Supreme Court poised to issue gay marriage decisions Wednesday

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  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    June 26, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    @ Worf:

    Rationalization weakens society's view of right and wrong. Religion sanctioning it, is an example. Pathetic.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    June 26, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    @vdubbin' --

    "People are celebrating the demise of traditional Christian values"

    Many religious people disagree with you. Many Christians, as well as people of other religions, SUPPORT gay marriage. Many Christian (and Jewish) denominations are already happy to perform gay wedding ceremonies. They DO NOT think that this is the "demise of traditional Christian values".

    Perhaps they believe in the "traditional Christian values" that tell us to LOVE one another rather than to JUDGE on another.

    "Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40

    "For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other." Galatians 5:14-15

    "There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor?" James 4:12

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    June 26, 2013 9:39 a.m.


    Homosexuality is a weakness. This is not bigotry but reality. The truth shall set you free.

  • vdubbin' Ogden, UT
    June 26, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    I can't believer these comments! People are celebrating the demise of traditional Christian values like savages dancing around a funeral pyre. What you all fail utterly to understand is that those same values (and our ability to restrain ourselves from doing the things that make us "feel good") are what made this nation great in the past. You claim a great victory at the triumph of sodomy, some of you cheer at anything that runs against the Church. DO you seriously not understand that the reason this place is nice is because of the very things you seek so fervently to destroy?

    And I find it interesting that when the Church disagrees with the gay community, they are being bigoted. So it would make sense, logically speaking, that when the gay "community" disagrees with the Church, the gay "community" is guilty of that very same prejudice...

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 26, 2013 8:48 a.m.


    Rationalization weakens society's view of right and wrong. Expecting government to sanction it, is an example. Pathetic.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    June 26, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    Prop 8 has now been dismissed due to lack of standing.

    I'm not sure what all the ramifications of that decision will be. Wiser heads than I will have to explain it to us through the news media.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    June 26, 2013 8:13 a.m.

    Okay, in essence, and from only a very quick look, DOMA appears to be dead in all sorts of ways.

    Prop 8 hasn't been released yet.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    June 26, 2013 8:11 a.m.


    Discrimination weakens society's view of right and wrong. Religion is an example.

  • amazondoc USA, TN
    June 26, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    The DOMA decision has been released.

    From the court's decision:

    "DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty ofpersons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. "

    I haven't read the whole thing yet. Stay Tuned.

  • A Guy With A Brain Enid, OK
    June 26, 2013 1:22 a.m.

    After the Supreme Court ruled late last summer 5 to 4 in favor of Obamacare I'm not expecting good news for common sense and decency to prevail. The ruling I (sadly) expect is the absolute ultimate in calling "evil good and good evil".

    How long, Lord, how long until you come and straighten all this mess out?

    And a mess it is.....

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 25, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    Gay marriage weakens a society's view of right, and wrong. Abortion is an example.

  • paintandestroy Richmond/Cache, UT
    June 25, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    There are those who still see the societal benefit of strong traditional families with children reared by a mother and father who respect one another and recognize the divine nature of gender for reasons other than blind acceptance. They may have a different perspective which isn't seeded in hatred or predjudice as the term bigotry implies.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 25, 2013 8:32 p.m.

    @Getting it Right;

    Bigotry is an even greater weakness; it shows a lack of maturity and character.


    Bring on the worms then.


    That isn't logic, it's belief which is fallable.


    It's just too bad that the SCOTUS is afraid to make the right decision and stop the discrimination today. Why should we have to wait for equality? Why shouldn't those who are supposed to protect the liberties of ALL Americans do their job?

    No more bigotry. Not one day more.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 25, 2013 8:12 p.m.


    so we are going to go through every failed argument then? The "traditional" definition of marriage that those that appose gay marriage have put forward barely dates back more then 100 years in our own country and has never been a universal definition of marriage. I know we could keep this all night but please lets not.

  • paintandestroy Richmond/Cache, UT
    June 25, 2013 7:45 p.m.

    @Spring Street

    20 years? That "failed" logic has proven unfailing for thousands of years.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 25, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    @getting it right
    that failed logic that has been argued for the past 20 years is exactly why the decision tomorrow will likely not fall along the lines you hope.

  • paintandestroy Richmond/Cache, UT
    June 25, 2013 7:11 p.m.

    @LDS Liberal-

    Don't forget a good day for those among us who derive pleasure from anything in conflict with the LDS faith.

  • O'really Idaho Falls, ID
    June 25, 2013 6:45 p.m.

    Praying the right decision will be made, but I fear it won't. Those pushing for same gender marriage act as if they have no idea the can of worms this would open if passed.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    June 25, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    Homosexuality is a weakness like gambling, pornography, alcoholism and etc... We are all born with a weakness. Some are born with a weakness of homosexuality.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    June 25, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    I find ironic that the SCOTUS will provide as LDS Liberal says a day that is a little better and a little bit brighter for many of us.

    I find sad that men of God reading the scriptures and teaching them, still continue doing what the pharisees did. As Jesus said: "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers" Matthew 23:4.

    God works in misterious ways and tomorrow will be a better and brighter day.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    June 25, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    My inactive LDS family and I will be praying for our Brothers and Sisters, LDS and non-LDS alike, tonight who only seek fairness and acceptance from all of God's children. May tomorrow be a day of great celebration for you and your families.

    If our prayers come true then I want to be there throwing rice at Utah's first same sex marriage.

    God Bless you all!

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    June 25, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    I support Mormon prophet Monson(speaks for God) and Pope Francis(speaks for God)

    They think it should only be legal for a man and woman to marry

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    June 25, 2013 4:31 p.m.

    "Many experts think the court will strike down the section of the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman for purposes of federal law.

    They also expect the court to avoid making a decision on California's Proposition 8."

    I believe the "experts" are right on their predictions.

    Tomorrow, same-sex marriage will essentially be made legal in CA.

    Life will go on.

  • Getting it Right Sunnyvale, CA
    June 25, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    Homosexuality is a weakness just like pornography, drug addiction, alcoholism, gambling and etc...You are born with such weakness nothing more.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 25, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    Buckle up everyone.
    The End of the World happens tomorrow for uber-Conservatives.

    for the rest of us,
    it'll just be like any other day...

    and for some, one that's a little better and a little bit brighter.