspective they almost have to have opposite political decisions - if DOMA is unconstitutional and the right to define marriage is reserved to the states, Prop 8 should be upheld.  And vice versa.
I don't know if that's true. It's very likely that they invalidate DOMA on the merits of the case. But the prop 8 case could be decided on the lack of standing of the people defending the law. That would also invalidate the federal court's ruling and leave Judge Walker's decision as the final say.
6/26/2013 9:24 AM
Would that be Judge Walker's "unbiased" decision?
6/26/2013 9:29 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 6/26/2013 9:24:00 AM (view original):
Would that be Judge Walker's "unbiased" decision?
Um, yeah. Why the quotes?
6/26/2013 9:42 AM
Oh, I don't know.  A gay judge, in a long-term same-sex relationship, making a ruling that overturns a law banning same-sex marriage.

I don't see any possible appearance of conflict of interest, do you?
6/26/2013 9:45 AM

BL doesn't "understand" internet quotes. 

6/26/2013 9:51 AM
BL doesn't "understand" things outside his preferred view of the world.
6/26/2013 9:54 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 6/26/2013 9:42:00 AM (view original):
Oh, I don't know.  A gay judge, in a long-term same-sex relationship, making a ruling that overturns a law banning same-sex marriage.

I don't see any possible appearance of conflict of interest, do you?
Now that I think of this, it's quite possible that Judge Walker was a high ranking agent of the **** agenda that bistiza's been yammering on about.

Maybe bistiza was right all along!
6/26/2013 9:54 AM

THE EGA!!!!!

6/26/2013 9:58 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 6/26/2013 9:42:00 AM (view original):
Oh, I don't know.  A gay judge, in a long-term same-sex relationship, making a ruling that overturns a law banning same-sex marriage.

I don't see any possible appearance of conflict of interest, do you?
I don't. Do you?
6/26/2013 10:04 AM
Well, I'm not stupid.  So yes, I do.

There were no other judges in the State of California who could have reviewed this case?
6/26/2013 10:05 AM
DOMA is gone. Looks like the Feds can't define marriage.
6/26/2013 10:05 AM
Posted by tecwrg on 6/26/2013 10:04:00 AM (view original):
Well, I'm not stupid.  So yes, I do.

There were no other judges in the State of California who could have reviewed this case?
Why would that be a conflict?
6/26/2013 10:05 AM
Gay judge in a law-term same sex relationship who possibly wants to be married has a chance to make a decision on whether he's legally allowed to get married.

Yes, there's a possible conflict of interest.
6/26/2013 10:06 AM
6/26/2013 10:08 AM
Posted by burnsy483 on 6/26/2013 10:05:00 AM (view original):
Gay judge in a law-term same sex relationship who possibly wants to be married has a chance to make a decision on whether he's legally allowed to get married.

Yes, there's a possible conflict of interest.
That same conflict wouldn't exist for straight judge ruling for prop 8?
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